Laurencia Alvarez December 5, 2019 Wood
Wood gives your coffee table a beautiful finish, which is probably why it’s been a favourite in the lounge room for eons. But as beautiful as it looks, there are downsides to the natural material. Wood is easily damaged by changes in temperature, light and moisture. It’s easy to scratch and stain.
The choice of wood for a coffee table is determined by aesthetics, design, application, cost or preference of materials. The architecture of a room, or design of the table makes a difference. Wood for a coffee table can be broken into two basic categories: The use of hardwood provides elegance. Softwood provides rustic ambiance and economy.
Aside from the great looks that a solid wood coffee table has, it is also very functional in the sense that it can be transformed into a repository of some household items. Many of the wooden tables that are used as coffee desks feature a number of storage shelves that can hold items like magazines, TV remote, and a whole lot more. In fact, some of them come with a drawer or two that can be used to keep the keys or other important items.
The coffee table in the living room is the anchor of your living room, making a design statement and functioning as a visual focal point. This is also one of the messiest surfaces in your home.
Mid-century modern style abounds in this simply-chic coffee table. Crafted of solid and manufactured wood in a rich walnut finish, this table strikes a clean-lined rectangular silhouette on four tapered square legs with gold metal end caps. Two open cubby shelves are great for housing coffee table books or issues of your favorite magazines, while the expansive tabletop provides a perfect platform for drinks and appetizers at your next get-together.
Coffee tables can be versatile and can be made from virtually any material. Natural materials such as rock, wood, cork and other organic materials make perfect finishes for coffee tables. When choosing the right finish for your home, consider the wear and tear from your family and children. Hardwoods perform well with little maintenance, but softer wood coffee tables can show scratches and also indentations from pens and other hard objects. Keep this in mind before choosing a coffee table.