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Published on May 23rd, 2013 | by IH guest

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IKEA Rast Hack {new nightstands}





Materials:
Rast dresser
Wood putty
Sand paper
1×4 the width of the dresser
2 1×6 the width of the dresser
About 40 feet of lattice (per dresser, if you’re doing two dressers, get about 75 feet of lattice)
Drawer pulls
Stain
Paint
Floetrol
Polycrylic

Tools needed:
Miter saw
Nail gun
Putty knife

Description:
This is the IKEA Rast dresser. Pretty plain and boring, but solid wood and perfect for dressing up.

First thing I did was build up the bottom so that I could attach the base molding to something. I used one 1×4 and a piece of lattice behind it to build it out.

Then I cut the base molding and lattice to trim out all of the drawers and sides. I used my new miter saw I got for my birthday. Love it!

I then filled all the holes with wood putty and sanded, sanded, sanded.

Then I painted two coats of white paint. I put Floetrol in my paint to minimize the brush strokes. I used Sherwin Williams Antique White paint color.

I pre-stained the top “tray” that I put on the top of the nightstand. I placed two 1×6′s and 1 1×4 side by side on the top and used the nail gun to fasten them to the top. And then I used stained lattice to trim around the edge of the top.

See more of the Rast nightstand.

~ Laura

Modern dry-erase standing desk
Faktum as walk-in closet


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2 Responses to IKEA Rast Hack {new nightstands}

  1. sheila says:

    Hi there, I was wondering, what is lattice?

    • Mary says:

      I think Laura meant “lath” which is a thin strip of inexpensive wood that in the past was used as a backing for plaster walls. (Not to be confused with “lathe” which is a woodworking tool.) Wood lattice, which is a sort of grid made of wood, is usually made of strips of lath stapled together, which may have led to the substitution.

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