Couch Arm Cup Holder

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charlestoncrafted added on 4/26/2019

This couch arm cup holder is perfect for any chair that doesn't have a table within arm's reach. We have lots of guests who sit in this chair with no place for their drink. This cup holder has a place for your drink, phone and remote control. Plus, it's customizable for any chair arm width.


Follow the steps below to complete this project.


Make your cuts

Using a 4" wide piece of lumber, make the following length cuts to create five pieces named, aptly, pieces 1-5: -Piece 1- 3" -Piece 2- 5 1/2" (this piece is adjustable for your size chair. Make the length what you need to span the arm of your chair) -Piece 3- 6" -Piece 4- 4" -Piece 5- 3"


Drill pocket holes

Drill pocket holes into the following pieces on 4" long sides: - Piece 1- two holes on the same side - Piece 2- no holes - Piece 3- two holes on the same side - Piece 4- two holes on both sides - Piece 5- no holes


Create the cup holder

Attach Piece 1 and Piece 3 to the underside of Piece 2 with the pocket holes both facing in.


Create the accessories holder

Attach Piece 4 to the bottom outside edge of Piece 3 and to the bottom inside edge of Piece 5 with the pocket holes facing down.


Sand, Stain and Seal

Sand everything down, rounding off all the edges. Then choose your stain and stain the whole project. Don't forget to seal it, since any condensation from a beverage will damage unsealed wood.


Hang on your couch

Hang your couch arm cup holder over the arm of your chair with Piece 2 over the top of the arm.



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Tools Used:

Materials Required:

Wood Products:

(1) 1x4, 24", Board  


(8) Kreg Pocket Screws  
(1) Wood glue  
(1) Stain  
(1) Sealant  

Parts/Cut List:

(2) Piece 1 and 5, 3"x4"  
(1) Piece 2, 5 1/2" x 4"  
(1) Piece 3, 6"x4"  
(1) Piece 4, 4"x4"  

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