One thing you can always be sure to stay in place is the Slate Coffee Table. These are favorite of artists and antique collectors the world around.
I personally love them because no two tables are the same due to the natural slate that comes with them. If you like the idea of uniqueness, this just might be the one for you!
Take a look at the “Sunny Designs 3143DC Santa Fe Coffee Table” found here:
Sunny Designs 3143DC Santa Fe Coffee Table
The rich tones of the deep wood and natural slate are a guarantee to warm up any living space! The price of uniqueness will cost you however. For this particular one, the price will be around 500 dollars.
The rich tones of the deep wood and natural slate are a guarantee to warm up any living space! The price of uniqueness will cost you however.
If you want something that is built to last, this is the way to go! The antique bronze hardware that is accompanied with this slate coffee table is a gorgeous detail that you will not find in modern pieces.
Choose your positioning in your home carefully as this table will weigh a whopping 101 lbs! Definitely not something that you will want to move more than once.
The drawers are dovetailed which is a sure sign of quality to furniture aficionados. You will also want to pay close attention to cleaning recommendations as you do not want to use anything that will be too harsh on the stone or dry out the wood.
If you are looking for a slate coffee table that is not as expensive, heavy or bulky, take a look at the “Rustic Medium Brown Zander Cocktail Table” found here:
Rustic Medium Brown Zander Cocktail Table
Priced at about 150 bucks, this is a much more affordable option for those that are looking for a slate coffee table, but are on a budget.
This table also has the natural slate that was designed with a mosaic inspiration. The legs and support of this slate table is made from birch veneers and metal finished in an aged bronze color.
The weight is still nothing to guffaw at, coming in at 68.3 lbs, but it is an improvement from it’s 101 lb. counterpart.
The slate coffee tables are not as versatile as most when it comes to partnering with other design styles. They are so rich in color and typically come in antique accents that it must be complimented throughout the entire theme.
Think very seriously in regards to your color scheme before purchasing. Also, try to pinpoint a certain color in the stone that you would like to accentuate with other furnishings or accessories in the room. This will really allow the slate coffee table to stand out rather than blend in.
If a rectangular shape is what you are looking for but want more versatility in design that you don’t have with a slate top, we have some of the most popular listings here.
Rectangular shaped tables are the most commonly used and it is no wonder. Coffee tables are most often placed in front of a sofa or love seat that are always rectangular in shape.
Depending on what type of upholstered couch you have, make sure to compliment it with a table that can stand out.
For instance, here we have the, Boraam 3211 Zabra Series Halmstad Coffee Table” featured in a rich walnut:
Boraam 32211 Zebra Series Halmstad Coffee Table
This particular piece is definitely a re-envisioned retro piece from the 1960’s and 70’s. At a price of about 300 dollars, it is more on the expensive side for a hardwood and veneer construction, but what you are buying is a style.
The zebra veneer is a fun way to add a little flair to your rectangle coffee table without being over the top. The two divided underlying shelves are also a nice touch and great storage for loose items that would otherwise clutter your table top.
I have said it before and I will say it again, I love the curved edges all around. Not only does it add an esthetically pleasing look, but it is also great for families of young children as you will not have to worry about them running or falling into the hard corner edge of tables.
Nothing ruins a beautiful table like thick and ugly rubber stoppers surrounding all of your wood furnishings.
At 36 lbs it is easily movable and will stand on it’s own against any upholstered furniture that it is paired with.
Not only are the leg placements more sound for stability (which has a max weight limit of 59 lbs), they give the table a much more interesting look than standard table legs that are placed at the furthest corners.
I would certainly give this a 4.5 out of 5 stars on the look and functionality of this particular rectangle coffee table.
This next rectangle coffee table has textures galore! The “Emerald Home T100-0 Chandler Cocktail Table”, shown here:
Emerald Home T100-0 Chandler Cocktail Table
It is a best seller and I don’t think it is hard to see why!
The price tag of about 150 dollars can not be beaten, especially for what you are getting. Both the top of the table as well as the bottom shelf are solid wood.
The are held together by metal frames that are placed at an angle for extra stability. Because of the solid wood this table weighs approximately 60 lbs and allows for 48 inches of uninterrupted table top space.
This is a huge selling point for me as someone who has had a wood table top that was made up of wooden planks rather than one solid piece, as this table is.
With planks, food, spilled drinks, or regular dust and grime can get stuck in between which can be a very tedious chore to clean up. With this seamless piece, just wipe and you are done.
The distressed finish of the wood mixed with the metal legs gives a great industrial feel to this table. It is extremely versatile in that it can be matched with clean lined contemporary pieces to add a more “earthy” feel, or paired with other country of textured furnishings as the wood grains and deep color stain will not compete with much more accentuated pieces.