About Coffee Tables
A coffee table is defined as a low table that sits in front of the sofa. Sometimes it is referred to as a “cocktail table.”
Typically the coffee table is long. It may be sat in front or off to the side of the sofa, but tables that sit on the side are usually referred to as end tables.
The purpose of these table is usually a place to set drinks, place magazine and books, and as a decorative piece with a centerpiece of some sort sitting on top of it.
Coffee tables come in a variety of sizes, shapes and are made from a variety of materials.
Add Some Class With This 3pc Coffee Table & End Table Set
Includes one coffee table and two matching end tables with a marble look top, tapered feet and a storage shelf.
End Table: 22H x 22W x 20D inches
Coffee Table: 47.625"L x 23.625"W x 18"H
The marble look with muted shades of cream, onyx and gray and provide a durable yet beautiful surface for placing drink and decorative accent pieces.
The base of the coffee and end tables, feature lower shelves that offer additional space for storage or display
Lift Top Coffee Table
The lift top coffee table is unique. Some look like a chest with drawers. The unique feature is that when pulled, the top raises up so that you can use it as a table top for a snack, dinner, your laptop, etc.
You can see my lift top coffee table. See the drawers on the inside, the space they provide.
Sauder Carson Forge Lift-Top Coffee Table
Carson Forge reminds us of the quality with which American products can still be made. Recovered materials, the warm native timber Washington Cherry finish, accented with riveted Iron and matching hardware.
Hidden storage beneath top
Open shelves for additional storage and display
Wrought iron style hardware and accents
Side Tables-End Tables
Although end tables are often referred to the table next to a bed, they are also named end table, side table for those tables that sit next to a chair or sofa, usually with a lamp on top.
Here are some ideas for end tables or side tables that are usually purchased separately. However, you can find them in sets but usually it is a 3 piece set that includes the coffee table.
The rustic look is popular. The distressed look for wood or laminate flooring is one of the favorites. Here is a end table with the distressed look that will match most living room furniture and decor.
Handmade Coffee Tables-End Tables
The old, real wood, distressed wood look has become popular. The one problem is that these styles can be found, but they are not always 100% wood. Often, the tops are veneer or laminate that look like real wood. Handmade wooden coffee and end tables are usually 100% wood.
Here are some coffee tables made from cypress, reclaimed oak, reclaimed barn wood and more.
They are perfect for a man cave, cottage, cabin, as well as a shabby chic look, and rustic look.
Glass Coffee Tables-Glass End Tables
I love the look of glass coffee tables and glass end tables.
However, they do have their downfalls.
Breakage when the toddler decides to use their toy hammer on it. However, if it is glass over wood, then you simply toss the broken glass, and continue using your coffee table.