How to Make a Nightstand From Clothes Hangers || DIY Side Table

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4 Hours

The majority of us are hoarders of all kinds of hangers. Despite having enough hangers at home, we still buy new sets from time to time. We are all guilty of keeping the old ones even after we have bought new sets. Instead of throwing them away, I was able to convert them into a mini coffee table or nightstand. You can make use of your old hangers and turn them into a coffee table.


4 wooden coat hangers (choose the ones that lay mostly flat and don’t curve up or down)

2 piece of wood, 59*30 cm

2 piece of wood, 15*30 cm

2 piece of wood, 25*11 cm

2 piece of wood, 49.5x11 cm

2 piece 250 mm long drawer slides.

L brackets 4

First of all, I made the legs out of hangers. I folded two hangers, drilled them and connected with screws.

Now I will make the case of the box. I used 2 boards 59x30 cm and 2 boards 30x15 cm. I cut them with my Japanese saw.

And sanded them with sandpaper.

I connected the boards with the help of clamps and drilled the holes.

Then I add glue PVA and connect the boards with screws.

In order not to see the holes from the screws, I will connect the top of the box with the hidden connections. I used a conductor for hidden connections. It is very easy to use. This is a great option for beginners.

It remains to wait until the glue dries.

When the glue dried, I decided to round the sharp corners with an edge cutter. Then I sanded it with sandpaper.

I covered the resulting box with Watco Danish oil.

I made a groove with a milling cutter. The bottom of the plywood box will be inserted into this slot.

Now I will make a pull-out shelf. I used 2 boards 25x11 cm and 2 boards 49. 5x11 cm.

For the drawer, I used a 250 mm long drawer slides.

Now I did a facade for a pull-out drawer.

I painted it white and screwed on the handle.

It's time to attach the legs to the box. I used L-shaped corners.

To add stability to the nightstand, I connected the legs with the help of slats.

Here is the nightstand I ended up with.

It can also be used as a coffee table.

Or as a stand for a projector, or a bedside shelf.

Now all my remote controls will be in their place.

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2 questions
  • Mimi Lafeurs
    Mimi Lafeurs
    on Feb 10, 2021

    You have the great ability to make the upper part of the nightstand. Why didn’t you make the legs or buy them online? In my opinion, I don’t think the clothes hanger legs will last with that weight. Hangers are not meant to take that weight

    • SofttailToni
      on Feb 17, 2021

      It looks so good!! What a creative artsy mind you have. I LOVE it! I think it's awesome sauce!! Brillant!!

  • Kelly J. Tinney
    Kelly J. Tinney
    on Feb 10, 2021

    Cool table for sure but can we please talk about that fluff ball of cuteness 🐈🐱?

    • Gigi
      on Feb 11, 2021

      Cat is not there include 😂

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  • Alice Phillips
    Alice Phillips
    8 days ago

    This table is BEAUTIFUL. Had I not known the legs were coat hangers, I would've thought this was an expensive side table from SWEDEN.

  • Shelly
    7 days ago

    Yes I may not make it with the drawer thinking about simplifying it a little more

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