Mar 6, 2013

Indusrtial Night Stand

My little boy, Luke, needed an easy to reach place for books next to his bed - besides his small desk.

I made him this shallow industrial style night stand.
Using a small window well and a round stain grade circular top.
(the other part of that circle is in THIS POST)
1x6 pine, 2x4, 1/2 round top, window well, small corner brackets, nuts and screws.
Table saw, drill (bits for pilot holes and phillips head), miter saw, level, pencil and a stud finder.
1 - Attach equal size 2x4's with corner brackets to the 1/2 round top.
2 - Lay it flat on the floor and attach the window well to the 2x4's using nuts and screws.
3 - Cut the 1x6 (cut two the exact same - you will need one for step 5) to measure edge to edge of the 2x4's and screw it in on both sides of the 2x4's at the bottom.
4 -  Rub in dark walnut stain to the wood.
5 -  Set your table saw at a 45 degree angle and run a 1x6 through to make two separate pieces that fit together at the angle.
6 - Attach one 1/2 of the 1x6 to the top, back edge of the half round making sure the angle is pointing down.
(be sure to make pilot holes or your wood will split)
7 - Cut two small scrap 1x6's for the bottom so the backside will lay flush up against the wall. Attach them with screws.
8 - Find the height where you want the table to go and mark with a pencil. Use your stud finder to locate two studs within the area your table will sit.
9 - Use your level and a pencil to mark the stud place and drill the 1x6 into the studs (angle up).
10 - The table should sit securely right on top of the 1x6. It's like a puzzle - putting the 1x6 back together.
That is the easiest way to hang something heavy.
The galvanized steel goes with Luke's reading lamps.
Task lights attached to garden hooks.
You can view Luke's Room Makeover in our last home HERE.
The white shelves were here in our rental when we moved in. I left them alone and tried to situate the furniture around them.
Now when Luke asks for a drink and snack at bedtime he will have a place to put them - besides his crowded desk.
Linking with:
 Funky Junk Interiors - SNS #178
Common Ground - Be Inspired Friday


Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Okay have now outdone yourself...this is way "COOL"!!!!


NanaDiana said...

That is so cute, Holly, and perfect for that room! xo Diana

Cozy Little House said...

How very, very clever of you!

Dawn said...

Brilliant idea, it is so darn cute for the space:)

chateau chic said...

This is great, Holly. Perfect for a boy's room. You never cease to amaze me!
Mary Alice

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Wow, love it--fantastic!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Such a cool nightstand Holly! You are so creative! I really love this look!

Gwen said...

Hey girl! That nightstand is fantastico! I walk through Home Depot looking at that stuff trying to think of something to make... I would have never come up with this!

You constantly amaze me! I'd still love for us to meet up sometime... let me know if you have any free Fridays coming up!

Kelly said...

There you go again making something amazing out of something basic. I love how that looks and gives your son's room both function and style. Love the industrial theme you created.

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

So clever!

Cynthia said...

Very cool, I love this!!


Pendra said...

This is so cool it makes me wish I had a little guy to make it for!! Where do you get all your ideas? I picture you wandering the isle's at Home Depot! LOL! Really, really neat!

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

That is one awesome nightstand! I pinned it because you've inspired me to try something similar! I love it!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Very clever! I miss having little boy rooms to decorate.
Thanks for the tip about hanging...I'm hanging heavy stuff right now and this will really help.

pink*cherub*moon said...

This is marvelous! SO creative and it looks great in Luke's room! Very clever! Hugs, Leena

Bliss said...

Oh for gosh sakes, I gotta pin it. How cute is that!!!


Christine Vandormolen said...

Hi Holly, I already pinned these last night...incredible....

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Holly, that is just amazing...what a super creative idea for a night stand!...the room is just wonderful!

Melanie Hooks said...

You are so creative. I love your blog!

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Holly, this is SOOO COOL!! I love the night stand...and EVERYTHING about your son's room. So fun :)

Heather Carson said...

holly... LOVE the fence headboard!

love as always, xo - heather
This Life Is Yours Blog

Angela Ryder said...

That nightstand is awesome! Wish my little boy was still at home!! Excellent!!!~~Angela

Nancy Davis said...

Brilliant idea Holly! Another great artwork to inspire us to be creative and look things around us to use.

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