Sofa Hack: Wooden Armrest Table with Built-In Cup Holder

As anyone who’s ever made the mistake of trying to balance a full beverage on the armrest of a couch already knows, it’s a terrible idea that will probably end in both tears and an emergency trip to the hardware store to rent a steam cleaner. So, whether you’re curled up with a book or watching the game, you can protect your beverage and your upholstery with a handy DIY wooden armrest table with a built-in cup holder!

Sofa Hack: Wooden Armrest Table with Built-In Cup Holder

I’m all about smart, practical projects, and an attractive wooden armrest table seems like a fantastic way to save your furniture from the perils of everyday life. Plus, beyond the obvious drinks-and-snacks uses, I can definitely see it being a wonderful place to keep my stitching supplies while I’m binge-watching bad TV while crafting, and I’m sure that it’d make a pretty perfect landing pad for the mini quadcopter that my husband insists upon flying around the apartment.

Need more flat surfaces in your life? Learn how to make a DIY wooden armrest table with built-in cup holder that’s custom-sized to fit your couch with this fantastic tutorial that Mandi from Making Nice in the Midwest shared on A Beautiful Mess!

If you’ve been out of the wood shop for a while, this project would be a great way to reacquaint yourself with basic power tools and woodworking techniques.

Have a celebration coming up? You’ll probably also want to add wooden armrest tables to your list of handmade gift ideas!