I constructed a brand-new. Rustic Modern King Bed. I have actually constantly thought that my Do It Yourself Barn Door Restroom Cabinet would make a cool nightstand so, I provided it a shot! I am so delighted with my brand-new nightstands and after I provided a little sneak peek of them, we had lots of requests for a how-to video! Come hang out with us in my shop and see how we built it! HERE. or the image below to enjoy the video
To begin, we had the hardware shop rip our hardwood plywood to the appropriate widths. We utilized our miter saw to make the cross cuts on each sheet. Make sure to examine our our. How to Rip Plywood. and our How to. Use a Miter saw. videos. We show you out ideas on cutting plywood.
Next, we utilized our Kreg Jig to drill 3/4 pocket hole screws. Refer to the strategies for proper positioning. You can find our favorite. Kreg Jig model.
Here are the side, top, bottom and shelf of the nightstand.
Time to construct the frame. Attach the bottom piece to the side pieces with 1 1/4 pocket hole screws and wood glue. Ensure the pocket holes are dealing with down, on the bottom piece and inside on the side pieces.
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At this point, you cabinet will appear like this.
Now, it’s time to attach the shelf piece. This will give you the 3/4 gap, that you need for the trim piece and the 1/4 gap on the back, for the backing. With the pocket holes dealing with down, connect the rack with 1 1/4 pocket hole screws and wood glue
Here is the nightstand from the front, now.
Now is an excellent time to connect the front trim piece, on the shelf. I utilized a 1/2 x 3/4 stick of trim (you can rip your own from a 1x board, also). This will cover up the rough plywood edge. Use a thin line of wood glue to the back of the trim.
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and attach it to the front of the shelf with 1 1/4 brad nails. I used my Ryobi 18v Airstrike.
Turn the nightstand around and connect the top assistance to the back of the nightstand with 1 1/4 brad nails and wood glue. Make sure to leave a 1/4 space on the back.
Next, step and cut the face from pieces to size. Attach them to the side pieces with 1 1/4 pocket hole screws.
Here is the back of the face frame. Notice the pocket holes are dealing with UP on the top board.
Connect the face frame to the nightstand with 1 1/4 brad nails and wood glue.
Here she is with the face frame attached.
Now for the base trim. Procedure and cut the side pieces to fit and attach them with 1 1/4 brad nails and wood glue.
Step and cut the front piece to fit and connect it the very same method.
Turn the nightstand upside down and place in on top of the leading piece. There need to be a 1/4 overhang on the front and sides and the top must be flush with the back of the nightstand. Connect the nightstand to the top piece with 1 1/4 pocket hole screws through the pocket holes in the sides and front of the nightstand.
Turn the nightstand back over and it’s time to cut the leading!
Utilizing the same trim that we used for the rack, measure and cut the side pieces then, attach them with 1 1/4 brad nails and wood glue.
Follow up with the front piece. This covered up the rough edges of the plywood!
Now, attach the support to the back of the nightstand with 5/8 staples and wood glue. I utilized my Ryobi Airstrike Stapler however you can use your nailer here too. We like to utilize staples to attach 1/4 backing since the staples grip the board and keep it from managing.
Now for the door. I cut my slabs and drilled 3/4 pocket hole screws in three of the boards. Then I connected them together with 1 1/4 pocket hole screws.
Here’s the door, all finished!
For the finish, I went with Briarsmoke stain by Varathane.
As soon as the stain dried, I attached our. $ 20 Do It Yourself Barn Door Hardware. and stopped!