Wow, sometimes projects are so easy, they barely even need words to explain the details. Yep, projects like this pedestal stand can be done even by beginners if you just take your time and follow my directions.
Remember "always measure twice, and cut once".
When I saw this pedestal stand, I was shocked at the price. I had parts laying around to make something nearly identical. (for FREE)
I dug out this old bed piece from my stash. Doesn't everyone have such random items in their stash? I knew right away it would be perfect to make a pedestal stand.
First, I cut the large bed rail down to size with my compound miter saw.
Then, I cut some scrap 2x10’s into squares.
To make the pedestal stand have a more "finished" look, I routed the edges with my router.
After applying some stain, a combination of Jacobean and Mahogany, both from Minwax, I drilled a hole in the middle
To get a good tight hold I used Gorilla Wood Glue
I attached the pieces with drywall screws and allowed it all to set up. Generally you would use wood screws for a project like this. But I didn't have any on hand.
As I said, I used the combination of Jacobean and Mahogany to get the top and bottom pieces to match the original bed part on this pedestal stand.
As I’ve said before—I don’t think I got to play with blocks as a child!
What would you use this little baby to display?
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.