Can’t find the perfect coffee table? Why not make one? Get some inspiration with these 20+ DIY coffee tables you can build yourself.
Welcome to the world of DIY coffee tables, where the quest for the perfect living room centerpiece becomes a thrilling adventure in creativity and craftsmanship!
Coffee tables can make or break a space. Too large, and your guests are left navigating an obstacle course just to take a seat. Too small, and it becomes a game of balancing drinks and snacks like a circus act.
And then there’s the style – too bold, and it’s a living room tyrant; too timid, and it fades into obscurity.
But let’s not forget, a coffee table is so much more than just a place to rest your mug. It’s the unsung hero of the living room, a versatile multitasker.
It’s where art books and magazines come to live, a secret storage spot for those cozy blankets and scattered toys, a footrest for weary legs, and let’s not forget, the unofficial judge of coaster usage.
In households with kids, it doubles as a coloring station or a mini-play area, often bearing the battle scars of crayons and toy trucks.
Given their pivotal role, finding one that ticks all your boxes can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. That’s why crafting your own coffee table is such an exciting journey.
It’s not just about building a piece of furniture; it’s about creating a hub for your home, tailored to your needs, your style, and your space.
Whether you’re an experienced woodworker or a DIY newbie, the joy of making a coffee table from scratch (or even transforming an existing one) is unbeatable.
I’ve put together a collection of over 20 DIY coffee table ideas, ranging from simple yet chic designs to more elaborate creations. Each project comes with its own set of coffee table plans or a tutorial ensuring you can craft a piece that perfectly fits your space and lifestyle.
And for those who might not be ready to build from the ground up, check out our clever IKEA coffee table hacks that will get your creative juices flowing.
So, grab your measuring tape, jot down your living room’s dimensions, and think about what you really want from your coffee table. Do you need storage? A statement piece? Or perhaps a child-friendly design?
Whatever your needs, there’s a project here for you. Scroll down, and let’s dive into the world of coffee table do it yourself projects. Your living room is about to get a whole lot more exciting!
DIY Coffee Tables
Can't find the perfect table for your living room? You can make your own. Here are 20+ do it yourself coffee table plans and tutorials for home decor inspiration.
This faux concrete square top table with angled legs was inspired by a $1300 coffee table from Serena & Lily. This version? Only $120! This budget-friendly DIY uses a trick to mimic the concrete top, as well.
With lumber costs rising, repurposing things such as a wooden cable spool is a great option! Sara and her husband made this coffee table with found items and some purchased bolts. I love the look of this.