Debbie's Nightstand

Submitted by Debbie440 on Sat, 02/01/2014 - 07:33

This stain color photographs blotchy looking. It does not look that way in person........

I used beadboard for the sides because I had some left over. I'm glad I did. I really like the way it looks. I also used trim on the outside of all the drawers. It really gives it a polished look. You could also use it if you have uneven gaps where the drawer slides in.

One other thing I did was use a solid piece for the top. I wanted it to be a smooth surface. I then trimmed the top piece with trim that I used on the Fancy Farmhouse Bed I made. I wanted to tie the two pieces together.

I've never made anything with drawers before. It is a bit more challenging, but not that bad if you are careful. However, I am not looking to build anything with drawers again for awhile :>}

Estimated Cost
approx. $75 (drawer slides were $6 each, handles were $3.50 each, trim pieces are what really added to my costs)
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
pine and ferring
Finish Used
Minwax Polyshades Bombay Mahogany Satin
Recommended Skill Level



Sat, 02/01/2014 - 09:56

Pretty cheap and all wood. When we bought my daughter's bedroom set,her nightstand cost us an extra $160,and its cheap mdf with an extremely thin wood laminate over it. Wish I had found Ana's site before we purchased it,could have saved a ton and built a bedroom set out of real wood.

Superb job on the nightstand,really like the way the trim u added came out!!