Though these table offer a hollow portion in the interior for storage, make no mistake, these are solid pieces of furniture. From the outside they look like perfectly normal coffee tables until that magic moment when Voila, the top pops up. These tables never fail to amuse and spark conversation while being incredibly useful on a daily basis.
The tables are offered in various shapes and sizes. The two most popular styles are corner tables and the traditional rectangle. Measure your living room space carefully and remember when you are measuring that the table lifts and comes forward toward the user, so you will want to have enough space for the table in its closed and in its open position. The corner units are best placed in the corners of sectional sofas where the “L” shape converges. There are several other factors to consider when choosing your coffee table. Color, style and design we have discussed. Next, look to type and size of storage space. Some tables offer deep wells with no compartments. Others offer compartments and still others offer shallow compartments only. Many people use these tables as their home office and they can be found pounding away at their laptops while seated comfortably on their couch. If this is a use you intend, make sure you sit at the table so that you can determine whether the height is appropriate for the work you intend to do.