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!



  1. Luke on March 27, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    Hi is the printable buildable plan available for this reclaimed wood night stand ?

  2. Jeff on March 1, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    what were the overall dimensions?

  3. DrDenim on July 30, 2014 at 7:22 am

    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?

  4. Brittney Adams-Vivian on June 11, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Did you use drawer slides with these?

  5. Toni on May 28, 2012 at 6:53 am

    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

  6. Janet on September 7, 2011 at 2:26 am

    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!!!!!

  7. Amanda on September 6, 2011 at 11:29 am

    What a great project! 🙂 I’ve featured this post on Craft Gossip here:

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  8. Beverly Roberson on September 5, 2011 at 4:06 pm


  9. Carole @ Blue Chateau Interiors on September 5, 2011 at 12:15 pm

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

    Visiting from Knockoff Decor. 🙂

  10. Laura @ Laura's Crafty Life on September 4, 2011 at 12:59 am

    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! 🙂

  11. Monica on September 3, 2011 at 4:02 am

    This is gorgeous!!

  12. Amy H on September 3, 2011 at 2:38 am

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

    stopping from T&J linky…


  13. [email protected] on September 2, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    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!

  14. Jacqueline on September 2, 2011 at 1:40 pm

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

  15. Kara on September 2, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    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.

  16. Jo-Anna on August 31, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    These nightstands are gorgeous! Really, really beautiful!

  17. Randee on August 31, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    This is Awesome!

  18. Jenn on August 31, 2011 at 5:58 am

    Absolutely gorgeous!!
    Jenn 🙂

  19. Julie on August 31, 2011 at 3:33 am

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

  20. Lynette of Rooted in Atascocita on August 31, 2011 at 12:04 am

    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

  21. Lindsay on August 30, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    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!

  22. Nan @ Playful Decor on August 29, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    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!

  23. Brooke on August 29, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    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.

  24. EmmalinaLolly on August 29, 2011 at 6:21 pm

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

  25. Ana White on August 29, 2011 at 4:55 pm

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

  26. Pine Tree Home on August 29, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    WOW! They are so darn awesome.

  27. Katrine on August 29, 2011 at 2:52 pm

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

  28. Liz on August 29, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Another lovely piece of furniture!

  29. [email protected] on August 29, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Amazing! LOVE the finish and the hardware!!

  30. Andrea on August 29, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    They look great!

  31. Jenn on August 29, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    I LOVE it! Great job!! 🙂

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