Two Tier Wooden Nightstand




Creating a two tier wooden nightstand using scrap woods

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.



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    6 Discussions


    I have been searching various online furniture stores for the perfect nightstand which does not come in either too bulky of a size or too petite to serve a purpose. I think I might just have to come up with one myself! I can customize just the right size of storage I need and the height is the next most important factor.

    Kink Jarfold

    8 months ago on Step 5

    Ah, you pimped this design a bit. Nicely done. I like the shape of the top.



    8 months ago

    This can be a good guide for my project, a stand-alone stand for my single burner stove..can you give further details on the joints with pics..thanks.

    1 reply

    Reply 8 months ago

    Details of joints including dimensions and pictures will be updated within a couple of days! Currently out of town. Stay tuned!

    DIY Hacks and How Tos

    8 months ago

    Looks good. And probably several time more sturdy than anything that you would find in a store.