DIY Sofa Arm Table

Hi, it&#8217s Amy from Hertoolbelt back with another develop strategy.  Are you Prepared For Some FOOTBALL???  It&#8217s that time of year again!  I&#8217ve got the best project for the &#8216arm chair quarterback&#8217 in your home, a Sofa Arm Table.  The Sofa Arm Table easily slips onto the arm of your sofa/couch and offers you a flat surface to spot your drink and game time snacks, with a tiny pocket for the remote.

Need a little extra space for your game time snacks and drinks? Build this super easy sofa arm table to give you a stable surface all game long!

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How to Construct a DIY Sofa Arm Table

Need a little extra space for your game time snacks and drinks? Build this super easy sofa arm table to give you a stable surface all game long! Free plans and tutorial on @remodelaholic

Measure Sofa

Measure the width of the arm on your couch or sofa.

Need a little extra space for your game time snacks and drinks? Build this super easy sofa arm table to give you a stable surface all game long! Free plans and tutorial on @remodelaholic

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Also decide how far down you want the sofa arm table to go and how deep you want the table.  For this sofa, the arm width was 9 1/4&#8243 (so the prime piece is 10 three/four&#8243), I wanted it do go down about 8&#8243 and be 14&#8243 deep.

Need a little extra space for your game time snacks and drinks? Build this super easy sofa arm table to give you a stable surface all game long! Free plans and tutorial on @remodelaholic

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Material List

  • three/four&#8243 x wide enough for your prime piece x eight&#8242 board
  • 1 1/four&#8243 pocket hole screws/typical screws
  • wood glue
  • sand paper
  • stain/best coat

Cut List &#8211 customize according to your sofa

  • 3/4&#8243 x 10 3/4&#8243 x 14&#8243 pine board
  • three/four&#8243 x 8&#8243 x 14&#8243 pine board
  • three/four&#8243 x 7 1/four&#8243 x 14&#8243 pine board
  • 3/4&#8243 x three&#8243 x 14&#8243 pine board
  • three/4&#8243 x 3&#8243 x 14&#8243 pine board

Reduce all of the pieces out for the sofa arm table.  On an inside edge of the eight&#8243 and 7 1/four&#8243 pieces, drill pocket holes to attach to the prime piece.

Need a little extra space for your game time snacks and drinks? Build this super easy sofa arm table to give you a stable surface all game long! Free plans and tutorial on @remodelaholic

Think about sanding all of your wood pieces prior to assembly.

Use wood glue and 1 1/four&#8243 pocket hole screws and attach the eight&#8243 and 7 1/4&#8243 boards to the prime board.Need a little extra space for your game time snacks and drinks? Build this super easy sofa arm table to give you a stable surface all game long! Free plans and tutorial on @remodelaholic

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Pre-drill countersink holes in one particular of the 3&#8243 boards.  Use wood glue and 1 1/4&#8243 minimum screws to attach the remote storage feature.
Need a little extra space for your game time snacks and drinks? Build this super easy sofa arm table to give you a stable surface all game long! Free plans and tutorial on @remodelaholic  View of assembled table. Underside

Need a little extra space for your game time snacks and drinks? Build this super easy sofa arm table to give you a stable surface all game long! Free plans and tutorial on @remodelaholic  Let the glue dry and remove excess glue.

Need a little extra space for your game time snacks and drinks? Build this super easy sofa arm table to give you a stable surface all game long! Free plans and tutorial on @remodelaholic

Sand the sofa arm table until it is smooth, finishing with 120-150 grit sandpaper.  Stain or paint the table as desired.  I applied a coat of pre-stain wood conditioner, then applied a coat of General Finishes Java gel stain.  After the stain dried, I applied a coat of polyurethane.

sofa arm table square

Go Team! (or Geaux Tigers at my residence :-) )

An easy customizable DIY sofa arm table keeps a drink or snacks close at hand, while organizing remotes or reading material, too..

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