Nothing really brings a living room together like a nice coffee table and that inspired us to share with you today a few projects that we think are really cool. Below you can find details about a few DIY farmhouse coffee table projects that are pretty easy to build as well as eye-catching each in their own unique way. They play around with different designs and different proportions and as with any DIY projects, it’s all customizable and adjustable.
Farmhouse coffee tables are not really very sleek or slender. Instead they’re rather chunky but that’s definitely part of their charm and style. This particular design makes the most of it as you can see for yourself. The first step of the project is to build the sides of the base which include these decorative X boards that add detail to the whole piece. Once the sides are done you can go ahead and connect them by adding the bottom shelf after which it’s time to assemble and install the top, completing the structure of the table. At the very end you can work on that lovely distressed finish featured on handmade-haven.
Something else that you can add to your living room is a sofa table. It’s a separate piece different from the typical coffee table and it’s designed to sit behind the sofa or the couch. They’re a nice way to add some extra storage to the room or to break up the layout by creating a border and to add texture to the decor. At the same time, the table can act as a space divider. There are lots of nice farmhouse-style designs to choose from and quite a few that are both eye-catching and budget-friendly. You can find lots of inspiration in these examples from thecottagemarket.
Farmhouse coffee tables don’t have to look perfect. In fact, imperfections make it look authentic and add extra charm to the design. This particular project from ana-white is a really nice example. This is a solid wood table with a simple and rustic design and versatile proportions. It has a very handy bottom shelf where you can store extra blankets, books, magazines and other things and a natural finish. At the same time, the table is easy and cheap to build which makes it a great DIY project even for a beginner.
A lot of farmhouse tables have this X base design so you could consider this a defining feature for this particular style. On that note, there’s another interesting project that we want to share with you and it’s featured on shanty-2-chic. We really like the angles in this design and the fact that although it looks rustic the table also has clean lines usually associated with modern furniture.
Instead of the X-board design, this farmhouse coffee table makes use of a different but just as lovely and charming look. The project featured on chasingdaisiesblog doesn’t include a tutorial on how to build this table from scratch but is actually a makeover project showing the transformation of this used but otherwise beautiful piece of furniture. After some sanding and staining, it got a whole new look.
There’s something about the solid and chunky designs of farmhouse coffee tables that makes them really enjoyable and easy to live with. That’s actually typical of rustic furniture pieces in general. If you follow this tutorial from instructables you can see exactly how the entire building and designing process goes and how the table is assembled piece by piece until it’s all done and ready to be stained and painted.
An interesting idea is to try and mix a few styles and create something eclectic. A perfect example in this sense is a project that we found on shadesofblueinteriors. It shows how you can make a modern farmhouse coffee table with a really nice herringbone pattern on the top. The design is, as you can see, less chunky than most of the other ones on this list. That allows the table to look more lightweight and more modern.
You can also make a really nice farmhouse coffee table that’s smaller than your typical one, in case you’re short on space or if you also want to use it as a side table or an accent piece. Like a lot of other designs, this one includes a storage shelf at the bottom which you can also use for display purposes. It also has these X board details on the sides that give it more texture and more character. If you want to find out more details about this simple build you can check out remodelaholic.
Wood pillars can make really cool legs for a farmhouse coffee table which is a nice design strategy if you don’t want to go with any of the other more common or typical designs. You can still include the practical storage shelf at the bottom and it would actually connect the posts in a natural way. You can also raise the base just a tiny bit as shown on itsagrandvillelife just to make the table look a bit more lightweight.
It’s not just coffee tables that look extra cozy and charming in a farmhouse style but all sorts of other furniture pieces as well. For example, this is a lovely farmhouse side table which can also serve as a night stand. It’s fairly easy to build and doesn’t use a lot of resources plus it looks really chic and stylish and lots lots of details for such a small piece. You can customize it with with cool-looking drawer pulls of knobs and you can also try a combination of painted and stained wood for a bit of contrast. Check out handmade-haven for more details.