30 DIY Coffee Tables You’ll SWOON Over

by craftyclub

Ah, the living room! 

Also referred to as the family room, the living room is seen as the center of action in many homes. This is the space that you play games in, watch TV in, and maybe you even eat and work here sometimes. 

A beautiful and functional coffee table can make or break your living space. On it will sit books, homework, coffee cups, and wine glasses (hopefully not all at the same time but if so, we won’t judge!). In many ways, this piece of furniture IS your living room. 

If you’re looking to build a great coffee table but your internet searches have come up short, don’t worry! You’ve come to the right place. 

We’ve compiled a list, just for you, of the BEST DIY coffee tables out there. 

Grab your drink of choice and let’s get to it! 

1. DIY Chevron Pattern Coffee Table

How to Build a Coffee Table with Chevron Pattern
How to Build a Coffee Table with Chevron Pattern (via Dream Design Diy)

To begin our lovely list, we have this chevron coffee table DIY! 

Though this is the perfect addition to any Chip and Joanna farmhouse inspired home, I love it because it can also go with so many other styles of decor

It’s classic enough to give you room to style it how you like while also giving a pop of depth with the chevron pattern. 

2. Gorgeous Diy Fluted Coffee Table

DIY Fluted Coffee Table Tutorial
DIY Fluted Coffee Table Tutorial (via Pennies For A Fortune)

I am SCREAMING over this coffee table, like are you kidding me?

I’ve seen pieces like this retail for $1,000 and you’re telling me that this is something we can DIY? 

Grab your tools ladies and gentlemen, we’re saving some money today! 

3. DIY Simple Wood Stack Coffee Table

DIY for Dummies, make your own coffee table
DIY for Dummies, make your own coffee table (via Hesters Handmade Home)

This is one of the most interesting coffee tables I’ve ever seen and is sure to be a great conversation piece!

I’m not sure what you’d call this style, maybe Jenga-esque? Regardless, I love the possibilities that this coffee table opens up! 

It is sure to be a great addition to your living space and with the inexpensive cost of supplies, you really can’t beat it!

4. Round X-Base DIY Coffee Table

DIY X Base Round Coffee Table
DIY X Base Round Coffee Table (via Woodshop Diaries)

Maybe you have a smaller space or maybe you’re just looking for something different while on the hunt for your perfect table. Either way, this x-base coffee table is for you! 

I’m going to be honest, I love this table because it looks expensive but it isn’t. 

Add a cute little book stack in the middle with a flower vase on top and bam, you’re Carrie Bradshaw. 

5. DIY Cute Storage Coffee Table

How To Build A Coffee Table With Storage
How To Build A Coffee Table With Storage (via Addicted 2 Diy)

One thing I don’t like about coffee tables with bottom shelves is the fact that everything you put on that shelf has to be organized. If it isn’t, it throws off your entire design scheme.

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The solution? A coffee table with drawers! Style your heart out on the top shelf, throw the junk in the bottom shelves. 

Grab your hammer and some spare wood, let’s get going! 

6. Custom Burl Coffee Table DIY

Diy: How To Make Your Own Custom Burl Coffee Table
Diy: How To Make Your Own Custom Burl Coffee Table (via A Glass Of Bovino)

Classic, elegant, sophisticated, BURL! 

This coffee table looks like it weighs 500 pounds, but in the best way. It’s seriously gorgeous and really makes any space look so classy

The best part about this table is that it is so simple to make yourself! Seriously, take a weekend and craft it up! 

7. West Elm Coffee Table DIY

DIY Coffee Table Inspired By West Elm
DIY Coffee Table Inspired By West Elm (via Diy Candy)

Have you ever gone shopping and thought to yourself, “I could make this for so much cheaper!”? Well, you really can.

This West Elm inspired coffee table DIY is perfect for the craft person who is looking to save money wherever they can. And let’s be honest, that is most of us here! 

8. Vintage DIY Factory Cart Coffee Table

Diy Factory Cart Coffee Table
Diy Factory Cart Coffee Table (via Shanty 2 Chic)

I love antique pieces but whew, the price tag on some of them sends me right back to Walmart! 

Never fear, this vintage inspired factory cart coffee table will go with your decor perfectly at a fraction of the cost! 

9. X Coffee Table Rustic DIY

DIY Rustic X Coffee Table
DIY Rustic X Coffee Table (via 100 Things 2 Do)

The coffee table your farmhouse dreams were made of is here! 

This rustic beauty is perfect and will spice up any home. Add some greenery on top for a little extra spice and a pop of color! 

10. Classic Farmhouse Coffee Table DIY

Farmhouse Style DIY Coffee Table with Storage
Farmhouse Style DIY Coffee Table with Storage (via Diy Candy)

If you consider yourself to be a farmhouse person but like, actually farmhouse and not the HGTV inspired farmhouse, this is the one for you! 

Whew, how many times can I say farmhouse in one sentence?

11. Unique Rustic Coffee Table Pallet DIY

Diy Rustic Pallet Coffee Table
Diy Rustic Pallet Coffee Table (via The Wonder Forest)

Ah, pallet furniture! It’s affordable and the possibilities are truly endless.

This rustic little beauty gives me boho vibes but can really go with any sort of decor! 

Go to your local grocery store and see if they have any spare pallets to get this one done for almost free! 

12. Stunning Marble Coffee Table DIY

Marble Coffee Table Diy
Marble Coffee Table Diy (via Luke Arthur Wells)

This coffee table is an art piece. My jaw is on the floor.

I want to make this one for myself but I feel like I don’t deserve it.

Will I do it justice? Will it cry every night because I leave my coffee cups on it for weeks?

13. Large Coffee Table

Large Coffee Table
Large Coffee Table (via Rogue Engineer)

Are you an entertainer? Maybe someone who loves the occasional board game and chill? 

This table is allllll you, my friend! Paint it, stain it, make it your own!

Game night at your house this weekend?

14. Simple $30 Coffee Table DIY

$30 DIY Coffee Table Plans
$30 DIY Coffee Table Plans (via Crafted By The Hunts)

Sometimes you have $30 and a dream. For this DIY, that’s all you need!

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Classic, affordable, and it goes with any decor. 

I love how simple it is, I feel like it gives you the opportunity to make it your own with custom touches.

15. Boho DIY Column Coffee Table

Column Coffee Table DIY
Column Coffee Table DIY (via Francois Et Moi)

A dream for any boho lover, this cute column coffee table is the perfect accent! 

I’m imagining it in an emerald green color and I love the way that they have it styled in the picture! 

16. Plaster DIY Coffee Table 

How To: Diy Plaster Coffee Table
How To: Diy Plaster Coffee Table (via Our Hideaway Home)

A coffee table that looks like it belongs in a museum, this DIY plaster table is so easy to make that you’ll be left thinking, “wow, that’s it?”. 

The white color and the way it pops up against the greenery and rug, wow! 

This is the perfect weekend project if you’re looking for something to really make your space stand out. 

17. Industrial Wood and Metal DIY Coffee Table

Wood And Metal Coffee Table
Wood And Metal Coffee Table (via Shanty 2 Chic)

Industrial lovers, I haven’t forgotten about you! 

This wood and metal coffee table is a dream and gives any space a touch of rustic flare. 

I’m so thankful for this DIY because I couldn’t have even IMAGINED how I could possibly create something like this before reading it. And now I’m like, okay wow that’s not as bad as I thought.

We can do it! 

18. Adorable DIY Coffee Table Square

How to Build a DIY Coffee Table Square
How to Build a DIY Coffee Table Square (via The Diy Plan)

Maybe I spend too much time in the library but at first glance, I thought this was a stack of books! 

This is the cutest DIY and I’m just imagining all of the possibilities. How cute would it be if you put the titles of your favorite books on the sides, as if this table was just a huge stack of books? 

I’m in love with this and all of the creative juices it has flowing! 

19. Sturdy Wood Farmhouse Coffee Table DIY

How to Build a Farmhouse Style Coffee Table
How to Build a Farmhouse Style Coffee Table (via Diy Pete)

If you’re looking for something simple and traditional that will outlive all of your changes in personal style, buy some wood and let’s get to building.

This table is exactly what I think of when I hear the word coffee table and makes me think of nights putting together puzzles with my family. 

It can be painted, stained, and passed down through the family for many years to come.

20. Bright Storage Coffee Table DIY

Coffee Table With Storage | Free Plans
Coffee Table With Storage | Free Plans (via Nick + Alicia)

Clean and elegant, this beauty is sure to brighten up any space! 

Out of sight and out of mind are the key words with any coffee table, especially if you have kids! 

21. DIY End Table Farmhouse Coffee Table

$20 Diy Farmhouse End Table Plans
$20 Diy Farmhouse End Table Plans (via Remodelaholic)

If I told you that you could have a cute farmhouse table for $20, would you believe me? 

This cutie is so simple, so inexpensive, yet truly great quality! 

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You really can’t beat it!

22. Sturdy and Beautiful DIY Wood Coffee Table

My Perfectly Imperfect DIY Coffee Table
My Perfectly Imperfect DIY Coffee Table (via Made by Carli)

The wood in this one is seriously gorgeous and makes such a statement. 

There is something to be said about naturally beautiful furniture and this piece definitely fits that bill.

23. Cement DIY Block Coffee Table

DIY Cement Block Coffee Table
DIY Cement Block Coffee Table (via Helmick Hacienda)

Looking for something as sturdy as a rock? Why not just literally use a rock? 

This coffee table is really timeless and is a blank canvas. Its bright color and simplicity allows you to do what you want and incorporate your own touches.

24. 2 in 1 Coffee/Dining Table Combo DIY 

How to Build a 2-in-1 Coffee/Dining Table
How to Build a 2-in-1 Coffee/Dining Table (via Family Handyman)

Okay, let’s be honest. Do you ever sit in the dining room to eat dinner? 

If you’re like me, the answer is no. I feel like meals are best enjoyed in front of the TV so that I can’t hear other people chewing.

This coffee table doubles as a dining room table and is SO convenient for tiny spaces! 

25. DIY Repurposed Industrial Cabinet DIY Coffee Table

DIY Industrial Coffee Table From A Metal Cabinet
DIY Industrial Coffee Table From A Metal Cabinet (via My Creative Days)

Yay for recycling old things and making them new again!

This coffee table DIY is SO clever and repurposes an old metal filing cabinet. 

I love how rustic it looks and I think it’s a gorgeous touch to any space.

26. 70’s Daisy DIY Coffee Table

How I Made My Own Daisy Table
How I Made My Own Daisy Table (via A Beautiful Mess)

THIS IS THE ONE, FLOWER CHILDREN!

DIY doesn’t mean boring and basic, this table is neither one of those things! 

Bring in all the good vibes with the cutest little daisy coffee table.

27. Boho Coffee Table Wicker DIY

Wicker Basket Side Table for My Living Room
Wicker Basket Side Table for My Living Room (via In My Own Style)

Some spaces don’t need a full out coffee table and that’s okay! Make it a side table! 

This wicker basket table is the cutest DIY that is great for any boho lover! 

28. Stencil Design Coffee Table DIY

DIY Stenciled Coffee Table
DIY Stenciled Coffee Table (via Alice & Lois)

This coffee table is really unique, you don’t see tables with designs very often! 

The way that it has a design but still goes with any decor is what makes this one a good pick, in my opinion! 

It adds a little depth but also allows you freedom with the rest of the designs and colors that you choose.

29. Turned Leg Farmhouse Coffee Table with Storage DIY 

DIY Farmhouse Coffee Table with Turned Legs & Storage
DIY Farmhouse Coffee Table with Turned Legs & Storage (via Renovated Faith)

Farmhouse, farmhouse, farmhouse! It’s what’s in right now, what can we say?

This classic table makes a great piece to complete your living room and offers additional storage underneath. I love the way that they included the baskets underneath. 

Conceal, don’t feel! 

30. Modern Industrial Coffee Table DIY

Simple Modern Coffee Table Build Plans
Simple Modern Coffee Table Build Plans (via Houseful Of Handmade)

Last but certainly not least, we have this super simple but jaw dropping coffee table! 

This modern yet industrial beauty makes the perfect table for any space but I’m really imagining it somewhere with exposed brick and beams! 

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