If there is one piece of furniture you shouldn’t skimp on the old faithful coffee table has to be it. The centrepiece of your living room and a furniture item that will get a fair bit of stick over the years. It just doesn’t make sense to buy cheap.
Of course, you can buy tables with a wood effect finish for about £30, if you’re on a budget, but you can’t beat solid oak. Obviously you’ll need to spend a bit fair more, maybe £500, but it will be worth it in the long run.
Tables made with a combination of solid oak and oak veneers are not a bad compromise though. An untrained eye may not even spot the difference. You can find quite a few decent examples in the £100 – £200 price range too.
Here are few of the best deals on traditional and modern coffee tables, as well as a few options with storage drawers.
Anton Coffee Table – a sleek rectangular table with rounded corners and splayed legs. Made with birch plywood with an oak veneer surface. W120 x D60 x H45 cm. £129 from johnlewis.com. The Anton range includes occasional tables which fit neatly underneath (sold separately).
Aston Oak Coffee Table – Baumhaus square section table with a solid oak frame and oak veneer top. W90 x D60 x H46 cm. amazon.co.uk
Suffolk Solid Oak Coffee Table – a modern rectangular table with a polished, rich grain finish. 100% solid oak. W100 × D55 × H45 cm. £229 (plus standard delivery charge of £3.99) from very.co.uk
Maharani Coffee Table – Sheesham furniture is an ideal value for money alternative to traditional hardwoods and is usually 100% solid wood. It looks great, is very durable and easy to maintain. Which makes it an ideal material for items such as coffee tables that take a lot of knocks over the years. This Thakat style table is crafted from the finest grade Indian sheesham, complete with corner brackets and studs. W115 x D60 x H40cm. £229 from johnlewis.com
Constance Oak Ready Assembled Coffee Table – light oak coffee table with a deep waterfall moulded edge and single drawer. W120 × D60 × H46 cm. £249 (plus standard delivery charge of £19.99 or £24.99) from very.co.uk
Kingston Coffee Table – ready-assembled living room table with 2 drawers. Made from a combination of solid oak and solid pine. W85 × D55 × H47cm. £269 (plus standard delivery charge of £3.99) from very.co.uk
Duhrer Coffee Table – a light oak and oak veneer table with a modern, eye-catching design. W125 × D53 × H46 cm. £299 from johnlewis.com
Bronte Coffee Table – features a blue-painted mahogany frame with an oak veneer top. W120 × D45 × H33 cm. £299 from very.co.uk
Seymour Coffee Table – an oak and oak veneer storage table with a chunky, contemporary design. Available with a natural oiled finish or dark stained. W125 × D53 × H46 cm. £499 from johnlewis.com
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