Jessica Merritt Table September 08th, 2018 - 12:09:46
One of the most common things to use in place of a coffee table is old packing cases from early last century. Often these were used to transport tea or other foodstuffs and many still have the original labelling upon them, faded by age. These can make a stylish and surprisingly convenient coffee table and can often be picked up fairly cheaply from antiques centres and fairs. Not only do they make good surfaces they also have a lot of storage space to hide away items that you do not want on display.
After defining a general style for the new tables, actual designs must be created. In some cases a finished product can be fabricated from a sketch alone. That is not the case with these tables however. Prototypes have to be built based on very rough sketch concepts. The tables have to ultimately be designed three-dimensionally by actually cutting and welding steel. The rough sketches are used as a basic starting point but the overall design is not completely determined beforehand. I use the "design as you go" approach" and each table takes shape on the fly.
Exhibitions: If you're a professional preparing to hold an exhibition to advertise your business or an organisation, a trestle table is a must. They are easily transported to wherever your location is, and because they are capable of holding a spread of up to 300kg, your display can be as spectacular as you can possibly make it, ensuring that it catches the eye of any passer by. It is also ideal for car boot sales, allowing you to make money on the bits and bobs that you no longer use.
Instead of one of these tables, you could use a rectangular or square table for the same purpose. This will give you more table space, but will also extend some sharp points into the room, and will reduce the amount of remaining space in the room.
When your room has one sofa included, one sofa table is an idea accessory. There are nowadays, however, the L shaped sofas which allow for two such tables to be strategically paced behind the two legs of the L shape. When it comes to size, make sure that you get the same length as your own sofa, so you need to first measure your couch carefully. If it's too long, it will stick out and look out of place, whereas if it is too short, the place look like when something is missing from there, not to mention that it's easy to have small accidents due to people not seeing it in the first place!
One of the most unique ideas that I have ever seen was a foosball table with shortened legs used in place of a table. Not only did it serve as great coffee table it made for many entertaining evenings. There are also pinball machines and various other alternatives to this theme on the market.