9 Coffee Table Plans That You Can Try

When you think about the furniture that you would like to have in your living room, a good looking and functional coffee table is among the first ones that will come to your mind. And if you are a woodworking enthusiast, making your own customized coffee table might be on your agenda. Whatever may be the case, there is no denying the fact that this piece of furniture is one of the most useful things that you will have in your living room. So, when you pick up the project of making it, making sure that you do consider a couple of things so that you can find your perfect coffee table plan to start with.

First you need to decide your needs – what kind of coffee table do you need? Do you want one that has ample storage space, is sturdy or you want a small one to fit in your not-so-spacious living room? What is your budget and how good are your woodworking skills? Once you have asked yourself these questions and have a fairly good idea about what you want in your coffee table, finding the right coffee table plan will be a bit easier. To make your task easier, we have scoured the web to come up with some of the most versatile and good looking coffee table plans.

Have a look at these 9 coffee table plans and we are sure that you will find one that you were looking for.

  1. Rustic X Coffee Table:

If you are looking for a coffee table that has a rustic look to it, is fairly big with lots of storage space, then this ‘Rustic X Coffee Table by Ana White, is just the right one for you. Follow the link below and check out the detailed project detail. The coffee table plan along with all the material list, tool list and step by step instructions and pictures are just right there to make constructing this coffee table a breeze for you.



  1. Corona Coffee Table Square:

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    Example for a coffee table made with detailed coffee table plans

There is another coffee table plan at Ana’s site that caught our fancy. If you want a square coffee table that looks sturdy yet gorgeous, then this is the one for you. This coffee table can easily be the center piece of your living room. We love the way Ana has illustrated the whole process of building it – right from the material list, tool list, cutting list, instructions and step by step pictures. You cannot expect more. Here is the link for this coffee table plan.



  1. Mahogany Coffee Table:

If storage space is not one of your consideration and what you want in your coffee table is just a beautiful, simple, and sleek looking design, then you would be impressed by this coffee table plan. This is from the fine woodworking site, so you can expect a great looking coffee table that will allure you to sit in your living room a little longer so that you can admire its beauty. The coffee table is of Scandinavian origin. Check out this link for the free coffee table plans and the instructions.



  1. Wine Crate Coffee Table

This wine crate coffee table has a charm of its own. The best part is that it is made using recyclable material, so you will not really be spending much on materials but, still will be able to create a stylish looking table. You can stain or paint it – whatever look you like best. Check the link given below for the details.

How to Make a Coffee Table from Wine Crates


  1. Display Coffee Table

If you want to have a coffee table that will be the center piece of your living room and will display your collectibles and treasures, this display coffee table from Lowes will surely fit the bill. The techniques used in making this one are a bit advanced, so make sure that you stick to the instructions mentioned. And in case you have any doubt about it, make it under the guidance of a skilled and experienced woodworker. The coffee table that is shown in the link below is painted white; however you can give it any other look if that suits your living room better.



  1. Wooden Pallet Coffee Table

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    Wooden Pallet table made with a woodworking plan for coffee tables

If your budget for making a coffee table is tight and still, you want to create one that is different and not run-of-the-mill kind, than check out this coffee table from Paper & Stitch. That is one coffee table can be made even on a budget. Wondering how? It actually makes use of a wooden pallet. Check out this link for details.



  1. Oak Contrast Coffee Table

If you are in need of a small coffee table that will not take up too much space in your living room, then this Oak Contrast Coffee Table should work for you fine. This coffee table plan from the Woodworkers Institute is simple, yet elegant. The best thing is that they have provided with step by step detailed instructions to make the task even easier for you. Here is the link for the details.



  1. Storage Coffee Table

This coffee table is a perfect example where storage meets style. Featuring solid hardwood construction, this coffee table plan is innovative and quite easy to construct. It is quite big on space and lets one utilize the space fully. Follow the link below for details.



  1. Mission Style Coffee Table

If you are a ‘no frills’ person and want a classic style coffee table to adorn your living room, then we are sure that this Mission Style Coffee Table from Rockler is just what you need. With step by step instruction and a picture guide, making it could not be easier. Click the link below for all the details.



So, these were some of the most varied types of coffee table plans to choose from. If you plan to build any of these, you do not necessarily stick to the plan as it is. Be creative and feel free to customize the designs per your need.

Happy Woodworking!

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