Keeping home interiors looking good and as functional as possible at the same time is one of the major priorities for owners and designers. Living rooms are usually the biggest available spaces in most homes and decorating them to look great along with beautiful functional elements is only fair. Every living rooms requires tables and when you have separate dining rooms, other smaller tables have to do the trick. Coffee tables provide a great option for home owners to expand functionality of their living rooms and make them look elegant and beautiful at the same time.
Quality coffee tables are available from the market readily but when you are on a budget or prefer to spend your time crafting and making your own things, making your coffee tables yourself is very much a sustainable option. Here are some great DIY coffee table ideas that you can not only have a great time doing but are also some of the cheapest around:
Simplistic Hairpin Legs and Wood Coffee Table
For people who want something cheap and almost too easy to manufacture, this hairpin legs and wooden top coffee table idea suits best. All you need are 4 metallic bars curved in a hairpin shape and with a metallic strip on the table connection end to hold them in place and any wood material sheet in your preferred size and finish. Nail in the legs and make sure the structure is sturdy enough and your DIY coffee table is ready. Make sure to not put much heavy objects on it though.
Clear Sturdy Coffee Table
Glass Coffee Table is a great idea for any kind of interior designing. Get a clear glass tabletop from a quality supplier and for the legs you can DIY a stand that has all the legs in a flower formation. Nail them in the middle with extensions running down to the edges of the glass top. Make sure to get laminated strong glass top.
Pallet on Wheels
Using some paint and those sturdy wheels (sometimes termed as casters) and a few nails along with a hammer as well you can turn that old thrown away pallet into a fully functional coffee table. You can also get a clear laminated glass sheet to cover up the surface of the pallet removing all roughness from it as well. Paint the pallet white and place matching decorations on it, cheers.
4 Legs 1 Top – Done
Getting back to the elegant simplicity, table tops are available very cheaply from home stores and table legs are pretty much the same. If you can get 4 matching legs and a glass table top of your choice in terms of its design, color or material finish, all you will need to do is attach the legs and Boom, you coffee table is ready. Make sure to attach the legs in a sturdy finish and you can even place medium weight objects on it when required.
Fancy Shaped Coffee Table
If you have fancy shaped interior designs in your living room, matching them with a complementing coffee table is a great idea. An Oval glass coffee table made from oval shaped glass tabletop and a DIY stand with any number of required legs is just your thing. Use laminated clear glass or stained colored glass, your choice!
Modern Wood Boards Coffee Table
If you have some spared wooden board lengths cut in exactly same sizes in about 4 to 5 feet length and a few inches thickness and width, have them polished to provide that wood shine and all you need is 4 hairpin legs and some adhesive to hold the wood lengths in place to complete this DIY project. Arrange them in an attractive finish with random edges and it should be sturdy to last.
Luggage Rack Coffee Table
Got some grandma’s luggage racks from good old times lying around in the store? Place wood made tabletop on two of them and nail in everything to make it sturdy and durable. Your favorite DIY cheapest coffee table is ready to serve your needs for as long as you require.
Patterned Wooden Top Coffee Table
If you are like us and like the color of coffee, finish you coffee table with similar implementation by having the wooden top you made on your own painted in coffee colored fancy patterns. That old school wooden pattern look never fails to impress, attach the same hairpin legs and you are done.