I hope I have you interested. This is going to be a simple coastal style nightstand. We will use a few basic tools. The Tools we will be using will be a miter saw, Kreg Jig Jr. and a speed square or a framing square. I plan on using dimensioned lumber from Lowes/Home Depot.
If you are not familiar with what dimensioned lumber is it is lumber that is precut to a certain size for example 1x3, 2x4, etc. and is what in the woodworking world is called S4S or S2S. This means surfaced on four sides or surfaced on two sides. Essentially what happens is each side is cut to be made square to its parallel or opposite side. We want to use this type of wood to cut down on the tools you will need to have to make this and any other projects. By making the sides square when you join the boards of the table top they will fit closer together and you will have fewer gaps. There are tools and techniques that you can use to virtually eliminate any gaps between the boards but that is a post for the future.
I am working on getting the materials list together for you soon. I will also before we get started on the actual building go into miter saws a little bit more in-depth. If you don’t have one or don’t want to purchase one there are other options to building this table. You could also use a circular saw or a jigsaw, however if you are planning on building several projects I highly recommend a miter saw. I will get my thoughts together on this and post this soon.
We are looking forward to this and wish everyone success.Have a Great Day!