We love having our sectional sofa, but we needed a useful sofa table that didn’t take up much space and was hidden to the eye.
When I started thinking of the media room in our new house, I knew that I wanted our sectional sofa to act as just a big area where the whole family could stretch out their legs.
Unfortunately, that made any kind of end tables sort of tricky because of the shape of the sectional sofa.
We wanted to add a snack bar area including a fridge, but we didn’t want the room to feel cluttered.
I also didn’t want the sofa table to become a focal point in the room, but I did want it to have function and include a charging port.
Knowing that as my list of criteria for this sofa table continued to grow, I would have a seeking unicorn situation and decided it was probably best that I just build.
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(3) 1″ x 6″ x 8′ Pine boards (this part will depend on the length of the sofa)
(1) 1″ x3″ x8′ Pine board
(2) metal brackets
3/4″ Wood Screws
2″ Wood screws
Foam roller for cabinets and doors
BEHR Marquee Satin in SW Tricorn Black
** Paint tip: You can purchase your favorite paint and have it tinted in any competitors paint color.**
I measured the back of the couch, but because my couch is tapered, I needed to subtract 8 inches so the sofa table didn’t stick out beyond the couch. (If you do this you’ll want to adjust for the length of your own couch.)
Because of how long the piece needed to be, I cut two equal pieces of the 1″x6″ wood board with my sliding miter to ensure the middle was in the middle of the back of the couch. #becauseofOCD
With my drill, I joined the two pieces with two metal brackets and 3/4″ wood screws.
Using the same 1″x6″ wood, I made the end pieces just high enough to allow the sofa table to sit just below the back of the couch.
The corner jig held the wood together in a 90 degree angle and I added wood glue and my favorite wood screws to fasten it all together.
I love these screws because you don’t need to pre-drill and they don’t split the wood, plus the head of the screw countersinks and can easily be covered with wood filler.
To make sure I didn’t have any sag, I added some bracing to the middle of the table as well.
Keeping everything solid, I used the 1″x3″ boards to provide bracing from the end of the sofa table and the middle.
To really jazz it up, I found this drop in charging port on Amazon.
I measured just around the box and marked it out on the top of the hidden sofa table shelf.
Using my drill I made holes big enough for my jigsaw to fit and cut the square so the charging port could drop in.
I gave everything a good sand with my orbital sander to knock off any rough edges.
Even though the hidden sofa table was, well hidden, I still painted the whole thing with BHER Marquee Satin in Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black.
I sanded with 220 grit in between coats of the paint.
I gave the whole piece a couple coats of polycrylic, again sanding between coats.
Easy and useful DIY hidden charging sofa console table shelf
While this room is far from complete, this hidden charging sofa console table shelf is a huge improvement already.
Now everyone can enjoy watching a show without wondering where to put their drink or charge their phone.
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