To see the full tutorial on how to build these, check out my Instagram page and watch the “Bedside Tables” highlight bubble.
I received a project request to build two wood bedside tables from scratch from business owner and event planner extraordinaire, Lauren, in Toronto. We met a few years ago at a conference she planned, we kept in touch ever since, and this seemed like an awesome opportunity to work together.
Lauren had this as her inspo pic of what she wanted her bedside tables to look like:
But there was a problem! She wanted a few custom tweaks and couldn’t find what she was looking for, ANYWHERE. Here was the brief:
- Incorporate a natural wood look
- Incorporate cane webbing
- Use wood features for the knobs and legs
- Have the tables be 22” x 22” to fit her exact bedroom space
- Be built and delivered in two weeks
I certainly had my work cut out for me with this custom build! I started with all of the raw elements (links can be found at the bottom of this post).
Building a series of boxes is a lot harder than it sounds…the sheer math involved was making my head want to explode.
After I figured out all of the measurements, the assembly was far simpler. It was the same process over and over again. Cut the wood to the right measurement, sand down all of the wood, drill a series of pocket holes, and screw the pieces together. This worked for the overall table frames as well as each of the drawers.
Once I had all of the different elements together, I installed my drawer slides (I used 18” slides for the 22” deep drawers) and created the custom cabinet fronts, which consisted of gluing the cane webbing onto the drawer front and adding additional smaller pieces of wood as a frame.
I screwed on the legs and drawer knobs, then conditioned, stained, and sealed the wood.
Here’s the final product!
To watch the full project in under a minute, click here!
I worked with Kristen to create my DREAM custom nightstands. I looked everywhere for the perfect ones but couldn’t find them and to my surprise Kristen created the PERFECT ones! I couldn’t be happier with them, they fit perfectly in my space and have so much room and character to them. The process was so easy, seamless and FAST! I am already dreaming up my next custom piece I will be working with her for! Could not recommend Kristen and her incredible eye for design more.– Lauren, Custom Bedside Tables
Here are some links you may find handy: