What about those that do not want anything traditional? You’ve seen all the rectangle, square and circle designs that you can possibly stomach and they just aren’t for you! What would you say to Triangles? The triangle shape is not something that you often see in furniture design.
This is probably because it is not efficient. With only 3 angles, you miss valuable surface space, whether it but on tables or upholstered items.
If you don’t care about maximized surface space and want something that is more of a sculpture, a piece of art, this section is for you.
Let’s take a look at the “Triangle Coffee Table” found here:
Triangle Coffee Table in Cherry
This piece will cost you well over 300 dollars. Pretty steep for a glass top table. Being unique is not cheap, but it is also never boring.
This triangle coffee table has a solid wood base. One piece of wood was constructed and bent to make the base of this table. Not something that is easily done, but has a beautiful result.
Due to the fact that it is all one piece, this particular triangle table weighs about 99 lbs. Hard to imagine just by looking at it.
The weight might also have to do with the fact that this table in 50 inches wide. So make sure that you have plenty of room for this abstract shape.
The tempered glass top is ¾ inch thick which gives it much more durability. The surfaces are easy to clean, but with all glass tops, you run the risk of dealing with daily fingerprints on the table.
Not an issue for some, but especially those with small children, I wouldn’t recommend. The only other concern I can see here is how the top glass is connected to the wood base? Is it just simply place on top with the weight of the glass as the only factor keeping it from shifting? If that is the case, I again would not recommend this to anyone with small children, or even large pets.
One good shove and there goes half the table. One last con of this particular triangle coffee table, the product can take anywhere from 1 to 3 months to ship.
If you are not in a rush; then no problem. If you are looking for more instant gratification, I would keep searching. I would rate to design aspect a 5 out of 5 stars, however the actual construction leaves room for questions.
If you don’t want to wait 3 months, and are on a smaller budget, here is a great option for you. The “Inkivy Blaze Triangle Wood Coffee Table” show here:
INKIVY Blaze Triangle Wood Coffee Table
This pecan finish triangle coffee table is priced at around 200 dollars. At 40 inches long and 29 inches wide, it is made completely of wood but weighs a fraction of the previous triangle coffee table, coming in it 29 lbs.
You will notice on the legs that they continue with the triangular motif thoughout from top to bottom.
The three legs themselves make up a triangular pattern while adding a very strong support to the entire table using the pressure method of construction.
As we saw with the triangle coffee tables, the mixture of glass and wood can have a very fun and modern effect.
It adds a different text and element to the standard primary wood coffee tables. Shown here are some unique takes on wood coffee tables with glass tops.
The “Shelby Glass Top Coffee Table with Quatrefoil Underlay” that is shown here:
Shelby Glass Top Coffee Table
At first just looks like your standard rectangle coffee table. Once you get closer, however, you will see a fun surprise detail.
This 40 inch wide table has two tempered glass panels installed on the top. These glass panels are designed with a quatrefoil design under the paned glass top, so not to disturb the smooth table top surface.
The lower shelf not only provides storage, but can also serve as a fun peek-a-boo display through the above glass pane.
The legs have also been given a beautiful tapered bottom finish to add to the small details of this piece. At around 120 dollars, you definitely get a lot of fun details.
The “Tangkula Rectangular Glass Coffee table”that is shown here:
Tangkula Rectangular Glass Coffee Table
Is certainly a far cry from traditional.
Falling in at a price tag of around 70 dollars, this high interior look does shows that it does not always have to come at a high price. Available in both a Dark and Bright wood finish, the legs are made of MDF and Wood veneer.
The top of the table is made with a 41 inch long tempered glass piece with Chrome supports. The bottom shelf is also a tempered glass that is 27.5 inches in length of excess storage space.
At 42 lbs. the unit is not too heavy that it would prevent you from being able to move it easily. As far a design goes, I think that this piece is a lot of fun.
I can imagine this piece in a student loft or in a modern, streamline settings. If that describes you, look no further.
The difference between a triangular and rectangular top all boils down to personal preference and need. It’s not to say that you can’t have a unique element to an otherwise standard table, or go out of your comfort zone to try something new.
The one issue that both of these types have is space. Make sure to really map out your area. Not just the dimension of the table, but at least a 2 to 3 foot berth between the edge of the table and another furnishing.
Nothing is worse than a room with “too big furniture” You will quickly find yourself forging through your own home like tunnels in an ant farm.