Coffee tables are also sometimes known as cocktail tables. But where did the name originate? I mean why not tea tables or wine tables. Is it because its the most popular drink in America and you just add it to "table" and it stuck ever since? Or is there more to it? Well lets first look on why coffee became the choice drink of America. Ottoman Turks introduced the beverage and the word "coffee" to Europe, where it eventually spread to America. Because of that some say that they also introduced the "coffee table" as well.
Wood is a versatile construction material. That is the reason it is commonly used to make furniture articles. Working with wood is easy as it can be molded to various shapes and sizes. While the surface of a wooden table is not smooth initially, it can be made smooth with the right tools. If you are looking for a vintage look, we suggest that you go for wooden tables.
Accent tables come in many colors. If a wooden table is what you are after, a natural finish may be simple enough to add charm to your room. There are many wood types to choose from including maple, walnut, mahogany, pine, and cherry. Many table designers also paint these tables to add color to a room. You may also consider painting the table yourself as a DIY project when redecorating.
Aside from wood, metal coffee tables are all the rage nowadays. Just like the wood, metal tables are sturdy and lightweight. The legs of a metal table are thinner than the top. Moreover, the legs are made into different weird shapes for style. Since metal is strong, the table provide better support than wood. Metal is resistant to water damage as well. Another great characteristic of a metal table is that its surface is smooth and has no ridges.
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