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An end table is an expression from the 1850s referring to a small table placed either beside a chair or at the end of a sofa. There’s nothing more fulfilling than having something you made yourself.
Do it yourself projects let you make use of all available materials you have and create something purposeful. Here are several ideas to help you start your DIY project:
- Classic End Tables
- Stylish End Tables
- Budget-friendly End Tables
Classic End Tables
Simple Sofa Tables
If you are a coffee lover who prefers to enjoy coffee while on a couch, Heather’s Handmade Life shares this one-of-its-kind DIY end table. The great thing about this is that it can be put over the armrest of your sofa or couch.
Here are the instructions: www.heathershandmadelife.com
Rustic End Table
Ask your neighbor for that slice of tree stump for this DIY end table. Pair it with hairpin legs to complete that rustic look for your living room or bedroom. It spices up the nature vibe you want for your home.
Check it here: www.ehow.com
Natural Tree Stump Table
If you want the easiest way to have an end table with no woodworks, mountings, or attachments with glue, this is the best idea for you. First, grab a tree stump. Either paint it or use some varnish and you’re ready to display that end table you made.
See it here: www.justinecelina.com
Upcycled Wooden Box End Table
Many would throw those shipping crates away. But, if you see this upcycled wooden box end table by Stephanie, you might also want to keep and even make some wood pallet signs using them. Before that, you might want to remove the dust and cobwebs. Paint it or leave it as it is keeping its original look.
Check it here: www.thecozyoldfarmhouse.blogspot.com
Colorful Copper Tubing End Table
This is an easy one to make because you will only need a copper tube, square-shaped material for a tabletop, and paint. This may look like a typical table. But, this is made out of materials you can find in your home.
See instructions here: www.designsponge.com
Plant Stand End Table
Legs of this end table used to be a rusty plant stand. When mounted with a wooden tabletop, it becomes a functional end table. Spray paint it if you want and put potted plants on it. Use it either outdoors or indoors depending on what you want it for.
Take a look here: www.smileandwave.typepad.com
Stylish End Tables
End Table With Curved Legs
If you’re stylish enough and into woodworks, this end table is for you. You can be as creative as you want in designing the legs for this end table. Draw, cut, assemble, and you are done. A little bit of furnishing and paint will make this standout from the rest.
See instructions here: www.hertoolbelt.com
End Table with Built-In Ice Bucket
Want to save time going back and forth the kitchen to get your drinks? The Handy Man’s Daughter gives you an idea of a built-in ice bucket for indoor and outdoor use. This end table is truly a time-saving and space-saving idea. Save even more space with and check out this DIY wine rack.
Go and check this out here: www.thehandymansdaughter.com
Metal Milk Can End Table
This is an impressive DIY table idea from Etsy which is made from a metal milk can and a round-shaped wooden tabletop. This end table has a rustic look which adds a vintage ambiance to any room where you put it.
Follow instructions here: https://dreamingofourhomestead.com/
Modern Hexagon End Table
Lindi and Russel of Love Create Celebrate shared this chic DIY project you are looking for. This is perfect for your daughter’s bedroom or even for the living room. Forget those typical-shaped tables and create one of this table with a unique hexagon shape.
Get the instructions here: www.lovecreatecelebrate.com
Copper Pipe Himmeli End Table
Pipes can also be turned into end tables. Home Depot showed that pipes are not only meant to be used for plumbing, they can also be used to create a stylish look for your home. Assemble them in any himmeli shape you like.
Get your inspiration here: www.blog.homedepot.com
Wire Bin End Table
Practically anything can be made into something such as this wire bin from Target. Lindsay shared an easy DIY end table you can make in just a few hours. Rush to the nearest local store, grab that wire bin, mount a wooden table top, and it’s all done.
Find more about this project here: www.seelindsay.com
Leather and Metal End Table
Have you thought of leather and metal going perfectly together? Check this leather-and-metal end table made by Emily Henderson. The leather is used as a tabletop while the metal is used for its legs. While the black leather matches the copper-colored metal, you can still create your own combination.
Take a look at this project here: www.stylebyemilyhenderson.com
DIY Brass End Table
This DIY brass side table shared by Emma of A Beautiful Mess is a solution to a problem we can relate to. They first create this to make space for their plates and cups after dinner while watching their favorite shows. If you want one, check what Emma did.
Get inspiration here: www.abeautifulmess.com
Budget-friendly End Tables
Rope End Table
This kind of end table is easy to make because the materials needed can also be seen in any household. With just a rope and any cylindrical shape container, like a can or a concrete forming tube, you can have your own rope end table.
Check it here: www.meetmeinphiladelphia.blogspot.com
Library Card Cabinet End Table
Even a library card cabinet can be upcycled into both an end table and a storage space. This is perfect for people who like to organize things. If you stumble upon a cabinet like this, you might want to keep it and turn it into an end table too.
Get instructions here: www.thepaintedhive.net
Step Ladder End Table
Thinking about what to do over the weekend? Your old wooden step ladder can be turned into an end table. Pair it with a piece of glass as the table top and an old license plate tag can complete its look. Show that creativity by making yours now.
Get full instructions here: www.neeleysknits.blogspot.com
Bar Stool End Table
Turn that old bar stool sitting around your storage house into a classic end table. It is perfect for a clutter-free reading night with a lower shelf at the bar stool’s leg rests.
Check this project here: www.highstylerestyle.com
Repurposed Clock End Table
Large dysfunctional clocks can serve another purpose such as a table top. You can also use that broken table you are thinking about throwing away. Check out this Repurposed Clock Table by Homeroad. Attach the clock to the base of the broken table. Try making one now.
See full instructions here: www.homeroad.net
Shutter Console End Table
Who would have thought that a simple shutter can be used as a table? This shutter console table is a must-have for every home. All you need is a hammer, nails, hinges and screws to assemble this easy project.
Find more of this project here: www.hgtv.com
If you are new in making DIY furniture projects, it may seem that you never know where to start. These ideas from others can inspire you to start. You can start from scratch and build something today, then perhaps move on to making chairs and bar stools that would complement your DIY table.