Here’s a great BED DIY illustrating methods of how to make a bedside shelf instead of sticking a wobbly bedside table. I think this is a great space-saving idea. Plus, if you have dogs/cats/babies, it will keep them out of reach.
Better Homes and Gardens has an easy step-by-step guide to build and install your very own bedside shelf. You will need:
Brackets (with keyhole anchors bored into the back faces)
Electronic stud finder (optional)