This DIY Sofa Table Will Transform Your Living Room, And It Only Costs $25.

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The builder needed a table to sit behind the sofa and accommodate lighting and decor in the room, but couldn't find something like this at a reasonable price.

When it comes to furniture, not all spaces are created equal. It might be easy enough to find a standard sized coffee table or bed frame, but what if you need furniture that occupies a very specific - and somewhat peculiar - space?

That's where the DIY comes in. When you make your own furniture, you get to decide its exact dimensions without sacrificing on style, and what this creative DIY'er came up with is nothing short of genius. If you've ever thought that you needed more storage behind your sofa, this is the project for you: The finished table and it's decor looks simply amazing.


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So, she decided to make her own. To do this project, you need a long pine board, some furring strips and some stair rail legs.

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Putting everything together is straightforward and intuitive, and we love the detail that the stair rail legs provide.

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Take your long pine board and attach the furring strips to the underside.

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Use your clamps to hold the furring strip to pine board, and drill pilot holes about every foot along the furring strip. (Pilot holes are small holes drilled into the wood before driving the screw in. This prevents the wood from splitting and keeps the screw straight.

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Now comes time to screw the clamped pieces together.

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They used construction screws with a star shape at the end, which are easier for the screwdriver to grip.

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Next, you can attach the legs.

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This DIY'ers double-screwed all the legs to ensure a tight, stable fit.

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When the table is built, don't be surprised if it's a little wobbly. After all, it's incredibly long and thin. The couch and wall will support it.

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Next, fill the screw holes with stainable wood filler to hide them.

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Now comes time for the stain, paint and polyurethane.

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The thin, long table slides right in behind the sofa - and you can measure the length to fit your couch exactly.

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Now comes the fun part: The lighting and decorations.

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How great does this look?

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She was able to put this together for just around $25, a fraction of what she would have paid for a custom table at a store.

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The before and after photos are enough to motivate you to do the grunt work for this one.

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Wouldn't it look totally awesome in your living room?

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And the best part: You now have more places to put your wine glass, which is well-deserved after an afternoon spent DIY'ing.

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