50 Free DIY Nightstand Ideas & Plans

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Nightstands have remained a classic piece of bedroom furniture for many generations.

Want a nightstand that fits your new bedroom but doesn't want to settle for expensive store-bought nightstands? A DIY nightstand might just be the next big addition you need in your bedroom.

Building a nightstand doesn’t have to be that difficult in case you have some ideas on how to build one. The good news is that there’s a whole avenue of options out there for DIY nightstand ideas.

Below are 50 inspirational DIY nightstand ideas you might want to check out.

If you like these free nightstand plans, you may also like ones for building a TV stand, drawer divider, barn door, end table, wood box, and many more.

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1. $12 DIY Pallet Nightstand

$12 DIY Pallet Nightstand

Looking for a nightstand that’s a perfect blend of the old and new world? Hannah Hathaway has this cool DIY nightstand idea you’ll fall in love with.

She builds this nightstand using 2 x 2 boards and 1 x 2 boards. The top of the nightstand includes an outer base frame and a lower trim.

Hannah uses pallet boards to make the top surface of the nightstand. When finished, it stands at 26 inches tall.

The legs and the frame are painted white while the pallet top is left to retain its natural, rustic finish.

2. 2 x 4 Rustic DIY Nightstand with Chest of Drawers

2 x 4 Rustic DIY Nightstand with Chest of Drawers

A nightstand with storage is a great plus. Designers at Anna White kept this in mind when they came up with this DIY nightstand idea.

Well, this nightstand is built from 2 x 4 boards with the exception of the top that’s built with 2 x 6 boards. It’s fitted with 3 drawers for increased storage capacity.

The nightstand measures 22.5 x 22 inches and stands at 30 inches tall. This project is a simple one and the designers recommend it for DIYers with basic woodworking skills.

The estimated total cost of building this DIY nightstand is between $50-$100.

3. Wall-Mounted MDF Nightstand with Graphics

Wall-Mounted MDF Nightstand with Graphics

It’s the wish of every homeowner to own a nightstand that frees up some space in the bedroom. There’s no better way to achieve that than with a wall-mounted nightstand.

Here, the designer builds the nightstand using thick MDF board. The result is a sturdy and beef nightstand that creates some form of a large open shelf.

The designer has a pretty cool idea on how to give this nightstand a facelift. She does that by painting in beautiful graphics.

4. $40 Rustic DIY Nightstand with Top Box Storage

$40 Rustic DIY Nightstand with Top Box Storage

Talking about easy DIY nightstands, this one here looks simple to build. This DIY nightstand idea takes storage into consideration.

The designer builds it to include a storage box that sits on four legs. The box, which also doubles as the top, is made using 3 pieces of 1 x 8 boards having a total length of 8 feet.

The storage box measures 20 inches long, 14.5 inches wide, and 8.75 inches high. This storage box sits on tapered store-bought legs each measuring 16 inches tall.

A rustic stain is given to this nightstand to add some character and depth to your bedroom space.

5. DIY Mid Century Nightstand

DIY Mid Century Nightstand

Sometimes the good old world has some cool designs that are sure to impress. Caroline’s DIY nightstand idea is inspired by the mid-century styling.

She uses plywood and hairpin legs to build this nightstand. Only four pieces of plywood go into building the top that comes in the form of a box opened on two sides.

Caroline uses screws to attach 4 hairpin legs to the bottom of the box-shaped top. Finished, the box part of the nightstand takes the shape of a 45cm square that’s 15cm high. The nightstand is sanded and left to retain its natural color.

6. Crate Console Table/Display Shelf

Crate Console Table/Display Shelf

Well, there are many cool DIY nightstand ideas out there. But the number of uses that this crate nightstand can be put under is what sets it apart.

It’s simple yet versatile enough to meet your storage needs. Erica, the brain behind this nightstand builds it using raw, untreated lumber.

The reason she chooses to go with raw, untreated lumber is the endless possibilities when it comes to staining. Erica builds the crate to lie on its side.

She gives it some height by letting it stand on two hairpin legs and mounts it on the wall for added support. Want to know what she spends on this project? Well, it’s a mere $13.99.

7. Fancy X Legged DIY Nightstand

 Fancy X Legged DIY Nightstand

I think I won’t be wrong to call this a nightstand with a twist. Bright has this DIY nightstand idea designed to add some fancy styling in your living space.

She builds her nightstand from pine wood with the exception of the trims that are built using poplar wood. The cross legs are made using 1 x 3 boards. 

The box is built from 3/4-inch plywood. Britt uses a total of 8 corner braces for increased stability. L-shaped brackets are used to mount the nightstand to the wall.

A dark Walnut finish wraps things up to give this nightstand a charming look.

8. $15 Rustic DIY Nightstand from Wooden Milk Crates

$15 Rustic DIY Nightstand from Wooden Milk Crates

Emily is one DIYer who loves to go simple without sacrificing quality. That’s exactly what she does when building this nightstand.

Having got some inspiration from the internet, she settles down to build a nightstand using 2 unfinished milk crates.

She stacks the crates on their sides to form a nightstand with two storage shelves. Wood glue and wood screws keep the two crates securely attached to each other.

Emily gives her nightstand a splash of dark walnut paint to create a finish that adds a warm feel to any bedroom space.

9. Rustic DIY Desk on Nightstand

Rustic DIY Desk on Nightstand

I think I won’t be mistaken to call this a 2-in-1 nightstand. That’s because it’s built to serve the purpose of a nightstand and desk with ample storage.

Well, this DIY nightstand idea is from Shanty 2 Chic designers. The box part of the nightstand, which is the storage area, is built using 3/4-inch plywood and 1 x 4 boards for trimming work.

The box is divided to create two storage shelves and a hinged door with a magnet closure added to keep your items secure. The top is covered with planks made of 1 x 4 boards.

10. $35 Antique DIY Nightstand Revamp

$35 Antique DIY Nightstand Revamp

Wanna give your room an antique flair? I think Katie has something that is sure to impress. This DIY nightstand idea takes storage into consideration.

Well, I?€ll call Katie’s nightstand a true beauty that looks timeless. Beautiful bulging curves and moldings add more depth to the look of this nightstand.

It’s built to include 3 storage drawers. Sitting on 4 legs, it gives a nice freestanding design that doesn’t need any additional support.

11. Black & White Striped DIY Nightstand

 Black & White Striped DIY Nightstand

Are you a black and white stripe junkie or maybe have a love for that zebra color? Well, this DIY nightstand idea will literally blow off your mind.

Let’s get down to knowing how the designer does it. Well, this is an already made nightstand that the designer gets from Ikea. He gives it the zebra facelift by wrapping in a tape with black and white stripes.

The tape is pressed down then given a paint spray. It’s peeled off after some hours of drying and voila, you have your nightstand ready.

Well, you can choose to experiment with other colors in case you’re not a fan of black and white color.

12. DIY Ikea Stool to Nightstand

DIY Ikea Stool to Nightstand

This DIY nightstand idea lies somewhere between an Ikea hack and a DIY project. Anyway, the designer does it as a DIY project so let’s settle for that.

She comes up with the idea of a stool nightstand that sits level with a toddler bed. The tool she uses is more like a step stool and she gets it from Ikea for $15.

You’ll agree with me that the price is quite low and rarely heard of when it comes to purchasing a nightstand. But well, she gets it for that cheap price and turns it into a cool wooden nightstand for the youngster’s room.

13. $42 Mid Century DIY Nightstand

$42 Mid Century DIY Nightstand

There’s a lot to admire about the mid-century pieces of furniture. Jenn comes up with a basic mid-century styling for her nightstand. It’s as basic as a 4-piece frame, that sits on tapered legs and completed with a plywood backing.

She builds it to feature a storage box divided into a drawer at the top and a shelf at the bottom. For this job, Jenn uses 1/4-inch plywood measuring 2 x 4 feet and one piece of 1 x 18 board measuring 6 feet long.

The 1 x 18-inch board builds the case. This nightstand is quite a low-profile sitting on short 5.5-inch tapered legs. The box part of the nightstand measures 22 inches long, 12 inches wide, and 12 inches high.

14. DIY Nightstand with Bun Feet

DIY Nightstand with Bun Feet

Anna White designers have a beautiful crazy idea of a DIY nightstand with storage and bun-style feet. This nightstand is made out of thick 3/4-inch plywood.

It’s built to include a sliding drawer that has a metal pull handle. Below the drawer is a large shelf for increased storage capacity. The designers use metal straps to reinforce the corners.

The top of this nightstand is designed in such a way that it hangs out by 3/4 inches. This nightstand sits on store-bought bun legs. Well, you can choose to make your own if you have the time and skill.

15. $128 Mirrored DIY Nightstand

 $128 Mirrored DIY Nightstand

Want to add glamour to your bedroom space? I bet a wooden nightstand will do a good job but not to the extent of a mirrored one.

The designer of this nightstand wanted to give it some more reflective properties. So what he does is build it using glass accented in chrome spray paint along the edges. This nightstand houses four drawers.

Drilling the glass might be quite tricky. The designer advises that you pre-drill it at the shop to give you an easy time. He maintains the glamour by fitting the drawers with glass knobs.

16. Contemporary & Simple Floating DIY Nightstand

Contemporary & Simple Floating DIY Nightstand

How would you like the idea of a nightstand that floats mid-air? I think this DIY nightstand idea might interest you.

Well, this nightstand is a perfect blend of the Scandinavian minimalistic style with warmth and comfort. What you need here is a circular cutting board on which 4 holes are drilled.

Wires are threaded through the holes and hooked to the ceiling to form your floating nightstand table. Achieve that cozy feel by gluing dark brown leather on the surface of the cutting board. 

17. Sturdy Pallet DIY Nightstand with Storage

Sturdy Pallet DIY Nightstand with Storage

Ruben comes up with the idea of a nightstand made out of pallet boards. But before we get further, I would like to state that he manages to build it big, strong and of course cheap.

He settles for weathered pallet boards to give the end product a rustic appeal. 2 x 3 and 1 x 4 boards are used to build the frame. Ruben fits in four beams to create a more sturdy support.

With the casing and the frame complete, he uses thin plywood of 4-6mm to build a shelf and a drawer underneath. Ruben uses nails and glue to attach the pieces together. 

This nightstand is built in 13 simple steps.

18. DIY Suitcase Side Table

DIY Suitcase Side Table

Reeves is one DIYer who thinks outside the box when it comes to DIY nightstand plans. You won’t believe that she builds one using an old suitcase. Well, here’s how she does it.

Reeves settles for four legs salvaged from a mid-century table. Each leg is glued and nailed to a block of wood. 

Using screws, Reeves attaches the legs to the bottom of the suitcase. Doing so, she transforms the suitcase to become the top and storage area of her nightstand.

A good part of the cost goes into purchasing the screws. She puts the total cost of the project at around $11.87.

19. Urban Outfitters DIY Hanging Nightstand

Urban Outfitters DIY Hanging Nightstand

Space isn’t something that we all have in plenty. So it’s not surprising to find that the nightstand you just bought can’t fit right.

But Chai has a stylish and functional solution to that. It’s a space-friendly hanging nightstand that comes cheap. This nightstand is built using 11 flat wooden sticks.

Two of the sticks form the bracing for this nightstand. It hangs from the ceiling using strings threaded through four holes drilled into the corners of the wooden platform.

One thing I like about Chai’s design is that you get to choose how low or high you want the nightstand to be.

20. Tone-on-Tone Coral & Gold Distressed Nightstand with Storage

Tone-on-Tone Coral & Gold Distressed Nightstand with Storage

Every inch of this nightstand screams beauty. It’s a DIY nightstand idea from Krista. The nightstand has a heavy molded top and top and bottom.

The nightstand houses two drawers that provide somewhere stylish to keep your small essentials. Well, what makes this nightstand a stunner is the beautiful coral color and gold hardware used as handles to the drawers.

Krista recommends the use of wax paint to upgrade the color of this nightstand.

21. Floating Nightstand with Double X Cutout Sides

Floating Nightstand with Double X Cutout Sides

Mindi’s DIY nightstand idea is a true space-saver with some fancy styling. She makes her nightstand using 1 x 8 x 8 board. Here, you have the option of using any type of board you want.

Her nightstand comes in the shape of a box shelf that has double X shape cutouts on the sides. Mindi recommends using a jigsaw to give you an easy time making the cutouts.

So how does Mindi achieve a floating nightstand? Well, she frees up floor space by mounting her nightstand on a wall.

22. $25 Rustic Square Bedside Table

 $25 Rustic Square Bedside Table

I have some good news for DIY newbies out there. It’s a simple, rustic bedside table that anyone can make from scratch.

Jamison, the designer of this nightstand, builds it using 2 x 4 premium studs 96 inches long and 2 x 2 furring strips 96 inches long.

This nightstand is built to include a top and a bottom shelf for increased storage capacity. Jamison uses the clever idea of pocket holes to hide away screws.

Once finished, this nightstand measures 21 x 24 inches and stands at 26 inches tall. Jamison gives 5-step instructions on how to build the nightstand from start to final assembly.

23. DIY Small X End Table

DIY Small X End Table

From floating designs to wall mount designs, there are many space-friendly ways to build a nightstand. Rachel decides to go for a smaller footprint by coming up with the idea of a skinny DIY nightstand.

she gets creative by compensating the small footprint with more height. She builds her nightstand to include the top, middle shelf, and bottom shelf.

X supports are used on the two sides of the bottom shelf. This nightstand is built using 2 x 2 boards for the legs/side supports, 1 x 2 for the X supports/edges, and 2 x 4 feet 1/2-inch plywood for the top and shelves.

Finished, the nightstand has a 16-inch square top and stand at 24 inches tall.

24. Creative and Chic DIY Nightstand

Creative and Chic DIY Nightstand

Can’t find any use for your small wooden table? I think you might want to give this DIY nightstand idea a deeper thought.

Here, the designer shows how you can transform it into a nightstand. The table is cut in half and sanded to prepare for painting.

Once painted and dry, use a 1x 2 board to build a wall cleat. Attach one half of the table to the wall cleat using screws and you’ll have your nightstand ready. 

As for the remaining half, you can choose to build a second nightstand with it so it doesn’t go to waste.

25. $8 DIY Nightstand Table with Storage

$8 DIY Nightstand Table with Storage

That’s too cheap to be true, you might say. Well, it would be had it been built from scratch. In this DIY nightstand idea, the designer gives an existing nightstand a facelift.

The nightstand has a pull drawer and a shelf at the bottom. What the designer does is give it a splash of pink color and paint the top grey. 

The inside of the shelf is lined with a fabric and covered in mod podge to help keep it in place.

26. Simpson Strong-Tie DIY Nightstand

Simpson Strong-Tie DIY Nightstand

DIY nightstands not only need to save space and meet your storage needs but also be strong enough to ensure you get years of use out of them.

Talking about a strong DIY nightstand, Jamison has the right DIY nightstand idea that matches the description. This nightstand is reinforced using Simpson ties.

Well, back to the main structural components, this nightstand is built using plywood and untreated kiln-dried lumber. This nightstand has a drawer and a shelf at the bottom.

Finished, this nightstand measures 29 x 21.75 inches and stands at 30 inches tall. Jamison includes the instructions to build this nightstand and the cut diagrams. He puts the total cost of this project at between $75-$100.

27. DIY Storage Nightstand with Bun Feet

DIY Storage Nightstand with Bun Feet

Jen has a DIY nightstand idea that takes storage into consideration. She makes her nightstand using 3/4-inch maple plywood lined with 1 x 4 trim pieces to the side panels.

Though the detailed plan can be got for $15.99, I’ll give a peek at what you expect from Jen’s nightstand. 

Well, this nightstand has a full extension drawer, a small shelf at the middle, and a large shelf at the bottom.

Her nightstand sits on bun-style legs. It is 30 x 19 inches and stands at 30.75 inches.

28. DIY 3 Drawer Nightstand

DIY 3 Drawer Nightstand

This nightstand gives you plenty of storage in a sleek design. I like the great extent that the designer goes to give complete instructions and cut diagrams for this nightstand.

This nightstand is built using 2 x 2 poplar boards, 1 x 4 pine boards, and 1 x 6 pine boards. The designer fits the nightstand with 3 full-extension drawers.

This nightstand has a 19.5-inch square top and stands at 26 inches tall. Expect to spend around 5 hours on this project. About to total cost, the designer puts it at around $130

29. $25 DIY Nightstand from Inexpensive Construction Lumber

$25 DIY Nightstand from Inexpensive Construction Lumber

The moment I set my eyes on this DIY nightstand idea, couldn’t help noticing how simple it looks. Well, I didn’t know that it was also pretty much simple to build.

Let me start by saying that this is one complete tutorial that leaves nothing to chance. The nightstand itself is built to include a self at the middle. Horizontal side braces give it the stability you need.

This nightstand needs only a few hours to build. According to the designer, this project is a good recommendation for DIYers with intermediate woodworking skills.

30. Sliding Barn Door DIY Nightstand

Sliding Barn Door DIY Nightstand

As Ashley puts it, barn doors are not just a thing for your living space or bathroom. She takes it upon herself to build a nightstand with a sliding barn door.

It’s built in the form of a cabinet using hardwood plywood. She drills lots of pocket holes completely hiding the screws out of view. The nightstand has two shelves and a large top that hangs out to the sides.

Ashley settles for a store-bought sliding barn door that costs her around $20. Expect to spend around $100 for the whole project.

31. Simple DIY Nightstand with Easy False Legs

Simple DIY Nightstand with Easy False Legs

This is a cheap nightstand with an expensive look. It’s made by designers at Anna White. This nightstand has a low-profile built yet still manages to create room for two shelves and a drawer.

Well, there’s a small shelf at the middle and a large one at the bottom. The drawer comes at the top. The panels to the drawer box and shelves are built using 1/2-inch plywood.

The nightstand has a top surface that measures 15 x 18.5 inches. It stands at 26 inches high. The estimated total cost for this project is between $20-$50.

32. Tomato Cage DIY Nightstands

Tomato Cage DIY Nightstands

Thinking outside the box, that’s what I call this DIY nightstand idea. It’s a design by Ashley, one of the most creative DIYers out there.

She starts off by setting up long prongs and strings them with wires vertically and horizontally to create some form of a net wire cage.

Ashley finds a circular board that she clips and screws onto one end of the cage to make the top of the nightstand. 

She stains the board in a rustic paint and voila, she has one unique nightstand that’s sure to impress.

33. DIY Mid Century Style Nightstand with Tapered Legs

 DIY Mid Century Style Nightstand with Tapered Legs

Tapered legs? That screams stability, does it? Well, it does and Jamie has a clever idea of making them part of her nightstand.

This nightstand has a box top that has an open back and front. She makes the box using 3/4-inch plywood. The box measures 20 inches by 20 inches and is 8 inches high.

Jamie attaches the box to the tapered legs using screws. Well, you’d expect more pressure exerted to the floor by the tapered legs. Jamie takes care of that by fitting the legs with plastic caps to help protect the floor.

34. Yardstick Pallet Wood DIY Nightstand

Yardstick Pallet Wood DIY Nightstand

Well, what’s that? Meet Dona who seems to have a thing for some junkie styling. To be honest, I like her DIY nightstand idea.

Not only is it functional, but also has a dramatic touch that’s hard to go unnoticed. She builds this nightstand using salvaged wood from a pallet. The pallet boards are sanded ready for the built.

Dona uses 3 x 3 boards for the legs. 2 x 4 and 1 x 4 boards are used for framing pieces and to build the planked top. She makes surveyor’s yardsticks part of her horizontal braces.

Dona builds this nightstand to include two shelves. You know what, she doesn’t use any plywood or board for the purpose. She does it the old school way by turning two baskets into shelves.

35. DIY Pallet Nightstand with Large Cubby

DIY Pallet Nightstand with Large Cubby

Stephan’s DIY nightstand idea is one of a kind when it comes to the amount of money spent on the project. You won’t believe that it costs him nothing.

He makes his nightstand using boards sourced from 2 pallets. Though the dimensions aren’t given, two pallets make one nightstand that’s quite large.

The nightstand includes a large cubby and a drawer at the bottom. The front part of the nightstand has a skirting trim that adds some swag to the style. Stephan finishes the nightstand in varnish.

36. DIY Nightstand/Pet Bed

DIY Nightstand/Pet Bed

This comes as good news for pet owners who for some reason don’t have a pet bed or nightstand. One thing I noticed about this DIY nightstand idea by Brian is that it saves space.

You know what, Brian builds this nightstand from an existing dresser. He does away with two of the three drawers in the dresser to create a large bottom cubby.

Brian reinforces the bottom of the cubby with 3/4-inch plywood and adds some bedding. This nightstand and pet bed combo is given a splash of blue color.

From start to finish, this project takes around one day. This stylish nightstand and pet bed is a good recommendation for DIYers with intermediate woodworking skills.

37. Floating DIY Nightstand from Cabinet Door

Floating DIY Nightstand from Cabinet Door

Do you live in tight quarters or just don’t like too much clutter on your floor? Well, it’s time to declutter your floor space with this space-friendly DIY nightstand idea.

This is a floating stand that looks more like a wall-mounted shelf. It’s constructed from just one piece of a salvaged cabinet door. 

The door mounted to the wall using L-shaped brackets and voila, you have one sturdy floating nightstand. The designer finishes the nightstand in a rustic stain.

38. Narrow Profile DIY Nightstand

Narrow Profile DIY Nightstand

Talking about a small space-saving footprint, this DIY nightstand idea takes the concept to the extreme. Here, the designer builds a narrow wooden nightstand compensated with a tall design of 50 inches.

The nightstand has three shelves where the bottom shelf doubles as the anchor. Holes are drilled through the nightstand to include a light fixture at the top and a charging port at the base.

The shelves come in 7-inch squares. This narrow profile nightstand is finished in wood stain for that warm, rustic look.

39. DIY Bookshelf Nightstand

DIY Bookshelf Nightstand

When it comes to space, this nightstand has it all. It’s one sturdy piece of furniture that takes the shape of a trapezium. 

With this shape, the designer finds it easy to build a terraced top and shelf. The shelf has more than enough clearance to accommodate your books in standing position.

Below the shelf is a large storage space enclosed in slats. According to the designer, this space makes a nice storage for those large stuffed toys.

The back of the nightstand is covered in plywood. A splash of white color and yellow for the plywood back completes the look of this nightstand.

40. DIY Farmhouse Chicken Wire Nightstand

DIY Farmhouse Chicken Wire Nightstand

Rebekah’s DIY nightstand idea has all you need to give your bedroom that country life appeal. In building this nightstand, she uses 4 pieces each of 1 x 2 boards, 1 x 4 boards, and 1 x 3 boards each 8 feet long.

3/4-inch plywood and 48 x 22-inch beadboard go into building the sides, door, and shelves. The hinged door of this nightstand is built with only the framing pieces and covered with chicken.

The chicken wire gives an unobstructed view of the bottom and upper shelf. According to Rebekah, this DIY nightstand is a very sturdy piece that’s full of style.

41. Kentwood DIY Nightstand/End Table

Kentwood DIY Nightstand/End Table

Anna White designers come up with this DIY nightstand idea that looks sturdy in all ways. I must say that this is a nightstand that won’t disappoint when it comes to storage space.

But first, with the construction, this nightstand is built using 1 x 2, 1 x 3, and 1 x 4 boards. 3/4-inch plywood is used on the shelves while panels go into making the door and the sides.

The nightstand has a planked top that measures 22.5 x 17.5 inches. The hinged door opens up to reveal a large storage space where you can install shelves. Finished, this nightstand is 27 inches high.

8 instructions with cut diagrams are included in this tutorial. This is a project for DIYers with intermediate woodworking skills. The estimated total cost of this project is $50-$100.

42. 3 Drawer DIY Striped Nightstand

3 Drawer DIY Striped Nightstand

There’s one thing I can say about this DIY nightstand idea. It’s a perfect combination of style and function.

It serves its purpose well as a nightstand. Brie, the designer of this nightstand, builds it into a sturdy piece of furniture and gives it the feel of solid wood.

She goes an extra mile to fit the nightstand with 3 drawers to meet your bedside storage needs. The nightstand is painted white and taped up to leave blank stripes that receive a gray paint.

The result is one beautiful striped nightstand that has a solid white color at the top.

43. Rolling DIY Nightstand with Shelves

Rolling DIY Nightstand with Shelves

Josh builds a nightstand that stores large without sacrificing portability. So how does he get to achieve that?

Well, Josh makes his nightstand to roll on swivel casters providing easy, all-direction maneuverability. The nightstand is made entirely of 3/4-inch hardwood plywood sheet measuring 4 x 8 feet.

The top half has a vertical divider that creates two shelves. A slot for pens and other small items is built on the top corner. At the bottom is a large lower shelf.

A built-in grommet at the top comes in handy to let through cords and wires for improved cable management.

44. Cheese Box DIY Nightstand 

Cheese Box DIY Nightstand

It seems everyone has his or her own idea of a nightstand. So it’s not a surprise to see Kate go creative and build one using re-purposed old cheese box.

This nightstand gives you the convenience of a hidden storage. It has an elegant and minimal appeal of a worn-out rustic look. 

Kate drills pilot holes at the bottom and adds swivel casters that make this cheese box nightstand easier to move.

According to Kate, this nightstand doesn’t take long to build. Only 30 minutes and you’ll be done. She builds two of these at a total cost of $137.

45. DIY Parsons Nightstand

DIY Parsons Nightstand

Mandi comes up with the idea of a Parsons-style nightstand. Truth be told, I like the sleek, modern look of this nightstand. It’s a piece of furniture that blends well with any existing decor.

Mandi uses 2 pieces of 2 x 10 boards each 8 feet long to build this nightstand. It stands at 28 inches and has a small shelf at the top and a large cubby at the bottom.

Pocket holes are used to keep screws out of sight. Mandi gives this nightstand a neutral white finish that looks good in any setting.

46. DIY Wine Crate Nightstand with Hair Pin Legs

DIY Wine Crate Nightstand with Hair Pin Legs

The designer of this DIY nightstand puts a wine crate to good use. He removes the lid and uses it to make a shelf and a slide-out tray at the bottom.

The tray extends out to expand the storage area. The designer uses a geometric wrapping paper to line the bottom and back of the nightstand. Mod Podge is used here to give a good seal and hold the paper in place.

This nightstand sits on four hairpin legs that are screwed onto the bottom. A rustic stain does the work of giving this nightstand an old look.

47. DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Nightstand

DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Nightstand

This is a nightstand with a refined weathered look. Chelsea builds this nightstand to include ample storage space.

This is one solid piece of furniture sitting on Mission Sofa legs. Chelsea includes a left and right pull-out drawer at the top.

Below the drawers is a large bottom shelf made of a thick panel to accommodate weightier items. She makes this nightstand using durable maple wood.

48. $30 Contemporary DIY Nightstand

$30 Contemporary DIY Nightstand

You can’t believe that this contemporary style nightstand costs a mere $30. I mean it looks too good to be true.

A lot of fancy molding and carving is used on this nightstand transforming it into one beautiful bedroom masterpiece. The nightstand stores large and in style.

It has a large drawer at the top, a middle shelf, and a bottom shelf. The top comes large and has an overhang along the sides. 3/4-inch plywood and some trimming boards are used to build this nightstand.

I hope this post has been of great help in building your next nightstand. There are other DIY nightstand ideas out there you can feel free to browse.

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