Indusrtial Night Stand

My little boy, Luke, needed an easy to reach place for books next to his bed – besides his small desk.

I made him this shallow industrial style night stand.
Using a small window well and a round stain grade circular top.
(the other part of that circle is in THIS POST)
1×6 pine, 2×4, 1/2 round top, window well, small corner brackets, nuts and screws.
Table saw, drill (bits for pilot holes and phillips head), miter saw, level, pencil and a stud finder.
1 – Attach equal size 2×4’s with corner brackets to the 1/2 round top.
2 – Lay it flat on the floor and attach the window well to the 2×4’s using nuts and screws.
3 – Cut the 1×6 (cut two the exact same – you will need one for step 5) to measure edge to edge of the 2×4’s and screw it in on both sides of the 2×4’s at the bottom.
4 –  Rub in dark walnut stain to the wood.
5 –  Set your table saw at a 45 degree angle and run a 1×6 through to make two separate pieces that fit together at the angle.
6 – Attach one 1/2 of the 1×6 to the top, back edge of the half round making sure the angle is pointing down.
(be sure to make pilot holes or your wood will split)
7 – Cut two small scrap 1×6’s for the bottom so the backside will lay flush up against the wall. Attach them with screws.
8 – Find the height where you want the table to go and mark with a pencil. Use your stud finder to locate two studs within the area your table will sit.
9 – Use your level and a pencil to mark the stud place and drill the 1×6 into the studs (angle up).
10 – The table should sit securely right on top of the 1×6. It’s like a puzzle – putting the 1×6 back together.

That is the easiest way to hang something heavy.

The galvanized steel goes with Luke’s reading lamps.
Task lights attached to garden hooks.
You can view Luke’s Room Makeover in our last home HERE.
The white shelves were here in our rental when we moved in. I left them alone and tried to situate the furniture around them.

Now when Luke asks for a drink and snack at bedtime he will have a place to put them – besides his crowded desk.
Linking with:
 Funky Junk Interiors – SNS #178
Common Ground – Be Inspired Friday

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Nancy Davis

Brilliant idea Holly! Another great artwork to inspire us to be creative and look things around us to use.Thanks,NancyWindow Planet Vinyl Windows in Toronto – Superior Quality Windows and Doors

Angela Ryder

That nightstand is awesome! Wish my little boy was still at home!! Excellent!!!~~Angela

Heather Carson

holly… LOVE the fence headboard!amazing!love as always, xo – heatherThis Life Is Yours Blog


Holly, this is SOOO COOL!! I love the night stand…and EVERYTHING about your son's room. So fun 🙂

Melanie Hooks

You are so creative. I love your blog!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs

Holly, that is just amazing…what a super creative idea for a night stand!…the room is just wonderful!

Christine Vandormolen

Hi Holly, I already pinned these last night…incredible….


Oh for gosh sakes, I gotta pin it. How cute is that!!!Bliss


This is marvelous! SO creative and it looks great in Luke's room! Very clever! Hugs, Leena


Very clever! I miss having little boy rooms to decorate.Thanks for the tip about hanging…I'm hanging heavy stuff right now and this will really help.

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm

That is one awesome nightstand! I pinned it because you've inspired me to try something similar! I love it!


This is so cool it makes me wish I had a little guy to make it for!! Where do you get all your ideas? I picture you wandering the isle's at Home Depot! LOL! Really, really neat!Hugs,Pendra


Very cool, I love this!!Cynthia


So clever!


There you go again making something amazing out of something basic. I love how that looks and gives your son's room both function and style. Love the industrial theme you created.


Hey girl! That nightstand is fantastico! I walk through Home Depot looking at that stuff trying to think of something to make… I would have never come up with this! You constantly amaze me! I'd still love for us to meet up sometime… let me know if you have any free Fridays coming up!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage

Such a cool nightstand Holly! You are so creative! I really love this look!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence

Wow, love it–fantastic!

chateau chic

This is great, Holly. Perfect for a boy's room. You never cease to amaze me! Mary Alice


Brilliant idea, it is so darn cute for the space:)

Cozy Little House

How very, very clever of you!Brenda


That is so cute, Holly, and perfect for that room! xo Diana

Linda@Coastal Charm

Okay Holly…you have now outdone yourself…this is way \”COOL\”!!!!Blessings,Linda