Easy-To-Make Corbel Bedside Tables

I’ve been slowly but surely working on updating my kids’ old rooms into nicer guest bedrooms and I’m always looking for projects I can do myself. I decided it’s probably time to replace the old bedside tables with something a little fancier. Some of the tables still have stickers all over them from when the kids were little! I thought these wall-mounted bedside tables from the DIY Network would be a nice little replacement and would open up the room a little more, too.


  • •2 Corbels
  • •Molding
  • •Birch plywood
  • •Wood glue
  • •Nail gun nails
  • •Screws


  • •Table saw or circular saw
  • •Nail gun
  • •Screw Gun

Step 1: Cut the Plywood and Attach the Molding

  • Determine the size of the table, cut the plywood to that size for the tabletop. We made our table 10″ x 12″.
  • Cover the exposed plywood edges with molding. Use wood glue and a nail gun to attach the molding. Only cover the front and two sides, the backside will be pressed against the wall.

Step 2: Connect the Corbel and Tabletop

  • Attach the corbel to the tabletop using wood glue and a nail gun.
  • Paint or stain the wood as desired and let it dry completely.

Step 3: Secure the Table to the Wall

  • If the corbel has a keyhole notch in the back, insert a screw into the wall so that you can slip the corbel onto the wall. If your table is wide, you may also have to hang a cleat on the wall to support the tabletop.