This D.I.Y. bedside chest features plus-size storage for an organised sleep space.
Too good to be restricted to the cooking zone, a flatpack kitchen cabinet has been repurposed as the drawer of a custom night stand. Surrounded by a timber frame (painted in Taubmans Dark Green Velvet, but you could use any colour or leave the frame natural) and with a leather pull handle with brass detail, this practical piece has good looks that can be customised to suit any room – it also works well as a lounge side table.
Assemble the drawer cabinet according to the supplied instructions, adding the front drawer panel and runners but leaving off the supplied legs. To add the handle, position tape to mark the centre of the drawer front and 120mm from the top, then drill through with a 4mm bit.
Clamp the supplied snap-off screw with pliers held vertically. With your other hand, clamp combination pliers over the last segment, pulling downward to snap it off. Push the screw through from inside the drawer, adding the handle and twisting on the brass cap.
Position the drawer cabinet in the frame, checking the drawer front is flush with the frame, then remove the drawer. Secure the cabinet to the frame from the inside using 30mm screws into the sides and base. Install the drawer and add glides to the legs, securing with the supplied screws.
Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.
When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.