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Advantages of Lift Top Coffee Tables

Now here’s a clever invention – Lift Top Coffee Tables – They’re 2-in-1 piece of furniture.

What are lift top coffee tables and their advantages

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What are Lift Top Coffee Tables?

Lift Top Coffee Tables serve 2 purposes: 1) They are coffee tables, 2) They can also function as a regular table that you can eat on.

[easyazon_image align=”right” height=”300″ identifier=”B00F2GF1W4″ locale=”US” src=”” tag=”HWlifttop-20″ width=”300″]These are perfect for those with limited space (especially those in apartments) and also people who are busy and may do some of their work at home (sometimes in front of the TV). Coffee Tables with lift tops are multi-functional and very practical.


Most people don’t even know they exist, so now that the secret is out, you may want to consider a lift top coffee table for your next purchase. This article shares many lift tops that you can buy online at Amazon or If you go on these sites, be sure to use “lift top coffee table” in your search as it will help you narrow down.


Lift top tables make it easier to eat

You can easily enjoy a snack or even a meal in front of a lift top coffee table as it’s the right height. You don’t need to lean over as they raise up to the same height as standard tables. So less fuss and muss.

They provide a great option to watch your favorite TV or sports team while wining and dining. No more awkward moves and less spilling. Rather the lean over for your food, the lift top table rises to your needs.


Lift top coffee tables come in a variety of styles

Since they are so versatile and gaining in popularity, you can find them in virtually every shape including round and oval, square and rectangular. They now come in a variety of materials including wood and metal and so many styles and price ranges. You can find sleek modern black lift tops as well as traditional styles and prices will range from cheap and cheerful to more luxurious.


Lift top coffee tables are designed to be useful for your day to day life

You can use these versatile coffee tables as a place for drinks and snacks, a place to rest your legs, a casual dinner or lunch table, a place to lay out your books and papers or even use as a game table for cards or monopoly. They are also great for when you need to lay out lots of a papers – whether it’s tax time, or you’re grading papers.

Lift top tables are great for working at home

When you raise and lock these coffee tables, they are secure and provide a great resting place for your laptop and your papers. Personally, I love to do work with the TV in the background. And, when you’re finished, voila…just transform it back to a standard coffee table.

You can find many lift top coffee tables with small drawers which are perfect for pens, papers and calculators.

Where to buy lift top coffee tables

Below are some practical and affordable coffee tables with lift tops that you can buy online.


[easyazon_link identifier=”B005VAIP4M” locale=”US” tag=”HWlifttop-20″]Turner Lift Top Coffee Table.[/easyazon_link]

[easyazon_image align=”right” height=”300″ identifier=”B005VAIP4M” locale=”US” src=”” tag=”HWlifttop-20″ width=”300″]I like this because it’s simple and black. There is room for some storage. It’s 40 inches so it will fit into most places. Apparently, this coffee table was featured on the Today Show. There are [easyazon_link identifier=”B005VAJJOC” locale=”US” tag=”HWlifttop-20″]matching end tables[/easyazon_link] available, too.

According to the reviews, customers found this easy to assemble – they just needed to assemble the legs.


[easyazon_link identifier=”B01FUVEA1S” locale=”US” tag=”HWlifttop-20″]Sauder Harbor View Lift-top coffee table[/easyazon_link]

[easyazon_image align=”right” height=”300″ identifier=”B01FUVEA1S” locale=”US” src=”” tag=”HWlifttop-20″ width=”300″]This lift top table has more of weathered grayish look. This coffee table has an open storage area.



The Double Lift Top Coffee Table

Indeed this is a rare find. This is a double lift top coffee table, so it’s good for at both ends of the coffee table. It’s great if you have a sofa and love seat combo around your the table. This is the King’s Coach Coffee Table with double lift-top by Darby Homes. I can’t seem to post the picture here, but check it out with above link.


[easyazon_image align=”right” height=”210″ identifier=”B00SDD2VQ2″ locale=”US” src=”” tag=”HWlifttop-20″ width=”300″]Here’s one from Amazon, and it also opens on both ends (both the wide and narrow sides). It’s made by [easyazon_link identifier=”B00SDD2VQ2″ locale=”US” tag=”HWlifttop-20″]Progressive International[/easyazon_link]. It’s made with poplar with a walnut veneer.

They also have matching end tables and consoles.

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[easyazon_link identifier=”B007RKZ2A4″ locale=”US” tag=”HWlifttop-20″]Castered Double Lift Top Coffee Table by Progressive International[/easyazon_link]

[easyazon_image align=”right” height=”200″ identifier=”B007RKZ2A4″ locale=”US” src=”” tag=”HWlifttop-20″ width=”300″]This is a unique shaped coffee table leverages a combo of curves and angular edges. It’s also a double lift-top table (each half lifts). It’s made with rubber wood, poplar and ash veneer.

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