Easy DIY Farmhouse End Table With A Drawer For Storage

Easy DIY Farmhouse End Table With A Drawer For Storage

In this video, I show you how to build this easy DIY farmhouse style end table with a drawer. This is a great woodworking project for beginners as I show you step by step how to build an end table. Building an end table with a drawer for your home is easy if you use this video guide and the available build plans. Download the end table plans from the link below. Farmhouse home decor is very popular right now. Building your own farmhouse furniture can be easy. I have sold a lot of farmhouse style furniture in my woodworking business. A DIY end table with a drawer adds extra storage for remotes, magazines, electronics, etc. This is an easy small farmhouse end table build. Check the website for high resolution photos of the project. Amazon and other Affiliate links are used in this description.

*Download Plans For This DIY End Table*

*Videos To Watch Next*
Matching Farmhouse Coffee Table: https://youtu.be/BnWM9GSG_oM
How To Install Table Top Fasteners: https://youtu.be/Hvi_ZzinvC0?t=1566
Jointing With A Table Saw: https://youtu.be/9HMMWGkI1ZI
How To Build A Table Top: https://youtu.be/HiAbJeHHWAw
HomeRight Paint Sprayer Review: https://youtu.be/wA17PvY5Uqs
How To Use Pre-Stain Conditioner: https://youtu.be/jsClV9zZNLM
Delta Cruzer Unboxing: https://youtu.be/zrA7lIBOM-w

*Tools Used In This Build*
Delta Cruzer from Amazon: https://amzn.to/2SArspN
Delta Cruzer from Home Depot: https://go.magik.ly/ml/10tep/
Wahuda 8” Jointer: https://amzn.to/2SBQ2GM
DeWalt Orbital Sander: https://amzn.to/3izuMfq
HomeRight Paint Sprayer: https://amzn.to/2F9bKPi
Palm Router: https://go.magik.ly/ml/114ud/
Kreg K5 Pocket Hole Jig: https://amzn.to/30I6yt8
Kreg Face Clamp: https://amzn.to/3ntJ1WD
Cheap Quick Clamps: https://amzn.to/30JJ7Qn
Swanson Combination Square: https://amzn.to/34BFME2
Swanson Straight Edge: https://amzn.to/3jKtD68
Framing Square: https://amzn.to/2GrDO1e
1/8” Straight Bit: https://amzn.to/3d8gDEL

*Supplies Used In This Build*
12” Drawer Slides: https://amzn.to/3e5bApf
Table Top Fasteners: https://amzn.to/33JiAop
Pre-Stain Conditioner: https://amzn.to/3jKtZtu
Minwax Dark Walnut Stain: https://amzn.to/3jT5SsR
Varathane Polyurethane: https://amzn.to/3loXeSW
Titebond Wood Glue: https://amzn.to/36KU1Jo
1 ¼” Pocket Screws: https://amzn.to/3lkuRFF
120 Grit Sandpaper: https://amzn.to/30IPKm9

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0:00 Intro
1:24 Cutting the legs for a table
2:29 Jointing with a table saw
3:19 Laying out the end table
4:02 Pocket hole lovers club
4:39 Assembling the end table
6:09 Installing aprons on bottom of table
7:02 Installing Drawer Stop
8:12 How To Build A Drawer with Plywood
11:10 Installing X brace on table
11:57 Installing drawer slides on end table
14:05 Installing drawer face
14:48 building a top for an end table
18:09 Staining and clear coat end table
20:00 Installing table top fasteners
21:02 Mistakes made when building furniture
22:23 Outro Virtual Fist Bump

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Songs in video:
Jester by Ballpoint
Glitter by Ballpoint
Hi Tech by Ballpoint
Love You On The Inside by Lvly
In The Mud by Cushy

Disclaimer: Amazon and other Affiliate links are used in this description and they help support this channel.

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  1. Scott Hughes on February 20, 2023 at 5:25 am

    How would you go about making this fancier for higher end customers?

  2. Marcel (Mater) Curtis on February 20, 2023 at 5:25 am

    Love how you showed your mistakes.

  3. walter davis on February 20, 2023 at 5:26 am

    What type of 1x6s you used.

  4. Ron Heffler on February 20, 2023 at 5:27 am


  5. Greg Wainwright on February 20, 2023 at 5:30 am

    I finished my 2 they look great! Thanks for the plans!

  6. David Scott on February 20, 2023 at 5:30 am

    Evening! Question about material count. The plans call for five 1x6x10 for end table. I sat down and streamlined a cut list to reduce waste and if my math is correct, it only takes two and half 1x6x10 boards?

  7. benzmilkman on February 20, 2023 at 5:32 am

    Hey matt, Whats the tooth count on the table saw blade you use?

  8. Simon Tapprich on February 20, 2023 at 5:33 am

    I appreciate the video which helps a beginner like myself. After purchasing the plans, I think the BOM needs revised, I noticed item "D" and "E" lengths may need to be swapped? I could be wrong Thank you again!

  9. chevroletfan55 on February 20, 2023 at 5:33 am

    About how much board ft do i need for this?

  10. JR C on February 20, 2023 at 5:33 am

    As many others have commented, love your down to earth approach and explanations and humor.. Definitely a huge help. Your video make every step seem easy. Keep up the great work.

  11. Austin on February 20, 2023 at 5:33 am

    I’ve watched a few videos so far. Awesome channel. But I’d like to know in the videos what type of lumber you’re using. SPF? Knotty pine? Cedar?
    For Example, this video? Are those 1×6 knotty pine?

  12. Alfred Donaldson on February 20, 2023 at 5:34 am

    Hey Matt. These are awesome and I bought the plans. I have built the coffee table but think you have a typo in the plans for the coffee table in the cut list. You call out Label B as the top side rails and they are 5 1/2 by 12 but the bottom side rails E are called out as 2 1/2 x 11 1/2. The top and bottom rails have to be the same length. Label C and D also have the same issue. If you assemble per the plans, the rail heights are incorrect and the lower table will not fit correctly

  13. climid on February 20, 2023 at 5:34 am

    Great tutorial for the drawer, I hate installing those

  14. Jason Koontz on February 20, 2023 at 5:35 am

    "sneak up on the cut" might be my new favorite phrase

  15. devildogdad100 on February 20, 2023 at 5:35 am

    Enjoy your videos. Nice to listen to someone that isn’t too full of themselves. Keep up the good work. Thanx-.

  16. Graydragon on February 20, 2023 at 5:38 am

    Yeah can use that idea when I able to get it done 👍..thank you for sharing your skills an knowledge..

  17. kevin martin on February 20, 2023 at 5:39 am

    How would you recommend to do wood to size without a table saw? All I got is a miter saw and a couple drills

  18. Tom Lucas on February 20, 2023 at 5:40 am

    I used to live in Valdosta, GA and my vet could pass for your twin brother.

  19. Scott Swannie on February 20, 2023 at 5:41 am

    Hey Matt. I made all the cuts per your plans and I only used three of the five 1x6x10’s. Am I missing something? I have two boards left over.

  20. Apple Watch repair Center on February 20, 2023 at 5:42 am

    How much can you sell it for?

  21. Mike Black on February 20, 2023 at 5:45 am

    Hi Matt. I recently subscribed to your channel. On the top, how do the boards stay flat without using c channels? Thanks

  22. Gary Coleman on February 20, 2023 at 5:47 am

    How many 1×6 did it take to build that ?

  23. Scott Swannie on February 20, 2023 at 5:47 am

    Hey Matt. I just completed this table after purchasing your plans, but I only needed 2.5 1x6x10’ boards; not 5. Also, I think there might be a mix up on your measurements on the side pieces. Mixed them up. Anyways, it turned out great and I used the same paint scheme you and I both used on the Country Coffee table so they match. Wife loves it too. And I have two boards left over now to build something else. Love your ideas. Thanks.

  24. Caleb Tyner on February 20, 2023 at 5:53 am

    Quick question… I know why the tabletop needs the Z clips, but why doesn’t the bottom shelf need similar room for wood expansion?

  25. Mark Armenta on February 20, 2023 at 5:53 am

    The only thing I wanted to know was about the Drawer and he doesn’t show it

  26. Scott Swannie on February 20, 2023 at 5:56 am

    It appears that you got the D and E pieces mixed up. I had to redo those after they dried. I think I got it right now but thought you should know.

  27. Cedar Oak Farm on February 20, 2023 at 5:59 am

    Good technique and I love using the 1 x 6. Look at Ana Whites method for installing drawer slides and drawers. It works so easy. Up here in MO if you need some timber from here on the farm.

  28. Henry McWhorter on February 20, 2023 at 6:00 am

    Dude you rock, love your videos since you actually explain what to do…keep up the good work!

  29. John Plotz on February 20, 2023 at 6:02 am

    Great instructional thanks! Curious though. You keep referring to a Tuba-six. What’s a Tuba-six, because I may have played one in Junior High band.

  30. Jason Bellisle on February 20, 2023 at 6:06 am

    I just built a set of these and used barnwood pieces for the top and bottom shelf covered in resin and they look amazing!

  31. Mark Strow on February 20, 2023 at 6:06 am

    With this info and video…..


  32. Scott Swannie on February 20, 2023 at 6:06 am

    Hey Matt. I think the 11.5” measurement you listed in the cut list for the bottom (E) side rails is incorrect. It should be 12” just like (B). I came up short and had to recut.

  33. Ryan Bronson on February 20, 2023 at 6:07 am

    Just finished my nightstands, and they turned out great! I used three pieces of rebar evenly spaced across each side, rather than the "X" and stained with deeper gray, sanded, then some brown, sanded, followed by transparent gray. It turned out very nice (wish I could post a photo). God bless.

  34. Lauren Siemens on February 20, 2023 at 6:07 am

    Love your videos…I am new here found this video by accident… now I am going to watch them all

  35. Brian Carmona on February 20, 2023 at 6:08 am

    Black Lives Matter

  36. Kris Fugitt on February 20, 2023 at 6:08 am

    What does a set of those cost

  37. Edgar Perez on February 20, 2023 at 6:08 am

    Do you still use pocket holes to do the tops and bottoms or just glue?

  38. Hagen Brooks on February 20, 2023 at 6:08 am

    17:02 – Looks like it will fall over if you don’t hold it..

  39. 2ThePoint on February 20, 2023 at 6:09 am

    How do you like the rigid brad nailer?

  40. Randy Morris on February 20, 2023 at 6:10 am

    Ok, I’m slow but I don’t see any plans, cut list or material list in the description….

  41. Steven Tapia on February 20, 2023 at 6:12 am

    Matt what would you sell this for?

  42. danubus111 on February 20, 2023 at 6:12 am

    Safety question. It looks like the delta cruiser literally throws a ton of cutoff debris right at your face every chop you make. Not safe on camera perspective. 2:07 & 2:25 examples. Looks like you lean away from it as you cut. How do you feel about this over other brands in terms of user safety?

  43. Kane Becker on February 20, 2023 at 6:16 am

    When building these, how much thought do you out in to wood type for your projects? Most look like pine.

  44. Jeff Branch on February 20, 2023 at 6:18 am

    Well if you cut the legs at 24” when you put the top on now it’s a 25” table.

  45. JD Jones on February 20, 2023 at 6:19 am

    I cracked up when you said pocket hole haters turn your head😄 I’m almost finished making my table. You put together a very good video. Much appreciated. 😊

  46. Shannon Boyd Jr on February 20, 2023 at 6:20 am

    Just bought the plans for this build and I’m gonna be building 2 of them. I just finished up building a farmhouse coffee table and a couple end tables to match it will look awesome! I’m still a noob/intermediate and I’ve been doing woodworking for almost a year now and I’ve been subscribed to your channel since I started. Thank you for a good descriptive detailed video and the plans

  47. John Madden on February 20, 2023 at 6:21 am

    do you poly before or after assembly? Just curious. Thanks for the video, gonna purchase plans. Looking forward to the project.

  48. Chris out Fishing on February 20, 2023 at 6:22 am

    “How ever big I need it” Best line!

  49. Shane Thompson on February 20, 2023 at 6:22 am

    Is a 1 ba 6 sort of the same as a 2 ba 4?

  50. Greg Wainwright on February 20, 2023 at 6:22 am

    Man I love your videos! I love woodworking! I just started but ive always worked with my hands framing and such doing finish work is awesome! Keep influencing people like myself to get out there and build it!