How to Build a Behind Sofa Table

This behind sofa table is not just stylish; it's super functional, too!
This behind sofa table is not just stylish; it’s super functional, too!

The good thing about knowing how to DIY stuff is that you can easily build things that’ll make your life easier. Furniture, for example, are quite expensive when you buy them ready-made. But if you’re going to build one yourself, you save money and you can customize it any way you want.

Adding outlets will give you the benefit of convenience.
Adding outlets will give you the benefit of convenience.

I saw a really nice behind sofa table at my friend’s house. I realized it’s perfect for some knick-knacks – framed photos and a lamp. It can also be used to hold the remote control, a book, or a drink. I asked my DIY-loving husband to make one for me and boy, did he deliver.

He added some outlets so we could simply plug in our gadgets for easy charging. How convenient! This project is very easy to make. In fact, I suggest that you get started right away. You’ll love it!


  • Wood
  • Dowel rod
  • Wood glue
  • Outlet box
  • Outlet
  • Outlet cover
  • 3 prong extension cord


  • Coping saw
  • Pencil
  • Sanding block
  • Drill with regular bit
  • Wire snips
  • Phillips head screw driver

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