I had to make two nightstands for my bedroom, so I went for a simple design.
First I draw them in Google Sketchup, a great free software for CAD.
Step 1: Basic Structure
I wanted the nightstands to look strong but to be light, so instead of solid legs, I went for some joined thinnier strips of pine wood. They were joined using dowels.
In the second picture, you can see the slides for the drawer.
Drawers were made of 1cm MDF and pine for the front. The bottom of the drawer is a 3mm MDF panel inserted in a slot.
These are the finished nightstands.
For the finish I used walnut dye and natural wax.
Hope you like them
You can see more projects and the spanish translation in:http://www.carpinthero.es