When it comes to making our own furniture pieces, we’ll admit that there are certain kinds of furnishings that we totally play favourites with. For example, we’ve always enjoyed making tables. Coffee tables and side tables are especially enjoyable because they’re small enough to feel manageable even though we still get to feel the accomplishment of having created an entire piece of furniture in the end. Recently, however, we’ve been thinking about how much nicer a rounded table would look in our living room and, since we’re feeling pretty open to a challenge, we’re determined to find a tutorial that will help us make one ourselves.
1. Rounded wooden coffee table with a rounded base
Are you just as big a fan of some good old fashioned wooden symmetry as we are? In that case, we have a feeling you’ll get along quite swimmingly indeed with the way this tutorial from Shanty 2 Chic clearly outlines the process for making a rounded woodem coffee table that has a matching rounded wooden base!
2. Round wooden coffee table with metal braced cross legs
Perhaps you’re actually convinced that making a rounded wooden table top and a rounded base that matches inch for inch is a little too much work for you and you’d rather keep the legs and base of your table a little more simple? Well, just to keep things equally solid without using the extra wood, here’s a tutorial from James Costiglio that teaches you how to make a rounded top coffee table with crossed legs. We really appreciate the way they braced the legs with metal brackets for a little extra solidity.
3. Shining top, mod looking rounded coffee table
What if you really liked the idea of a rounded topped coffee table and a cross braced set of legs but you’re looking for something in a slightly bigger size that is a little more modern looking in its style than what we just showed you above? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at the way djubar1975 made this one with a glossed top!
4. Rounded industrial coffee table
Just in case your home has a slightly more industrial chic influenced aesthetic, here’s another tutorial for your consideration! This time, you’ll find A Diamond in The Stuff teaching you how to make a stained wooden table top with that rounded shape you love so much, but with cross braced legs made from metal piping instead of more wood. We love the way the two pieces of the table contrast with each other.
5. Rounded painted plywood coffee table
Perhaps your favourite kinds of home projects and DIY tutorials are those that use cheaper, clearly upcycled materials to create stunningly useful new things that you actually needed around your home? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at the way The Merry Thought made this lovely rounded and painted table from simple plywood.
6. Dining table to a rounded rustic coffee table
Speaking of upcycling, have you ever thought about how easy it would be to simply alter the height of a dining table in order to turn it into a coffee table, so long as it already has that rounded shape you like so much? Well, just in case you haven’t but we’ve got your attention now, here’s a tutorial from Liz Marie that teaches you how to do precisely that in just a few simple steps.
7. Light weight, upside down wire basket rounded table
Perhaps you’ve got a fair idea of what kind of rounded coffee table top you’d like best so far but you simply haven’t seen any table legs or bases that you really think have suited the unique style you’re going for? Then perhaps you’ll get a kick out of the way Apartment Therapy got very crafty indeed with their table and made the base from a cool geometrically patterned copper wire waste basket flipped upside down!
8. DIY Danish modern coffee table
Just in case you’re slightly more experienced in the woodworking department than the average crafting enthusiast and you happen to be a bit of a design and decor buff, here’s a fantastic table tutorial from Francois et Moi that teaches you how to make a rounded coffee table that’s inspired by Danish minimalist decor. We love how modern and smooth the finished piece is!
9. Simple DIY rounded coffee table with straight legs
Just in case you really are feeling intent on making yourself a DIY rounded coffee table but you’re just not sure you want to also take on the challenge of building it with any of the different fancy legs or bases that most of the designs we’ve shown you so far have featured, here’s a wonderful tutorial from The Merry Thought that will help you make it happen nice and simply, with just a rounded top and easy, straight legs that won’t give you any hassle. This is a pretty good tutorial for beginners!
10. DIY rounded farmhouse coffee table
Were you actually a huge fan of the style of table you saw in the dining room table upcycling project we showed you a little higher on our list but you’re just not sure you’ll be able to find a pre-made table to alter? Perhaps you’re actually just intent on making your table from scratch and you love the pedestal base you saw on that design. In either case, we think you’ll be very pleased indeed to see how this farmhouse inspired coffee table from My Life on Kaydeross Creek was completed.
11. DIY hairpin leg coffee table
When we started talking about concepts like “modern”, “industrial”, and “minimalist”, did you actually have a slightly different aesthetic pop into your mind that you’ve been scrolling through our list and hoping to run into? Well, based on that description, we’d be willing to bet that it’s a classic hairpin leg you’re looking for. That’s why we simply knew we had to include this rounded top and hairpin leg DIY coffee table tutorial from Yellow Brick Home on our list!
12. Rounded X-carve design top coffee table
Perhaps you’re actually feeling quit confident indeed in your DIY woodworking skills so you have no doubt you’ll be able to make yourself a rounded table but you’d really like to learn a new technique when it comes to adding some kind of decorative detail to it? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at the way Instructables used X-carve strategies to make the stunning engraved tabletop design you see above!
13. Basic tiered rounded coffee table for beginners
Just in case you’re actually still thinking about the very first idea we showed you that had both a rounded top and a rounded base but you can’t help wondering whether there might be an easier way to make it happen since you’re a beginner at making furniture, here’s a shockingly simple tutorial from 3×3 Custom that will help you make precisely that!
14. Pedestal leg rounded coffee table
We’ve already shown you one tutorial that will help you make a rounded coffee table with a pedestal leg from a pre-existing table and one that will help you make a table in that design completely from scratch, but what if your skills lie somewhere in the middle of what’s required for each of those? Then we think you simply must take a look at the way Ordinary Days made their version and outlined their process in awesome detail!
15. Rounded, X-base farmhouse coffee table
Rounded coffee tables with X-base legs are quite a classic indeed but we know there are countless ways to make them happen in similar manners out there, and choosing which one is best for you can be hard. That’s why we wanted to include as many as possible on our list; just to give you a well-rounded group of options to pick from! Here’s one last awesome X-base style rounded coffee table tutorial from Molly’s Marketplace before we sign off.
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