BEDSIDE BASICS
Better Homes & Gardens Australia|December 2021
The tools, tips and tricks you need to build your own bedroom furniture

You don’t need to be a master craftsman to create a simple but elegant piece of bedroom furniture. Using common tools and materials, you can get both a sense of achievement and pick up handy DIY experience. Who knows what you’ll be able to make next!

EASY STEPS TO YOUR STYLISH BEDSIDE TABLE

Gather your supplies

• 2400 x 1200 x 19mm plywood

• 400mm hairpin legs

Components

Bottom and top 590 x 450 x 19mm plywood (2)

Sides 160 x 450 x 19mm plywood (2)

You’ll also need

Carpenter’s pencil; tape measure; circular saw; clamps; spirit level; 180-grit sandpaper; sander; combination square; drill; 1.5mm drill bit; PVA glue; hammer; 50mm nails; nail punch; wood putty; black timber stain; clean lint-free cloths; microfibre roller; clear varnish; impact driver

Here’s how

STEP 1 Use a pencil and tape measure to mark the components on plywood.

STEP 2 Cut components from plywood with a circular saw. Clamp spirit level to ply as a guide for the baseplate of saw, making sure the blade is on the cutting line.

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