Large wooden coffee tables go well with big sofas and look wonderful in rooms that are larger than normal. These tables however can be placed even in bedrooms to place sculptures or family photos and are usually created with sleek lines or the antiques ones with carvings. Although coffee tables are available in contemporary or classical designs, the one you chose for your room or home depends on its style while the dimensions of the table must suit the living room arrangement.
Types and Dimensions
The more popular type of large wooden coffee tables are generally made of mahogany, pinewood or oak with the tops coming in glass or marble available in the traditional square, round or rectangular shapes. The larger ones have dimensions of 840mm wide, 280mm high and 40mm deep and are large enough to hold a full tray of coffee as well as magazines and newspapers. Some of the much larger wooden coffee tables can be used even as a cabinet or side table and has the capacity to hold a number of items.
Shapes and Styles
Of all the large wood coffee tables, the rectangular is by far the most popular especially since it matches the dimensions of most living rooms and lends a special ambiance to it. Tables made of oak veneer are also very popular with the nest of three tables made of wood not only looks good but does a great job in maximizing space in any room.
The designs of these large tables can be as traditional wood 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.
A large table that is great to look at and well made is the Leighton Barclay square table with overall dimensions of 20 "H, 40" W and 40 "D, constructed with rustic cherry veneers and hardwood and has four drawers and a wood framed woven cane shelf, or the William Sheppee Rajah Coffee table in walnut finish and acacia wood constructed with dimensions of 18 "H, 53" W and 29 "D. Both are perfect for a large room or living space.
The advantage of the large wooden coffee table is that it can be used not only as a decorative piece of furniture that lends sophistication and elegance to a room but can also be used to play cards, board games or for kids to use as a study table and as a centerpiece to hold snacks and nibbles when friends and relatives gather for a cozy, intimate evening. If this large coffee table comes in more than one level, so much the better since the extra space can be used to keep plates, and cutlery for easy reach.
When looking to buy a coffee table, if you can afford it and providing space is not a problem, you really should go for a large wooden coffee table which would turn out to be worthwhile investment in the long term, especially if you ensure that it's made of high quality wood and well crafted by expert craftsmen.