You need a new coffee table, but you haven’t found one yet that suits your style. Stop scouring the department stores. Don’t bother stopping at yet another tag sale. Your search is finally over because you’re going to make the coffee table of your dreams all by yourself.
The internet is full of amazingly creative and innovative ways to put together a coffee table. And you don’t have to be a carpenter to pull off some of these designs! Here are 12 of our favorite DIY coffee table ideas.
Wine Crate Coffee Table
All you need is some wine crates, a few nails, and a coat or two of shellac to create this classy-looking coffee table. Not only does this give you a coffee table, but it also gives you additional storage. Here are more details on how to make it.
Chicken Crate Coffee Table
What used to be an old smelly chicken coop is now a stunning coffee table that you’ll never see in a department store. Learn how Finding Home Farms made the transformation here.
Take some legs from an old table or stool and nail them to a piece of luggage for a funky looking table with some extra storage. You can modernize your piece by painting the legs and or luggage with a pop of color.
Rolling Reclaimed Wood Table
With a few nails and some casters, you can turn some reclaimed wood into a gorgeous table.
Window Coffee Table
You can have your coffee table books on display but out of the way with this clever design. You can find the tutorial on Upcycle that here.
Cable Spool Coffee Table
This coffee table doubles as a book shelf and is twice as cute. Learn how to make it here.
Herb Garden Coffee Table
Bring some life into your living room with this herb garden coffee table hybrid. A Beautiful Mess has the tutorial here.
Door Coffee Table
If you haven’t noticed yet, you can pretty much make a coffee table out of anything. Doors, like this one, included.
Tree Slice Table
Bring a piece of nature into your home with a tree slice and some skinny legs or caster wheels. You can find the tutorial here.
Wire Trash Bin
Get a wire trash bin and flip it over. Boom… coffee table.
Mirror tables can get expensive, but not if you make it yourself. Here‘s how.
Wooden Pallet Coffee Table
There are lots of different ways you can use wooden pallets to create a coffee table. You’ll find 18 ways here.
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