Irmela Spener. Coffee Table. February 11th , 2018.
Common Solid Material- Wood is typically the material of choice. Wood tables are available in a plethora of painted and stained finishes and have the beautiful appeal of wood grain lines while also being very durable. Wood is still at risk for warping, however, but faithful polishing and a controlled environment that is not too dry will help prevent it. Plastic laminate finishes are still available on wood coffee tables to protect from water rings but others will be coated multiple times with a clear wax. This finish may still be subject to water stains, so invest in coffee table coasters if you plan on keeping your table water ring and stain free over the years. If any chips, cracks, or gouges occur, home stores and home improvement stores carry products that will either disguise or completely fix the imperfection. You may spend a little more money; but overall, wood is a practical choice that will last.
Although the design can determine the type you‘ll buy, it‘s really not that difficult to coordinate with existing living room or family purposes. A superior table not only completes a room but can stimulate conversation and warm a room like no other centerpiece. Nothing beats good food and conversation around the coffee table selected for such occasions.
As people moved away from cocktails toward coffee, J. Stuart Foote was there to meet the new demand, and named himself the inventor of the coffee table. Until Mr. Foote’s company - the Imperial Furniture Company - began mass producing this newly needed furniture, ordinary citizens were relegated to sawing the legs of higher tables to bring them down to the appropriate height. Despite its relatively recent beginning, the coffee table quickly gained popularity in the American home.
The designs of these large tables can be as traditional wooden or contemporary with a tempered glass top rectangular in shape and legs crafted in the cross over design. The modern designs also have extensions that lead from the legs for the purpose of placing magazines or plants to suit the décor and personality of a contemporary living room.
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