Plans, materials and tips for building your own suspended bedside table. Simple, minimalist and functional design

Do it yourself design nightstand


This proposal of a suspended bedside table is the first DIY project made with Sketchup that I dare to publish.

I still have a lot to learn using this software. Although I can already shape some things that go through my head.

For this occasion, I started from a job that I will do for my home. Some simple floating nightstands for my room.

The hanging and wall furniture have some interesting advantages: they are visually lighter and minimalist, which is in line with current trends and facilitates daily cleaning. In addition, in our case, as it is a lightweight piece of furniture, it is not necessary to use large and / or complex anchoring systems.

In my case, they will be made of melamine plates that will be cut and sharpened in my lumber. For those who want to dare cut the melamine at home, this tutorial can be useful. I believe that the result is better with industrial machinery, and it also saves me a lot of time in cutting.

If you prefer to use solid wood there is no problem, although you should be aware that if you have a different thickness you should change some measures.

hanging bedside tables

Materials and Tools for SUSPENDED NIGHTSTAND

  • Melamine plate 16 mm thick.
  • Peg or spikes. This is the method I usually use for hidden joints where I don’t want the screws to appear. If you are indifferent or wear earmuffs, they are not necessary.
  • Carpenter’s glue or other adhesive.
  • Drill / Wrench and screws.
  • Square and meter.
  • Pencil.
  • Angles To hang the wall table. I’ll put them behind the drawer so they won’t be seen. They can also be used to strengthen joints.
  • 30 cm ball slides or guides. The 2.5 cm thickness of a standard slide is discounted from the width of the drawer.

Exploded view for a suspended bedside table

do it yourself bedside table pieces

From a single standard 244 × 122 measurement board, two bedside tables are obtained. The dimensions of the pieces are specified taking into account the grain direction (this is important if third parties are going to make the cuts). If you prefer to use a solid color, for example, white, you don’t have to worry about the direction of the cut.


  • Sides: 26 × 32.2
  • Buffers: 40 × 32.2


  • Sides: 28.4 × 11
  • Rear: 34.3 × 11
  • Background: 31 × 28.3
  • Front: 36.4 × 12.8