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10 DIY Coffee Table Ideas on a Budget

The coffee table is one of the must-have items in any living room. It not only helps you set down some snacks, beverages, magazines, and remote TV, but also enhances the look of your living room. Some of them even add a personality boost to the space.
However, finding the best coffee table for your living room is not always a piece of cake. Unique coffee tables tend to be pricey, which doesn’t suit your budget well. If you want to have a unique and cheap coffee table that meets your requirement, you need to make it yourself. Don’t worry! These 10 DIY coffee tables will make your living room look awesome without draining your cash.

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10. Artistic Concrete Coffee Table
10. Artistic Concrete Coffee Table via SimphomeOnce your guests see this coffee table, they’ll recall the stone age. The concrete countertop with some prints of leaves pay tribute to the past. It looks great and will suit your rustic living room nicely.
The first thing you need to do is making the concrete top. To make the form, you’re going to use melamine-coated particleboard as it is easy to use and quite cheap.
When you assemble the particleboard, make sure that the two sides are longer than the others and overhang the form so that you can remove the concrete easily. Then, caulk the inside corners of the particleboard to create smooth and rounded edges of the concrete top.

To imprint the “fossil” look, take some leaves or ferns that have been treated previously, and lay them down onto the form. Press them thoroughly until they are really flat. Apply adhesive spray to let them stay flat on the form.
Pour the concrete mixture, let it harden, then remove it from the particleboard using plastic putty knife. Remove the leaves from the concrete top by using a stiff plastic brush. Assemble it with the table legs, and you’re done! You can add a clear glass onto the concrete top for a more fabulous look.

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9. Repurpose an Old Door
9. Repurpose an Old Door via SimphomeRepurposing old stuff is a great way to salt away some money. And that’s what you’re going to do now. If you happen to have an abandoned old door in your storage room, take it to your garage as it can make a pretty good coffee table.

To make this coffee table, you’re going to need to get the right coffee table frame in a second-hand shop. If you can’t find any, well, you can always make it yourself, can’t you?
Then, sand the door thoroughly and cut it to size. Spread dark wax on the door, then attach it to the frame. Finally, add a tempered glass on the door.
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8. Wooden Crate Coffee Table
8. Wooden Crate Coffee Table via SimphomeWooden crates are extremely versatile. They can be turned into various pieces of furniture including a coffee table.
This coffee table is made of four wooden crates. You can screw them all to assemble them. Make sure that the open sides face outside so you can have extra storage space to host magazines or other items. Last, Don’t forget to install casters underneath to allow the coffee table to move easily.

7. A Chic Coffee Table with Metal Hairpin Legs idea
7. Chic Coffee Table with Metal Hairpin Legs via Simphome
This coffee table will add an industrial look to your home. It is also suitable for a mid-century modern living room.
To make this coffee table, you’re going to need to get an old pallet wood. Remove the planks from the bottom and attach them on top to fill it and remove the spacing. You can also apply some wood glue between the pallet pieces for a better assemblage.
Don’t forget to leave some planks on both ends of the bottom because you’re going to use them to screw the metal brackets of the hairpin legs.
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6. A Birch Coffee Table idea
6. Birch Coffee Table via Simphome

If you want to add a little bit of rustic look in your living room, but you want to maintain the modern look at the same time, you can try making this birch coffee table.
The first thing you need to do is making the base by building a plywood box measuring 27x18x16 inches. Then, centre the plywood box onto the 33×24-inches plywood base. Secure them all with screws.
After that, attach some 3 ½-inches birch logs that have been cut into 18-inch pieces around the base using wood glue until the box is completely covered. For extra strength, you can screw each log to the box.
Screw another piece of plywood board to the top of the box to close it. Attach some 1-inch birch logs onto the table top to give an accent. Last, Grout the table top and add wheels underneath.

5. An Old Barrel Coffee Table upcycling idea
5. Old Barrel Coffee Table via SimphomeThis coffee table is made out of a wood barrel. You can actually find it in a home improvement store. But it will be much cheaper if you make it yourself.
You only need to cut a wood barrel in half. Remove the metal bands using a prybar, but do not remove the end band. Sand and stain the barrel, then reassemble the metal bands.
After that, make the base that supports the barrel and the table top. You can also make a table apron along with hinges and lid support so it can incorporate additional storage solutions.
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4. A Coffee Table transformation idea from an Old Window
4. Coffee Table from an Old Window via SimphomeMaking a coffee table out of an old window? Why not? This rustic coffee table will help you get style on the cheap, or even free. You only need to collect an old window, hinges, pedestals, drawer pull, and wood planks. Then, assemble all of them to make a nice coffee table like this one. It’s pretty easy, isn’t it?
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3. Trough Has Turned into a Coffee Table
3. Trough Has Turned into a Coffee Table via SimphomeYou can make a coffee table out of almost any kind of materials including a livestock water. All you need to do is just find a used livestock water, drill some holes at the bottom to install the legs. Then, install a top that sits flush with the edges of the trough along with well-worn hinges to accentuate the farmhouse style.

2. Dress Up Your Coffee Table with Bottle Caps
2. Dress Up Your Coffee Table with Bottle Caps via SimphomeTo get a new look in your living room, you don’t have to make a new coffee table. Dressing up the existing one will be enough. And this idea is worth copying.
You don’t need to possess advanced carpentry skills to copy this look. Just collect lots of bottle caps, and arrange them meticulously to form certain patterns on top of your coffee table. It’s mesmerizing, right?

Lastly number 1. An Old Chest Coffee Table transformation idea
1. Old Chest Coffee Table via SimphomeMaking a unique coffee table doesn’t have to be arduous. Just explore some flea market or second-hand store to find an old chest. Once you get a chest, add a table top made of some wood planks, and you’re ready to go.
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So, those are 10 DIY coffee table on a budget that you can copy. They are extremely unique and will impress your guests immensely. More importantly, they won’t make you broke.
10. Artistic Concrete Coffee Table | Family Handyman
9. Repurpose an Old Door | DIY Network
8. Wooden Crate Coffee Table | Home Talk
7. Chic Coffee Table with Metal Hairpin Legs | Home Talk
6. Birch Coffee Table | BHG
5. Old Barrel Coffee Table | DIY Pete
4. Coffee Table from an Old Window | DIY Projects
3. Trough Has Turned into a Coffee Table | Home Talk
2. Dress Up Your Coffee Table with Bottle Caps | Family Handyman
1. Old Chest Coffee Table | Aulamintic

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