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15 Awesome DIY Side Table Ideas

When it comes to DIY furniture, we often find ourselves hesitating. Sure, we’re crafty, but we’re not necessarily super experience in things like wood working, welding, or other very handy skills that you’d think of something like furniture building as requiring. Even so, we’re still usually tempted to look into making out own furniture pieces because we’re resourceful DIY enthusiasts and we don’t often back down from a challenge. That’s why we’re glad there are so many helpful tutorials outlining so many incredibly creative small furniture pieces on the Internet! So, what’s the piece we’ve been looking forward to challenging ourselves with lately, you ask? Well, we could really use a new side table and perhaps a new bedside table stand, and we’re convinced that we can make them ourselves!

Just in case you’re as intent on learning how to make your own furniture as we are, here are 15 of the coolest side table tutorials and ideas we’ve come across in our search so far.

1. DIY wire side table

Diy wire side table

Have you ever had a folding and unfolding wire shelf or laundry rack in your house and, as you were setting it up or putting it away, have you ever looked at how it folds and thought about how many other shapes and things it could be made into? Maybe it’s just us with the wandering minds, but we’ve actually had those thoughts often, so imagine how excited we were when we came across this awesome folding wire rack table from Lowes! Their tutorial shows you how to make a dual standing base from folded and zip tied wire racks, as well as how to add a smooth plastic top so you can set things on the table without them tipping or falling through.

2. Simple wooden side table

Simple wooden side table

Perhaps you actually do have a little bit of experience basic handy work and maybe even wood work so you’re not totally opposed to the idea of making your own wooden side table from scratch, but you’d also still like to keep it basic just to make sure it’s actually a feasible project for you? In that case, we definitely think you should take a look at this awesome wooden side table from Not Just a  Housewife! Their tutorial is step by step and simple so you’ll have a simple enough time following along, but once you’ve got a cheerful coat of paint on there too, you’ll feel very accomplished indeed.

3. DIY vintage record side table

Diy vintage record side table

If you’re going to make your own custom furniture pieces, would you rather make something awesome and personalized to reflect the things you love, right there in your living space? Well, if you’re a music lover and a fan of creative vintage aesthetics, then we have a feeling we’ve found just the project for you! Check out how The Flourishing Abode used a wire plant stand and an old record to create a beautiful, old fashioned looking side table that will instantly amp up the style in the whole space. It’s even flat and sturdy enough to set your coffee on!

4. DIY step-up side table

Diy step up side table

Does your current home decor for the room you need a table in actually reflect a more modernized, sort of geometrically influenced aesthetic rather than a homemade DIY or vintage one? Well, just because your central goal isn’t actually to make a piece that looks explicitly DIY doesn’t mean you can’t still make a custom piece yourself! For a mod space, we quite enjoy the look of this step-up style side table with multiple shelves at different heights. We even love the idea of painting it a really bright colour so it pops out from the rest of the decor like a statement piece! See how this one was made in more detail on Ana White.