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DIY Sofa Table: With Easy to Reach Outlets!

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How to make a DIY sofa table. These thin, long console tables are placed behind a couch for extra storage or to place an easy to reach outlet.

I wanted to make a thin table for behind my couch so I’d have a place to put a glass of water, my phone, or the remotes. The kids like to stuff the remotes between the sofa cushions and we’re always fishing in there to find them. This console table was an easy build that allowed me to add an easily accessible outlet too for charging devices.

It also cost me almost nothing to make- I used a bunch of scraps. The only thing that I purchased was the power strip.


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DIY Sofa Table for Behind the Couch

Supplies:

Using a jig saw to cut out the area for the recessed outlet.
Using a jig saw to cut out the area for the recessed outlet.

Video Tutorial

https://youtu.be/KpS2q1sU7_0

Step by Step Tutorial

This isn’t the full woodworking plan as I haven’t put that together yet. As I mention at the end of this post, if you’re interested in the full plan, let me know. I usually prioritize plans based on how much interest I get.

This tutorial should give you a basic guideline to how to build your own table. You can, as a result, adjust the size to your own preferences.

DIY Sofa table with white, gray, and blue paint.
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DIY Sofa Table

How to make an easy sofa table for behind your couch. This is a great way to add additional storage space and a charging area for devices.

Instructions

  • Cut Wood.
  • Mark the placement for your outlet. Use your jigsaw to cut out the area for the outlet.
  • Build the legs for the table. As an alternative, you could buy premade legs.
  • Attach legs.
  • Add horizontal braces between the legs.
  • Cut the wood for your trim. Attach using trim head screws.
  • Sand
  • Prime
  • Paint
  • Attach your recessed outlet.
  • Add screw hooks for the outlet cord if desired.
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    Attaching the legs to the bottom of the table. This leaves the table top clear of screw holes.
    Attaching the legs to the bottom of the table. This leaves the table top clear of screw holes.
    1x4s used as trim cover the edges of the plywood and make the table look nicer.
    1x4s used as trim cover the edges of the plywood and make the table look nicer.

    Want the Woodworking Plans?

    Would you like to see woodworking plans for this? Let me know in the comments! I prioritize making woodworking plans based on how much interest I have!

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    DIY Sofa Table with Charging Station. The table top is white with gray trim, there's a recessed outlet installed, and the legs of this console table are light blue.
    DIY Sofa Table with Charging Station. The table top is white with gray trim, there's a recessed outlet installed, and the legs of this console table are light blue. Includes view of the console table behind our couch.
    DIY Sofa Table with Charging Station.

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