The correct coffee table can bring all of the aesthetic components of your living room or family room together. Follow our guide to learn about the various types of coffee tables and how to choose the ideal coffee table for your home.

Types of Coffee Table

Here’s a summary of coffee table shapes, designs, and features to help you pick which item will go best in your area.

Teak Root and Glass Coffee Table Cost (Credit: Blubambu)

Teak Root and Glass Coffee Table Cost (Credit: Blubambu)



To determine the length of your coffee table, first determine the length of your couch. As a general rule, your coffee table should be between 12 and 23 times the length of the side of the couch it will be facing.

The normal height of a coffee table is between 16″ and 18″, however depending on the height of your couch, you may want to go taller or shorter. For best comfort and cohesion, the coffee table height should be within 2″ of the height of your sofa.


Rectangular tables are the most common type of coffee table and go well with longer couches. If your area has a lot of soft lines, consider breaking them up with a rectangle coffee table.


Square coffee tables, like round tables, look better in smaller or square-like seating arrangements. However, if everyone is sat on a long sofa, square tables may not be long enough for everyone to reach.

Teak Root and Glass Coffee Table (Credit: Tablechairs)

Teak Root and Glass Coffee Table (Credit: Tablechairs)


If you prefer the shape of a round coffee table but have a longer sofa, an oval coffee table will work.

If conventional coffee tables aren’t your thing, free-form coffee tables are. Geometric shapes such as triangular, hexagonal, and half-circle tables would look great in a quirky yet informal setting. 

If you choose a more abstract shape, your ordinary coffee table can fit in your environment like a sculpture or work of art. If your living room has a modern, sophisticated appeal, we recommend a free-form style.

Furniteak Teak Root and Glass Coffee Table

Our teak root and glass coffee table is a stunning centerpiece for your living space. The sleek glass top contrasts with the natural sustainable teak to create a sophisticated yet rustic display piece. Our teak roots preserve the inherent cracks, knots, and qualities of the original tree stump, making each table one-of-a-kind. A raw yet elegant timeless piece.

The Teak Root Glass Coffee Table is a lovely addition to any living area. The sleek glass top contrasts with the natural sustainable teak base to create a modern but rustic display piece. 

Our teak roots maintain the original tree stump’s natural cracks, knots, and peculiarities, making each table unique. A timeless piece that is rough but refined.

Furniteak offers a wide range of outdoor teak coffee tables in natural wood tones ranging from golden brown to a modern silvery gray. With so many possibilities, it can be difficult to choose a favorite.

To make things easier, we offer a number of search options that allow you to narrow your search. You can filter your results by material, shape, top type, breadth, price, and brand. When you find your teak wood console table, we will send it to you for free.

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