Storage Towers that can act as both a nightstand and a support system for a bed hutch. Add tons of storage to your child or teens room without taking up more space than nightstands. Works with the Hailey Storage Bedroom Collection.
3 - 1x12 @ 8 feet long
2 - 1x12 @ 69 1/2" (Tower Sides)
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
Like most storage, we start out by building a box. Pretty simple. Because this one is fully face framed with a plywood back, you can use your nailer to build the box. Just make sure that you adjust everything for square, and you use glue.
Also, some of the shelves should be fixed, and some should be adjustable. My favorite means of making adjustable shelves is with shelf pins.
Build the base as shown above. The base above is shown with 2x4s that are ripped down to 3" widths - so if you don't rip yours down, the 2x2s will need to be 1" shorter.
Optimally, you would want to use pocket hole screws to build this base. But if you do not have pocket hole screws, simply screw the 2x4 pieces together as shown above, ignoring the joint to the 2x2s. Then attach the pieces to the base in step 5.
You should always build your doors to fit the openings. I like to leave a 1/8" gap around the doors. If you are worried about making inset doors, you can also build overlay doors (easier to get right than inset doors). The main things with doors is to use very straight boards, plywood that is not warped, and to measure and fit just right.
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.