Madeline Legrand. Coffe Table. December 06th, 2017.
Scale & Size, Firstly, the scale of the table is probably the most important factor, the table will anchor the room, and if its too big or too small, then the proportions of the room could be thrown off. The space where the coffee table is going will largely dictate the size, if it is to run between a sofa or chaise and the television on the opposite wall (or between 2 sofas facing) then a rectangular coffee table will complement the space, if there is a square space between a set of sofas such as a 2+3 or a corner lounge, then you could go for square, round or oversized rectangle. If you consider it should be just within reach of the main seats, it is likely to consume a decent amount of floorspace, a general rule is, it should be up to two thirds of the sofa in length, and sit at roughly the same height as the seats (with variations achieving different looks, i.e. very low will create a modern, minimalist feel).
Since coffee tables are such a staple of the average home, an industry of sorts has risen around it: the coffee table book. The coffee table book is much larger in size than the average book, with covers that are almost works of art in themselves. You may have seen a coffee table book that you wanted just because the cover was so beautiful. These books are pictorial in nature and are meant to be visually enjoyed and quickly perused.
You can find coffee tables that offer extra seating in your room as well. Some of these include comfy seats that store under the table when they are not in use. Other coffee tables double as ottomans or sometimes, large ottomans can become coffee tables with just the addition of an attractive tray.
Wood remains the key material that many coffee tables are made from. Used in both traditional tables, as well as modern designed tables. Many of the high end wooden tables are made using traditional woods, such as oak, chosen for its unique and unrepeatable look, as well as its durability and strength. Other woods are often used including solid Asian hardwood, many of which come with a Maple Veneer. In addition, maple finished items, many manufacturer use Pine, Ash, Cedar, moreover, many of the woods often come with a range of finishes, for example a cherry finish. Because of the various types of wood, and the many available finishes that each type of wood can have, it still remains one of the most popular materials. Much of the wood used to create the wooden furniture come from specialised, renewable wood plantations, which specialise in creating more durable, stronger strength wood, with fewer natural problems, such as knots.
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