Creating a two tier wooden nightstand using scrap woods
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Step 1: Pick Out Materials
To build a nightstand that is eco-friendly, pick out materials of your choice. In this case, I have picked scrap wood from the wood shop and to recycle them into something useful. Make sure the wood you are choosing looks good and do not have nails on them, it might split the wood in the middle when you cut them.
Step 2: Cut Wood Into Dimensions
Figure out the dimensions before cutting the wood, mark the wood with a pencil, if you mark on tape it would not stain the wood and also make it easier to tear off the tape later. After measuring, bring your wood to the appropriate sawing machine.
Step 3: Work on the Legs
To create a second shelve, we will attach small pieces of wood onto the legs so that later we can place a flat wood surface on top to act as a shelve.
Step 4: Bottom of Your Nightstand
To make the nightstand stable, cut these rectangular shape wood to fit into the dimensions of the legs of the nightstand. The reason we do this is because we don't want the screws to show at the surface of the table. Try to maximize the surface area and have it aligned with the sides for asthetic. In this case the bottom of my nightstand is a perfect square. Drill these rectangles into the table from the bottom so that screws won't show from top view.
Step 5: Attach Legs Onto the Nightstand
After the rectangular wood are drilled onto the bottom, attach the legs and make sure it is at a 90 degree right angle. Drill one screw at the top on one side and another at the bottom on the other side, into the stabilized rectangular wood. If you wish the nightstand can carry more weight, drill two screws on each side.
Step 6: Stabilization
Nail the second shelf onto the nightstand, make sure the second shelve is cut into a square, it will further stabilize the nightstand and make it more stern.