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TABLE OF CONTENTS Coffee tables ........................................................................................................................................... 3 Type: Wood or glass .............................................................................................................................. 3 Shapes ..................................................................................................................................................... 4 Design ...................................................................................................................................................... 4 Have fun in choosing ............................................................................................................................. 4 Why is Rattan Coffee Table Classy and Affordable? .................................................................... 5 Rattan - new ideas for your interior! .................................................................................................... 5 Characteristics of Rattan as a material of furniture ........................................................................... 5 Style, comfort - the cost! ........................................................................................................................ 5 So, how to buy it? ...................................................................................................................... 6 Why Choose Bamboo Coffee Table for your Home? .............................................................. 7 A few words about coffee tables .......................................................................................................... 7 Because of the important role of a coffee table, you should be able to choose which one is perfect for your home. Why buy bamboo coffee table for your home? Here are some of the reasons: ................................................................................................................................................... 7 The Pros and Cons of Mirror Coffee Tables ....................................................................................... 9 The Marketability of Iron Coffee Table ...................................................................................................11 Iron - an excellent material for decoration! .......................................................................................11 How about an iron coffee table? ........................................................................................................11 How about its marketability parameters?..........................................................................................11 Pros and Cons of iron tables ..............................................................................................................11 The decision is yours... ........................................................................................................................12 How a Copper Coffee Table Fits Varied Lifestyles? .................................................................................13 Copper is a great material for interior! ...............................................................................................13 Factors to consider copper as material of furniture .........................................................................13 So, if we fit copper................................................................................................................................13 Choose not easy - great variety! ........................................................................................................14 1


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Coffee tables

Coffee tables are tables that are used in homes and offices for setting or storing things that don't require immediate use. Sometimes the tables may be used when drinking coffee as the name suggests however their main purpose is decorative in nature. They are useful in creating focal points in a room. The can be ordered in many varieties i.e. styles, types and materials. They are however classified mostly in terms of what materials they are made of and the shapes they come in. Type: Wood or glass

The tables can be made of glass which comes as a favorite choice for most people. This is because glass tables are elegant in nature and can easily match with any room design or theme. The glass tables can come in variety of styles, designs and sizes. Most of the glass tables are made according to customer specifications therefore you can be sure that they will satisfy your interests/passion. Glass tables are also easy to clean as they only require regular wiping that can be done easily with a wet cloth and detergent. Unlike wooden tables, glass tables look more attractive in the living room. Customer reviews indicate that the tables are also fairly priced which is an added advantage. The most notable disadvantage of glass tables is that they can easily break or shatter. Most of the tables may be made of reinforced glass however they still shatter easily. They may therefore not be suitable in homes with children as children might play around them and break them or get hurt. The tables can also be made of wood. Wooden tables have been among the most popular tables for decades. Customer reviews indicate that most people prefer them over glass tables mainly due to their durability. Wood is also readily available in many different types that you can choose from. For instance, wood tables are available in very many colors, types and designs. Most wood tables are also favored by many because they are simple, sophisticates, modern and classy. The tables can therefore fit in any kind of room. There are also a variety of trees that have very unique shapes that provide overwhelming sizes, shapes and colors. The main advantage of wood tables lies in the variety and strength. The also have disadvantages such as cost. Most wood tables are expensive to buy because they use wood that is not readily available. Wood tables also endanger indigenous tree species which is also another disadvantage. Examples of such tables are lift-top tables. Lift-top tables are the most useful versatile tables in the market today. Lift top tables are available in numerous styles, shapes and sizes. They are normally made of wood and as their name suggests they have a top that rises perfectly to required height. For instance, the lift top table can be lifted to the size of a workspace table or a dinner table. The lift-top is unique compared to other tables because it contains a storage area below the tabletop. This is among the main advantage of the lift-top among other things such as its adjustable height feature. The table offers an excellent storage space. The main disadvantage of the lift top lies in its price. Most lift-top tables are expensive compared to ordinary wooden tables. 3


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Shapes

Coffee tables can also be classified according to shapes. For instance we have the square tables which are the most common. Most households have these square shaped tables although the styles may vary. It is therefore important that you choose the kind of table that will be able to suit your rooms design and style. The main disadvantage of these tables is that they can't fit in any room design or shape. There are hardly any square tables made of glass therefore the table is not suitable for you if need a glass table. The reason behind this is that many contemporary square glass tables don't look as attractive in ornate living space. They hardly match nautical themes which are common and suitable for living rooms. Square tables can however match individuals with simple tastes looking for a bargain. Tables can also come in round shapes. The round tables are more like square tables although they come in more varieties in terms of materials textures, sizes and colors. Round tables are most suited in a sparse room that has bright colors and little furniture. Design

Lastly, tables can come in different designs that range from traditional to modern designs. Over the years, various designs have come up. Many designers and artists continue to come up with creative round and square tables made from both glass and wood. Modern tables posses numerous designs that have also incorporated awkward sizes and shapes diverging from the traditional square or round table. Today you can buy very spectacular modern tables that have all kinds of color schemes. It is therefore important that you explore different ideas, designs, shapes and sizes in the market before settling on a specific kind of table. Most modern table designs should be chosen wisely to ensure that they go well with your rooms' design. These is because modern table designs have a tendency to over disrupt or cause havoc in a room when a room needs little or no flare. Have fun in choosing

In summary, it is important to take your time when choosing a suitable coffee table for your house. This is because the table should fit the exact purpose it is intended for. For instance, if the table is for decoration purposes then you should choose more elegant design types, shapes and colors. Also, for storage use at home, lift-top tables are more appropriate as seen above because they have storage space and adjustable heights. Price is also an important factor when choosing which table to order or buy. For expensive tables that can have very unique designs/shapes, glass tables are always the best. If price is an issue, you can always go for the simple wooden design. All in all, you should have fun choosing an appropriate design that suits your functional needs and aesthetic appeal. Source: Coffee Tables

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Why is Rattan Coffee Table Classy and Affordable?

Rattan - new ideas for your interior!

A rattan is a palm species that is widely utilized as materials in creating and designing furniture. It is a versatile and style-friendly material for home, school, offices and even cafeteria's furnishings and equipments. Compare to other materials such as bamboo and maybe metallic-made (iron and copper) furniture, rattan-made fixtures are more comfortable to use and refreshing not to mention its durability and resistance from breakage. Above all the price of rattan-made furniture is affordable and competitive. This is why this material can be a classy and affordable raw material for tables such as rattan coffee tables and rattan side tables. Another evidence for its classy characteristics is that some Hollywood celebrities buy furniture and equipment for their homes that is made from rattan. Characteristics of Rattan as a material of furniture

Let us examine the characteristics of Rattan as a material for your table and maybe chairs and beds. Rattan for most part is closely related to bamboo however it cannot stand on its own unlike bamboo. Its body can grow and climb as long and as high as how many meters. This answers why this material can be used as a weaving material for furniture. A good rattan species can be collected from the rain forest of Indonesia. Due to its adaptability and flexibility, it is used for a wide variety of purpose but the most popular once is in furniture manufacturing. In the Philippines, it is used as a raw material for "arnis" – a martial art tool other than in furniture production. What else does a rattan has to make it the best choice for your coffee table? Rattan is very soft for styling purposes that will actually fit the interior and even the exterior of your home. Rattan furniture can be used for your room as beds, for your living area as a sofa; for your kitchen as a long table and coupled it with chairs. In whatever space in your home and office, rattan can be used. Rattan is best for tropicalinspired designs for houses and offices. Its color blends that color of nature such as the wood, sun, beaches, trees and other beautiful ornaments around. Style, comfort - the cost!

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made, iron-made and copper-made coffee table. In terms of price tags, rattan-made is cheaper compared to bamboo-made and metallic-made. The obvious reason is that its cultivation is easy and fast. However, as the time passes by, rattan is extensively being exploited that its presence in the rain forest is almost gone. This will soon result to fast rising prices of rattan-made furniture. So if you wish to buy one of these rattan-made fixtures you can order as early as now. But before purchasing you can visit different online websites for some useful reviews and ideas about rattan-made equipments. This can help you decide which design and equipment better fits the interior designing motif of your home and maybe offices. In terms of style, there are a lot of styles you can choose from for rattan-made tables. Its vine-like properties make rattan a very easy to handle weaving materials which is suitable for styling purposes compared to bamboo and metallic elements. You can dissect rattan to its heart and find the value for each part amazing. In terms of versatility, a rattan-made fixtures and equipments can be used in decorating your home, offices, schools and even eateries or restaurants. Even if it is most fitted to a tropical setting design; its pattern and style can speak of elegance and classiness in whatever motif or setting you place it. However, you can always consult an interior designer for a more appropriate placement of rattan-made furniture or for a better idea. In terms of durability, rattan is just like a saying "it bends where the wind blows". By nature, rattan is a vine that climbs as high as it can; but this softness it also its strength. This characteristic made rattan a versatile material for furniture production.

So, how to buy it?

So, if rattan as furniture sounds interesting to you visit a website that can provide you with ideas of its wide variety of choices. You can get reviews of its different products from websites that offer buy and sell option for you in a cheaper price. If indeed you have made your final decision to purchase a rattan-made product, then call the store for order of the said material. After this, you can experience for yourself what this article is trying to tell you about rattan coffee tables. Source: Rattan Coffee Tables

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Why Choose Bamboo Coffee Table for your Home?

A few words about coffee tables

Coffee table takes a vital role in unifying the total look of your living spaces. They are accent pieces responsible in creating a welcoming atmosphere to your home. Without them a living space may feel too spacious and cold as well as uninviting. Therefore as you create and carefully pick your other home furnishings, you must also carefully pick the center table that will be the focal point of your living spaces. Being given this important function, coffee tables therefore are bound to be pieces that grabs attention and start up conversation especially among guests or friends who visits your home. Well appointed homes buy coffee tables for the living room, family room, bedrooms, and patio and wherever the owner invites friends over, there has to be a coffee table to service their need for function and design. Apartments or homes with smaller living spaces can order a narrow coffee table design to maximize their limited living spaces. They cannot do away without a coffee table because it can also function as a magazine or book shelf, rack for odd crafts, storage for small knick knacks, etc. Because of the important role of a coffee table, you should be able to choose which one is perfect for your home. Why buy bamboo coffee table for your home? Here are some of the reasons: •

Bamboo fits varied style or design. One type of coffee table that stands out is the bamboo coffee table. Bamboo coffee table nowadays can pass various style categories ranging from traditional to contemporary or modern. Bamboo coffee table can be categorized under traditional style if the table is semi-finished with rough edges still evident as part of its unique design. Or it can be categorized under modern contemporary when the table is smoothly finished and the bamboo material appears to be very similar to a laminate wood. Bamboo is Ergonomic. Bamboo is presently getting rave reviews from the ergonomic community and is now being utilized as an ergonomic material. Designers are pushing further to be able to enjoy this material without the use of other hardware tools instead adapting a unique interlocking method making the assembly of bamboo furniture easy as 1-2-3. No need for screws, nails or bolts and nuts. Bamboo is Eco friendly. Bamboo is a plant as opposed to the hardwood trees that requires several years or decades more until it reaches maturity before it can be harvested and utilized for various manufacturing processes. Being a plant, bamboo is from the grass family and reaches full maturity in 4 to 7 years. In one year alone, bamboo plant stands tall at 40 feet. This highly sustainable material is good for the protection of our environment as it can be rapidly replenished and replanted in half the time needed as compared to the hardwood trees. 7


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Bamboo is Durable. Bamboo coffee table is not only stylish but also durable. Bamboo has gone a long way other than being utilized as scaffolding for construction sites in the Asian region, nipa hut or traditional houses for the Philippines, or decorative accent to Japanese architecture. Bamboo is now being marketed as laminated planks after undergoing tedious manufacturing processes such as harvesting, cross cutting into smaller strips, planing to make them flat, boiling to get rid of the starch as well as improve strength and appearance, drying and gluing, pressing, shaping and sanding. It is believed to be durable than other hardwoods and very resistant to scratches and stain.

Buy bamboo coffee table and you will see that if compared with other type of coffee table, it is equally stylish, easily adapts to the current furnishing in the home because they come in classic styles as well as modern contemporary styles. Other design ideas also present bamboo coffee table with elegance. Other coffee tables equally elegant are the copper coffee table, iron coffee table, and hardwood coffee table. Order bamboo coffee table because it is inexpensive at prices ranging from $88 for the table alone to $309 for the full coffee table set. Elegant pieces of copper top coffee table can fetch as low as $599 to as high as $895, wrought iron coffee table prices ranging from $159 to $995 for a full set and small size coffee table made of hardwood sells at prices ranging from $395 to $1,069 depending on the type of hardwood used. Of course these materials are equally durable but not equally sustainable and renewable that is why bamboo coffee table remains the excellent choice for the environment conscious shoppers. Source: Bamboo Coffee Tables

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The Pros and Cons of Mirror Coffee Tables

The living room is the place of our home where most of us spend leisure time with our family and guests. This is why adding a nice mirror coffee table in our living room or in other rooms of the house will surely be useful and decoratively pleasing. Mirror coffee tables are what other people address as glass top design table. The tables provides a classy atmosphere of the home especially if the these mirrors are white or silvery in color. The disadvantage of mirror coffee tables is that it is impossible to repair ones it breaks. Glass mirrors breaks easily compared to coffee tables that are made of wood or metal. This is true especially if the glass mirror coffee table was not created in tampered glass form in the first place. The danger of ordinary mirror tables is that it poses as a risk hazard to children ones it breaks because of the sharp pieces. The good thing about owning a mirror coffee table is that most of it are transparent thereby making the actual appearance of the house look a little bigger. The transparency of the coffee table creates a space illusion where in guests sees the table yet does not think of it as something that occupies space. Another advantage of mirror coffee tables is that it is very easy to clean where in a simple wash cloth or a glass cleaner, if available, would do the cleaning job. Also, recent developments have been made for mirror coffee tables to make it safer for the general population. The advancement leads to the creation of tempered glass mirrors that are stronger and safer than ordinary glass. The difference of tampered glass is that when it breaks it is composed of tiny round shaped indivisible pieces compared to other glass that breaks into sharp and jagged pieces. Aside from the safety features, recent advancements has also lead to different mirror coffee table designs that would suit the appearance of a person's home. Mirror coffee tables typically fit any decor of the room whether it is the bathroom, the bedroom, much more importantly in the living room; however, the difficulty relies on finding the perfect design since for the house and for the specific room. Mirror tables have varying designs some of it add nickel, iron, wood or any other material to make a different theme for the table. An example of which is the Lucite coffee table which are typically being shown in castes. The designs of mirror coffee tables are important since it would define the personality of the owner of the home. Some males do not prefer elegant looking mirrors but prefers those mirror coffee tables that have a wood, gold or black steel appearance since it makes it look more masculine. 9


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Most individuals are typically looking for elegant delicate mirror tables that they could be proud to share with their friends. An example of which is the Lucite mirror coffee table like the ones stated before. A good company that designs this type of coffee table is the Craig Van Den Brulle. This table has a very delicate appearance that could be used to fit different design settings. Some the model tables are the oval avenerie coffee table, Clair coffee table, abstract coffee table and many more. The advantage of these mirrors is that the owners looks rich and the house would have an appearance similar to classy mansions or castles of the past. The disadvantage of these tables is that it is relatively expensive. Another disadvantage of this mirror is that it looks so very delicate that any forms of damage would be almost impossible to be repaired. Majority of mirror coffee tables are already being approved by females this is in contrast to males who are somewhat stricter when it comes to the design of their coffee table. Mirror tables that a masculine appearance are those that contain wood, gold colourings and black coloured metals. An example of a company that creates good mirror coffee tables is the Bassett mirror company. The advantage of this coffee table is that it could easily fit almost any room design you could think of. Another advantage of this coffee table is that is has a wide range of price that could be either be cheap or expensive. If the client would like to have a very unique yet aesthetic mirror coffee table, he should patronize the driftwood mirror coffee table. This design is described as a weird looking wood that is used to support the mirror. The design would suit best those individuals who are interested in nature. Examples of good drift wood coffee tables are the products being offered by the website "alldriftwoodfurniture." The advantage of driftwood mirror coffee table is that it easily captures the attention of your guests. The disadvantage of this table is that it is very difficult to fit the entire atmosphere of the room. In conclusion, mirror coffee tables has its own share of pros and cons that should be considered first before buying this product. It is common knowledge that the disadvantage of mirror coffee tables is that it breaks, but there are still numerous advantages of this product making it famous among interior designers. Glass mirror tables could fit any room atmosphere provided that the owner will take the time and effort to look at it. Source: Mirror Coffee Tables

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The Marketability of Iron Coffee Table

Iron - an excellent material for decoration!

Just like copper, Iron is abundantly found on Earth especially the inner and outer core. This great abundance of iron leads people to explore its different uses not only in science and engineering but also as home and office ornaments, tools and others. Its chemical properties make it a versatile elemental requirement for human health. Its physical properties such as luster, durability and flexibility provide the investors the ideas that it can be used for home decors and furniture. Right now, iron is used in wine glass making, as accentuation in the base and even handle, giving it the elegance in the metallic design. How about an iron coffee table?

A coffee table in a circular or rectangular shape is one of the attractive and functional ornaments in every modern living room. Iron coffee table will bring in elegance and style in your living area where guests can converse while taking a cup of coffee. However, this is only prominent for bigger houses and buildings. How about its marketability parameters?

A coffee table will always give you sales no matter what kind of material it is made of. This is because a living area is incomplete without this centerpiece. Customers find ornaments for their homes that fit their motif, purpose, living standard and maybe style. Just like copper coffee table, iron-made table is furniture suited for bigger buildings where business function is progressive and promising. Its presence in the home would spell out something and for this, home buyers think about its practicability and functionality in the homes. Examining its quality, iron and copper coffee tables are timeless, far more durable that rattan and bamboo coffee tables. However, metallic coffee tables are more expensive than its wood counterparts. In deciding which one to buy for your homes, always consider the reviews and ideas of experts and even home interior designer and decorator regarding the different coffee tables before putting your order online and in store. Pros and Cons of iron tables

Iron coffee table has its advantages and disadvantages just like other materials used for this purpose. One of these disadvantages is that due to temperature fluctuations and humidity factor, it can collect dust and soon rust. Though this can be eliminated by constant cleaning since the rust can just be eroded by the process, it is still a no-no for buyers and owners. Another disadvantage is 11


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that metallic tables and chairs are heavier compared to the rattan-made and bamboo-made furniture so flexibility in terms of interior designing is quite limited. You need more people to move the ornaments from one place to another and so in doing this, you have to think twice. Maybe not the last disadvantage is the price. Generally, because of the materials used and how it is acquired iron coffee table is expensive than its wood counterpart. Amidst these disadvantages, coffee tables and home ornaments made from iron metal have several advantages to be looked into if you decide to buy one. First advantage is quality. Iron ornaments spell out elegance and style in its design and craftsmanship to its purest form. Your guests will feel satisfied talking about business in this piece of ornament. Second advantage is its durability. Metallic-made home and office ornaments are durable compared to its wood-made counterpart that is why the price is higher. The metal raw material is difficult to acquire which adds up to its market value. Another advantage is the flexibility of design. A metal can be liquefied to create different shapes and designs but its wood counterpart cannot. You must follow the nature of the material because if you don't it will break. This process again adds up to the production cost of the metallic-inspired coffee tables. Another advantage is that iron-made ornaments are versatile in its purpose. You can decorate your homes with metallic accentuations even if your motif is tropical but quite awkward for a tropical house to be decorated with metallic ornaments. Iron home ornaments are not only good for bigger houses and buildings but can also be present in average income homes. The decision is yours...

Above all, always consider your living standard, home motif, purpose and budget in deciding which home ornaments to buy. Websites' reviews and experts' ideas can assist you in making your final order. Before putting your money to buy a particular home ornaments in whatever form such as tables, chairs, wall decors and the like, feel free to visit different store online and in land for price tags' differences.

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How a Copper Coffee Table Fits Varied Lifestyles?

Copper is a great material for interior!

Copper is one of the metallic elements that are useful in human existence. Its chemical and physical properties provide luxury as well as convenience to our civilization ranking next to gold. It is popularly used as a cable wire for our electronic devices and electrical connections because it is cheaper than platinum and abundant in nature. Due to its large quantity in our natural environment and other reasons, investors of our time is exploring and developing copper metal and copper-like material as home ornaments and furniture just like iron and gold. Along with this possibility is the feasibility of the material as coffee tables, and its market pull. Having metallic motif in your home does not mean you are being sophisticated and unfriendly. Going metallic indicates connection to nature and history apart from being elegant and stylish. If you decide to introduce copper furniture to your home, you have to consider your budget. In terms of its market value copper-made amenities or furniture are cheaper than gold and more expensive than iron and its wood counterparts. However, your money is worth it in terms of its durability, flexibility and unique designs. Factors to consider copper as material of furniture

Another factor to consider is your home motif and style. Actually these are the common stumbling blocks for most people who buy items for their home. Their motif and style do not fit their budget. In this case, you can use your bright ideas such as buying copper-like items instead of copper-made fixtures. Will copper-made fixtures fit the interior design of your home? Let say if you go tropical, where will you place a copper coffee table? This is the not the question for bigger buildings and houses because brass and copper-like furniture fit these facilities. Again, it depends on how you arrange things in your home to fit each other. A coffee table is one of the fixtures that are commonly found in every living room of a home. The reason for this is to allow the guests to sit around it or beside it while enjoying the view of the house having a coffee or a refreshing beverage or simply giving them the area to talk. Will copper coffee table serve this purpose? Definitely yes; it will serve the purpose decently and gracefully. Having a copper-made centerpiece in your living area is pleasing to the eye. With its beautiful and peculiar design, home visitors and guests would love to touch and feel it in their hands. So, if we fit copper...

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If these ideas suit your budget and style, you can visit the many websites available for reviews and experts' ideas related to copper furniture. You should check these websites for educational and maybe economic purposes before you decide to order a particular item or before you buy the centerpiece that you want for your home. Just remember the larger the item the higher is its value. The more copper used to create the item the higher it cost. The more stylish is the item the more expensive it becomes. The peculiarity of its shape also influences its market value. Always check your budget and purpose before you choose to buy the coppermade item. For instance, Claudia coffee table that is rectangular in shape is expensive compared to Ramaches though they have the same shape and size. This is because the first is stylishly designed compared to the second. Again, Claudia coffee table that is round or circular in shape is less expensive than its rectangular counterpart but more expensive than Ramaches. This is because of its shape and design. Many websites provide you with different table centerpieces with price tags cheaper than the examples given. Apart from giving you information of its cost, it also provides you with information about each item that will lead you to compare and contrast the items and finally help you make your purchasing decision. Buying ornaments and accessories for your home or house was never an easy job. Choose not easy - great variety!

It will eat up your time surveying items and copper coffee tables price. Even if you know what you want and what you can afford, these are not enough in making decision before you buy. The best guide that you could have apart from the information you can search from the internet and website's ideas and reviews; just know your budget, purpose, style and maybe the motif of your home in buying items made from copper. This may not be the best advise at least this can be your starting point if you really know nothing about home decoration and interior designing. Source: Copper Coffee Tables

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