This is a solution for a tight space. The
client has a small bedroom, a king size
bed, and lots of magazines and books. She
could not find end tables that were small
enough to fit between the bed and the wall
and still large enough to serve her needs.
The mirror-image bedside cabinets are narrow,
fitting in the roughly 12” space between
the wall and bed. They’re also 24”
deep to provide the overall surface area
needed to hold side lamps, a clock, and
a couple of books. They feature a drawer
with traditional dovetail joinery for small
items, and a large storage area below with
a flat panel door to match existing pieces
in the room. There was also room behind
the long drawers to create secret compartments
for valuables. The cabinets have exterior
magazine racks for added storage space.
Oak construction and golden oak finish match
other bedroom furniture in the room.
The cabinets are made from salvaged church
pews. In fact, the external magazine racks
are from the original missal holders. A
small carving on the door accents the pieces
and relates them to the bedroom decor. Antique
hardware (knobs and hinges) was supplied
by the client.