There are several factors when go into choosing the best small coffee tables.
Coffee tables can be hand-made, antique or factory-new. The advantage of making a coffee table from scratch is that the table can be one of a kind. In addition, do-it-yourself coffee tables can be less expensive overall than comparable factory-new tables. One does not necessarily have to be particularly handy to make small coffee tables. A reasonably priced home-made small coffee table can be made by placing a piece of glass over a small trunk purchased at a garage sale.
There are a variety of materials that can be used to make small coffee tables.
These materials include wood, glass, and metals. In addition, tables made with wood veneers, which are less expensive than wood, are available. Veneer tables are made by using a thin, more expensive sheet of wood glued onto inexpensive wood, so that the surface of the table has a more lush appearance. Coffee tables made from a combination of glass and metal or wood and glass are also on the market. Personal preference and budget constraints determine the material picked for a coffee table.
One of the advantages of purchasing new small coffee tables is that the table may be able to be returned if the table is damaged. This means that one may be able to return or exchange a coffee table that was damaged in the manufacturing process. In addition, one may be able to return or exchange a table that was damaged when it was transported.
Antique and vintage furniture is inherently green. In effect, buying gently used furniture keeps the items from being tossed into landfills. It also takes energy to produce furniture, something that does not occur when old furniture is reused. In addition, vintage or antique small coffee tables can be better made and better looking than similar coffee table that has been mass produced.