by wood work | Sep 24, 2018 | General
Are you looking for a beautiful bedroom furniture set that is sturdy and stylish- but won’t break the bank?
For a few hundred bucks, I DIYed this set for our guest room!
The farmhouse bed I built ten years ago for about $100 (plans here) – it’s made new again with a fresh coat of paint. We have a bigger room for it now, so I thought new nightstands that are oversized to match the Farmhouse Bed would complete the set.
Last week I built and shared the plans for this cabinet style farmhouse nightstand with drawer and open shelf.
This week I tackled a second nightstand, same size, but with a door instead.
The door is easier to build than the drawer, and conceals all the contents of the nightstand. I envsion it as a mini linen closet for our guest room.
We featured this build in our latest video “Working Spouses“
And I’m excited to share the plans with you below.
Please do share a photo (or two) if you build and tag me #anawhite so I can see it – and of course, we always appreciate it when people take the time to upload brag posts.
Thanks for reading, enjoy the plans!
by wood work | Sep 19, 2018 | General
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by wood work | Sep 17, 2018 | General
Are you looking for the perfect nightstand to compliment your Farmhouse Bed?
I recently built this bedside table or nightstand for our guest room to match our DIY farmhouse bed. I used a chunkier leg design to match the farmhouse bed legs, and sized the entire nightstand up so it is rightly proportionate to the bed.
The storage area is HUGE since the legs aren’t real 4x4s – perfect for storing extra blankets or even pillows!
This nightstand is a very easy build – I managed to tackle in just an afternoon – in between feeding a four month old baby, homeschooling a junior higher, and keeping a four year old busy.
Drawer slides can be time consuming. Since this is a nightstand in a guest room that will be rarely used, I thought using inexpensive and easy to cut metal angle could work for drawer slides –
We were suprised at how well this worked, and the drawer actually slides pretty good!
We simply installed the metal angle in the drawer box, then sized the drawer box to fit in between the angle. I also added the back kicker piece so the drawer won’t tip out on our guests.
If you want to see this build happen, do check out our latest YouTube episode “Food and Furniture” –
And to build, grab the free plans below.
Please share if you build – we love seeing your projects and it helps other people too!
Thanks for everything!