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After a really long time of not having a sofa, I finally decided to splurge a little and add some serious comfort to our living room. The reason we didn’t have one is that we have dogs with very little manners, dogs who like to chew, dogs who have destroyed every couch I have ever owned, the kind of dogs who are loved more than furniture.
Then one day I decided that I would like to be comfortable in my own home and am willing to take a chance that this time it will be different, we really will try our best to keep them off of the sofa. After all, they have a giant armchair with a matching ottoman, two different dog beds, and help themselves to a spot on the recliner whenever they feel like it.
Plus, I have recently decided to do more for myself after years of my husband telling me to do so. He doesn’t like it when I intentionally deny myself something that I want but this is something that I have done for as long as I can remember so it’s a hard habit to break. This time was different because I kept telling myself that I work hard in every aspect of my life so if I want to spend some money on a couch, it’s time to head to the store, and I actually did.
So we got a sofa and in the spirit of doing more for myself, I almost immediately began working on this DIY Sofa Table to display my favorite nick-nacks behind it. After a quick trip to your local hardware store and clicking the links below to see the tools we used for the job, you can get started on this DIY project.
DIY Sofa Table Tutorial
For step 1, you will need six, 8 x 2’s out of which you will cut 8 pieces to 39 and 3/4, six pieces to 29 and 1/2, and six pieces at 9 and 1/4 inch.
The next step you will be using the six 29-inch pieces and the six, 9 and 1/4 inch pieces to build three rectangles using 2 and 1/2 inch screws and drilling pilot holes first, to be careful not to split the wood.
Next, you connect two of your rectangles together at all four corners using four of your long pieces.
Then take the other four long pieces and connect them to the third rectangle. Then join the open end of the long pieces that you connected to the third rectangle to the first piece that you completed using 2-inch braces.
Cut the 2 x 8 to seven feet. Lay it on a flat surface and lay completed base on top of it.
Make sure all edges are flush and then using the same method, drill pilot holes and put a screw in to secure the wood to the stand.
Before staining, I made sure to put down some rags to catch drips and stained the entire sofa table using a foam brush.
I tried my best to go light on each coat so I could tell when to stop.
I really like being able to see the wood grains and knots so I keep that in mind when choosing wood as well as when deciding which side to face up or down during the building process.
Also, keep in mind that you may move the table and the back could be exposed at some point, so be sure to paint it evenly on each side.
Another great thing about this DIY Sofa Table is that you can use the bottom area for storage. Try putting baskets with extra pillows on one side and a basket with blankets on the other.
This DIY Sofa Table is the perfect way to display your favorite nick-nacks and add a cozy feel to your living room.
To make the job easier, below are some tools that I used in this DIY project. You can get similar results using other things of course but this is here as a reference in case you want to make this DIY Sofa Table exactly how we did.
Click over and see what we used, make a purchase if you want, or just use it as a reference.
I hope you enjoyed this sofa table tutorial and share it with your friends on your favorite social media. Leave me a comment below to tell me about your DIY Sofa Table project, I can’t wait to hear all about it!