- 60 DIY Coffee Table Plans and Ideas with Form and Function
- 1. Birch Log
- 2. Pallet
- 3. Wooden Slab
- 4. Industrial
- 5. Rustic Rugid
- 6. Speedy and Stylish
- 7. Copper
- 8. Glass Top
- 9. Wood Pillars
- 10. Herb Garden
- 11. Factory Cart
- 12. Crate Storage
- 13. Antique
- 14. Geometric Art
- 15. Wheels and Ropes
- 16. Salvaged Shutter
- 17. Industrial Piping
- 18. Fireplace
- 20. Rustic X
- 21. Hairpin Tile
- 22. Glass Top
- 23. Danish
- 24. Coffee Stains
- 26. Outdoor Storage
- 27. Shadow Box
- 28. Chalkboard
- 29. Minimalistic
- 30. Retro
- 31. 100 Bucks
- 32. Salvaged Door
- 33. Upholstered
- 34. Tree Branch
- 35. Life Begins After Coffee
- 36. Rustic Trunk
- 37. No Sew Upholstered
- 38. Barn Wood Top
- 39. Chunky Farmhouse
- 40. Wire Spool
- 41. Tufted
- 42. Sculpted Table Legs
- 43. Milk Can
- 44. Clock Top
- 45. Basket Storage
- 46. Rustic Industrial
- 47. Coffee Table or Bench
- 48. Library Cart
- 49. Industrial Charm
- 50. 2 x 4s
- 51. Slat wood
- 52. Y Truss
- 55. Pull-Out Games Table
- 56. Mid-Century
- 57. Concrete Pavers
- 58. Rolling Storage
- 59. Terrarium
- 60. Acrylic Top Storage
- 21 Free Plans to Help You Build a Coffee Table
60 DIY Coffee Table Plans and Ideas with Form and Function
Looking for a furniture-making project for the weekend? Missing something in your den? Your living room might need a bit of an update and that old out-of-date coffee table has got to go!
Building your own coffee table is rewarding and fun! There are so many DIY coffee table projects out there that will walk you through the process step-by-step. You might feel that building a coffee table is something only professional woodworkers can do, but it’s not true! Anyone can get it done with a bit of effort, patience and don’t forget to smile!
Whether you need something to match your farmhouse design or something simple and minimalistic there’s a DIY project here for you. So let’s take a look at 60 DIY coffee tables with form and function.
1. Birch Log
Create a natural-looking coffee table that is unique, interesting and will grab the attention of your guests.
Another pallet project for you! Turn a recycled pallet into a modern and functional coffee table that includes wheels for easy mobility!
3. Wooden Slab
Polish up a beautiful slab of wood, add some retro hairpin legs and voila! A gorgeous statement piece that will add style to your living room!
A large and in charge coffee table that has a cool and stylish industrial feeling to it. A beautiful wooden plank tops the pine bass.
5. Rustic Rugid
A great coffee table that you don’t have to worry about the kids ruining! It’s fun, functional and easy to make!
6. Speedy and Stylish
This coffee table is quick to make, looks great and will serve you well! It has a beautiful tile top and a minimal wood bass.
Copper is a beautiful material with a lovely shine that will accent the colors in your wooden slab top.
8. Glass Top
Another pallet coffee table with wheels, but this one has the addition of a glass top for easier clean-up and a different look.
9. Wood Pillars
A chunkier coffee table this could cost you more than a thousand dollars bought new! That’s why you should DIY!
10. Herb Garden
Such a clever idea! Keep your herbs close at hand for easy picking so you can decorate your mojitos and spice up your life!
11. Factory Cart
Factory cart tables can be expensive, which is why you should consider making your own! You’ll be so proud of the result!
12. Crate Storage
The drawers in this DIY coffee table are made old storage crates! Reuse and recycle while staying stylish!
This charming antique table is an appealing build due to its antique look and practical use! The drawers have a space for labeling them and uses old pull ring hardware.
14. Geometric Art
Okay, your friends may never believe you when you tell them you built this gorgeous coffee table yourself so I suggest taking photos along the way!
15. Wheels and Ropes
Another factory cart coffee table design! This one includes nautical rope handles so you can easily move the table where you’d !
16. Salvaged Shutter
Salvage that old shutter from the thrift store or from your neighbor’s trash and turn it into a chic and original DIY coffee table!
17. Industrial Piping
Check out this stylish and cool DIY coffee table that you can make industrial piping and a wooden slab top!
A little bit more of an advanced project but if you have the ability to build this beauty then do it! It will be your new favorite furniture piece!
No welding needed to complete this minimalistic coffee table project. A lovely aluminum bass and a wood slab top!
20. Rustic X
A great farmhouse coffee table that will serve you well for years to come! A charming design and a fun project.
21. Hairpin Tile
This coffee table has retro hairpin legs and a gorgeous tiled top! It would look perfect on the front porch or the backyard patio!
22. Glass Top
A coffee table can be as simple as a glass slab placed on top of four wooden boxes! No carpentry skills needed for this one.
The Danish have got style and this Danish-inspired DIY coffee table will represent how much in your living room!
24. Coffee Stains
Stop worrying about making a coffee stain on your coffee table, instead, make it part of the design! A cute way to decorate your DIY coffee table.
Keep your living room clean and tidy by tucking away your board games, magazines, remote controls or whatever else you have laying around!
26. Outdoor Storage
Have a place to store your outdoor patio furniture in case it rains or it’s getting a little too windy! This rustic coffee table is perfect!
27. Shadow Box
Are you a collector? Show off that rock collection, stamp collection or your abundance of seashells in a vintage shadowbox coffee table!
Your kids will never get bored waiting for their afternoon snack while they are doodling on the coffee table!
A very minimalistic design that will do its job by holding your coffee but not get in the way. It’s lightweight and looks great.
I am absolutely in love with this retro-chic DIY coffee table that has a unique shape and a gorgeous wooden table top!
31. 100 Bucks
This gorgeous and classy coffee table could cost you as little as 100 bucks to make! Can you believe it?
32. Salvaged Door
Turn a salvaged door into something useful again by chopping, painting and putting it back together into a coffee table!
You can upholster an old coffee table or one that you’ve built to blend in with the furniture and to give it a pretty look!
34. Tree Branch
Although it looks a whole collection of twigs and branches that you found outside it’s actually just stuck onto a wooden box!
35. Life Begins After Coffee
Add a funny or inspiring quote to your DIY coffee table so you can start your day off right. For example “life begins after coffee”!
36. Rustic Trunk
This coffee table looks you bought it at an antique shop or got lucky at a garage sale. However, you can proudly admit that you built it yourself!
37. No Sew Upholstered
You don’t need to get out the needle and thread to complete this project! Upholster your coffee table without any sewing!
38. Barn Wood Top
Start collecting your old barn wood so you can create a rustic and chic coffee table to complete your living room makeover!
39. Chunky Farmhouse
A chunkier type of coffee table with a beautiful farmhouse look. X accents on the side and lovely wooden slab on top. This should go very well with your farmhouse style dining table.
40. Wire Spool
An old wire spool can become a new functional coffee table! Adding wheels makes it easily movable!
A beautiful fabric tufted ottoman can become a stylish and useful coffee table with a bit of effort and some creativity.
42. Sculpted Table Legs
This DIY coffee table is made by using pallet wood to form the table and painting pre-made table legs a bright color as a base!
43. Milk Can
Search the local thrift store for a unique vintage piece that you can use as a table base, an old milk can!
44. Clock Top
You can make this coffee table? You bet you can! With a bit of effort and some patience, you’ll be admiring your new coffee table in no time!
45. Basket Storage
A chunky farmhouse DIY coffee table with a space underneath for storage baskets to keep your living room clean and tidy.
46. Rustic Industrial
Another rustic DIY coffee table that combines cool steel with warm wood to form an eye-catching and impressive table.
47. Coffee Table or Bench
A coffee table the doubles as a bench in case you have a lot of unexpected guests visiting! Shabby chic and pretty too!
48. Library Cart
This build is so awesome and will completely impress your friends when you tell them you built it yourself!
49. Industrial Charm
Charm (and impress) your guests with this industrial-style DIY coffee table while also adding a nice place to rest your coffee cup!
50. 2 x 4s
A natural look by leaving 2×4’s as they are. This cool modern DIY coffee table will be a stylish addition to your living room.
51. Slat wood
Modern and chic with form and function, a great DIY coffee table project to tackle this weekend with the hubby or the bestie!
52. Y Truss
A different looking table that could serve well as a coffee table or kids dining table! Paint it a beautiful color or leave the natural wood look.
It would be amazing to have a living coffee table but it could make things a little messy… Get the same look with faux plants!
Need an extra table for your outdoor living space? This modern wooden and metal coffee table is a fun project!
55. Pull-Out Games Table
Are you a puzzle master or obsessed with board games? This is the ultimate coffee table for storing all your cards, crafts and coloring!
You can build this mid-century coffee table for under 100 dollars! Can you believe it? Just a bit of effort and patience is all it takes.
57. Concrete Pavers
A wonderful outdoor coffee table for your front porch or patio that uses a wooden base and concrete pavers as the table top.
58. Rolling Storage
This coffee table is one for the books! It’s not only a stylish coffee table for the adults, a perfect play table for the kids but also a storage unit for their toys!
I am absolutely in love with this hip and adorable coffee table that has a terrarium integrated into the middle and light hairpin legs.
60. Acrylic Top Storage
Store your magazines in sight and show off your stamp collection while also creating counter space in your living room.
Are you impressed? I know I am!
Designing and making a coffee table can be a complicated yet cool experience, and depending on which DIY coffee table idea you pick, it could also be a quick and easy project! Decide what you’re looking for for your home, and pick your perfect DIY coffee table here!
We saw simple and minimalistic coffee tables, abstract and interesting ones, rustic and charming tables and even kid-friendly ones! Take a look at your living room and try to imagine what kind of coffee table would fit. Maybe one with extra storage? Maybe something that’s lightweight and easily movable?
Now all you have to do is choose!
21 Free Plans to Help You Build a Coffee Table
Here's a rustic coffee table plan that is built solid wood and looks great with any style of decor you have.
This free coffee table plan includes a materials and tools list, cut list, instructions, diagrams, and photos submitted by users who have built this coffee table.
Your friends and family are going to be so impressed when they see this factory cart coffee table in your living room. And even more so when they find out that you built it. This also would make a great entertainment center for your television.
Color photos and building directions will take you through creating this coffee table for your home.
Ana White has come up with another fantastic free coffee table plan that will build you a beautiful rustic coffee table that is a breeze to build. It even has a bookshelf on the bottom that you can use for just about anything.
You'll find diagrams, building directions, photos, and more all included in this free coffee table plan.
If you're looking for more storage in your home, and who isn't, you're going to want to take a look at this free coffee table plan that includes two crates that slip inside. You could store all kinds of items in there, they can even act as a toy box.
You can download complete blueprints for this project that includes everything you need to build it.
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Lowe's has a free coffee table plan that will result in a display top coffee table so you can show off decorations or keepsakes.
The coffee table plan comes complete with project diagrams, a cutting list, instructions, and photos.
Here's a great looking coffee table plan that will build you a sturdy table that would look good in a rustic or contemporary home.
Everything you need is here – a cut list, material list, tool list, and step-by-step directions. You'll have this coffee table built in just 4 hours for a cost less than $50.
- Rogue Engineer
Here's a free plan for a sawhorse coffee table that can fit almost any style depending on the wood and finishes you choose.
There's a required tools list, materials list, diagrams, color photos, building instructions, and lots of finishing tips.
More Home has a free coffee table plan available that builds a 3-drawer coffee table inspired by the Rhys Coffee Table from Pottery Barn.
If you love this free coffee table plan, you're in luck because there are also plans here for a matching end table and console.
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Here's another knock-off free coffee table plan inspired by Pottery Barn's Benchright Coffee Table.
You'll save hundreds of dollars and have a great time building this stunning coffee table from easy to use plans.
Cherished Bliss has a free coffee table plan that would fit perfectly in a modern, rustic, or farmhouse style home.
It is a great plan for a beginner and includes a supply list, cut list, diagrams, instructions, and color photos. Finishing instructions are included as well.
DIY Huntress has designed a free coffee table plan that's truly a piece of art. It has a geometric design that really pops.
Hairpin legs hold the table up, making it a quick project to complete.
Sincerely, Marie Designs made this DIY coffee table plan for Build Something and those fans of modern farmhouse decor won't want to miss it. It's a two-toned table that's square, so it fits great in front of a sectional.
You'll find a tools list, materials list, parts, and cut list, step-by-step building instructions, and diagrams all included in the plan.
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Little Glass Jar has designed this faux Industrial style coffee table that's built all from wood and uses two different colors of stain to give it a metal look. The best part is that it cost under $75 for the supplies to build it.
There's a supply list, written directions, and detailed color photos so you can make this coffee table too.
If you are looking for a truly simple coffee table plan, you'll want to download this free plan from Paper & Stitch.
The finished product will result in a modern looking coffee table that can be rolled wherever you need it.
Here's a free coffee table plan for a truly rustic coffee table complete with wheels and a rope handles on the side.
The step-by-step instructions along with color pictures will help you build this coffee table in a day or two.
This free coffee table plan to build a beautiful mahogany coffee table inspired by Scandinavian design.
The PDF download of this free coffee table plan includes everything you need to get this coffee table built and ready to use in your home.
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Over at Rockler, you'll find a free coffee table plan for a mission-style table in the Arts & Crafts tradition.
Photos, diagrams, and instructions will help you build this coffee table.
- Canadian Home Workshop
If you are a fan of mission style furniture, then this free coffee table plan may be just what you're looking for.
The free coffee table plan comes complete with instructions, a tool list, and materials list, blueprints, and user comments.
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If you're small on space, then this small oak contrast coffee table plan might work well for you.
The free coffee table plan includes photos, diagrams, and step-by-step building instructions.
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Workbench Magazine has a free coffee table plan available as a PDF download that includes diagrams and instructions.
The finished result will get you this coffee table that has tons of room for baskets or ottomans below.
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Here's a no-fuss coffee table plan that will build you a simple rectangle coffee table 2 ft. by 4 ft.
You'll find blueprints, cutting list, tools list, and all the instructions you need in this free coffee table plan.