DIY Coffee Table Ideas and Helpful Tips
Creating a cozy, happy home that displays your unique personality and provides a welcoming atmosphere for all of your visitors can be quite a challenge. Sometimes we have the perfect idea in mind, only to find that it's too hard to pull off or too difficult to find the right materials. We've got some DIY Coffee Table Ideas and tips to help you create the perfect table that will add charm and warmth to your home:
- The correct length is key. The first step to making your coffee table is knowing how long it needs to be. As a general rule, coffee tables should be 2/3 of the length of your sofa. Be sure to measure your sofa before beginning, so that you purchase or cut the right length of wood.
- The correct height is also important. The appropriate height and length of a coffee table are incredibly important. A coffee table that is too high or too low will make for a very awkward situation. The standard rule for coffee table height is no more than 1-2 inches lower than the seat of your sofa. Most coffee tables range from 16-18 inches high, but if you have a larger sofa, you may need to go up to 21 inches high.
- Know what style leg you want. Hairpin legs come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. The traditional 2-rod Hairpin (below) is a fantastic choice for a classic, sleek look, while the 3-rod Hairpin adds extra dimension and a balanced look. The broader B-12 Hairpin is a great option for a bold look. If you want something unique and eye-catching with a bit of a twist, check out the clean, square shape of the 9090 or the modern zig-zag of the Cross Eye.
4. Don't be afraid to get creative. Creative ideas can come from all different sources, and the top of your table is no exception. There are loads of secondhand items that you can turn into a table top and beautiful reclaimed wood makes a charming, rustic piece of furniture. Use can use items like old doors, wooden boards from a picket fence, upcycled windows, crates, and even rectangular planters to create a completely unique coffee table that highlights your personality. Check out our selection of fabulous reclaimed wood--gorgeous styles such as White Oak, Wyoming Snow Fence, and Douglas Fir bring a cozy warmth into your home.
DIY furniture is all the rage in home decor now, because it allows you to showcase your unique quirks. Creating furniture that allows your personality to shine through makes your home more welcoming. Please feel free to contact us to learn more about our fantastic selection of furniture parts that can be used to create the most wonderful DIY pieces. We hope you enjoyed these DIY coffee table ideas and tips.