Wondering what is missing in your living room? A coffee table. If you are pondering on how to build up a cool and cost effective table to enjoy a cup of coffee then here is a detailed list of 20 DIY homemade coffee tables and tutorials of how to make them.
You may also like to see some creative and unusual coffee tables.
Rustic Saw Coffee Table On Wheels
If you are a fan of the vintage effect, you will love this one. You can move this one from room to room. Find out more at shanty-2-chic.com.
Making a Coffee Table Out of Planks
Do you still have some of the old wooden planks that were used for the fence? Turn them into a homemade coffee table. Stick them up together with hot glue and add some wheels.
Using Coffee Table Plans
You can use purchase coffee table plans that cost under 25 $. All you need now are your drill and nails. Add movable wheels and you have a vintage looking coffee table!
Crate Storage Coffee Table
Wine crates are usually cuboidal in shaped. When stuck together skillfully, they can make really cool cozy looking coffee tables. You can paint then to match the theme of your living room.
Things You will need:
- Four large crates
- Wood – 4 numbers – 2” x 8” x 8’, 2” x 4” x 8’, 1” x 4” x 8’, 1” x 3” x 8’
- One sheet of plywood
- Stain Topcoat
- Sand paper
- Wood glue
- Pocket hole screws
- Brad nails
First, you need to build the frame for your coffee table. Stick the wooden boards together in the shape of the letter H. Make sure that all the ends are closed. You can measure the pieces of wood and make sure that all of them are of the same dimensions, except the one your place in the middle.
Drill vertical pocket holes beside every joint to attach the face securely on top. Use the pocket hole screws to attach the plywood plank on top of this frame. You can make it thicker if you like by attaching wooden boards on the four sides, though this isn’t necessary.
Now, drill in the legs. You can place some old drawers of the same dimensions in the gap between the legs of the H.
After that, smear the Stain Topcoat on top. You can also use paint to make it colorful. Find out detail tutorial at hertoolbelt.com
Herb Coffee Table
Wait, what? Yes, you read right. Make your very own DIY herb coffee table. You can grow easily maintainable plants like Basil or Fenugreek. Leaves of these plants can be used to condition your green tea. Picture yourself sipping tea on the porch with your tea on a lazy Sunday morning with your herb table! Sounds perfect right?
Factory Cart-Style DIY Coffee Table
At first sight, it probably looks like a coffin! However, on a closer look, you would see how great a table this one is. Get to know how to build a coffee table out of old fence pickets.
Crate Storage Coffee Table – Version 2
Too many crates in your house? You can also build a similar model as the previous one. Get the instructions at tiphero.com
Aquarium Coffee Table
You can build an amazing coffee table out of an aquarium for less than half the price of readymade tables. Read the instructions at instructables.com
Handmade Coffee Table
Not that you will be making the other tables without using your hands, but this one uses four balusters and a wall tile! Find our more for making a coffee table out of nothing at homedit.com! Project costs $15.
Hairpin Leg Coffee Table
This is similar to the second table we have seen and is easier to make. It will go well with a nice rug. Find the tutorial at uglyducklinghouse.com
DIY Pallet Coffee Table
This one is for the more serious ones. Coffee table that has glass on top.
Things you will need:
- Wooden pallet
- Four bolt wheels
- Screws and screwdriver
- Water based matte paint (any color)
First, use the sandpaper to brush all the sides and smoothen the surface. Then, paint the pallet with the color of your choice. Make sure to paint at least two coats. Let it dry.
Once it’s dried, use the brush to smear varnish. This is to make sure that stains will not stick onto the table if you spill your coffee. The last step is to screw the legs or the wheels with the screwdriver or an electric drill. You can also add a piece of glass on top if you like. You can now place your coffee! Get the full tutorial at planb.annaevers.com
Upcycled Door DIY Coffee Table
Repurpose an old door by placing it horizontally. Place it on a metallic base if required. You can remove the door knobs and bolts to make it even. See the instructions at thissortaoldlife.com
Arch Shaped Legs For Your DIY Coffee Table
Like the arches in old monuments? You will love this arched mahogany coffee table for your living room!
Rustic Coffee Table
You will need some rustic coffee table plans and a drill, some nails and of course safety. Get the instructions on how to build this table.
Spool Table – For Your Books And Coffee
A large wooden spool first right into your study room! Just paint it all over with waterproof colors. Stick some sticks upright to hold your books. Add a flower vase and you have the perfect combination! Tutorial : thecrafterscottage.wordpress.com
Another Balustrade Coffee Table With A Difference
If you are a fan of old architecture, and you loved the fourteenth table, you will love this one too. Tutorial: itsagrandvillelife.com
Accent Coffee Table
Build your own coffee table using your old metallic wired washing basket and a wooden plank.
Things you will need:
- Umbrella or wire laundry basket
- Two pieces of plywood – spherical in shape
- DIY tool kit
Turn the laundry basket upside down so that you can place your round plywood on top. Make sure that your spherical pieces of plywood are of the same diameter (or greater) as the bottom of the laundry basket. Glue the pieces together to make a strong wooden top. Paint your table with the color of your choice. Let it dry. Add some varnish and your coffee table is ready for use.
How cool is going green and making tables out of household materials! Too bad for IKEA, isn’t it?
Get the complete instructions at twindragonflydesigns.com
Marble Coffee Table
No not the actual marble, but a pretty close imitation! Here’s instructions to making your very own marble coffee table for under $50!
Rolling Storage Coffee table
If you are want to make a homemade coffee table that has a storage cabinet, then this tutorial is for you.
Two Shelved Metallic Profile Table
You know the metallic frames that are used as support for appliances and cupboards and book cases? Well, they make really cool tables. Just take a cube shaped or a cuboidal shaped frame, add a strong piece of wood on top and you are good to go. Make sure you use a heavy piece of wood so that it doesn’t move. Here is a similar way to make this kind of table. See the tutorial at beneathmyheart.net