Build a modern nightstand
Use 16mm SupaWood and pine plywood, as well as a Kreg pocket hole jig, to make a modern nightstand for your bedroom.
Here's another great project from the guys at buildsomething.com - where you will find a selection of projects using a Kreg Pocket Hole Jig. We modified the design to allow for local materials; the frame is made using 16mm SupaWood and the drawer fronts are 16mm pine plywood, so that you can stain them in any wood tint.
YOU WILL NEED:
2 of 380 x 635mm 16mm SupaWood - sides
1 of 380 x 460mm 16mm SupaWood - top
1 of 380 x 428mm 16mm SupaWood - base
1 of 38 x 428mm 16mm SupaWood - front apron
3 of 190 x 368mm 16mm SupaWood - drawer back
6 of 190 x 360mm 16mm SupaWood - drawer side
3 of 344 x 368mm 16mm SupaWood - drawer back
3 of 426 x 190mm 16mm plywood - drawer front
3 sets 350mm drawer runners and 13mm screws
For finishing - see below
Drill / Driver plus assorted bits
Orbital Sander plus 120- and 240-grit sanding pads
Tape measure and pencil
Buy all the materials for this project at Builders Warehouse - and have everything cut to size for quick and easy assembly.
Note: Modified to allow for local materials and metric measurements.
1. Drill pocket holes at the top of the two side sections (as shown above).
2. Measure down 100mm, 280mm and 460mm on both sides and secure the drawer runners under this mark. The drawer runners should be mounted at least 16mm in from the front edge to allow for the drawer front to be flush.
3. Attach the cabinet sides to the top using wood glue and screws.
4. Drill pocket holes in the base and secure this to the sides at 38mm up from the bottom
5. Drill a pocket hole at both ends of the front apron and secure in place with wood glue and screws.
6. Before assembling the drawer, drill  pocket holes at the end of each drawer side and at one end of the drawer base.
7. Assemble the drawer by attaching the drawer sides to the drawer back with a standard butt joint and then secure these to the drawer bottom.
8. The drawer front overlaps 13mm either side and are secured with wood glue and pocket holes through the drawer sides and drawer base.
Sand all the rough edges with 120-grit sandpaper to even out small differences and then 240-grit to smooth, in preparation for painting. Wipe clean to remove all traces of dust. Pay special attention to the drawer fronts, since plywood isn't always that smooth.
There are various options for finishing the nightstand. You can apply either acrylic or chalk paint with a paintbrush or Bosch PFS spray system, and stain the drawers with Woodoc Gel Stain or a Woodoc 5, 10 or 20 tinted or clear interior sealer. If you plan of spray painting the cabinet with Rust-Oleum 2X or Painter's Touch, see these tips for painting SupaWood.
The Bosch PFS 2000 is one of the easiest ways to give your painted furniture projects a professional finish. So simple to use; simply fill up the paint pot, adjust the spray setting, and spray!