My spin on kentwood nightstands

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I included some pictures of very rudimentary drawings I did of all the cuts of wood you would need to build these if anyone wants to take a stab at it.  The drawings are rudimentary but you can definately build from them

Another idea I got from the kentwood posts.  Actually this was a brag from another user that got the idea from the kentwood nightstand post.  So I took to building it.  It is built out of solid pine.  For middle shelf and bottom shelf are cut from 3/4 thick plywood as my local store didnt cary pine large enough for the shelves and I did not feel like gluing slabs of pine together.  Though I ending up putting slabs of pine together for the top, because I wanted that to be pine like the rest of the nightstand.  I drilled a few pocket holes in each piece of pine.  Glued the edges and screwed them together with pocket holes which worked out great and I didnt have to clamp and wait for them to dry.  The inlay on the door is something I found at my local home depot.  It I glued it on and put a couple of pin nails around the eadges.


I finished the night stands with a cream white latex paint and glazed over the paint with valspar antiquing glaze which gave it a great ages grayish look.  Then sprayed it with a couple coats of Varethane Soft Touch Matte Polyurethane.  Which I dont recomend using.  I only used it because it was the only matte poly I had laying around.  If I were you I would opt for a much better poly to go over waterbased paint like General Finishes High Performance Poly.  The top I stained with General Finishes java gel coat and Gel coat poly.  I wasnt digging the way the gel coat looked on the pine nor did I like the color of the stain paired with the color of the nightstands.  so I have since then sanded off the gel coat and stained the top an onyx which to me looks a lot better.  Sorry I do not have any pictures of that.

Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Cheaper hard wood like pine or poplar is best suited if you plan to stain, but if you are simply going to paint I would use something much cheaper like common whitewood
Finish Used
Kilz Premium pimer and sealer
Off white water based paint
Valspar Antiquing glaze
General Finishes Gel Stain
General Finishes Gel Top Coat Polyurethane
Recommended Skill Level



Wed, 11/18/2015 - 08:09

Very nice attention to detail! All the small things that you've done different/better that have made this piece unique, very talented!

In reply to by kbdesigns


Wed, 11/18/2015 - 16:56

Well thank you very much.  I like to be unique or at least try to be unique.  Though sometimes it can be hard to pull away from the cliche and the usual.  I dont take all of the credit though.  Got the idea from another users brag post on the kentwood nightstand page.  I added my own person touches to the build but its still fairly similar. 

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