So my husband needs a nightstand. Like REALLY REALLY bad. I have been looking at Craigslist and checking yardsales, but all to no avail. And before anyone thinks to herself, "Surely one could find a reasonably priced nightstand at a thrift store," let me assure you, the thriftstores here are not thrifty. It's depressing. I haven't given up, but in the interim I decided to make one.
Tutorial after the jump!
Firstly, I headed to Joann's and picked up a couple of these large wooden crates:They're on sale right now, and I got them for $4 each. I stained them with (what else) Minwax and let them dry in the garage with a little space heater. The space heater is totally a necessity right now, what with the damp, cold, miserable weather.
Then I stacked them and secured them with three screws. I drilled pilot holes first, since I thought the wood might split: