Sunday, November 13, 2016

DIY Nightstand Made From Fence Pickets

30 Days of DIY Projects 2 Make Us Thankful

Project 13

This is the thirteenth post of our series of projects to make us thankful for DIY.  Be sure to check back everyday during the month of November for new simple and easy DIY projects.

It's our way of saying Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at
Simply Easy DIY!

Some of our regular readers and followers of our YouTube channel remember how Hurricane Matthew affected us here in Florida.

We had an oak tree that was growing on an incline in the backyard.  As you probably know when trees grow on the side of hills they tend to be unstable.

Needless to say this one wasn't stable enough to withstand a category 3 hurricane.

Fortunately our home didn't sustain any major damage, and everyone was safe and sound. The fence did take a beating and was partially crushed under the tree.

We took out that portion of the fence and plan on rebuilding it when I get a chance...and the money.

Some of the boards are in good condition and can be reused.  Others need to just be replaced

Instead of pitching the boards that can't be reused, I thought why not repurpose them.  How about some nice simple and easy pieces of furniture.

Sounds good to me, plus, if I run out of boards, there's a lot of fencing material on the side of the road right now after hurricane Matthew.

Jeff Baker had a similar thought when he had some extra fence pickets laying around.

Check it out.

How To Build Nightstands From Fence Pickets:

Tools & Materials


Wood Glue 

Table Saw

Pallet Wood or other scrap

Random Orbit Sander

120 grit Sandpaper

Pin Nailer

Final Thoughts

Jeff used a cross cut sled in his build. If you don't have one, you can check out my circular saw cross cut jig here:

cross cut jig

He took some extra time to shore up his build with some additional supports. That should help in the long run to keep it nice and sturdy.

I hope you enjoyed today's featured project and don't forget to stop by "Home Built Workshop" YouTube channel to check out even more great DIY and woodworking videos from Jeff. Don't forget to subscribe.

We hope you will return to Simply Easy DIY everyday through the month of November for more projects that make us thankful 4 DIY.

Until then!

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