This couch/sofa 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.

Difficulty easy


Kreg Tools

Other Tools

  • Miter Saw
    Miter Saw
  • Drill (cordless)
    Drill (cordless)
  • Sander


Wood Products

  • 1 Board , 1x4 , 24"

Hardware & Supplies

  • 8 Kreg Pocket Screws
  • 1 Wood glue
  • 1 Stain
  • 1 Sealant

Cut List & Parts

  • 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"


  • 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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