8 Creative DIY Coffee Tables

Last updated on October 17, 2019 | Written by | DIY Home

Are you a DIY aficionado? Or are you looking to do your first ever artistic project? If it’s a coffee table you have in mind, we’ve got you covered.

We’ve done the searching for you and have found the eight best DIY coffee table projects out there. Unique, yet simple, these coffee table ideas not only showcase your creative talent but also add personality to your living room. Read on, and choose your favorite!

1. Old Window Coffee Table

Photo Old Glory Vintage

Head to your local flea market and buy an old window to build this trendy table. Distressed windows are easy to find and a bargain, too. Add two hinges, choose a sleek handle, and attach to a box for a stylish, functional piece of furniture. Give your favorite books and magazines a home inside and then curl up on the couch with a cup of java.

2. Rustic Pallet Coffee Table

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Drive by any industrial area, and you will often see wooden pallets beside the road for the taking. Put these fabulous finds to good use by repurposing them into a simple, yet homey piece to suit a casual room. We like the cool blend of colors. Imagine putting your feet up here after a long day at the office.

3. Glass Top Coffee Table

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This table is bound to inspire the DIYer new to the scene. Purchase a clear glass top to suit the size you are looking for and either build the wooden blocks underneath, or add your own unique twist. Think antique butter crates, or give the table glam by using sturdy, vintage hat boxes.

4. Stump Coffee Table

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This project will be a conversation starter when you have guests over. You may be sad that you are losing that big, old oak tree in your backyard, but you can preserve some of nature’s beauty right inside your home. Highlight the natural grain of the tree by covering it with a light finish that allows the aged wood to show through. Then, enjoy for years to come.

5. Distressed Door Table

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Take a road trip and comb the antique stores in your area, or perhaps dig through your attic for a distressed door. You may want to freshen up the finish, but for true old farmhouse form, keep the table looking rustic and worn. Use sections of the door for the side pieces and put your personality on the bottom shelf design by choosing pine, paneling, or even another door.

6. Chalkboard Coffee Table

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We think this DIY project is a standout idea that deserves to be made. Decorate your favorite flea market find with chalk paint and add a classic handle or two for style. Let the kids draw on the table as part of their daily playtime and when entertaining, further showcase your creativity with a sketch or two of your own.

7. Sleek Hairpin Leg Coffee Table

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Some of us like the super sleek and modern look when it comes to our living rooms, keeping all the lines clean and contemporary. This easy to make table can be fabricated in a snap and at a budget price, too. Hairpin legs can be found at home renovation stores. While you are there, choose the wood and stain that catches your eye. Give this table a luxurious finish that you will be happy with for years to come.

8. Bottle Top Coffee Table

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If you are looking for a table that can withstand the elements, this one fits the bill. Not only is it a colorful way to dress up your patio, but this DIY project is also economical, original and allows you to put your personal stamp on it. Choose your type of bottle cap, draw up your own design, and make it a striking personal piece that will have your friends asking, “Can you make me one?”