With DIY remodel or design projects, it is easy to focus on the common spaces or the areas of our home that we entertain in. Now it is time to create that perfect bedroom design.
In this tutorial we will be adding stylish floating nightstands. These wall-mounted nightstands are perfect for adding a modern flair to your space.
These floating nightstands are simple to make and don’t take much time to finish. Designed to mount on the wall, this floating stand is a great solution for small and large spaces. You can place these nightstands at your desired height giving you the ability to make it the perfect addition to your room.
Let’s get started!
You can find these items in any local home improvement store. At the bottom of this article we have provided some links to make locating these items easier.
To make sure the nightstand will be a good fit, measure and cut masking tape and tape shape of nightstand to wall. Adjust height and width if needed until it is the ideal size for the area. Write the measurements on the masking tape to use as a guide when cutting the boards.
Remember to cut on the backside of the plywood so the front side will have a smooth finish
Once the nightstand base is assembled, check and make sure the middle shelf will sit flush on the 1”x6”. Make sure sides of middle shelf are flush with the sides of the 1”x10” and 1”x6” side supports. If not, cut the middle shelf down with a table saw until flush. I had to do this a couple of times to make sure the middle shelf was even with the sides.
Usually the drawer slides that attach to the supports need to be about ¼” from the bottom of the support. Use a ¼” thick paint stick to support the slide while installing. Also use a level to make sure the slide is level.
Use paint sticks as support on the left side to help level the shelf.
While the top shelf is drying, use some type of support for the corner that is unsupported to ensure it dries level.
Don’t worry about the exposed brad nail heads. Later we will fill and paint/stain them.
Things that are heavy (like a floating nightstand) need to either be anchored to a stud in the wall or hung with wall anchors to support the weight of the item and not damage the sheetrock on the wall. In our case, we anchored the left side to a stud and the right side using wall anchors.
If you are doing this by yourself, use the angled bracket to support the right side of the nightstand and prop the left side up with something of the same height. When doing this, use your level to make sure both sides of the nightstand are level before you secure the nightstand to the wall.
NEVER attach a floating nightstand to sheetrock only! The nightstand is too heavy and will tear the sheetrock and eventually fall. Either secure to wall studs or use heavy duty anchors.
If the front of the drawer and/or the back of the drawer facing has been painted or stained, you will need to sand them so the glue can bond with the wood.