During Arya’s Dresser Project, I realized her nursery needed another piece of furniture, a nightstand. Once again, the options out there just cost too much, so I came up with a quick, simple design that added design elements from the crib so it would match that and the dresser.
I got the poplar lumber needed for the nightstand from my local big box store and started to cut it down for the components. For the legs, I needed thicker material than what was available, so I laminated two smaller boards together with glue to get the thickness wanted.
With the components cut, I began assembly of the nigh stand by first gluing the sides together and then attaching them together with the front and bottom shelf.
For the drawer, I decided to use wood runners coated with wax for the slide. I protected the drawer components with a few coats of amber shellac. I then proceeded to cut the dovetails and assemble the drawer.
The body received the same finish as the dresser. Once the finish was applied, I assembled the final unit and installed the drawer pull.