Asked on Aug 09, 2018

I have a nightstand that needs to be raised 4" to 6 " up. HELP!!?

Karen Reed
by Karen Reed

How can i raise this higher without making it look ugly.

It is too low for the bed

  11 answers
  • Deb Deb on Aug 09, 2018

    Put ball feet on it.

    • Karen Reed Karen Reed on Aug 11, 2018

      I said without looking ugly...the ball will not be good but thank you for your imput

  • Diena Cameron Diena Cameron on Aug 09, 2018

    I love the idea of bun feet ( which I have only known them as ) but I think they might be the wrong proportion for this little side table, unless they make small size bun feet. Maybe small casters would work. Or you could build a "box" for the table to sit up on and then you could stain it to match. Which would also give you another level or shelf as it were, for magazines or paper back books or a small tray or ??? Sounds like a fun project. Hope this helps.

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    • Diena Cameron Diena Cameron on Aug 10, 2018

      I know our coffee table would go flying, especially since we have a new 6 mo. old puppy !!😁. Good luck, I really like amy5464445's answere. Seems to be the best choice, in my opinion. Wish I'd thought of it, lol !

  • Sharon Sharon on Aug 09, 2018

    You can buy replacement legs to put on the bottom..... I have even gotten these legs at thrift stores in the hardware section.... I kinda hoard the mid-century ones.

    Or you can build a small platform from wood to put under it, even add another drawer is your handy.

  • Catherine Deirdre Rodden Catherine Deirdre Rodden on Aug 09, 2018

    Look for "bed risers" and maybe you can find something you can paint to match your finish. Other option is to buy a piece of lumber and cut four pieces to put under each leg and stain to match.

    • Karen Reed Karen Reed on Aug 10, 2018

      Thank you, Catherine

      I am usually creative but i got stumped on this one

  • Coolfurniturelady Coolfurniturelady on Aug 09, 2018

    Or you could raise the top. Attach the ball or bun feet or sections of thick dowel in the corners of the top and cover with a tray or glass. If you are worried about stability, glue or screw the new top to the new risers.

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    • Karen Reed Karen Reed on Aug 10, 2018


  • Wxw Wxw on Aug 09, 2018

    Due to the style, i think a three sided riser frame (both sides/across back), either stained to match or a coordinate color, may be your best bet. A three sided riser frame would leave the front open to showcase the arch. I agree that bun feet would not work with this style. Nor do I think hair pin styled metal legs would work. Take a photo and measurements to your home improvement store. If you are lucky, someone in the lumber dept/finished wood area may have an idea. Look at unfinished and finished pieces. You are only limited to your imagination depending upon how much work you want to do. Good luck.

  • Diena Cameron Diena Cameron on Aug 10, 2018

    Be sure and post pictures when you diy your bedside table, would love to see how you do it and how it turns out Karen.

  • Emily Emily on Aug 10, 2018

    Buy a new bed table or use a bed tray which would be about the right height and would not look contrived.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Sep 20, 2018

    If you poor wheels on it with locks it will raise it up try to find high ones but not to high that they look ugly

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Sep 20, 2018

    This one is EASY - buy a set of bed frame risers.

  • Oliva Oliva on Dec 19, 2018

    Can you add 4"- 6" riser legs to the existing legs with screws, then cover the point where the two pieces attach with metal banding or leather?