Want to make your own end table, side table or nightstand? You'll find lots of great ideas for DIY end table plans and projects in this list!
End tables are one of the most versatile pieces of furniture in the whole house. You can put them next to the sofa or bed, or tucked into an unused corner of the room. They can be used to display floral arrangements, add lighting, or hide away clutter.
Side tables are also a great beginner woodworking project! You only need a few boards and basic skills to make most of these DIY end tables. Practice on these smaller furniture pieces before moving on to building that dining table you've always wanted!
20 DIY End Table Ideas
Bring out the beauty of reclaimed wood with this simple rustic end table! It only requires a few 2x4 boards for the shelves and 2x2 lumber for the frame.
This DIY laptop stand uses a store-bought metal base and adds an amazing wooden top made of maple and colorful skateboard veneer! It also makes a great side table that takes up very little space.
Relax in the shade with this DIY umbrella stand side table! The umbrella base is hidden inside this outdoor end table, with easy access to extra storage through the hinged top!
This DIY outdoor end table does double duty on your deck or patio! Keep drinks cool while you relax outside or switch it to a planter box for flowers.
This DIY end table with hexagon shaped top is easy to make and looks amazing in a modern living room.
This modern DIY nightstand combines a white frame with a figured maple drawer front for the perfect two toned look. This piece would look great next to the couch too!
Rustic DIY End Table
Keep clutter out of sight! This small end table adds rustic-style storage with a narrow footprint that can fit into any space.
Simple DIY Side Table
Build this simple DIY wooden end table with just 3 tools! The casual style and small size would work great as a drop zone by the front door too.
DIY Tall Nightstand
Customized for a taller mattress, this nightstand add loads of storage to the bedroom. The extra height is ideal next to a sofa with high arms!
DIY Modern End Table
A Crate and Barrel side table at a fraction of the price! This easy DIY end table costs just $30 to make, and would be a great project for beginners.
DIY Simple Side Table
Made from scrap wood, this DIY end table is perfect for small spaces that really need a table.
DIY Primitive End Table
If you love primitive style, these DIY rustic end tables are for you. They have lots of storage and even a removable shelf!
DIY X End Table
The X shaped base on this end table makes it feel light and airy. Thrifted finds gives it a custom touch, with faux drawer pulls and a frame top.
Mid Century Modern Walnut End Table
This gorgeous DIY end table is made with walnut and features the classic mid century style with a second tier.
DIY End Table with Charging Station
Say goodbye to wire clutter! This piece works as a great DIY charging nightstand as well!
DIY Nightstand with Hidden Compartment
This DIY nightstand features a hidden compartment and is an easy beginner woodworking project using concealed joints!
C-Shaped Side Table
No space next to the sofa? This easy beginner project is the perfect table for your laptop, remote, or drink.
Simple DIY Outdoor Side Table
You can build this DIY outdoor end table in just 30 minutes using only 3 tools! Add your own personal touch with a painted concrete paver on top.
DIY Outdoor Side Table
This awesome little DIY side table is the perfect place to set your drink or book while you enjoy your outdoor space. $10 is all you will spend on this DIY.
Outdoor Table Using 2x4s
This little table is made from 2x4s, for an inexpensive beginner project that will brighten up the corner of your porch or patio.
Which of these projects are you going to tackle first? I'd love to hear which one is your favorite in the comments below!
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