Greetings to all lovers of homemade products and those who just looked at the site in search of interesting ideas for creativity and implementation. As you already understood from the name, the article will focus on making things useful in the interior, a bedside table. The design is slightly different from the standard counterparts in that it has only one drawer, and it does not have a closed large section. Because of this, it looks more like a coffee table than a curbstone, but the author of this homemade product positions it that way. He made two such pedestals, one on each side of the sofa in the living room. Looking ahead, I will say that the manufacturing process is not complicated, besides, in addition to the photo and description, there will also be a video of the process. The whole process is demonstrated by the example of making one bedside table, the second is assembled in the same way. And so let's get started.
I apologize in advance if I confused something with the size. Everything results in inches and feet, here and there, translating into cm and mm. I have been rounding up the dimensions so there may be inaccuracies. In principle, you can not use the author's sizes, make your own, based on the materials that are at your fingertips.
* timber with a section of 50×50 mm
* board with a section of 250×50 mm
* board with a section of 25×75 mm
* glue for wood
* self-tapping screws.
* angle drilling attachment
* screwdriver (you can drill )
* miter saw .
From the widest board (section 50×250 mm) the author cut two pieces 45 cm long. Then he cut each piece to a length of 22 cm. These are blanks for the bedside table cover … The edge of each workpiece was cut off in order to ensure an even joint of these parts in the future.
Next, in one of the blanks on the side from which the trimming was performed, I drilled four holes at an angle for self-tapping screws. The edges (which were cut off) missed with glue, then connected the parts together, fixed them with clamps and screwed the screws into the holes.
At this stage, I prepared the two upper rungs. For this he used a board with a section of 25×75 mm. From it, he sawed off two blanks 35 cm long. Then he drilled holes in them, two along the edges and one in the middle of each blank.
Next, the author again takes the widest board. From it, he cuts off three blanks 35 cm long. Then, like the lid parts, he cuts one side lengthwise to a width of 21.5 cm. He does not throw away what is left, the trims will still come in handy. In each workpiece, he drills holes along the edges, two, and one on one side in the middle.
It was the turn of two narrow planks. The author fixes them in the empty space between the legs so that there is a gap between them. That is, the upper bar is at the level of the upper edge of the wide sidewalls, and the lower one is at the level of the lower edge.
Assembled from the legs, sides and strips, the base is attached to the previously prepared cover. This is where the holes in the middle of the sidewalls are needed. Through them, the lid is attracted by self-tapping screws to the sides from the inside. At this stage, what the author has got is somewhat like a stool.
And so the frame is ready, but it must be strengthened from below. Here again he uses a bead with a section of 50×50 mm. Cuts four workpieces to a length equal to the inner distance between the legs. Then he installs each detail between the legs, lubricating the ends with glue, and finally fixes them with self-tapping screws, screwing them in at an angle.
At this stage, I started preparing the drawer. Its bottom will be made of plywood, and the sides will be from the board from which it made the front planks. In a board with a section of 25×75 mm, stepping back from this edge the required distance, I chose a groove for the entire length with a width equal to the thickness of the plywood.
Step 12 .
For this, the author cuts off four blanks from the board with a groove – the sidewalls of the box. Two 33 cm long and two 28 cm long. I assembled a box from the prepared parts. I inserted a plywood bottom into the grooves of the sidewalls. I connected the sides with glue and small nails. Also at this stage, I fixed a handle on one of the sidewalls.
At this stage, the author made a frame for the front of the drawer. The details for it were trims from the sidewalls for another bedside table (I was just preparing parts for the second bedside table during the manufacture of the first one, you will understand this from the video that will be at the end of the material). The ends of the rails were cut at an angle of 45 degrees. Thus, immediately adjusting them to the desired size. Two parts 35.5 cm long and two 8.9 cm long attached to the facade with glue and small nails.
Then the author made two internal support strips for the drawer. I measured the internal distance from the back wall to the front lower plank, cut off two blanks of the required length from the board with a section of 25×75 mm. Then he fixed them in their places – along the side walls.
From one of the waste left after trimming the sidewalls, the author cut off an emphasis for the box, its length is equal to the width of the box. The part was fixed inside the box along the back wall. At this stage, I also completed the final grinding of all surfaces of the bedside table.
At the finishing stage the author painted the bedside table and drawer with several layers of stain, letting each previous one dry properly.
As promised below the video of the process.
That's all for me, thank you all for your attention, good luck and see you again at Samodelk ina !!!