Larger Farmhouse Nightstand

Submitted by st1 on Fri, 09/24/2010 - 06:58

I'm trying to put a design / plan together for a complementary nightstand to the Farmhouse bed that I just built. I want one a little bigger than some of the ones on this site and to mimic the look of the farmhouse bed closer. So I drew this one up. Just looking for opinions on the overhang of the top (too much, too little?) and also would you do the top in 2x6 or 2x4? I drew it up as 2x4 but it looks really busy. I plan to paint main part white and the top in a dark stain over whitewood or pine that has been distressed. Just looking for opinions...

 

tnslb

Fri, 09/24/2010 - 08:33

For me, I think it would look better with a smaller overhang and using the 2x6s across. 

 

I like it a lot!  I'd love to see some finished plans, I just finished building the Mason/Reclaimed Wood headboard and I think this could go nicely with it!

anawhite (not verified)

Fri, 09/24/2010 - 08:42

Love this! Please keep us updated!

anawhite (not verified)

Fri, 09/24/2010 - 08:43

Love this! Please keep us updated!

jennynicole

Tue, 09/28/2010 - 17:38

My vote is for the 2x6 and a little less overhang. Looks great though!

kwatson1985

Tue, 01/04/2011 - 06:12

I love this. Just what I am looking for! Do you have plans that you are willing to share?

st1

Tue, 01/04/2011 - 07:22

I bought the materials over the weekend with a rough shopping/cut list. I've added a door to the front of the nightstand. Will build it this weekend and take some pics and put a final shopping/cutlist together. Hopefully will get it posted by end of next week. I got sidetracked bigtime from doing anything fun like this for the last months :(

Time to start the new year right!

jthopkin

Sat, 01/08/2011 - 04:09

Jon said: Great design!!  I agree with one of the posts that 2x6 would be nice for the top and I would even just run these from left to right across the top without the perpendicular pieces on the ends.  Also, have you considered using some 1x2 pieces for a fascia underneath the drawers and flush across the front of the two shelves?  Can't wait to see it!!

I'm trying to put a design / plan together for a complementary nightstand to the Farmhouse bed that I just built. I want one a little bigger th o see it Can't wait tan some of the ones on this site and to mimic the look of the farmhouse bed closer. So I drew this one up. Just looking for opinions on the overhang of the top (too much, too little?) and also would you do the top in 2x6 or 2x4? I drew it up as 2x4 but it looks really busy. I plan to paint main part white and the top in a dark stain over whitewood or pine that has been distressed. Just looking for opinions...

 


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