If anyone asked me what the most frequently used piece of furniture is in my home, I would have to say that it is my coffee table. As a landing pad for books, remotes, keys, knickknacks, tissues, food, drinks, and about a million other things, I practically live off of that table! But what happens when your beloved coffee table needs to be replaced or upgraded? Here are 12 ideas for beautiful DIY coffee tables.
The Rustic Look
One of the current trends in DIY coffee tables is the rustic, worn look of reclaimed wood and industrial hardware. Our first stunning DIY table gives us all of that and more! Created by Dan Faires of HGTV’s online video series DanMade, this table requires only four pieces of reclaimed wood, a few nails, brackets, some sanding, and four casters. In a few simple steps, that basic list is turned into a gorgeous rustic coffee table.
Another creative take on the rustic coffee table is this fun wine crate table made by DIY Vintage Chic. Created with crates purchased from the craft store, some vintage wine labels transferred onto the wood, a bit of handmade tea stain, and a few casters on a solid base, this unique table is certainly a beautiful conversation starter.
Built entirely from scratch, our next DIY coffee table by Ana White and The Friendly Home is absolutely breathtaking with its rustic hardware and grey weathered finish. This large, sturdy table is certainly meant to be lived on and enjoyed!
The Modern Look
Rustic not really your style? If you are looking for a sleek, modern coffee table, there are DIY ideas out there for you as well! Our next DIY coffee table, handmade by Adventures In Creating, uses welded steel tubing for the frame and stained wood for the table tops. Inspired by an Anthropologie table with a much higher price tag, this pair of DIY nesting tables will only cost you about $100 to make!
If you fall in love with mid-century modern furniture, then this next table is for you. With its stunning hairpin legs, this simple, elegant coffee table from This Old House is a pretty serious piece of eye-candy!
Our next DIY table is perfect for a modern, industrial style home (I’m talking to you lucky loft owners!). Perfect in pairs in order to create a flexible entertaining space, these coffee tables are made with plated slotted angles and a bit of plywood. The project was developed by Lowes and would cost under $100 to complete.