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How To Build A Sofa Table To Save Space

If you’ve never seen a sofa table before then you are about to discover something that’s very useful indeed! Usually, sofa tables are a long, thin table that fits perfectly right behind your couch, sometimes filling the space between its back and the wall or perhaps just visually finishing up the space division and giving you an extra spot to put things, depending on how you’ve got your seating laid out. Of course, decent sofa tables can be found in most home stores, but we’d always rather make something ourselves if we can.

That’s how we found ourselves scouring the Internet for DIY sofa table tutorials of all different kinds! Just in case you love the idea of leaning how to make one of your own as well, here are 15 of the very best ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance!

1. Simple $30 DIY sofa table

Simple $30 diy sofa table

Are you actually quite new to the table building and woodworking game so you’re looking for something both simple and affordable, just to make sure it all works out easily? In that case, we think you’ll really appreciate the way Hometalk outlines this nice, basic wooden sofa table very accessibly and even shows you how they got all the materials and supplies for just $30.

2. Affordable stained wood sofa table

Affordable stained wood sofa table

Maybe you’re feeling very intrigued indeed by the idea of making a simple wooden framed sofa table, but you’re just not sure that the dual coloured style of the first one we showed you is quite up your alley? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Jenna Sue Design made this thinner, darkly stained wood table for around the same price.

3. Farmhouse sofa table

Farmhouse sofa table

If you’re going to put in the time and effort it takes to make yourself a DIY sofa table from scratch, would you rather make one that has a clear style or aesthetic to it? In that case, if you’ve ever been a lover of farmhouse chic decor, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Fix This Build That created this lovely wooden sofa table with a barn roof inspired brace in the centre of the legs.

4. Painted reclaimed wood sofa table

Painted reclaimed wood sofa table

Are you actually hoping to get even more minimalist in your look than the ideas you’ve seen so far, and maybe you’d even be willing to mix materials for that perfect balance of rustic and industrial chic? In that case, we think you simply must take a look at the way City Farmhouse made this little sofa table with reclaimed wood and metal legs with their feet block painted.

5. Scroll legged console table

Scroll legged console table

While you’re absolutely interested in working with wood when it comes to making your sofa table, are you convinced that you’d actually get along much better with a slightly more ornate aesthetic, since it would suit the rest of your decor a little more effectively? Then we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Her Tool Belt used moulded scroll pieces as the front legs and chose an off grey colour that makes the whole piece look vintage rather than newly made!

6. Mini side sofa table

Mini side sofe table

When we said the words “sofa table”, did your mind immediately wander to those little movable side sofa tables that are great for things like setting a drink on at the farthest point of a sectional where the person sitting there might not be able to reach the coffee table? Well, that’s a perfectly useful thing to want to learn how to make as well! Luckily for all of us, Heather’s Handmade Life is here to outline how it’s done.

7. Milk painted industrial farmhouse console table

Milk painted industrial farmhouse console table

Did we actually really catch your attention when we started talking about DIY tables that meet somewhere between industrial and farmhouse? Then we think you might get along quite well with the way Garden Hill Country made their base from reclaimed wood and their top from a slab of polished concrete! The milk painting on the wood gives it that slightly cracker but fashionably weathered look that vintage furniture often develops over time.

8. High, extra thin sofa table for $25

High, extra thin sofa table for $25

Perhaps you don’t actually have very much space to work with behind your sofa at all because it sits quite close to the wall, but you’re still intent on creating an additional surface to set things on back there because your place is small and you’re strapped for room when it comes to things like side tables? In that case, this extra tall and extra thin design outlined step by step on Always Never Done might be the perfect solution! They even show you how to do it without spending more than $25, which is a great bonus.

9. Wooden sofa table with an outlet

Wooden sofa table with an outlet

Just in case you’re totally decided on the fact that you’d love to build a thin table for the space between the back of your couch and the wall but you don’t want to totally cut off access to the already-hard-to-reach plug in that space, here’s an awesomely innovative but still rustic looking design from Turtles and Tails that teaches you how to make a wooden sofa table complete with its own far more reachable electrical outlet!

10. Coffee table style sofa table with drawers

Coffee table style sofa table with drawers

Are you actually looking for the slightly larger kind of sofa table that sits along the back of your couch in place of a wall, rather than against one, helping to delineate the areas of your room a little more? Then perhaps you’ve got the room to place with extra features like drawers! That’s precisely what Dorsey Designs did here when they built this sofa table that’s built to resemble the shape of a coffee table with its own lower shelf.

11. Sofa table with top lifting storage and end shelves

Sofa table with top lifitng storage and end shelves

If you’re going to put a whole extra piece of furniture in your living room, would you very much prefer to make sure it offers some kind of storage value? Well, that’s the beauty of making things yourself; you can customize the features that you didn’t see on the ones in the store but that you really need. We love the way Cathy Green Interiors outlines the steps for making a sofa table that not only has book sized cubby shelves on the ends, but that also has hidden inner storage if you lift the top.

12. Rustic X-frame sofa table

Rustic x frame sofa table

Have we still got you thinking about the idea of making yourself a farmhouse chic sofa table with a simply rustic wooden aesthetic, but you’d prefer it to look even more stripped down and reclaimed than what you’ve seen so far? In that case, we have a feeling you’re going to love the way Remodelaholic made this wonderful X-frame table that truly looks like it was taken from an old farmhouse.

13. DIY salvage sofa table

Diy salvage sofa table

Have you actually always been a huge fan of salvage furniture, especially if it’s styled so that the variance in pieces and the finish of it actually looks the part? Well, we’re pleased to let you know that A Diamond in The Stuff is right there on the same wavelength as you. Check out their tutorial to see how simply this salvaged sofa table was built!

14. Reclaimed wood French country inspired sofa table

Reclaimed wood french country inspired sofa table

Perhaps you do love that sort of rustic vintage aesthetic we’ve been talking a lot about but you’re just not sure that you want to go full on reclaimed in your specific styling? In that case, maybe a countryside inspired, slightly weathered chic is more than angle you should go in! Take a better look at Picklee to see what we mean in more detail.

15. Mod hair pin leg sofa table

Mod hair pin leg sofa table

Maybe your desired version of rustic meets industrial has a bit more of a mod spin on it than what you’re seen so far? In that case, we have a feeling you’ll appreciate the way Superette made this lovely hairpin leg style wooden sofa table very much indeed! Their instructions are as clean and concise as their finished product looks.

Do you know a fellow avid home crafter or DIY enthusiast who has long been hoping to make their very own homemade sofa table but who could definitely use a little bit of information and guidance along the way? Share this post with them so they have all kinds of options and help!