Sipping coffee is a beloved activity that helps people to destress and appreciate a quiet moment. Many great memories are made around the coffee table, whether people are savoring a peaceful respite on the screened-in porch or enjoying a game night with family and friends in the living room.
When homeowners are choosing the perfect coffee table, they are looking for a balance of beauty and functionality since the coffee table is often a foundational decor element of a room and will see frequent use. If the table is too delicate, it may not withstand daily life — spilled coffee, curious pets, or heavy books. On the other hand, a coffee table that is too substantial could overpower the other design elements of a room and be too large to move easily. Homeowners will want to consider how the coffee table will be used and whether it can endure contact with children, grandchildren, or pets.
A common decision that people face when choosing a coffee table is whether to go with a glass or wooden table. Each option has its benefits, but a hardwood coffee table is often the best and safest choice.
Glass coffee tables are a popular option for an elegant, modern aesthetic. However, one of the concerns with a glass coffee table is the potential for the glass to shatter. While technology has made glass furniture safer than ever before, a family with energetic children likely will not want to risk a shattered table. The living room, a common place to put a coffee table, is a high-traffic area, and the likelihood of an accident is increased.
A hardwood coffee table marries functionality, beauty, and safety to create a sophisticated, long-lasting piece. From rustic to contemporary to traditional, hardwood coffee tables can complement a wide variety of different interior design styles. In addition, these tables are sturdy and well-made, and the owner of a hardwood coffee table can trust that he or she has made an investment in a piece of furniture that is built to last.
The Pipe and Barn Wood Coffee Table from Duvall & Co.
With bold iron pipe legs and sturdy reclaimed barn wood, the Pipe and Barn Wood Coffee Table is a distinctive conversation piece. The wheels attached to the pipe legs offer mobility and ease-of-use. Functional and minimalistic, the Pipe and Barn Wood Coffee Table is an excellent furniture choice for an industrial style interior design.
On the subject of industrial style, Decor Aid, a New York-based interior design studio, writes, “Industrial style decor marries sleek modernity and old-world charm with an organic, lived-in feel to create the perfect play of contrasts. Industrial style refers to frill and fuss-free no-nonsense decor that takes inspiration from the lofty look of warehouses, factories, and other industrial structures. Industrial style decor comprises stripped back architectural details including the use of bare bricks, metals, and wood, as well as salvaged and recycled materials.”
An attractive feature of the industrial style is its emphasis on using salvaged and recycled material. This environmentally conscious approach embraces the words “used” and “old,” breathing new life into materials that boast a rich story.
The reclaimed barn wood used in the Pipe and Barn Wood Coffee Table exemplifies the mindset of the industrial style and contributes towards reducing deforestation. Steeped in a history that is often meaningful to clients and their families, reclaimed wood is a medium that is unparalleled in its character and enduring beauty. The wood’s natural patina is preserved so that the owner of the coffee table can enjoy the weathered look of the barn wood.
Iron pipe legs are perhaps an unexpected choice for a coffee table, but it is often the unexpected that captures people’s attention and imagination. To some homeowners, a memorable piece of furniture is more desirable than traditional decor. Duvall & Co. strives to create a wide range of visually interesting table designs that suit all types of personal tastes. The design and build team crafts a diversity of custom hardwood furniture that every client can enjoy and take pride in.