Over the couch table

  • Advertise with us
Project by MikeSpanky posted 09-14-2015 05:18 AM 1062 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wife was wanting some sort of table for the couch. I remembered seeing some made similar to this on LJ. Though nothing special it is my own design. I used some left over cedar and pine I had from a couple projects back for the top and front. The base is just 3/4 plywood. This couch has a flat steel bar running near the floor at the front so I had to make some short legs on the table to allow the base to strattle. It’s nothing fancy but works. I applied 4 coats of Danish oil followed by wax. Thanks for looking.

-- There's no crying in woodworking. Just measure and cut again.

7 comments so far

View Hawaiilad's profile


2885 posts in 2445 days

#1 posted 09-14-2015 06:22 AM

I’m pretty sure your wife likes her new couch table. I also have seen something like that before. You didn’t show it, so how did you attach and support the table?

-- Larry in Hawaii,

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

16822 posts in 2529 days

#2 posted 09-14-2015 12:02 PM

Nice handy table, Mike!! I could use one like that!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

View hoss12992's profile


3814 posts in 1317 days

#3 posted 09-14-2015 02:55 PM

That is really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

View Ocelot's profile


1459 posts in 2062 days

#4 posted 09-14-2015 04:02 PM

I like that.

We have a sectional in which all the parts, some relining, some not, bolt to rails at the bottom. One piece has a “console” thing with a compartment for stuff and two cupholders. I really don’t like it. It doesn’t hold very much. The cupholders are hard to clean. It’s in the way if you want to hold hands with your wife. :0

I like this better. You could move it out of the way when you don’t need it. You could build one with a compartment if you need that, cupholders if that float’s your boat etc.


View MikeSpanky's profile


177 posts in 787 days

#5 posted 09-14-2015 04:32 PM

Thanks for the comments. I didn’t add a lot of details, sorry. Top is 18×18 inches. Front is 22×14 inches. I cut some 45 degree bracing and used pocket screws on those plus pocket screwed the top and bottom to the front. I wanted to mortise and tenon this thing together but not as good at it yet and was sort of in a hurry to done. Working on an add on room making ready to build a new kitchen. You know how those honey do projects are though, best to keep ‘em happy. It turned out ok I guess.

Our remodel has furniture in odd places right now so the couch having recliners has become the main seating. The table is a great addition, a place to put remotes, coffee cups, etc.

Paul – I thought about cup holders on the back side but was in too much of a hurry. Thats is something I’ll think about adding though.

-- There's no crying in woodworking. Just measure and cut again.

View Ken90712's profile


16864 posts in 2613 days

#6 posted 09-15-2015 02:43 AM

Well done… Looks great

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View Roger's profile


19714 posts in 2228 days

#7 posted 09-20-2015 02:12 PM

Looks like a nice bookmatch of Ash and, is that cedar on the top? Thnx in advance

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics