Sunday, December 11, 2016
Homemade DIY Pallet Nightstand or End Table
I went to Ikea today to pick up some more things for our home and to place an order for the kitchen, and when I got home, I saw that Mike had started working on another DIY project out of pallets we collected- a nightstand for me. I had mentioned that in our room I didn't yet have a place to put down books or my glasses or phone, so Mike decided to build me one.
Since he was just at the very beginning of the project, I helped him build the rest, and gave design input, and held the wood while he sawed and drilled and sanded.
This entire project took less than two hours, probably less, and would have gone faster if we didn't make a few mistakes and need to undo what we did a few times.
My bedroom is still coming together, so I'm not going to show the entire thing just yet (that'll have to wait for the big reveal, but for now, I wanted to share the night stand.
Which isn't even completely finished yet, but I couldn't wait to show it to you. It still needs to be painted. And we may or may not add another shelf. I think it doesn't need it, but we'll see.
While this is my night stand, my husband will be making either a replica of this, or something very similar (dimensions may be a drop different) as an end table to go between our two couches in the living room.
Making it was pretty simple. Four equal length thicker legs. (Ok, that part wasn't pallets, but it was scrap wood that we had at home anyhow.)
Then screwed wood on to the bottom half of it to hold it together.
Then measured and cut wood for the top surface, and then used another (hidden) plank screwed on to the bottom to hold the wooden slats in place.
We then screwed down the whole thing on to the table legs.
One slat that was wobbly then needed to be tightened and secured more.
And then it was all sanded.
I think it looks really cute and awesome! I am super excited about my nightstand! I am sure it will get lots and lots of good use!
Do you have a night stand next to your bed? What do you usually put on it?
Would you use a night stand like this?
Does this project look like something you'd try at home?