Sauder Carson Forge Side Table

Last updated date: August 24, 2020

DWYM Score
9.2

Sauder Carson Forge Side Table

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Overall Take

The Sauder Carson Forge Side Table has a built-in cabinet to help hide away all those items you don't want guests seeing. It has a rustic design that fits well with a farmhouse or cabin decor. You'll get an adjustable shelf behind the door, as well as a shelf on the top moulding that slides out. In our analysis of 37 expert reviews, the Sauder Sauder Carson Forge Side Table placed 8th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note August 24, 2020:
Checkout The Best Living Room End Table for a detailed review of all the top living room end tables.

Expert Summarized Score
9.2
2 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.6
1,669 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Side table is very versatile. Cabinet for hidden storage. Open shelf as well as a slide-out shelf.
- Heavy
This attractive end table features a rustic style that has an open shelf for additional storage and another adjustable shelf located behind the door which can be assembled to open to the right or left. The top molding features a shelf that slides out on metal runners for additional functionality.
- Thoroughly Reviewed
What experts didn't like
Top scratches easily. Can be hard to align door hinges during assembly.
- Heavy

From The Manufacturer

End table, coffee holder, lamp stand? How about all three? This side table from the Carson Forge collection will make a great addition to your home. It features an open shelf for storage, an adjustable shelf behind the door, and a slide out shelf that glides on metal runners. Finished in Coffee Oak and paired with wrought iron style hardware and accents, this rustic stand will give your home an authentic look with a modern style.

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An Overview On Living Room End Tables

End tables serve a very important purpose in a living room. Not only do they typically hold decorative items like framed photos and plants, but they can also be very functional. You’ll often find items like lamps and coasters for holding drinks on end tables.

If you’re shopping for one of these pieces of furniture for your own living room, you probably have a general idea of what you want. Think of the items you’ll likely keep on each end table and make sure you’ll have a surface area that will easily hold everything.

In addition to the width of the table’s surface area, height is also an important factor. If you reach over to grab your coffee cup in the morning, will you need to reach down or will it be level with you? Decide what height you find ideal and look for an end table that matches.

You may also want multiple end tables. If you’re buying one for each end of your sofa, for instance, coordinating them can improve the appearance of your living room. Keep in mind that you’ll be paying double the price and shop for a piece that fits your budget.

DWYM Fun Fact

If you use your end table primarily as a place for setting your coffee cup or drink glass, you’re in good company. In the 1770s, small “tea tables” were used by the elite for presenting tea. When it wasn’t tea time, they were moved off to the side. As tea tables evolved, they moved from their original square shape to rectangular, with some having trays that made serving easier. However, the increased tea prices after the American Revolution led to the decline of tea tables, as consumers moved away from daily tea times. Today, you’ll find these tables in antique shops, along with other types of furniture that speak volumes about how people once lived.

The Living Room End Table Buying Guide

  • Sturdiness is something to consider in an end table. Sure, you won’t likely be piling it down with heavy items, but an end table built with high-quality materials can hold up over the years. Some tabletops can be prone to splitting or warping, so consider that while shopping.
  • It can be convenient to buy furniture and have it shipped to your house. After all, that means you won’t have to try to get a fully assembled piece of furniture home or pay extra for delivery. But online furniture needs assembly, and that can take time. If you aren’t handy with a hammer and wrench, keep that in mind.
  • Take a close look at the measurements before buying. Make sure the table won’t be larger or smaller than you expected once you get it home.
  • Storage is also a consideration. Many end tables come with at least one extra shelf for storing things. Some include baskets or doors to hide your clutter.
  • If you have wood floors, make sure the feet of the table won’t scratch. If they will, you may need to consider a rug to protect your flooring.
  • The color of the end table is worth noting, as well. You’ll find that espresso end tables look classy, but a rustic look may be a better fit for your space’s existing décor. If you find a table you like, check to make sure the manufacturer doesn’t sell the same table in various finishes.