Wednesday, December 12, 2012

"L" is for Locker Nightstand

Build: wood topped locker nightstand





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

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


And then she found a locker style nightstand at Homegoods for a good price, very similar to the 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:


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


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.)


2. Sand and stain two coats Minwax Provincial:


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


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


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


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



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4 comments:

Sherry Calamia said...

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

Kim @ Too Much Time said...

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

Laura said...

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

pinktoesandpowertools.com said...

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!