The coffee table is a great functional statement piece in living room decor! Whatever your personal style, there’s a coffee table out there for you! It’s the perfect real estate to showcase who you are and a small enough space to go as wild as you like. And building your own coffee table is just as easy as clicking ‘buy’ and often more budget-friendly too.
Eager to learn how you can make a DIY coffee table? Scour second hand stores for discarded items like old doors or large wooden spools. Many of our creative Hometalk contributors reused old wood pieces, leftover fence posts or pallets salvaged from a big box store to make their DIY coffee tables, all in styles reflective of their unique personal tastes. And they often spent $100 or less for a custom piece of furniture and many of them were beginners to the art of woodworking!
So pull out your tools and gather your lumber! Here are 11 of the best low-budget high-style DIY coffee tables from farmhouse to industrial to pallets and crates.
Farmhouse Coffee Table from Wooden Crates
Coffee tables can be expensive but Hometalker Tara used wooden crates purchased - with a coupon - at her local craft store to make a farmhouse-inspired coffee table. Thanks to a rich colored stain, these pine crates not only look like something from a pricey designer catalog but offer ample storage. Something we can always use more of! Add caster wheels so you can move the coffee table around the room for game nights or get-togethers.
The farmhouse decor trend is hotter than ever these days! Since most of us can’t get up and move to the country, bringing that warm and comfortable look to your home is easy to replicate with rich, dark stains or “vintage” chipped paint.