Well you’ve decided that a wooden table doesn’t quite do the trick for you and an ottoman doesn’t either. No problem let’s talk about the acrylic coffee table. Now obviously these appear similar to each other as far as looks go (acrylic looks just like glass!) but one is more fragile than the other, that being glass. I’ll leave that one up to you remember though glass is easier to clean.
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I must admit I’ve only ever had a few acrylic tables in my life time as well as glass. The reason is because the look is a little more difficult to pull off at least for myself. I will share however what experience I have and maybe help point you in the right direction. Perhaps the reason you’ve chosen acrylic or glass is because you don’t want your coffee table to steal the spotlight. Whatever the reason is I’ve compiled a few of the tables I’ve had experience with over the years. Hope you find it useful, let’s begin!
Wow seeing this one again really brings back memories. I got this nifty little table for my apartment many years ago and boy did it look great! I got lots of compliments from visitors over the years as to how nicely it fit my place. It does have that modern look doesn’t it? Well as far as specs go it is made entirely of acrylic which is much more durable than glass and less fragile. So no worries about knocking it over or placing heavy items on it. One cool thing about this coffee table are slots on the side which act as magazine holders. Keeps them out of the way but within reach. This tables dimensions are 38.5W x 17D x 16H in. and weighs about 40 pounds so it’s pretty light being acrylic and all. It also comes as one solid piece so no assembly required. That’ll save some headaches! This table is a little shorter than your traditional coffee table so keep that in mind when you consider the height of your sofa seats.
This table screams simple and classic look. There’s not much too much to say about it other than it made a great piece in my living room. This one is more for those who aren’t looking for a table with all the bells and whistles but just want simplicity. There aren’t any storage shelves or anything like that but it I managed. The acrylic on this table is about ½ an inch thick so really durable but also really light. The dimensions are 17.7 x 35.4 x 13.8 inches so it’s really good size for just about any room. There really isn’t much else I could say just that if you’re into the classy look then this is the table you want.
Alright at last a glass table! I remember this piece really well because it was the centerpiece for my living room for years. Now it’s important to note that while a glass table is extremely beautiful keep in mind glass is heavy and fragile so extreme caution is needed. The bottom shelf on this table takes an interesting approach as it bulges out from the center. It looks pretty cool and is quite useful. My favorite thing about this table is the chromed metal frame. It really outlines the table well and doesn’t allow to simply “blend” with the surrounding. This is a coffee table you want all to see. If you decide to go with a table like this keep in mind the precautions and maintenance, we discuss on my home page. The specs on this table come in at 18 inches high x 42 inches wide x 20 inches deep. Perfect for those with longer sofas and roomier passageways.
Careful don’t crash into the invisible coffee table! Just kidding but on a more serious note this table is similar to our second table we looked at above except this one has a much more transparent look. It’s also “beefier” with the acrylic at ¾ of an inch thick! It also gives that effect of making the room look larger due to its crystal clear properties. I actually still have this table to this day and can tell you that as long as you keep it clean and free of any dust, debris, and fingerprints it will always look new. This tables dimensions are 44″ Long X 16 X 16″ High. Great height and length it also comes as one piece so again no assembly needed! Perfect for those looking to enjoy a quiet afternoon with their favorite kind of drink and just relax with some nice music or television.
Just one last thing on the acrylic coffee table.
I’d like to conclude this review by mentioning again that these are products that I have actually used over the years and can vouch for. They are what I consider to be the best when it comes to acrylic and glass coffee tables. Now if I had to choose a single one to recommend to you and my personal favorite I would have to go with the Acrylic Coffee Table Waterfall Lucite.
The fact that I still have this table to this day should speak volumes if you know me. I tend to go through furniture such as coffee tables pretty often because I’m constantly changing my home décor. Overall a rock solid lucite coffee table. Again I’ll mention that these are just my personal opinions. Any of the above choices would make an excellent addition to your home. Don’t hesitate and break your head with trying to figure out which to add to your home. I’m sure you’ll make the right choice. Anyways this is Vincent signing off. As always I’m glad to answer any questions you may have as well as listen to any comments or constructive criticism. Go ahead and send me an email here.