Planked Wood Bedside Table with Shelves

Farmhouse Bedside table with shelves
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Free plans for farmhouse style bedside tables.

Build your own farmhouse style bedside tables.  Originally built by Grace734 and posted here.

Features two shelves and a top.  All wood construction, no plywood, so just cut boards and screw (and nail) together!  Beautiful planked design will paint or stain up with lots of character and texture.

bedside table with shelves dimensions
Dimensions shown above


Shopping List

1 - 1x2 @ 6 feet long

5 - 1x4 @ 8 feet long

2 - 2x2 @ 8 feet long

Common Materials
Cut List

Cut List (for ONE bedside table)

4 - 1x2 @ 14" - Side panel trim

8 - 1x4 @ 23-1/4" - Side panels

4 - 2x2 @ 27-1/4" - Legs

6 - 2x2 @ 14" - Shelf support

8 - 1x4 @ 17" - Shelves

5 - 1x4 @ 18" - Top


    Tape Measure
    Speed Square
    Safety Glasses
    Hearing Protection
    Kreg Jig
    Miter Saw
    Brad Nailer
    Power Sander


    Step 1

    Cut 1x4s and 1x2s with miter saw. Layout side panel 1x4s as shown above.  Measure and cut 1x2 to length.  Nail the 1x2 to the 1x4s, two nails per overlap with glue.  Make sure your side panels are square.  Build two.

    Step 2

    Drill 3/4" pocket holes on inside edge of 1x4 ends as shown above.  Cut 2x2s with compound miter saw. Attach to the 2x2 legs with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws.

    Step 3

    Set Kreg Jig to 1-1/2" setting.  Drill 1-1/2" pocket holes on end of each 2x2, one per end.  Attach to 2x2s with wood glue as shown above.

    Step 4

    Cut 1x4 shelf boards with compound miter saw.  Nail and glue to the inside of the project as shown above.

    Step 5

    Cut 1x4 top boards with compound miter saw.  Nail and glue to top with 1-1/4" nails and wood glue.


    If you wish to add a back, measure and cut from 1/4" plywood and attach with 3/4" brad nails.

    Finishing Instructions
    Finish Used
    The finish used as shown in white paint accented with black gel stain.



    Mon, 11/25/2019 - 11:50

    I don't see how to make all of the cuts for the 2x2 out of 2 8' pieces. Seems like one should be 8' and another 10', or make it slightly shorter.

    27.25+27.25+27.25+14 = 95.75

    27.25+14+14+14+14+14 = 97.25 X


    27.25+27.25+14+14+14 = 96.5 X

    27.25+27.25+14+14+14 = 96.5 X

    This doesn't account for blade thickness either