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7 Essential tips for Round Live Edge Coffee Tables

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7 Essential tips for Round Live Edge Coffee Tables

Where to Place a Round Live Edge Coffee Table

7 Buying Tips when Purchasing a Round Live Edge Coffee Table

  1. Choose the Right Size
  2. Pick a Round Shape you Love
  3. Don't Buy Fake Edges
  4. Choose a Complimentary Finish Color
  5. Legs for the Table
  6. Consider Epoxy
  7. Thickness of the Edge of the Table

The Perfect Round Live Edge Coffee Table for Your Space



Whether you are looking for a unique and rustic piece of live-edge furniture for your bedroom or a round live-edge coffee table for your TV room, we have you covered. This unique piece of furniture will not only provide important table space for the room but can also center other pieces of furniture and is essential for your home or office.

Learn more about what you should look for when purchasing a coffee table, especially one with a live edge. These seven tips cover everything from size and shape to even the kind of legs you should choose for your table.

Where to Place a Round Live Edge Coffee Table

Purchasing a coffee or side table for your bedroom or office space and knowing where these tables should be placed is essential. Choose a table for your lounge area and place it near the sofa but not too close. It should be about 15 inches away from the couch if the table is used to place a cup of tea or a magazine you read.

If the table will be used as a centerpiece, this should be considered when purchasing and customizing the live edge coffee table. The table may be more prominent in this case, and a rounder or oval table may be suitable.

Keep tables away from fireplaces and from direct sunlight. Fireplaces can dry out the table, and direct sunlight can damage it.

7 Buying Tips when Purchasing a Round Live Edge Coffee Table

Before purchasing the table, you should be sure where the table will be placed. If it is a centerpiece table that you want to gather attention, then certain things will be emphasized compared to a bedroom's nesting table. So before you go out to purchase the table, ascertain what kind of table that is required.

These seven tips will help you decide what kind of table will perfectly fit your room.


1.  Choose the Right Size

The table sizes will play an essential role in what kind of live edge and shape the table will have. The furniture around your table will help you decide what shape the table should be. If the table will be placed in a lounge area, then look at the kind of sofa that will be placed near the table i.e. if itis a sectional or a sofa with side chairs, etc. The length and height of the table will be determined by the height of the sofa and how long it is. Generally, your live edge round coffee table should be about three-quarters of your sofa. Your furniture maker can help you decide the height of the table in proportion to your sofa.


2.  Pick a Round Shape you Love

Knowing what shape your coffee table will have after it is finished is essential. Because live edges are preserved, your furniture maker should be able to show you a few tops you can choose from depending on your selected shape. It is essential to know what this shape will look like before you finalize the order because the last thing you want is a coffee table that you hate staring you in the face.


3.  Don't Buy Fake Edges

Watch out for fake edges, but if you have shopped around, you know what a phony edge looks like. Still, with smaller tables, it may be more work to determine. Ask your furniture maker if the table has a live edge, and then depending on the species, for example if it’s Walnut then look for a lighter colored sapwood that runs the length of the live edge.


4.  Choose a Complimentary Finish Color

The table's finish should complement other colors of wood in the room. If you have a sofa with wood accents, you may want to match the same color and choose a finish in a similar color family. It may be challenging to match it exactly, but you can choose light or darker depending on the wooden accents in the room. Again, most furniture makers will provide you with a selection of colors, and it's always a good idea to look at samples before finalizing your order.


5.  Legs for the Table

The legs of the table will be made from a variety of materials including steel, epoxy and even wood , depending upon preferences. The number of legs will also depend upon what you want. A coffee table with three legs is an excellent way to avoid bruises when walking past a table and bumping into a fourth leg. Wishbone legs are another unique table leg design that can be customized according to the size of the table.


6. Consider Epoxy

Coffee tables with epoxy give a nice touch to a table, making it unique and personalized. The combination of epoxy with wood is a great addition to center tables that can be focal points for rooms. Black epoxy is a nice contrast to any wood finish and can present a sleek and modern accent to a solid piece of furniture.


7. Thickness of the Edge of the Table

The thickness of the table is something that you should be on board with before finalizing your order. If you are unsure, it's a good idea to look at a few different sizes to ensure you are clear on the specific thickness you want. On average, a live-edge coffee table should be 1.5-2 inches thick. It is important to remember that the thicker a piece of furniture is, the heavier and bulkier it will be.


The Perfect Round Live Edge Coffee Table for Your Space

Remember these essential tips when browsing for coffee tables, and you will be sure to buy something that not only complements the other pieces in the room but is something you can treasure for years to come.

To purchase tailor-made live edge pieces, visit our site and contact us. We are a locally owned business dedicated to ensuring every one of our customers is happy with their product.


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