Sofas come in a range of colors and styles, but the same cannot be said about sofa side tables. Finding a side table that matches the theme, design, and color of your sofa could be quite a challenge, as a result. Fortunately, you can make these side tables by yourself.

By the way, building a sofa side table is not that difficult. So if you’ve never made one, it’s fine. But what if you’re running short of inspirations or you have none at all. In this article, we’ll present you 14 DIY sofa side tables which you could refer to seek inspiration – both on the design and build front.

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Sofa Side C-Table

The “C” Table is a nifty little table that you may find extremely utilitarian if you’re into coffee. Despite being so rudimentary, the table truly looks good courtesy the harmonious bringing-together of oak wood and metal. If you’d like to learn how to make this table, check out the tutorial for more.

Reclaimed Farmhouse Side Table

Made from reclaimed wood, this farmhouse end table takes you back in time. There is a distinct character to the table and the board gives the table quite an antique look. There’s not much to the base, intentionally done so to keep the onlooker’s focus on the tabletop. Check the DIY tutorial out to learn how it’s made.

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Metal Pipe Laptop Table

This metal pipe laptop table is versatile since it could also be used as a makeshift tray to hold the remote control and snacks when watching TV. Made out of wood and copper, this table is ideal for people who like to work seated on their sofas. To learn how to create one for you, go through the tutorial for instructions.

Circular Side Table

The Habitat fits into any room or ambiance, thanks to its elegant circular design. Making the table is simple – the plan entails only a few steps and requires minimal supplies. Though an ideal table to build for beginners, make sure you’re handling the jigsaw with dexterity since cutting out a perfect circle can be tricky. The tutorial gives out the details on how to make the table.

Farmhouse Window Table

Farmhouse windows can be put to great use, provided you have sand paper, a drill and paint handy. This DIY farmhouse table, made from an old window, would fit in perfectly in a family room. Thanks to the window-style bottom, you can fit in a basket or plant within that space. Go through the tutorial to learn more.

Sofa Arm Table

This table is designed to seamlessly lay over the arm of your sofa and provide you a level surface to position your game time snacks and drink. There’s also a small pocket to place the TV remote. Check out the tutorial if you’d like to know how to build this table.

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Sofa C-Table

This sofa “C” table is a handy table to have if you frequently use your laptop PC while seated on a sofa, or if your kids watch movies sitting on the sofa and would not mind having a table by their side to place their snacks. Learn more about the table from the tutorial.

Easy Sofa Table

This DIY sofa table is ideal if you have a sectional sofa in your house. The table is a slide-below-the-couch table that has a minimalistic, modern design and doesn’t take too much space. Check out the tutorial for instructions to make the table.

Sofa Side Table for $15

This is another sofa side table that goes well with a sectional sofa, but it doesn’t slide under the couch. If your massive sofa is not covering up the wall completely and there is a small portion of the wall exposed, you can fill that space with this sofa. Learn how to make the sofa from the tutorial.

Tomato Cage Side Table

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This simple side table goes well next to a sofa or side chair in your living room. You can have more of these tables in the house, with one also in your bedroom as a night stand. See the tutorial to learn how to make this budget-friendly table.

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Small X End Table

This end table is ideal if you want something sized just right to place your lamps on. It should not take more than two hours to make this stylish table that also provides some storage space. Check out the tutorial to learn how to make this table.

Mid Century Side Table

If you are into historic furniture, you’d like this mid-century side table. But do not let its name fool you since it’s aware of modern human needs and therefore comes with a space to house your phone and TV remote. Go through the tutorial to learn more.

Simpler Side Table

This extremely petite, under-the-couch side table serves as a stable platform to place a book or some snacks and coffee. The table is not too small or too big and is also fairly lightweight. Click the tutorial link to learn how to make this side table.

Ballard Knockoff Spool Side Table

The Ballard Knockoff table is basically a massive spool. The design is unique and also versatile enough to fit inside a casual environment or a formal setting. Learn how to make this rope-tied table from the tutorial.

Tree Stump Side Table

This table is truly one-of-a-kind. You’ll only need a thick disc of a tree stump in order to make this table. The polyurethane coating gives it a nice sheen, and the beautiful table legs add plenty of their own style. You’re going to fall in love with this table. Just follow the simple steps.

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5 Board End Table

This 5-board end table is really easy to make, even if you don’t consider yourself to be a handyman (or handywoman). You’ll save a lot of money on a must-have furniture piece.

2×4 Sofa Table

The sofa table used to be a placeholder for the remote or a few choice plants, but it has become a necessity for phone chargers or tablet chargers. There is no need to purchase an expensive sofa table when all you need is a few 2x4s and the patience to make it on your own. This thin whitewash or ivory table should be perfect for you.

Wood Crate Side Table

A small side table can be placed next to a sofa as an extra surface for a table lamp, small things or even to create home decor vignettes. Making a simple side table from crates allows you to add another rustic accent piece to your home decor in a functional way.

Crate Side Table

This side table is designed to look like a crate and the benefit is two-fold. It looks great and adds to rustic style and it’s very simple to build. In fact, it’s so simple that you can easily make two of these side tables for symmetry. Check out the tutorial for step-by-step details on how to build it.

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