Adding Molding to an Old Nightstand

Beef up old nightstands with molding, then repaint and top off with new hardware.

DOD2311-Nightstand-after

New molding on the base of this nightstand gives it a new, updated look.

Materials and Tools:

old nightstands
molding
handles
paint
1x4x6" pine
baseboard molding
screws
chop (miter) saw
paint
paintbrush
drill

Steps:

1. Start with the bottom framework. Cut the baseboard molding into three pieces to wrap around the base of the nightstand. Cut the pieces at a 45-degree angle so you’ll have mitered joints.

DOD2311-Nightstand-Molding

2. Nail pine around the front and two sides of the bottom of the nightstands.

3. Attach the pine to the sides of each nightstand to give them a recessed-panel look. Measure the width and height of each side. The molding will sit on top of the baseboard molding you just attached.

3. Miter cut pine at a 45-degree angle.

5. Nail molding to each side of the nightstand.

6. Paint or stain as desired.

7. Add new hardware.

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