Owens Nightstand

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Make bedside tables inspired by Pottery Barn Kids Owen nightstand. Plans by Ana-White.com

rustic wood nightstand plans pottery barn kids owen
rustic wood nightstand plans pottery barn kids owen
rustic wood nightstand plans pottery barn kids owen
rustic wood nightstand plans pottery barn kids owen
rustic wood nightstand plans pottery barn kids owen

Happy Friday!!!


Super sweet plan treat for you all today!!!



Remember last week when Jaime from That's My Letter and I teamed up to get you a step by step tutorial to make this pipe and wood slat bed?


Well, wouldn't that bed look just nice with a matching bedside table?



Jaime and I thought so too, so we teamed up once again to get you matching bedside table plans!



Of course, step by step plans follow - so check them out below!


But before we get to the plans, please take a second to read Jaime's building post here for lots more tips, tricks and photos.



Thanks Jaime!


Enjoy the plans!


XO Ana + FAM


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Dimensions shown above


Shopping List
  • 2 - 2x2 @ 8 feet long (cut 2@2”2 and 3@16-1/4” out of each)
  • 1 - 1x8 @ 10 feet long
  • 1 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
  • 5 - 48” wood lath pieces (1-1/2” x 3/8”)*
  • 1 - 1x6 or 1x4 @ 10 feet long (for drawer boxes)
  • 1/2 sheet of 1/4” pine plywood
  • 2 - 16” drawer slides (euro style bottom corner undermount)
  • 2 knobs or handles
  • 1-1/4” and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4” brad nails or staples

*Jaime used these wood lath pieces

Cut List
  • 4 - 1x8 @ 19-1/2” (side panels)
  • 6 - 1x2 @ 14-1/2” (cut to fit - side panel trim)
  • 4 - 2x2 @ 22” (legs)
  • 6 - 2x2 @ 16-1/4” (front/back supports)
  • 6 - 1-1/2” x 3/8” wood lath pieces - cut to fit for side panels
  • 3 - 1-1/2” x 3/8” wood lath pieces - cut to fit for front trim
  • 1 - 1/4” plywood 18” x 20” (top)
  • 1 - 1/4” plywood 19-1/2” x 19-1/4” (back)

DRAWERS (for 1/2” clearance on sides)

  • 4 - 1x6 @ 16”
  • 4 - 1x6 @ 13-3/4”
  • 2 - 1x8 @ 16”
  • 2 - 1/4” plywood @ 15-1/4” x 16”
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Circular Saw
Miter Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander
General Instructions

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!


Step 1

Attach the 1x8 boards to the 1x2 trim with 1-1/4" finish nails and glue. Make sure everything is square. NOTE: With the Kreg jig, you may wish to do step 2 (attach 1x2s to the 2x2 legs) first, then add the 1x8s second.

Step 2

Attach legs to the 1x8 boards - 3/4" pocket holes and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws are preferred.

Step 3

Then use 1-1/2" pocket holes and 2-1/2" pocket hole screws to attach the two sides together with the 2x2s.

Step 4

Attach wood lath pieces to the sides, over the 1x2s, with finish nails and glue. Jaime used a stapler to attach the wood lath.

Step 5

Step 6

Drawers should be cut to fit - drawer shown is for 1/2" clearance (per side) euro style drawer slides.

Here's a video tutorial on installing drawer slides

Step 7

Install drawers and add drawer face.

Step 8

Cover back and top with 1/4" plywood.

Step 9

As added insurance, Jaime added a 1x2 support across the top.

Step 10

For more details on the finish and building tips, please visit Jaime here.

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.



Wed, 03/05/2014 - 17:47

I love this and can't wait to build it! I asked on Jaime's blog but I'll ask here too. I can't see the plywood edge around the top but from the plans it looks like the wooden pieces go just below the top. Which way is it supposed to be? Any thoughts of making plans for the matching Owen dresser too? That would be awesome if you would. Thanks :)


Wed, 02/04/2015 - 19:10

I ran some 1/4" by 1/2" trim around the top of mine as well as on the sides in the back to hide the plywood. On the top you could hide the back top edge of the 1/4" plywood by making it 1/4" longer. The back edge is than up against the wall!


Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:39

I need this same look in a tall dresser and a wide short dresser, PLEASE!! I love this nightstand!!


Sat, 05/23/2020 - 10:35

I wish the plans came in a couple scales. I prefer a taller nightstand but have trouble finding one to buy or build. I assume that it's like doubling a recipe except expanding to the desired size with this build. But I love the look of this. I just wish it had three drawers and was taller LOL