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Couch Arm Cup Holder

We’ve had lots of guests since the baby was born, meaning all our seating is usually full. One of our chairs isn’t within stretching distance of any table surface. This has become a problem when people have drinks. So we decided to make a simple over the couch arm cup holder! 

Couch Arm Cup Holder

Couch Arm Cup Holder - Charleston Crafted

This over the couch arm cup holder is super functional. We designed it to be used for placing a drink, but also to hold your phone or the remote. The unit stays in place by it’s own weight and design, so you don’t have to worry about it tipping over. It’s nice to have a place for several items and our guests so far have really enjoyed having their own tray.

Couch Arm Cup Holder - Charleston Crafted


We partnered up with our good friends at Kreg to bring you the plans for this functional cup holder for your couch. This project is built from a single piece of wood and entirely using pocket hole joinery. Using Kreg pocket holes make it secure and keeps the joints hidden against the couch arm. This way, the holder looks smooth all the way across with no visible nails or screws.

Couch Arm Cup Holder - Charleston Crafted

We put the entire set of project plans for this couch arm cup holder on where you can get our step-by-step cuts, measurements and pocket hole placements.

Couch Arm Cup Holder - Charleston Crafted

The plans are also customizable with one simple tweak. All that has to be changed is the length of the top piece of wood where the drink goes. Everything else remains constant. That piece can be adjusted to fit a couch arm of any width.

Couch Arm Cup Holder - Charleston Crafted

So head over to Kreg’s to get the free plans for how to build this over the couch arm cup holder. Their website is full of easy, helpful plans from lots of amazing builders. We’ve got lots of other plans on there for our sunroom (like our geometric coffee table and our quick and easy ottoman), so be sure to check them out. 

Couch Arm Cup Holder - Charleston Crafted

This post was sponsored by Kreg and their website, which offers free, easy to follow woodworking plans to everyone. All opinions are our own and our opinion is that we love Kreg products. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Charleston Crafted possible!

Interested in the Kreg Jig? Click here to read our full Kreg Jig review and to see all of our Kreg Jig projects.

New to the Kreg Jig? Here is a step by step guide on how to use a Kreg Jig!

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