When you’re relaxing slouched on the couch, you don’t want to get up only to put down whatever you were holding; a glass of wine, your favorite book or a bowl of snacks. In those situations it is handy to have an end table next to the couch or your bed. End tables or side tables can be very useful, not just as a place to put your personal stuff on or to hold an extra bedside lamp, but with the right design it can be a great decor piece for your home. Here are the top 10 end tables you can make yourself from scratch or by repurposing other items.

Shutter Side Table

If you happen to have some old style shutters laying around, use them to make this vintage looking end table. It is easy to make and the glass top gives a modern spin to the old look.

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Repurposed Crate Storage Table

Repurpose your old wooden crate into something beautiful, useful and multifunctional. With some hinges, wheels, plywood and some paint, you too can have this storage end table.

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via simplicityinthesouth.com

Copper And Leather Weave Table

Simple, elegant and lovely, this end table is the one for you if you have minimalist taste. The combination of leather and copper only accentuates the beauty of the table. To make this all you need are some leather straps, copper pipes and some weaving skills.

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Knock Off Industrial Side Table

This two-tiered side table is in the industrial style of rustic wood and hard meta. A truly manly table, but the price tag of these table style can be a bit high. So, if you wish you can make this end table for fraction of the price by following this tutorial.

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via thegoldensycamore.com 

Upholstered Arm Rest End Tables

In some homes, despite the need for an end table, there simply isn’t enough room for an additional piece of furniture. The solution are these clever little contraptions that you put over the arm rest of your sofa and you’ve got yourself an end table.

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Rectangular Side Table

Narrow, hollow and framed, this end table takes up hardly any space at all, since it’s barely noticeable, yet fills the empty space and it serves it purpose. It is easy to make and you can paint it in any color to match your home.

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Accent Table

This lovely little table is another item that you can find in the store, but you can make it for far less. All you’ll need are a wire umbrella/laundry basket, a round cut wood and some tools.

Accent-Table

via twindragonflydesigns.com

Rope Side Tables

Before you choose to make this end table project, be warned that it is not recommended for cat owners. You make this table by wrapping rope around a concrete forming tube. The end result is lovely, but your cat just might use it as a scratching post.

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Log End Table

This is a nice little rustic end table that you can make with just few tools a small amount of time and barely no money. All the material you need you may already have in your crate next to the fireplace with the leftover firewood.

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via ryobitools.com

Beautiful Side Table

A magical looking end table that everyone would love to have, made from cardboard building tube, two circles made from wood and some strips of vinyl. The en result is this sturdy end table that brings a tone of serenity to he room.

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