Summer building season is heating up. Contractors and ambitious DIYers are taking long looks at their kitchens, bathrooms, and backyards and planning remodels while the weather is warm and vacation time is plentiful. Alley stalkers
can take advantage as old cabinets are put out to the curb.
This handsome little nightstand was made out of an old bathroom cabinet, found in forlorn circumstances. With some clean-up, repair, paint, and the addition of shop scrap drawer fronts, a laminated wood top, and four little pallet-wood feet, I ended up with a beautiful bedside companion for less than ten bucks in materials. Scrap on!
Built for/at the ReBuilding Exchange
, Chicago, IL.
Please give me a vote in the Woodworking Challenge, so I can keep these projects coming to you . . . Thanks!
You will need these materials:
An old cabinet of some kind
Some scrap wood/shop offcuts
2 2" x 10" or similar pieces of lumber
Some small (approx. 3" x 3" x 3") hardwood pieces, possibly from pallets
Masonite/plywood to repair cabinet back/sides if necessary
Handful of drywall screws
Polyurethane or similar
You will need these tools:
Bandsaw (optional but helpful for feet)
Nailgun, brad gun, or stapler (optional but helpful)