A coffee table can be the perfect finishing touch to an already-stylish living room, or it can be the central design feature of an otherwise boring room. Either way, your coffee table should reflect your style and taste to make the best use of your home space and make your family and guests feel at home. There are dozens of different DIY coffee table ideas available out there, but here are 4 of the coolest ones that are easy to replicate at home without breaking the bank.
1)Chunky Square Coffee Table
This coffee table is the perfect addition to any living room. It has a rustic feel with its chunky square shape and dark wood finish. The best part is that it’s easy to make yourself. The materials are simple and easy to join. You will need four 2x4s, 1/2 plywood, screws, and polyurethane. You can customize this project by using different woods or paint colors. If you don’t have the power tools necessary for this job, you can always rent them at your local hardware store. After cutting the pieces, use some sandpaper to smooth out the edges. Lay out all of your boards in order from shortest to tallest and then mark where they should be screwed together.
2) Nesting Coffee Tables
These are great for small spaces because you can tuck them away when you don’t need them. You can find some nice ones at Pier 1 or Target if you’re looking to go that route. If not, this Instructable will show you how to make your nesting tables. You’ll need four 2x4s and four 8ft 2x2s. First, cut two 8ft pieces of 2×2 into four 4ft pieces and two 10ft pieces. Next, screw the four 4ft pieces together to form a rectangle. Line up one 10ft piece with one end of the rectangle. Screw it in place on either side, then do the same with the other end to attach it. Now take another 10ft piece and connect it in the same way as before. Once both ends are connected, flip over the top so that its legs are facing down and measure where they meet to determine how long you want your coffee table to be.
3) Concrete Coffee Table
A concrete coffee table is a great way to add a touch of industrial chic to your living room. Plus, it’s easy to make yourself. You’ll need an empty pot or another large container, concrete mix, and water. Make sure the pot has drainage holes in the bottom and line the inside with foil before pouring in the concrete mix. Pour water into the pot so that it reaches halfway up the sides of the pot and let set for 24 hours before removing it from the container and letting it dry for 1-2 days. Voila! Your own custom-made concrete coffee table.
4) Column Coffee Table
A column coffee table is a great way to add a touch of elegance to your living room without breaking the bank. To achieve this look, you’ll need an old door, some scrap wood, and paint. Cut the door down so that it only extends to the height of your sofa and mount it on top of two sets of legs made from scrap wood at an angle. You can then decorate the front with stencils or paint for a more personalized look. If you want to get creative, build a frame around the doorway to make it appear as if the table is emerging from its surroundings.
A coffee table is a great way to add style and functionality to your living room. But finding the perfect one can be tricky. That’s why we’ve rounded up six DIY coffee table designs that are sure to inspire you. From rustic farmhouse tables to modern concrete tables, there’s something for everyone. So get ready to take your living room to the next level with these DIY coffee table designs.