Ameriwood Home Carver Coffee Table

Last updated date: March 22, 2020

DWYM Score
9.1


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 31 expert reviews, the Ameriwood Home Ameriwood Home Carver Coffee Table placed 8th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note March 27, 2020:
Checkout The Best Coffee Table For Living Rooms for a detailed review of all the top coffee tables for living rooms.

Expert Summarized Score
10.0
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.8
598 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
My husband and I wanted a coffee table that is inexpensive yet elegant. This Carver coffee table from Ameriwood fits the bill. If you’re searching for a utilitarian and affordable coffee table, this one would make a brilliant choice.
- Cozy Home 101
Fairly quick and easy to put together. It displays a black finish that blends effortlessly with any décor. This coffee table is equipped with a bottom shelf that makes it come ahead of the competition. Although the coffee table looks elegant, its durability is beyond doubt. The price is affordable.
- Top 6 Pro
With a wide range of matching home furniture in this attractive weathered oak finish, it is easy to interrelate furniture throughout the home and office. Painted MDF and laminated particleboard, this table is sure to add an elegant, rustic look. The surface is wide enough to play board games on.
- Mr | Table
What experts didn't like
My only concern is that the corners are sharp. You can scratch yourself if you’re not careful. That’s why I got corner guards for the table.
- Cozy Home 101

From The Manufacturer

The simple, yet elegant design of the Altra Carver Coffee Table makes it the center piece of your living room. This item is beautiful and functional. This Coffee Table is perfect for showcasing your decorative items or to keep all your magazines and remotes in 1 place. The Altra Coffee Table features a matte black finish with a distressed wood grain top that creates a refined, clean look in your home. Altra Carver Coffee Table requires assembly upon delivery.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Convenience Concepts Oxford Coffee Table
Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 3
2. VASAGLE Industrial Coffee Table With Storage Shelf
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 2
4. Household Essentials Ashwood Round Coffee Table
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 3
5. Sauder North Avenue Coffee Table
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 2
7. GreenForest Industrial Round Coffee Table With Shelf
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 4
8. Ameriwood Home Carver Coffee Table
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 3
10. FurniChoi Rustic Farmhouse Coffee Table With Shelf
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 3

An Overview On Coffee Tables For Living Rooms

The television might be the focus of the family in most living rooms, but don’t underestimate the impact of a solid, well-chosen coffee table. It draws the eye of new guests, provides a space for boardgames, and is a resting place for our remote controls, books — and sometimes an actual coffee cup or two.

The shape, size and construction of a coffee table can vary wildly, but its function is almost always the same. It’s that low table that traditionally sits between the sofa and the TV stand, but you might also find a coffee table complementing the benches on roomier patios, backyards or anyplace where families gather.

As such, the type of coffee table you choose is going to have a lot to do with what kind of seating arrangement you have. You’ll want to fit the shape of your table to the general shape of your sofa. Rectangular coffee tables tend to be popular because they complement the wide, long sofas that are equally common in most living rooms. Got a tight, L-shaped sectional? Consider a square table to fit snugly into the primary corner. Do you have a loveseat / sofa / chair combo? A circular table tends to pull those elements together. As a general rule of thumb, your coffee table should be about 2/3 the length of your primary sofa.

Table shape is a particular consideration for new parents. Those with a baby just learning to walk should stay away from coffee tables with sharp corners (or consider covering them up with baby “bumpers,” available at most children’s stores). They’ll also want to avoid tables with glass tops, for obvious reasons.

A practical word about height, as well: Coffee tables should almost always be just below the level of the cushions. In other words, perfect for reaching over and grabbing a drink.

Materials matter, too, and not just because they determine how long your coffee table will last. Glass-topped tables are great for showing off an especially pretty rug or complementing a plush, stuffed sofa. Bulkier wood tables do well in open, well-lighted spaces, and weathered wood is especially good at hiding scratches or other wear and tear.

Finally, make sure you consider how you use that living space. Will you need a table with a shelf underneath for extra storage, or will you want recessed legs so that you can stretch your legs out? When it comes to this unsung hero of the living room, make sure you choose for practicality above all.

DYWM Fun Fact

You’d have to go back to the Victorian era to find the first official designation of “coffee table” applied to a piece of furniture. It bore little resemblance to the long, low tables we think of today, though. We really have television to thank for the commonplace nature of the modern coffee table, which exploded in popularity in the 1950’s. That’s largely thanks to homeowners who needed living room furniture that wouldn’t block their view of “I Love Lucy.”

The Coffee Table For Living Rooms Buying Guide

When you’re setting up your coffee table, make sure you leave the proper amount of room. Body type matters here, but in general you’ll want around 18 inches between the edge of your sofa and the coffee table — in other words, just enough space to reach out and grab a drink from the reclining position.