Behold, the coffee table!
A fixture of the living room since the invention of the living room, coffee tables seemingly fall into two categories: pretty or functional. Since we focus on products for families, this article focuses more on the functional—coffee tables with storage shelfs, lift-top storage boxes, etc. For those who want something prettier (or modern in design), we’ve got a pick at the end of this article with a glass top and black accents.
For the best lift-top storage coffee table, we first asked our readers for their favorites. With 2.1 million copies of our parenting books in print, we got an earful from folks as to the best coffee tables in this category. We took those suggestions and narrowed it down to a series of finalists, based on storage capacity, easy of assembly and overall value.
When the dust settled, we decided Yaheetech’s Adjustable Lift Top Coffee Table is the best of the bunch. Here’s why:
What We Liked
• Sturdy! This coffee table is made of medium density fiberboard . . . more substantial than others we considered.
• Storage capacity is 40 lbs. Yep, that’s a lot of remote controls, toys, coffee table books and more.
What Needs Work
• Assembly instructions could be easier to follow.
• Small overall dimensions—this coffee table is 38.6″ x 19.7″ x 16.5″. That’s great for a small apartment or condo. but it might be disappointing if you are trying to find something that fits in front of a full-size couch.