Mini Farmhouse Bedside Table

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After making Ana's Farmhouse Bedside Table I realized that in my tiny bedroom I wouldn't get away with two pieces that big. That's when the Mini Farmhouse Bedside Table was born.

Be sure to label EACH cut piece as it is VERY easy to confuse pieces.

16 1/4" wide, 15 3/4" deep, 27" tall


Cut List

cut list:

2-1x12 @ 8 3/4" (sides)
2-1x2 @ 11 1/4 (Side trim-needs to be width of 1x12s)
4-2x2 @ 26 1/4 (legs)
2-2x2 @ 11 1/4" (side stretchers, same as your 1x12s)
6-2x2 @ 11 1/2" (front and back trim)
3-1x2 @ 11 1/4" (top supports)
1-1x16 @ 16 1/2" (top)
2-1x6 @ 11 1/4" (front and back of drawer)
2-1x6 @ 11 1/2" (sides of drawer)
1-1x12 @ 9 3/4" (bottom of drawer)
1-1x12 @ 14 1/4" (bottom of shelf)
2-1x2 @ 11 1/2" (bottom of shelf trim)

General Instructions

Follow instructions for the original Farmhouse Bedside Table at:

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!

Finishing Instructions
Preparation Instructions
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth.

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.


Guest (not verified)

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 06:47

I love the paint technique that you used on this? Do you mind me asking what you used and how you did it?


Wed, 08/17/2011 - 10:22

I'm building this right now, and I noticed that the side trim only says two, but there needs to be four. Just FYI. Thanks so much for these plans--it's a blast to build!


Mon, 04/30/2012 - 04:36

I am building the mini-table and it is so sturdy that I plan to hide under it during the next hurricane. Only change I have made is to make the legs 18" so it is a side table next to my chair in the TV room. I am also considering having the drawer overlap the front to hide my imperfections. Since I do most everything with hand tools it is easy to be a sixteenth of an inch off and over the course of the entire project that small of a measure can make a noticeable difference.

Carina Vause (not verified)

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 22:34

I too would LOVE a shopping list


Fri, 03/15/2013 - 14:34

Would the shopping list from the original Farmhouse Bedside table be enough to make two of the Minis?!?!

Sorry but this is gonna be my first project - Princess Pi just got her own room and needs night stands and these would be perfect!



Fri, 03/15/2013 - 17:25

According to what my figures are you will need

1 1 1x12x6’
2 1 1x2x8’
3 1 2x2x8’
4 1 2x2x10’
5 1 1x6x8’
6 A ¼ inch plywood for the back
Now that is using 1x6 for the top. I would double check and this does not leave you much for Boo Boo’s for me I would buy all the boards at 10 feet in length ( I make my fair share of mistakes ) and the coast difference should be minimal Hope this helps

Oh ya dont forget

2 1/2″ Screws or Pocket Hole Screws
1 1/4″ Finish nails or Screws
Wood Glue, wood filler and finishing supplies
2 Knobs