This was my first DIY furniture project!
The materials cost less than $50! Of course, I did buy some fun new
Thanks to http://ana-white.com for the great plans!
I learned quite a lot from this. The nightstand will go in our guest room but the next project will be Master-Bedroom-Worthy! I’ll try to share what I learned with you here so you can avoid my mistakes.
I cut all my pieces first. I used super cheap wood because I wasn’t sure how good I’d be at this. Needless to say, they weren’t all exactly straight so my “squaring up” didn’t work out quite as well as I’d hoped.
Lesson: buy straight boards
Then I went crazy with the Kreg jig and drilled all my pocket holes. I tried to use pocket holes for all the connections.
Lesson: just follow the directions
Another thing I'll do differently next time -- I'll sand and finish all the parts at this point before assembling the piece.
I can't wait to try my next project! Thanks Ana!!!