Dimensions of Occasional Tables _ It is open to debate which is the more important: the look and feel of your occasional tables or their dimensions. Perhaps dimensions are irrelevant if you find a superb coffee table that matches your furniture perfectly. Maybe that superb_looking end table is ideal for your sofa or armchairs. Forget their sizes _ they look great so let's buy them! Is that so? First you must consider the purpose of these occasional tables, for that is what they are generally known as _ occasional tables _ tables that will be used on occasion, or at least that is one explanation for their name. What if the end table is way below the height of the arm of your armchair? Would you feel comfortable stretching down to get a cup or glass?
A lot of people like to rest their feet up on this table after a hard day's work and watch television. Many others decorate their rooms by placing small decorative pieces on the table. These tables make for excellent telephone stands in many homes. Usual Materials and Designs Coffee tables come in all shapes and sizes such as round, rectangular, semi circular, square or even distorted. They are commonly made of wood. Some people place glass on top to protect the surface. They can also be made from glass completely although glass can be broken easily. Especially with children in the house, one wants to have his or her coffee table made of sturdy materials.