18 Pallet Nightstand DIY Plans
Woodworking makes almost everything possible: from enormous wardrobes to tiny phone stands and everything else in between! One of the most common projects you can do is the classic nightstand, and you can do this even with cheap or free pallet wood!
A well-built pallet nightstand will be very useful and should last you a long time. It may even become a stylish, eye-catching piece that will stand out in your bedroom. Here are some pallet nightstand ideas you can work on. Happy woodworking!
1) Simple Pallet Nightstand
Always start simple. Get to know your material and the basic techniques first, and then slowly work your way up to more complex patterns and designs. This pallet nightstand is very plain and simple yet elegant in its own little way.
The design is fairly straightforward and simple, so you should not have a hard time or consume too much time completing this project. We hope you have a grand time working on your first nightstand!
2) Pallet Nightstand With Deep Drawers
We love how the contrasting lines give this nightstand a lot of character. It’s also very quirky how the panels covering the drawers create the impression that there are many small drawers instead of just two deep ones.
This would look great not just in rustic-themed rooms but also in relatively modern interiors. We think this will definitely stand out and make a statement. Its simple but unique design is sure to catch your guests’ attention.
3) Chic Polished Pallet Nightstand
If you are going for a rustic/minimalist or shabby chic/minimalist look for your room, try putting this piece by your bed. It has a small footprint and a very simple construction, but the design on the table top gives the entire piece a splash of aesthetic appeal. This is just like those pieces you can commonly find on furniture shops selling handmade but excessively priced furniture.
4) Pallet Nightstand With Cute Cutout
There is nothing wrong with going traditional. After all, the convention would not have become what it is if it was not liked by many people to begin with. This traditional design is easy to pull off using free, discarded pallet wood.
This is ideal for spacious rooms. The nightstand looks very solid but at the same time bulky, so if you put it in a small room with many items already, it can make the space look even more cramped.
5) Bright And Colorful Pallet Nightstand
This is a very refreshing and youthful take on upcycled pallet furniture. The entire item is very simple but should not fail to give a room a nice touch of color. This is an ideal piece for kids’ rooms or any part of the room you want to decorate with artistic flair.
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Go for white if you want a clean-looking piece that makes the room look more spacious, dark colors if you want a striking effect, and pastels if you want something quirky.
6) Hollow Pallet Nightstand
The uniqueness of this pallet nightstand makes it very captivating. There is a lot you can do with the vertical space inside what is essentially a crate lying on its side.
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You can create a look opposite that in the photo and go for a modern lamp in place of the one in the picture. The contrast will make both the nightstand and the lamp pop. This is a great project to work on if you are aiming for a head-turning piece that can be built easily.
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7) 2-Drawer Pallet Nightstand
This is a slightly different version of the pallet nightstand with the heart cutout in the drawer. We like this more because although it has ordinary details, it is pretty and highly functional.
You can build this for yourself or gift it to a no-nonsense friend who is all about utilitarian furniture pieces. Overall, it looks very solid and sturdy. You can put a lamp on top and use the open shelf underneath for phones, tablets, chargers, and other things you need to pull out constantly.
8) Modern Pallet Nightstand
We absolutely adore this modern pallet side table because we are all about minimalist design and because it shows you that you do not have to get suckered into those pricey furniture pieces in shops.
As you can see in the photo, the design and construction are very simple, so you should be able to build this quickly and easily. You can also experiment with different paint colors and stains to produce so many attractive looks for your pallet nightstand.
9) Pallet Nightstand With A Diagonal Pattern
We love the look of this pallet nightstand because it is traditional with a twist. The legs and the shelves all look quite ordinary, but the diagonal pattern on the tabletop makes the entire piece look unique.
This project should suit you well regardless of whether you are a novice or an experienced woodworker. This is a good way to practice cutting precision, given that you need to make diagonal cuts on several panels while making sure everything looks perfectly even.