Build Your Own Nightstand: 15 DIY Projects For Those Who Dare

Do you ever see your dream nightstand in a store and then have a heart attack when you see the price (I’m looking at you West Elm, Z Gallerie, Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, Crate & Barrel–basically every trendy furniture store in existence)?

Well, never fear, because you can make your own trendy and stylish nightstand for a fraction of the cost–as long as you’re willing to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty! See that gorgeous nightstand above? Yep, that’s a DIY project.

Simple Square Side Table [x]

Start with something simple and affordable. For only $25, you’ll have the side table of your dreams.

Wire Basket Side Table [x]

This is probably one of the easiest side table projects out there. A novice crafter would be able to complete this project–for very little cost!

Midcentury Nightstand [x]

For those of you looking for something a bit less rustic and a lot more modern, look no further than this DIY Midcentury Nightstand.

Small X End Table [x]

The design of this end table is truly perfect for just about every decor style. Give it a try and add a fun new piece of furniture to every room in the house.

Concrete Table Top [x]

If you’re looking for a more involved and labor-intensive project, check out this DIY concrete table top. This tutorial is for a larger coffee table, but you can always scale down the project for nightstand size.

Easy Barstool Nightstand [x]

Another super simple project that only takes a few supplies and an hour of your time. Give this one a whirl if you’re looking for a quick afternoon DIY.

DIY Nightstand [x]

Okay, this tutorial is truly one of the most in-depth, simple, and well-explained ones out there. If you’re looking for a mid-level building project, I would highly suggest this one.

Copper Pipe And Wood Slice Side Table [x]

This project is a little more advanced than some of the others, but the end result is truly beautiful.

DIY Floating Nightstands [x]

This nightstand was crafted from an old cabinet door. This is a simple upcycling project that fits the decor of just about every style imaginable.

Floating Storage Nightstand [x]

Here’s another extremely in-depth and easy-to-follow tutorial. What’s so great about this project is it can be customized to match your decor and you can store whatever you want in the middle!

DIY Nightstand With Pull-Out Ledge [x]

Print out the plans to this adorable project and you’ll be impressed by what you can build when you put your mind to it!

Bookshelf Nightstand [x]

Perfect for a kid’s room (or to store you’re own knick knacks), this project is adorable and simple.

Bedside Table [x]

This timeless look can be incorporated into any room in the house. Hide your clutter behind the door, but keep your prettiest collectibles displayed on the top.

DIY Nighstand From Old Wine Crate [x]

But your drinking habits to good use with this reimagined side table. It has a modern feel without the modern price tag attached.

Now that you’ve built yourself a nightstand, style it your way! Check out my post for decorating tips and tricks as well as styling ideas.

2 thoughts on “Build Your Own Nightstand: 15 DIY Projects For Those Who Dare

  1. I am a fan of the rustic look and I will be looking at making some of these nightstand sin the future.

    For the full rustic look I would have this awesome woodburned American flag on the wall behind these.


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