Whether it’s by choice or by necessity, going sans coffee table doesn’t have to be a reflection on your space’s limitations; rather, it’s a chance to get creative with the space and budget available to you. Embrace the macro-trend that is minimalism with any one of these space-conscious, DIY sofa tables. 


Get Crafty With IKEA Parts 

Says this DIY-er: “If you’re faced with an awkward room arrangement that doesn’t allow for side tables, I highly suggest giving a sofa table a try.” She suggests getting crafty and creative with IKEA parts – particularly the IKEA Lack shelf, which comes sanded, stained, and edged.  

DIY Sofa Tables

Photo Source: thehomesihavemade.com

Visit The Homes I Have Made for full instructions on how to make this IKEA parts DIY sofa table.


A Rustic Sofa Table 

On the blog, when we talk about “space,” more often than not we’re talking about lack thereof. But what if you’ve got the opposite problem; too much space? For a spacious living area with not enough furniture to fill it, a rustic sofa table like this one can provide a stylish alternative to pushing your couch flush against a wall. 

DIY Sofa Tables

Photo Source: worthingcourtblog.com

Visit the Worthing Court Blog for full instructions on how to make this rustic DIY sofa table.  


A Side Console 

For something that takes up even less space than the aforementioned two sofa tables, we appreciate the sleek design of this homemade sofa console. This DIY-er constructed his “new favorite piece of furniture” for a mere $30.00 – a fraction of the cost of its manufactured counterparts. 

DIY Sofa Tables

Photo Source: houzz.com

Visit Houzz for full instructions on how to make this “Side Table With a Novel Twist.” 


A Rolling End Table 

This simple, sturdy, and versatile “C table,” courtesy of Ana White, is so cleverly constructed, we can hardly believe it’s homemade! We love this DIY-er’s idea to paint it a vibrant shade of orange, taking it from supplementary to statement. 

DIY Sofa Tables

Photo Source: ana-white.com

Visit the Ana White for full instructions on how to make this rolling end table.  

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Zakiya Kassam

Zakiya is a freelance writer/editor based out of Toronto. You can follow her on Twitter: @zakkassam

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