This is a great simple to build nightstand that looks very futuristic and is very practical. You can buy everything you need at Home Depot, and can build the whole table in two days (depending on how long it takes for the stain to dry). A special addition of this table: it has a USB charger plug built in! I'll explain how to wire a plug in this instructable.
Step 1: Tools
Here are the power tools you will need:
Jig saw (or dremel/router)
Circular saw (or table saw, or jig saw)
A ton of clamps
Screw driver (umm...if you don't have one, buy one anyways)
Mallet and wood chisel (helpful to make grooves)