Hey there “junkers” save those desks that no longer fit folders or even papers! Check out this desk I took apart and made matching nightstands. Nightstands for these desks are much more practical. They are a little taller and provide ample storage space. Bonus they are easy to match.
Heres what I did:
- Remove the top and put aside I will need that later.
2. Cut it up! Remove the stretchers in the middle using a reciprocating saw.
3. Then it is time to do the necessary repairs. Lots of veneer missing, which I was able to fill smooth! I use a lot of bondo for just this purpose!
4. It’s in two pieces! Needs a little gluing but otherwise its a good and solid for night stands!
5. Cut up the top to the size of each nightstand and router the edge I cut off to match the profile of the original.
6. I like the stained wood to match the distressed wood. I kept the color somewhat similar to the original. I strip the wood down this is standard for me when I am re-staining wood. I choose shaker maple General Finishes water base stain.
Thank you for reading and happy making matching nightstands
UPDATE 6/5/19- I think the only thing that I would change is a little more distressing. Although I do love the handles I think that I would maybe change those up a little bit, to something to fit the changes that I made. What would you have done differently?