Reclaimed Wood Nightstands

Hey everyone!  I have to show you what I’ve been working on!


Love!  I found the Reclaimed Wood Nightstand plans over at Ana’s!  They are a perfect match for my son’s Reclaimed Wood Headboard that I built him!

I used the Kreg Jig for this build and it made things so much easier!  Kreg is my new BFF!

The Kreg Jig is a pocket hole system that eliminates the need for 15 hands while you predrill 😉

and it drives the screws in at an angle making joints stronger!  I followed Ana’s directions for building the night stands with the Kreg Jig and it was so much easier than the predrilling I have done in the past!

Here are some pics of the building stages:)

Frames for the drawers


Ready for finish!  I used 1 coat of Minwax Dark Walnut stain and followed with Minwax Polycrylic.

For the final touch, I found these great pulls at Home Depot.  They weren’t cheap ($4.49 each) but I didn’t want to skimp on the hardware because these were the “perfect” touch;-)

I’m so glad I went with the hardware that I really wanted!  I love the way these turned out!

Where did I get that super cute lamp?  Oh… Wal-Mart for $9 (shhhhh)!  My son found some similar in the PBTeen catalog but that’s not in the budget (especially when I need 2;-)  I tried my luck at Wal-Mart and we are both happy!


Okay, here’s the run-down on cost:

$40 for lumber

$30 for hardware

I had the stain so that was free:)  $35 per night stand ~ I’ll take it!

***Stop by later and check out our 2nd video tutorial!***

Happy Monday to you all!


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  • DrDenim

    I’m working on this. When installing the tie-ins with 2.5 inch kreg screws the screws come out the side of the legs! This happened to about half of them. The screws are just too long, but there does not seem to be a 2 inch kreg screw? Is there a way to use regular wood screws?

  • Brittney Adams-Vivian

    Did you use drawer slides with these?

  • http://[email protected] Toni

    My hubby made these for my daughter and they turned out awesome. I have to have some, so he is working on mine now. He is making them out of oak ( some wood we had) I can’t wait. Now I need a headboard to match. lol

  • Janet

    You are a very talented craftsman/woman. It is a true job to take raw lumber and make it into beautiful furniture. My hubby used to do these things before his back took that from him, and I occasionally helped finish–he never painted. To make stain and poly look that good takes work and patience. ACES!!!!!

  • Amanda

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  • Carole @ Blue Chateau Interiors

    Great looking nightstand! I’m thinking I might have to get myself a Kreg Jig.

    Visiting from Knockoff Decor. :)

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  • Laura @ Laura’s Crafty Life

    These turned out great! And not too bad for the price either. I have been needing some nightstands for my bedroom and these look perfect! :)

  • Monica

    This is gorgeous!!

  • Amy H

    You did an amazing job. thats one lucky little dude.

    stopping from T&J linky…


  • kelly@refresheddesigns.

    These look wonderful, and I love that it is reclaimed wood. Any kind of sustainable design is fantastic. Found you via Remodelaholic. Stop by anytime!

  • Jacqueline

    These are beautiful! I’m looking to build nightstands for our bedroom redo and I defiantly love these!

  • Kara

    I love everything about those. I heart reclaimed wood. You did such a great job. And I need to see if I can find that lamp for my daughter’s new nightstand.

  • Jo-Anna

    These nightstands are gorgeous! Really, really beautiful!

  • Randee

    This is Awesome!

  • Jenn

    Absolutely gorgeous!!
    Jenn :)

  • Julie

    The nightstands look awesome! I’m just wondering if you used drawer slides?

  • Lynette of Rooted in Atascocita

    This is lovely! Pottery Barn is my favorite magazine for inspiration and you have done a great job of replicating one of their pieces! Keep up the craft work! Oh, and I found you from the Get Your Craft On Tuesday link at Today’s Creative Blog. XOXXO

  • Lindsay

    I LOVE using reclaimed wood. This turned out so great! I love the stain color – and the design and assembly is beautiful. I recently made an over the fridge crate out of salvaged wood to hold our cereal boxes, and I love it! I am always on they lookout for discarded wood…and now I would love to make a set of drawers like yours!

  • Nan @ Playful Decor

    I can’t believe you made that. Or I should say I can believe you made that and I never could! btw, I just opened a new blog party just for kids rooms if you have any posts you’d like to link up. Here’s the direct link for Tuesday’s Nursery (for any age rooms!)

    I look forward to seeing more things!

  • Brooke

    Hobby Lobby has great hardware, in fact they have pulls that look just like these. And unlike the big box stores they frequently go on sale for 50% off, or you can use one of their amazing 40% off coupons.

  • EmmalinaLolly

    Looks great!! I love building Ana projects! I’m working on an end table right now :)

  • Ana White

    Ashley, these are so cute! You did such a great job, I’m so glad you love the Kreg Jig! Ana

  • Pine Tree Home

    WOW! They are so darn awesome.

  • Katrine

    That looks fantastic! We just finished adding boy’s rooms to our houses. This nightstand would be perfect for their new rooms.

  • Liz

    Another lovely piece of furniture!

  • Heidi@thecraftmonkeyblog

    Amazing! LOVE the finish and the hardware!!

  • Andrea

    They look great!

  • Jenn

    I LOVE it! Great job!! :)