Sauder North Avenue Coffee Table

Last updated date: March 27, 2020

DWYM Score
9.2


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Overall Take

The Sauder North Avenue Coffee Table is made from recycled wood that's responsibly sourced. The minimal design is open and allows for plenty of storage. The black metal frame is especially stable. In our analysis of 30 expert reviews, the Sauder Sauder North Avenue Coffee Table placed 5th 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
0.0
2 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.1
579 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Its robust metal/wood design is durable. It also has a sleek vintage theme with a large bottom shelf that doubles its storage space. Apart from serving coffee, you can display books on the bottom shelf as well. All four legs have non-slip plastic contacts, which protect floors from damage.
- The Beast Reviews
It is designed with open shelves in order to provide additional space and a clear display. The table has wood construction with oak finish and it features a large black-painted metal frame. It is durable and can hold significant weight. Since it is simple in design, its assembly is hassle-free.
- Space Mazing
What experts didn't like

From The Manufacturer

Give your home a chic industrial update with this coffee table from the North Avenue collection. Its spacious tabletop provides you with room for magazines, mail, coasters and of course your cup of coffee. It also features a large, lower open shelf for additional storage and display. Constructed with a durable, black metal frame and finished on all surfaces in Charter Oak, this stylish coffee table will complete the look of your living room.

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.