DIY Timber Drink Stand


A Timber Drink Stand to solve your dilemma when having a drink or eating food whilst watching some telly.

Watch this how-to video where I show you how you too can create a Timber Drink Stand for your armchair.

Have a look at the photos and step-by-step process below to see how easy it is to make this Timber Drink Stand.

Begin With:

  • Measuring Tape
  • Pencil
  • 230mm x 19mm x 1m Hardwood Timber
  • Drop Saw
  • Drill
  • Screws
  • Cordless Planer
  • Sandpaper
  • Old Cloth
  • All-Weather Stain
  • Latex Gloves

Step 1: Use a measuring tape


Use a measuring tape to measure the width of the arm on your armchair (mine is 92mm). Use a measuring tape and pencil to measure and mark 200mm from one end of the timber piece. From that mark, measure and mark another 200mm, then a final 150mm (change 150mm size depending on the width of your armchair).

Step 2:  Start cutting with a drop saw


Use a drop saw to cut along the three lines. You should now have two 200mm timber pieces, these will be the arms, and one 150mm piece, this will be the top of the drink stand.

Step 3: Measure and mark your pieces

On the underside of the 150mm piece, measure 1cm in from one longer side, then measure and mark the width of the timber (19mm). From the 19mm point, measure and mark the width of the arm of your chair (92mm), then measure and mark another 19mm. You should now have two rectangles drawn on either side of the timber.

Step 4: Drill your holes


Drill three evenly spaced holes on each rectangle on both side of the timber.

Step 5: Use a cordless planer


Sand top timber piece, then use a cordless planer to neaten the edges.

Step 6: Stand arm pieces


Stand two arm pieces up and place 150mm piece on top, lining pre-drilled holes with the top of the arms, creating an upside down “U” shape. Drill together using screws.

Step 7: Sand and stain timber


Sand drink stand, then use an old cloth to stain timber. It’s a good idea if don’t want to get your hand stained to wear some latex gloves. All that’s left is to leave the timber to dry.

Final result: DIY Timber Drink Stand



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