Wednesday, December 12, 2012

How to Add a Butcher Block Top to a Locker Nightstand

butcher block wood top on metal nightstand

How to add a butcher block wood top to a metal locker nightstand.

before and after nightstand makeover

A friend of mine recently updated her oldest son's bedroom:


 We refinished the dressers from nursery white to a much more mature black:

painted dresser makeover enamel

before and after dresser makeover
And then she found a locker style nightstand at Homegoods for a good price, very similar to the Pottery Barn Safe Bedside Table:

pottery barn safe bedside table

image from pbteen.com

The locker was a perfect fit and just the right amount of 'teen boy' for his room update but I thought it might look more finished and add a touch of warmth with the wood top:

locker style nightstand makeover

(Excuse the blurry pictures, not so much natural light in the corner there.)

locker style nightstand with butcher block top

Here's how to add a butcher block top:

1. Cut butcher block to size:
(Measure locker top then add 3/4" on both sides and front.)
(I used a piece of IKEA numerer in oak.)

ikea butcher block numerer oak top

2. Sand and stain two coats Minwax Provincial:

minwax stain on butcher block

3. Apply 3 coats of Minwax clear satin poly, sand between coats:

minwax polycrylic clear satin on butcher block

4. Place butcher block down (on towel to protect floor and finish) then line up locker on top.
Predrill screw holes in 4 corners and center:

attaching butcher block top to metal nightstand

5. Lift up locker and apply construction adhesive to wood:

construction adhesive on butcher block

6. Place locker down and line up again, use 1 1/2" metal screws and secure top to base:

attaching butcher block top to metal nightstand

how to add a butcher block wood top to a metal nightstand

4 comments:

  1. Such a great idea to add the butcher block to the top of the table… Beautiful job!

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  2. This is just awesome- It is industrial and cool! If you find a sec this weekend, I would love to have you share at Get Schooled Saturday at Too Much Time On My Hands.
    xxx
    Kim
    http://too-much-time.com/2012/12/get-schooled-saturday-5-2.html

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  3. Very cool Idea! Ill have to borrow that one!
    Laura at LifeWeLive4.blogspot.com

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  4. Good call on that--the butcher block adds a touch of warmth without taking away from the industrial feel. Yours is the second project I've seen lately using Ikea butcher block --I really like the look!

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