Amish Coffee Table Buying GuideBy Bailiegh Basham · December 28, 2015
Solid Wood Coffee Table Shapes and Features
Which coffee table shape will work best for your space? Before shopping, consider the desired function and form of a coffee table. If you are filling the space in front of a long sofa, you may need a rectangular conversation table so everyone seated can reach. If you are worried about mixing children with sharp corners, consider a round coffee table. Amish-built living room tables are also available with various storage elements to help fit your functionality needs. Alternatively, if you need a living room table that can serve multiple functions, check out our article about Occasional Tables.
How do you know when a coffee table is tailored to you, your living room, and your lifestyle? Shop these styles, shapes, and features.
Countryside’s Coffee Table Shapes
The most popular coffee table shape, the rectangular tables are perfect to place in front of a sofa or loveseat. As a rule of thumb, select a rectangular coffee table that is no more than two-thirds your sofa's total length and leave enough space between the table and sofa for easy navigation. If you're seeking a particularly long, narrow coffee table, this shape is probably your best bet.
Like the round tables, square coffee tables work well in compact spaces. They also excel at unifying facing seating areas that otherwise might look too far apart, and can easily serve as a focal contrast in a room typically inundated with rectangles.
A round handcrafted cocktail table works well with smaller seating arrangements, or homes with small children. These tables can be built with a pedestal or legs, and are a great solution if you entertain with people gathering around the table.
Chest or Trunk
Trunk coffee tables or storage chests offers a large enclosed storage space, perfect for blanket storage. Thinking outside the box, such as using this steamer trunk, can create a fabulous alternative to the traditional coffee table all while adding an intriguing focal point to the room.
Whatever shape you select for your home, look for a table about the same height as your sofa's seat. Our Amish handmade coffee tables typically range from 18-23” high.
Coffee Table Features:
Lift-top coffee tables offer a moveable tabletop that can be raised and handy recessed storage, which is handcrafted with a counterweight design for safety. For one of our most popular examples, consider the Roosevelt Lift Top Coffee Table.
Glass tops, like the 1/4" thick tempered safety glass shown here, is easy to clean and gives guests a way to view what is on the lower shelf.
Whether holding your magazine collection, serving your guests, or showcasing your favorite decorative items, design an Amish handcrafted coffee table that works best for your home.