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60 DIY Coffee Table Inspiration For Every Home And Style

The coffee table would have to be one of the most versatile pieces of furniture one could make. It’s not just for the living room and it doesn’t always have to be rectangular. You can take it outside on the porch or choose to group several small accent tables together instead of a single piece…
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For the best results, attach the two small sides to a large one, allow the glue to dry, and then come back and attach the second large piece so that you form a rectangle with all the four pieces.
Crate box on casters table
DIY Metal Based Coffee Table NO WELDING

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DIY Coffee Table – Video Step by Step Tutorial

Vintage sawhorse coffee table
Industrial Farmhouse Coffee Table Free Plans

  • Set of 16-inch hairpin legs
  • 3 x edged glue panels – 18 x 48 inches
  • Table saw
  • Sander
  • Face mask
  • Wood glue
  • Clamps
  • Nails
  • Wood filler
  • Polycrylic 

Step One: Cutting the wood

Marble resing coffee table
DIY Coffee Table

Step Two: Attaching the wood pieces

A Coffee Table for Gamers
Another equally interesting and unusual project can be found on martysmusings. This time the table uses an old window as a top. The rest of the table is crated from fence boards which gives the cost of this whole project low. Additionally, this is a lift-top coffee table, since the window top can be lifted up and the space underneath can be accessed and used for storage.
Speaking of Ikea hacks, check out this other cool project from hunker. This started out as an IKEA Alseda stool which is a lovely piece on its own. It got a plywood base and four cute little legs and just like that it became a chic little table.

Step Three: Filling the wood

Pallet Table with Hairpin Legs

Step Four: Sanding the filler

x leg coffee table design

Step Five: Applying wood finish

Wood Slab Side Table With Hairpin Legs
Modern wood coffee table made from planks

Step Six: Attaching the legs

Modern diy resing coffee table

What Are the Different Table Styles?

Since pallet wood already has that signature vintage look, you can choose to exploit that in your projects. A perfect example of how you can do this is a sawhorse coffee table featured on funkyjunkinteriors. It’s such an unusual-looking piece that you can actually place it in a variety of different settings and use it for different purposes, depending on your needs.
Since pallet wood already has that signature vintage look, you can choose to exploit that in your projects. A perfect example of how you can do this is a sawhorse coffee table featured on funkyjunkinteriors. It’s such an unusual-looking piece that you can actually place it in a variety of different settings and use it for different purposes, depending on your needs.
DIY driftwood coffee table
If you’re looking to build something for your outdoor deck or patio, consider a pallet coffee table. It’s easy to put together and cheap to make. Also, it would look very charming if you decide to keep the time-worn appearance of the wood.

20. Build A Chalkboard Coffee Table

Add a warm and cozy touch to your living room with a farmhouse-style coffee table. This one has the signature X-shape frame design and a handy shelf at the bottom which can hold a crate, a basket, a stack of books or a few decorations. Check it out on shanty-2-chic.
Want to explore a bit your creative side? How about an artsy coffee table that captures your style in a unique way? One such idea is described in a project from deliciousanddiy. The supplies used include some Agate crystal slices, resin, mod podge, paint in different colors, glitter, wood stain, tape, a drill, wood boards, and a foam paintbrush.

21. A Modern and Industrial Coffee Table

Stylish DIY Coffee Table
Floor Pad to Coffee Table

22. Build The Frame Using Metal Pipes

Hairpin legs diy coffee table
If you like the idea of adding a large wooden coffee table to your living room, you’ll love this DIY project from Liz Marie Blog. It creates a rustic feel thanks to the color and texture of the wood. This large table offers a very sturdy solution for your home and will be ideal for placing drinks and snacks on during a party. When you aren’t entertaining guests, use it to stack books or other ornaments that you enjoy displaying in your living room.

23. An All-Wood Coffee Table

Geometric Wood Art Table
Pipes coffee table with wood top

24. A Concrete Table Top for Your Coffee Table

A pallet table with hairpin legs could look cute in the living room especially if the goal is to create a cozy and casual ambiance. The hairpin legs give it a slender and feminine look and the pallet top can be built to include storage shelves inside.
Coffee table with plants

25. DIY Factory Cart Coffee Table

This would have to be one of the most unusual DIY coffee table projects we’ve encountered. It comes from instructables and it has a strong industrial vibe. All that’s needed for this table is wire decks, an acrylic sheet for the top, and a bunch of cable ties.
A Coffee Table with Plenty of Storage Space for Games and Books

26. A Crate Storage Coffee Table

If you like the industrial look another cool idea is to build the frame using metal pipes and fittings. Complement it with a wooden top for a pleasant balance of textures and finishes. You can spray paint the pipes to give them a less rugged appearance or use copper pipes that already look chic. Check out imgur for more details.
Metal-based coffee tables are very stylish and look lightweight, sleek and elegant while also being very simple. There are numerous ways in which you can craft one for yourself and there’s one tutorial on youtube that stands out. It shows how you can build this table without any welding. The secret is square aluminum tubing. It’s easy to cut and you can push square wooden dowels inside them to make them stronger and sturdier.

27. DIY Balustrade Coffee Table

A Thick Wood DIY Coffee Table
This is a mid-century DIY table that was featured on ohohdeco. It looks great as an end table, but with a few small design changes, you could also use the same principles to make yourself a coffee table. It would have to be lower and possibly bigger too. You’re going to need plywood panels for the hexagon-shaped sections and wooden dowels or repurposed broom handles which you can paint or stain in any color you want.

28. Sawhorse Coffee Table from Scratch

Wire modern coffee table
You also want to set up a jig on the table saw to cut at 45-degree angles. What you’re basically looking to make here is two wood pieces for the top and bottom side of the table, plus two smaller ones that serve as sides. Make sure to sand the surfaces when you’re done.

29. Store a Cute Basket Underneath Your Coffee Table

Take a round piece of wood and screw four hairpin legs on its underside….it doesn’t really get any simpler than that. You’ll have a stylish coffee table in no time and you can choose to customize it if you want to. For example, you could spray paint the legs. You can find the instructions on deliacreates in case you need them.
Factory style coffee table with big casters

30. Add Geometric Designs And Patterns To Your Coffee Table

What Are the Different Table Styles?
Window table diy

31. A Factory Cart-Style Table

DIY Coffee Table Using a Salvaged Shutter
Ikea hack planter

32. A Cozy Farmhouse-Style Coffee Table

Crate wood coffee table
You know what else you could use to make a unique table top? Concrete. It’s more versatile than you think and it will give your new table a solid and sturdy look. Also, it’s nice that you can play with various different shapes that you might like. Complement the concrete top with a wooden base and a few metallic accents for a stylish industrial look. Check out imgur for more details.

33. A Wooden Coffee Table Made From a Stack of Boards

It usually takes two or three coats of this protective finish and remember to sand the surface between two coats and also after applying the last one.
Balustrade coffee table dIY

34. DIY Round Coffee Table

This is a nice look for a dining table but you could potentially adjust the design a bit if you want to apply the same design principles when building your coffee table. We like the storage shelf underneath the top and the solid wood legs. If you feel the same way, check out diymontreal for more info on this project.
Traditional wood coffee table design

35. Repurpose An Old Shutter Into A Table

Table Styles
This round coffee table from shanty-2-chic reminds us of those empty cable spools which by the way you can repurpose into furniture pieces for your outdoor deck or potentially a rustic interior. The symmetrical design is quite interesting.

36. A Wooden Planter Table

A thick wood coffee table is the perfect solution for anyone who is looking to add a substantial piece of furniture to their home. This industrial coffee table from Handmade Haven is ideal for a large living space and offers plenty of space to rest your glasses and ornaments on. Underneath the table, you’ll find plenty of space to store books and magazines, and it will be able to handle a good amount of weight due to its sturdy design.
Even if your coffee table doesn’t have any sort of drawers, shelves or secret storage options you can still keep a cute basket underneath if there’s room. This little table featured on cherishedbliss shows you how that might look like.

37. A Coffee Table Made From Six Wooden Boxes

Many of the DIY projects on our list today just use plain wood in their design. This white wood table from Charleston Crafted will really stand out in your home thanks to its white tabletop. You’ll find that white stained tables can fit in almost any color of room, making them a modern yet timeless solution for your living room. This is a really simple project that creates a stunning piece of furniture for your home. We love the geometric base that makes the perfect place to store a stack of magazines or a basket, as shown in this photo.
The coffee table would have to be one of the most versatile pieces of furniture one could make. It’s not just for the living room and it doesn’t always have to be rectangular.

38. DIY Outdoor Games Table

This DIY table has some built-in storage too. It’s not a hidden compartment but rather a very open space which gives the table a desk-like appearance. The mid-century modern design suits it beautifully and also makes this project super easy. The entire table was made from a single sheet of plywood. Check out the tutorial on youtube to find out more about it.
Hairpin leg side table

39. DIY Coffee Table with Additional Storage Compartments

A bunch of old fence boards were used here to make this amazing factory cart-style coffee table. The gray patina and the weathered look of the wood gives this table such a lovely and unique look. Casters were installed on the bottom and rope handles were added to the sides, making it super easy to move this table around. If you like what you see head over to addicted2decorating to find out all the details behind this project.
How to Build a Hairpin Modern Coffee Table

40. X Leg Wooden Coffee Table

A Distressed Coffee Table with Storage
What Are Most Coffee Tables Made Of?

41. DIY Live Edge Wood Slab Table

If you’re looking to give your table a little bit of extra charm, a cool idea could be to carve out a hole at the center and to put a planter inside. You can be sure your new Ikea Lack table will stand out. Use this as an accent piece or even as your main coffee table.
Give your new coffee table a marble top to make it look elegant and also to make cleaning easy. White Carrera marble always looks amazing and is also quite affordable too, not to mention that marble is timeless so you don’t have to worry about your new table going out of style. Check out the details on thestripedhouse.

42. DIY Modern Succulent Outdoor Coffee Table

Having a coffee table with some sort of integrated storage is always useful and that’s something you can take care of yourself if you’re building your own table from scratch. It doesn’t need to be a complicated project. This table for example has a side panel that folds down to reveal a hidden storage area inside. You could easily build something similar. Follow this tutorial on youtube and you’ll be done in no time.
Motorized Coffee Table with a Secret 4k Projector

43. An Imperfect Wooden Coffee Table

What Are Most Coffee Tables Made Of?
If not for those cool-looking metal casters this coffee table would actually look pretty conventional. This project from shanty-2-chic proves once again how important the little details are when designing anything.

44. A Mid-Century DIY Table

Having any kind of storage option built into the coffee table is very convenient, as proven by this cool little project featured on hertoolbelt. The table has these little wooden crates that fit perfect inside its frame and which can be used for storage or even as seats.
Tables are usually classified based on their type of the decor style they match.

45. A Tree Stump Coffee Table

Hidden storage is always cool and this coffee table shows us one way to make it work when you’re building your own furniture. The top of the table has hinges which allow the internal storage compartment to be accessed from two sides. They also give the table a distinguished rustic appearance. You can find the tutorial for this on shanty-2-chic.
PVC pipes side table

46. A Plywood and Reclaimed Board Coffee Table

A Large Round Wooden Coffee Table
When the wood filler is dry, sand the surface once again. Take a damp rag and use it to remove any sand dust from the top and interior of your coffee table.

47. Repurposed Wood Pillar Coffee Table

A coffee table is a multipurpose piece of furniture that can be used as a service station, an eating surface, a storage area for books and other items, and even as a footrest. Thus, with coffee tables ranging in height from 12 to 24 inches, it can be challenging to determine which one is ideal for your objectives. 
A tree stump coffee table is one of the easiest things you can make. There’s barely any work to be one, especially if you decide to go with a natural look. There are of course lots of ways in which you can customize such a table. You can seal it to preserve its original look but you can also paint it, install wheels or casters on it and even combine multiple colors and finishes to create interesting patterns and designs. Another cool idea is to combine several tree stump tables to create a set. Check out twelveonmain for more inspiring ideas.

48. An Outdoor Table Made From A Chicken Crate

Once you have finished your DIY coffee table, there is also the matter of decorating it properly. When it comes to DIY coffee table decorations, you’re pretty limited only by the size of the tabletop and your own imagination. Here are some tips:
Speaking of coffee tables made from repurposed materials, check out this unusual project from findinghomefarms. This outdoor table was made from a chicken crate. It has tons of character and it’s a great conversation starter. If you want to make something similar you just need to find yourself a chicken crate/ coop, clean it, attach a piece of plywood at the bottom, put some plexiglass on top and install casters if you want to be able to move it around easily.

49. Use an Old Window to Create a Table Top

There’s one area we haven’t explored yet: smart coffee tables. The term is pretty abstract and can refer to a lot of different features. In this particular case we’re talking about a motorized coffee table with a built-in pop-up outlet, a secret compartment and also a projector. On top of it all, the design is really cool is stylish. Be sure to check out the complete tutorial on youtube if you want to make this table yourself.
Repurposing an old shutter into a table top is not something many think of which is why we find this coffee table project from farmhousemade so interesting. The shutter basically divides the table top into several sections and that can actually work out pretty well in the end.

50. Factory Cart-Style Coffee Table

Put together 4 wooden crates to make a coffee table. It’s a very simple project which you can complete within minutes. Also, the crate table actually looks pretty nice and has these neat storage nooks on each side where you can keep books, magazines, and all sorts of things.
As mentioned previously, a big wood slice makes a great top for an accent table or in some cases even for a coffee table. What’s cool about this design is that each piece of wood is unique and thus each table is equally unusual and special. You can even go as far as to use a wood slice with visible cracks or cuts and other imperfections in order to give your table more character. Find out more about this project on craftifymylove.

51. A Coffee Table with Plenty of Storage Space for Games and Books

DIY Coffee Table
Part of being creative is finding new uses for certain items and that’s something you can definitely take advantage of when making your own coffee table from scratch. A cool idea comes from itsagrandvillelife. This table uses four wooden pillars as supports for its frame and it looks amazing.

52. A DIY Coffee Table With Open Storage

You want to use quality wood glue here and apply it on the edges of the wooden pieces, right on the 45-degree cuts. Make sure you put wood glue on both pieces of the miter joint and use clamps to hold all the pieces together. 
Reclaimed wood and casters coffee table

53. A Stylish Metal-Based Coffee Table

Speaking of interesting coffee table designs, we’re also excited to share with you this other cool project from instructables. This table is made of six wooden boxes arranged around a metal frame. It has a Minecraft-ish look and it’s easily something you can put it in a modern or a contemporary living room.
Coffee table height should ideally allow you to effortlessly rest objects on the surface while seated. Adding to the difficulty of selecting the ideal coffee table is the need to account for its length, as well as the position and size of the room’s seating.

54. A Smart Coffee Table with a Secret Compartment

Live edge coffee table DIY
Factory Cart-Style Coffee Table

55. A Large Round Wooden Coffee Table

We really like the pattern on the top of this DIY coffee table from uglyducklinghouse. As it turns out, it’s not difficult to replicate and you only need a piece of plywood and a bunch of reclaimed boards. The idea is to cut the plywood to the desires size and shape and then to cover it with boards placed on top of it at an angle. After some sanding and staining, everything will fuse together beautifully and you can install the hairpin legs to complete the table.
Cut the pieces of wood on your table saw. Cut one piece on each side to make sure the pieces are of the same width. Adjust the table saw and flip the board to make one final cut to ensure you have straight edges on both sides.

56. A Distressed Coffee Table with Storage

As cool-looking as this coffee table may be, finding live edge wood slab like that is not easy. At the same time, that means each table is unique since there are no two trees exactly alike. The hairpin legs balance out the design and give the table a sleek and lightweight appearance. Check out charlestoncrafted for more details on this.
Caradonna Coffee Table

57. A White Stained Circular Coffee Table

I sure wish I had a table like this when I was a kid. For some reason writing and drawing with chalk on furniture is oddly satisfying so you might as well embrace the idea. Building a chalkboard coffee table is easy and you can even choose to give an existing table a makeover rather than building something from scratch. It’s all on burlapandblue.
You can use a variety of different materials when building a coffee table. For example, you can even give your coffee table a tile top. Use a single large tile if possible to maintain a clean and simple look and a flat surface.

58. Pink Washed Plywood Coffee Table

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You can choose whether you want to keep the natural color of the wood or if you want to apply some wood stain to give it a different finish. Either way, you have to use a protective finish coat such as Polycrylic.

59. A Thick Wood DIY Coffee Table

Modern coffee table with terrarium
A DIY coffee table is one of the best ways in which you can customize a sitting area or a living room and that’s true for the outdoor areas as well. This table would be perfect for a deck or a patio area. It doubles as a large planter for succulents and has a transparent top which lets you see inside and admire the beautiful greenery. Check out snugglebuguniversity to find out how it was made.

60. A Coffee Table for Gamers

Sawhorse Coffee Table
Adding a little artistic touch to your DIY coffee table design is not that difficult. Geometric designs and patterns are easy to work with and to incorporate into just about any project. If you need some inspiration, check out this cool table from diyhuntress.

DIY Coffee Table – Conclusion

The trend of coffee tables with hairpin legs continues with this unique piece that features a solid live edge piece of wood as its top. We love the knots and all the imperfections in the wood. They give the table lots of character.
Which one of these sixty ideas are you most excited to try out first? All of these DIY coffee table plans will make a great project for a rainy weekend and will completely transform your living room.


Here’s another coffee table with hairpin legs but this time with a more slender and clean look. It has a practical storage shelf for things like magazines, remote controls, phones, and other such items.
For anyone who has children with lots of toys, you’ll love this distressed coffee table from Rogue Engineer. It has a huge storage space hidden within the table, which is ideal for hiding toys, LEGO, or books. It has a unique white and wood rustic design that will really stand out in any room while also keeping the space much tidier. We love how this idea suggests creating one drawer for the adults and one for the kids, offering everyone their own storage space in your new furniture creation.
What Are the Different Table Styles?
Rustic Coffee Table With Hairpin Legs

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