Tables also have historical context. Before the 1700s, most European homes didn’t have much furniture; even the homes of the wealthiest families were limited to one large table (and no couches!). By the end of the century, however, the use and creation of small “occasional” tables ballooned. The sofa table, for example, was designed to host tea or be a great place to write a letter. We do neither today, but we liked the shape of this tall, skinny table, and have kept it in modern day living rooms, though now it usually holds lamps, plants, or decor.
Your coffee table is an important touch for anchoring your living ensemble with a handy surface area that accents your room's style. So if you're looking for a glossy modern coffee table, consider a piece like this! Crafted from a sheet of clear tempered glass, this piece features waterfall edges for a sleek look at the foot of a sofa or armchair. Removable plastic feet are included to help keep both your floors and the table from scratching.
A toned-down take on a glamorous design, this contemporary coffee table anchors your living room layout in airy, approachable style. Crafted from metal, its frame features a clean-lined silhouette and a muted gold finish that works well with a variety of color palettes and aesthetics. A clear tempered glass top with beveled edges sits above a lower shelf for a sleek touch, providing the perfect place to set down a spread of snacks, a stack of magazines, and more.
The degree of roast has an effect upon coffee flavor and body. Darker roasts are generally bolder because they have less fiber content and a more sugary flavor. Lighter roasts have a more complex and therefore perceived stronger flavor from aromatic oils and acids otherwise destroyed by longer roasting times. Roasting does not alter the amount of caffeine in the bean, but does give less caffeine when the beans are measured by volume because the beans expand during roasting.
This contemporary oval glass coffee table is the perfect centerpiece for any modern living room. Its two-tier styling offers multiple levels to showcase magazines, books and more. Shiny steel legs support tempered safety glass. Each shelf features smooth beveled edges with no sharp corners, so it’s safe for spaces with little ones. It ships ready to assemble, with all tools required for assembly included. Measuring 17'' H x 38'' W x 20'' D, there's plenty of room to serve and stage.
Any suggestions for coffee tables for homes with small children? I have a nine month old son who is pulling up and crawling. We just moved and I bought a new sectional sofa but don’t have a coffee table yet. Our old furniture is in the basement living area. I recently bought a marble and brass side table that I loved, but I had to move it out of the living room because my son almost knocked it over and tried to pull up on it. Should I just get used to the idea of not having a coffee table until he is older or should I look for something with rounded corners and heavy enough that he can pull up on it without knocking it over?
First, it needs to be the right size—both heightwise and in terms of length and width. It needs to be the right scale and proportion to the space and needs to work with all your existing furniture. The material needs to fit with your lifestyle and work well in the room. It even needs to suit the needs of your family, whether this means that it has to be kid-friendly or have enough storage for TV remotes and other miscellaneous items.
The wood was sourced locally, cut, routed for the glass inset, sanded, and finished. The hairpin legs were cut, bent, and welded to brackets mounted underneath the tabletop. You can purchase hairpin legs (online, at local woodworking shops, etc) instead, but we wanted to make everything from scratch. Finally, the glass sheet was purchased, cut, shattered, purchased a second time, cut successfully, and fit into place. That's it!
The table was finally assembled. I filled the cracks in the mitered corners with wood filler being careful not to over fill the area. Wood filler, like glue, can block the stain sometimes and not allow a nice finish. Once all nail holes etc. were filled and dried, everything got a sanding. I sanded the mitered corners the most to have a flat finished joint. The rest got a light sanding to prep for staining. Everything was stained with three coats of a chestnut color oil stain. I then added two coats of satin water poly. The wood still had an uneven look to the stain so I glazed everything. It helped even out the color and add some character. I gave everything two more coats of poly.
There are also several other varieties that you can purchase in this table that are actually a combination of few smaller tables that can fit well into each other when they are not in use or happen to be separate tables that can be easily placed around the living room. These particular type of tables are referred to as the nest of tables and can provide a suitable alternative to just one big table that can be kept in the middle of the room. The nest of tables, in general, are perfect units for homes that have a small living room.
Wood veneer is sometimes confused with laminate, but it’s completely different; since it is actual wood, it can be sanded down and re-stained (though this should be done very carefully). It’s typically lighter than solid wood furniture and more affordable, making it a great choice for most people looking for a larger table (such as a kitchen, dining, or conference table).
Streamlined and chic, this 25" bar stool brings a bit of modern flair to your dining ensemble. Founded atop solid wood spindle legs that support up to 225 lbs., its seat is made from molded acrylic plastic for a budget-friendly and easy-to-clean design. Its neutral matte finish ensures it will complement the color palette of your existing arrangement, while its low back makes it easy to tuck this piece under a counter and out of the way.
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