22 DIY Coffee Tables to Show Off Your Craftsmanship


Some people are great at handiwork, some are not. As for me, I can be very creative when I want to be, and that especially applies when I want to give gifts. I must admit, though, that I’m not very handy when it comes to workmanship.

But I know for sure that the projects I’m going to show you today are easy to make. Even for people with few such skills (like me).

Yes, I know you can always go to the store and buy a good coffee table. But I also know that there are people who want to display their workmanship skills. If you want to show off your skills, I’m sure you’ll find something you like in the following DIY projects. Let’s take a look.

 1. Lybrook Coffee Table

22 DIY Coffee Tables to Show Off Your Craftsmanship
Photo: rogueengineer.com

We start off with a beautiful coffee table made from quality wood. You can check the link for a side table in the same style. In other words, you can decorate your entire house in one style. And you won’t be wrong.

2. DIY Balustrade Farmhouse Coffee Table

22 DIY Coffee Tables to Show Off Your Craftsmanship
Photo: thriftyandchic.com

This chic coffee table is perfect in so many ways. But what I love the most is the space under the table for storage. You can keep your newspapers there, or your books, or whatever else. In any case, you have options, and that’s always a good thing.

3. DIY Rustic X Coffee Table

22 DIY Coffee Tables to Show Off Your Craftsmanship
Photo: 100things2do.ca

I’ve mentioned several times in my other articles that the rustic style is making a big comeback in interior design. And this table definitely makes the cut (especially because of that shiny coating). And the best part is that it’s simple and easy to make.

4. How to Make a Table from a Whiskey Barrel

22 DIY Coffee Tables to Show Off Your Craftsmanship
Photo: artofmanliness.com

One of the things I love about DIY projects is recycling. You can use old stuff—stuff that you don’t need any more—and turn it into something beautiful. That’s the case with this whiskey barrel. And the best part is that this table’s appearance is versatile—it can fit almost any interior design style (although I do think it fits the best in a more traditional, rustic style home).

5. DIY Table—Pottery Barn Inspired

22 DIY Coffee Tables to Show Off Your Craftsmanship
Photo: shanty-2-chic.com

Can you guess how much this table costs? Would you believe me if I told you the materials cost just under $100? That’s right—for just about $100, you can make a great table. And you have step-by-step instructions how to do it. You can thank me later.

6. Rhyan Coffee Table

22 DIY Coffee Tables to Show Off Your Craftsmanship
Photo: ana-white.com

You’ll notice quite a few rustic-inspired and vintage-inspired coffee tables on the list. After all, we are recycling old and non-functional objects. What I love about this table is the drawers. They allow you to store things inside that are hidden from view. And on top of them, you can have some newspapers or books.

7. DIY Copper Coffee Table

22 DIY Coffee Tables to Show Off Your Craftsmanship
Photo: forme-foryou.com

Some people want to stick to minimalism and simplicity. And I respect that (to be fair, I love simplicity at times as well)—and that’s what this table brings to your home. Even better, thanks to the copper frame, you get a touch of the industrial style—the style that’s dominating the interior design magazines lately.

8. DIY Pallet Table

22 DIY Coffee Tables to Show Off Your Craftsmanship
Photo: planb.annaevers.com

If you want to know what else you can make from wooden pallets, check my other articles. I’m highlighting only a table here. But I have to tell you, wooden pallets are one of the most versatile DIY pieces you can find. There are tons of stuff you can make with them.

9. DIY Tree Slab Side Table in Redbook

22 DIY Coffee Tables to Show Off Your Craftsmanship
Photo: stylebyemilyhenderson.com

I’ve discussed that people often want simple and minimalistic things, and few things are simpler than a tree slab side table. And again, I love the combination of metal and wood.

10. DIY Birch Log Coffee Table

22 DIY Coffee Tables to Show Off Your Craftsmanship
Photo: bhg.com

If you want to take wood to the next level, this is how you do it. You take several logs and combine them into one awesome table. And then you add wheels, to make it mobile. Seriously, what more can you ask?

11. DIY Coffee Table Suitcase

22 DIY Coffee Tables to Show Off Your Craftsmanship
Photo: shopruche.com

Let’s get a bit creative, shall we? Well, why not. It would be even better if that suitcase was ready for traveling. Think about it: you’re drinking a cup of coffee, and then you decide you want to go somewhere. Just grab your table and go!

12. DIY Modern Coffee Table

22 DIY Coffee Tables to Show Off Your Craftsmanship
Photo: lovecreatecelebrate.com

We had some rustic tables, we had some vintage tables. Now it’s time to get modern. And the beauty of this table is its versatility. Even though it’s a modern table, you can fit it in a contemporary-style home. Or you can go the “opposites attract” way, and put a modern table in a rustic environment. Why not? We can add a rustic table to a modern interior, so why not the other way around?

13. DIY Coffee Table with Old Drum Sticks

22 DIY Coffee Tables to Show Off Your Craftsmanship
Photo: simplemost.com

When you think about all the objects you can transform into a coffee table, I’m sure you didn’t think of drums (or a whiskey barrel). I certainly didn’t. But some people think way outside of the box. As a result, we get these creative ideas that we can use.

14. DIY Pallet Coffee Table

22 DIY Coffee Tables to Show Off Your Craftsmanship
Photo: themerrythought.com

I gave you a wooden pallet coffee table earlier. But that one was bigger in size and lower in height. This one is smaller in size, but a bit higher. It depends on how you want to use it.

15. DIY Wood Slab Coffee Table

22 DIY Coffee Tables to Show Off Your Craftsmanship
Photo: ispydiy.com

Let’s go back to simplicity for a moment. After all, as I said at the beginning, most of these tables are simple and easy to make. I want all of you to be able to make one (which is why in addition to being simple, they are inexpensive). You won’t go broke putting one of these beauties in your living area.

16. DIY Wine Crate Coffee Table

22 DIY Coffee Tables to Show Off Your Craftsmanship
Photo: handimania.com

I must say, wine crates are one of my favorite DIY ingredients. In my opinion, they are more visually appealing than wooden pallets, and they offer something pallets do not: storage for books, crafts, souvenirs, magazines, or anything else you can think of.

17. DIY Window Coffee Table

22 DIY Coffee Tables to Show Off Your Craftsmanship
Photo: martysmusings.net

Think of this as taking your wooden window and putting it into your living area to serve as a coffee table. That’s the best and simplest way to describe this table. And on top of that, you can even get some storage room under the glass from the window.

18. DIY Rustic Coffee Table

22 DIY Coffee Tables to Show Off Your Craftsmanship
Photo: allyou.com

We had another table made of wooden logs, but this one is different because of the glass top (and you need fewer logs). Of course, you can always make it bigger.

19. DIY Wooden Coffee Table

22 DIY Coffee Tables to Show Off Your Craftsmanship
Photo: abeautifulmess.com

I’m not a fan of clear and distinct lines, which is why every time I see something like this, I love it. I like how some people want to emphasize the playfulness of an object. Nothing has to be set in stone, and neither do the borders of the table.

20. Display Table

22 DIY Coffee Tables to Show Off Your Craftsmanship
Photo: lowes.com

When you look at this table, I’m sure the first question you ask is, “Where can I buy this?” Well, good news, my friends—you can make one—you don’t have to buy it at a store. This beautiful piece of furniture is available at your disposal. All you need is your hands, some tools, some ingredients, and a bit of free time.

21. Crate Storage Coffee Table and Stools

22 DIY Coffee Tables to Show Off Your Craftsmanship
Photo: hertoolbelt.com

I remember my parents always had a coffee table with storage underneath. There was a time I hated it, but there was also a time when I loved the extra storage. In any case, it’s good to have options, which is what this table gives you.

22. How to Make a Suitcase Coffee Table

22 DIY Coffee Tables to Show Off Your Craftsmanship
Photo: diynetwork.com

We had a new, modern, and chic suitcase table earlier. Now, we go back to the olden days, and we deliver a vintage suitcase table.

That’s all for today, and I hope you enjoyed the ideas I found for you.

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