5 Inspiring DIY Coffee Tables

LHM March 8, 2017 0
5 Inspiring DIY Coffee Tables

5 Inspiring DIY Coffee Tables

Ah, the humble coffee table. They come in many shapes and sizes, woods and varnishes and always pair well with a sofa. But haven’t you noticed? There are either too many styles of table to choose from, or you can’t seem to find a nice one in your price range.

Sure, you could just go out and purchase a standard Nornäs coffee table from Ikea, but what if you feel a bit more creative and want to build your own instead? After all, it’s fun, original, and sure to be a conversation starter with whomever visits next!

Here are five DIY coffee tables that are sure to get you wanting to whip the tools out and build your own:

Crate Table

This awesome centre table is constructed of 4 separate crates placed on a wheeled bottom for ease of movement. The whole thing is nailed together, stained, and proudly positioned in the living room for all to use.

The best aspect of the crates is the fact you can fill the small cubby-holes with all kinds of ornaments and trinkets, or use it for storage!

Crate Table

Crate Table

Pipe Coffee Table

This industrial inspired coffee table features awesome metal pipework and a reclaimed wood top would look great in a modern, minimalist apartment.

With real character in the wood, those boards really contrast well with the dark, matte metal.

Pipe Coffee Table

Pipe Coffee Table

Vintage Trunk Table

Vintage décor is all the rage these days, and what better to repurpose than an old leather trunk, which could be found at any thrift market or antiques store.

The trunk still opens too, which means you could use it to store things that you use frequently when sitting down at the sofa, such as TV guides and yarn (if you’re into knitting that is).

Vintage Trunk Table

Vintage Trunk Table

The Plank Table

This table is one of the simplest, yet most pleasing and functional pieces of design we’ve found. Some may be put off by the irregular lengths of the planks at the end but that just adds to the charm. Stick some hairpin legs on it and you’ve got yourself an inspired piece of furniture!

Plank Coffee Table

Plank Coffee Table

Barrel Coffee Table

Straight out of the Jack Daniel’s distillery in Tennessee is this amazing whiskey cask coffee table, which is likely to have had a deep back story and is almost guaranteed to have contained whiskey at some point.

Barrel Coffee Table

Barrel Coffee Table

Even so, this functional piece of history would look amazing in the living room, den or even outside for al fresco hosting.

It’s not the easiest project for DIY, but if these tables don’t get your DIY juices flowing, nothing will!

If you liked these coffee tables, why not get some inspiration from some side tables too!