If you have some free time and want to save a few bucks by building your own DIY side table… these super helpful tutorials will give you the inspiration you need to get started! With everything from a simple makeover to a gorgeous farmhouse example, I’m sure you’ll find something here that you can make and something you’ll love!
Here are the ones I found:
DIY Simple Hairpin Tables
Source: Domestic Blonde
Love the hairpin side tables? Make one on your own! It’s simple and you only need a round wooden board, hairpin legs, and a few tools. A couple of steps later, voila – you have your very own stylish hairpin side table!
DIY Mid Century Nightstand
Mid-century furniture is back and louder than ever. Add a touch of the style into your home with this nightstand. All you need to make it are a few plywood sheets, hairpin legs, and some tools. Plus, you can use this as a nightstand too!
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Geometric DIY End Table
Source: Bitter Root DIY
If you love the geometric look without going over the top, this one is for you! This geometric end table is easier to build than it looks, especially if you have some woodworking skills. Use the weekend to build this simplistic yet stylish table and decorate it with a cute plant and a few decorations!
DIY White Wooden Side Table
Source: Love Grows Wild
Have you been looking for the perfect side tables, but they always seem to expensive? If you have some free time and need a creative DIY project… you’ll love this minimalist side table. It fits with just about any decor and you could paint it your color of choice to match your style. Love it!
Cheap Side Table Plans
Source: Abbotts At Home
Want to add some color to your space with some cheap DIY side tables!? When it costs less than $20, looks stylish, and there are free plans for it… whats betteer than that? Check out this tutorial, get the plans, and get down to work!
Pallet Wood Small DIY Table
Source: We Lived Happily Ever After
Do you have some leftover pallets in the basement or the garage? Use them to build nightstands without spending a fortune. Here are some free plans and instructions on how to build one (or two) nightstands on your own. The best part… it will cost you around $12 for two nightstands with all additional materials!
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DIY Farmhouse Nightstand
Source: Handmade Haven
Side stables can double as a stylish nightstand… but they can be pricey. Why pay a lot when you can build a farmhouse nightstand like this one? It’s easier than you think and looks super cute!
DIY Farmhouse End Table With Storage
Source: Wood Shop Diaries
If you love the rustic farmhouse style, you’ll love this one! Bring it to your home and build a side table like this one. It looks so simple, yet stylish, and it’s very practical. You can use it to store diapers or other things you want to get off plain sight!
Old Bar Stool Into Narrow Bedside Table
Source: Making Manzanita
Want to buy nightstands for your bedroom but have a very tight budget? Don’t worry. You can build them from old, second-hand bar stools that cost around $5. Seriously, buy bar stools from a thrift store, give them a makeover, and you have narrow high nightstands! How creative?!
Side Table Makeover Using Chalk Paint
Source: House by Hoff
Got an old side table you want to throw out? Instead of tossing it… use it to create a new, stylish one. Sand it down, repaint it with your favorite color, and you got yourself a new vintage side table like this one here!
Copper Pipe Side Table DIY
Source: A Beautiful Mess
Copper pipes and wood? This side table DIY project proves that they look AMAZING together. If your looking for a modern vibe, you can do it yourself using a few copper pipes and leftover wood if you have some. It looks so chic and is practical!
Concrete Outdoor Side Table Made From Pavers
Source: By Brittany Goldwyn
No woodworking skills? No problem. You can still create something without any experience. Wtih some free time on the weekend and a few simple tools… you can build an outdoor side table for your back porch! It’s super easy as it uses pocket hole joinery and a concrete pavers
DIY Live Edge Hairpin Leg Side Table
Source: Rachel Teodoro
Add a boho touch to your home with this live edge hairpin leg side table! It looks very stylish and doesn’t take up too much room, which makes it perfect for any space. Building it is very simple since once you find the perfect wood piece, all you have to do is attach the hairpin legs. I love this look!
Basic DIY End Table Plan
Source: Jaime Costiglio
Looking for a simple side table you can build yourself? Here’s one I really like. It’s as simple as it can be, made of wood, without any decorative cuts or accessories. It’s minimalistic and you could add a stain to match the vibe of your room… or even paint it a crazy color to really make it pop
Tall Outdoor Side Table with Wood Scraps
Source: Twelve On Main
Do you want to add style to your garden or front door? You don’t have to spend a dime for a side table since you can build it from scrap wood if you have it piling up in the garage. With this tutorial, you will see how to build two outdoor tall side tables that will add a decorative touch to your porch!
Mid-Century Modern Table For Under $50
Source: City Farmhouse
Falling for the mid-century style? Bring it to your home with this side table. With a simple round wooden board and some hairpin legs, you can create a simple but gorgeous looking table just like this one! It doesn’t get easier than that!
DIY Laundry Room Table
Source: The Wood Grain Cottage
If you are looking for a side table for your laundry room, here’s one you can make at home. This pottery barn style side table looks so nice and adds style to your space… but, most importantly, it’s very easy to make. You need a metal frame you build yourself or buy from a thrift shop, a wooden board, and this tutorial!
DIY Crate End Table
Source: Made Up Style
If you love the hairpin leg style but want something different than a simple wooden top… this one is perfect for you! Using hairpin legs, a crate, chalk paint, and drill you can create a decorative side table like this one. This would look great in your entry way or in your living room! Plus… those copper legs really make this one stand out!
Small X End Table Plans
Source: Shades of Blue Interiors
If you’re in need of a bit more storage space and need a place for your lamps… a solid wood side table like this one is perfect! And, you don’t have to buy it because you can make it on your own following this step-by-step tutorial. Plus, that X pattern on the bottom half looks so good!
Simple $10 DIY Outdoor Table
Source: ToolBox Divas
Summer is the perfect time to build your own outdoor side table! You can build one for $10! It’s simple, decorative, and would go great with your other outdoor furniture. So, gather all materials, build it, and then, enjoy your favorite book with a drink on your new side table
DIY Accent Table
Source: Making Home Base
Looking for the perfect accent table to go with your sofa or armchair? Look no further because here is one of the most unique tables ever. Made of a wire laundry basket and a round wooden board, it’s the easiest-to-make DIY project!
Pottery Barn Knockoff End Table
Source: Southern Revivals
Outdoor side tables are very practical and add a decorative touch to your patio, deck, or garden. But, they are often very pricey. Instead of buying one, you can make it yourself following this tutorial. It will cost you less than $20 the end product looks amazing!
Cheap Front Porch End Table
Source: Hazel + Gold Designs
If you don’t want to spend a bunch of money on supplies to make your own table, you can’t miss a DIY project! Now, you can build a side table for less than $15. It’s not only cheap but also very chick and fits any space and interior. Simply, perfect!
DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Nightstand
Source: Anikas DIY Life
Want a Pottery Barn nightstand but you can’t afford the price? Build one on your with this step by step tutorial. While this project requires some woodworking skills, it’s worth the trouble as you will get a beautiful Pottery Barn inspired nightstand for much less than its cost at the store
Ikea Tarva Hack Nightstands
Source: The Lilypad Cottage
If you are looking for a new pair of nightstands, here’s an idea! Make them at home using the Tarva nightstands from IKEA. Repaint them and make a few adjustments to make them more decorative, and voila – you get a budget-friendly pair of nightstands that match your bedroom
Farmhouse Side Table Makeover
Source: Interior Frugalista
Who would’ve thought that a simple repaint can turn an old and ugly side table into a cute and chic one like this? Get an old side table from a thrift shop or Facebook marketplace… sand it down, paint it, and get a new adorable side table for your living room or bedroom!
Colorful End Table Makeover
Source: A Kailo Chic Life
With a mid-century style in mind and $20, you can create a double top side table like this one. It’s budget-friendly, super stylish, and all you need to do is a small makeover. No sanding down, no drilling, nothing. Just a spray primer and some paint. Love it!
DIY Hexagon Side Table
Source: The Handymans Daughter
If you’re looking for something that’s a bit funky but don’t want to go too crazy? This hexagon side table is just that! Although it’s fairly small and simple its the perfect addition to put right next to your favorite chair or spot on the couch
Repurposed Sofa End Table
Source: Anderson & Grant
Love antique reclaimed accent tables but don’t have to skills to build one? Then, take a second-hand side table and your very own. All you need is sandpaper and antiquing wax. Can it get any easier than that? I love that rustic look!
DIY Laptop Sofa Table
Source: Two Feet First
If you are working from home or just love spending hours in front of your laptop, then you need a laptop sofa table. I love how the legs are designed to fit perfectly under your couch and it puts your laptop right where you need it. How convenient!
DIY Nightstand From Old Wine Crate
Source: Pillar Box Blue
Got an old wine craft that you don’t know what to do with? Take it and turn it into a nightstand or side table! You can adjust it a bit to match your needs and room, as shown in this post.
White Farmhouse Accent Table
Source: Delightfully Noted Blog
Farmhouse style and accent table? Say no more. Here’s a tutorial that shows you how to build a farmhouse accent table for your home. Simple, stylish, and easy-to-do. What more could you want?!
DIY End Table For Couch
Photo credit: Abigail Francinie on Instagram
Here’s another super functional side table to set your laptop or phone on when you’re relaxing on the couch. I LOVE the grey finish she choose and the diagonal side supports. This one is a must do!
2×4 Side Table Plans
Photo credit: Paige on Instagram
Looking for that rustic style? What about a cute and decorative table like this one? You can do it yourself using some scrap wood and hairpin legs you can buy online or get from a thrift shop. It’s fairly easy and budget-friendly.
DIY End Table
Source: Angela Marie Made
If you love the classic stained wood look… then you’re going to love this one! While it requires some woodworking skills, it’s worth the trouble as it costs around $16. So, a budget-friendly and stylish. Love it!