Last Updated: 08-08-2020

10 Best Unusual Coffee Tables

Sometimes, a room needs something unconventional. Something which stands out and can be the central focus of the room.

Unusual coffee tables are a great way to do this. From old games machines which have been reclaimed, to different materials and multi-purpose tables, unusual coffee tables are often strange, certainly unique and always wonderful.

We have picked out some which will add a bit of character to any space while still being practical.

10 Best Unusual Coffee Tables

1.
Illuminated 1970s Pinball Coffee Table

Specifications

  • Material: Birch Plywood
  • Dimensions: H33 x L11 x W55cm
  • Shape: Rectangular

Based around the playfield of a decommissioned 1974 Gottlieb pinball machine, each and every one of these tables is completely unique and depends on the designs which Tilt Originals have in stock at the time of ordering.

Just like a fully working machine when being played, it can light up to create a warm, entertaining glow when connected to the mains. You can store this flex under the table if you don’t need the extra lighting.

If you’re a fan of traditional arcade games or just want to create a talking point in your room, then it is the perfect unique offering.

Reasons to Buy

  • Can choose which playfield is used
  • Lights up

Reasons to Avoid

  • Price

2.
Mightymast Leisure MANIA Multigames Arcade Machine

Specifications

  • Material: Chrome and Glass
  • Dimensions: L105 x W74 x H56cm
  • Shape: Rectangular

If you’re after something really different, a working arcade machine which doubles up as a large functional coffee table when not in use should fit the bill.

There are 150 games to choose from, with everything easy to control and operate. There are dual-sided button controls so it can be one or two player, making it perfect for when you are entertaining.

When you’re not playing, the toughened glass top lets you use it as an ordinary coffee table so it can always come in handy no matter the atmosphere. Perfect for a small space where you want both items but only have room for one.

Reasons to Buy

  • Choice of 150 games
  • No assembly

Reasons to Avoid

  • Price

3.
Twin Decks Retro Coffee Table

Specifications

  • Material: Metal and Glass
  • Dimensions: Various
  • Shape: Rectangular

Twin DJ decks have been upcycled to create this unique coffee table, which will give your living room or games area a perfect vintage feel while also acting as a nod towards your love of music.

The glass is raised above the decks with some ‘stilts’, attached by metal discs, so all of the controls and turntable area is still perfectly intact and looks just as it did when in use.

Every model will be slightly different in look and measurements depending on the decks used, and it can also be personalised if you’re giving it as a gift or simply want to add some finishing touches.

Reasons to Buy

  • Up-cycled from an original
  • Completely unique

Reasons to Avoid

  • Price

4.
CreativeIdeaByElmira Backgammon, Chess Coffee Table

Specifications

  • Material: Wood
  • Dimensions: 50cm x 117cm x 67cm
  • Shape: Rectangular

The perfect gift for a chess or backgammon lover, or for yourself if you want both a coffee table and games set but only have space for one.

This multifunctional product has everything you’d need, including space to store all of the pieces and even the ability to have two games on the go at once. The product is completely wood, wood carved, matt walnut painted, with first-class material and paint standards.

Want to play? Just fold the table out and you’re ready to go. When you’re done, put it all back together and you can still use it as a practical coffee table without risking damage to the playing area.

Reasons to Buy

  • Can still be used as a coffee table
  • High quality material

Reasons to Avoid

  • Because there are two games, each only has half size table

5.
Orator Coffee Table

Specifications

  • Material: Solid Walnut and Zebrano Veneer
  • Dimensions: H45 x W80 x D80cm
  • Shape: Hexagon

Nesting table sets are handy space saving ideas, especially if you have a small living area, but so many are just a little bit bland. Well, gone are the days they all simply just fit underneath one another.

When together, it is a hexagonal coffee table with two tones of wood. But each walnut piece pulls away from the main body, to form three separate side tables which can be positioned anywhere. This leaves behind a unique shape, as well as an inner red lacquered finish to add a pop of colour.

There is a lot of additional personalisation available if you wish, such as the addition of a glass top to create more space when the side tables have been pulled away, the option to reinforce these tables so they can be used as three stools as well, or changing the colour of the lacquer.

Reasons to Buy

  • Space saving
  • Eco friendly

Reasons to Avoid

  • Price

6.
Rose Quartz Agate Organic Edge Side/Coffee Table

Specifications

  • Material: Agate, Brass
  • Dimensions: H19″, D12″/14″/16″
  • Shape: Round

With brass hues and a marble top, this will be a table which fits perfectly into those ultra-modern, yet traditional living rooms.

It is available in three different sizes, so can be used as a side or main coffee table, and would make a perfect focal point if required. Customisation includes a choice of Silver, Rose Gold or Gold plating around the edge, and you can also message for it to be a certain size or shape in case you have a gap in your living room in mind.

Plenty of reviewers have said that it is sturdy and feels incredibly well made, so while it may have cost more than you originally set out to pay for a coffee table, it will last.

Slight variations will occur because it is a natural stone, but this means you really are getting a unique one-of-a-kind piece. The legs can also be removed.

Reasons to Buy

  • Several sizes available
  • Can be personalised

Reasons to Avoid

  • Price – but unique

7.
Cambrewood Handmade Cassette Coffee Table

Specifications

  • Material: Solid Wood
  • Dimensions: 110 x 40 x 60cm
  • Shape: Rectangular

We love coffee tables and other pieces of furniture which can show off passions and hobbies. This coffee table would be ideal for any music lover out there, especially if you are a fan of the retro.

Handmade from solid wood, standing on hairpin legs and with a tough perspex top, it is solid and strong-standing so can not only look great but also be effective and practical.

As a bonus, we love how the front can open up to reveal inner storage, which is great for keeping things like the remotes, phone chargers and coasters tucked away and out of sight until you need them.

Reasons to Buy

  • Really sturdy and strong
  • Hidden storage
  • Hairpin legs for modern look

Reasons to Avoid

  • Would have to be careful – could be easily scratched or marked

8.
Alairo Compass Coffee Table

Specifications

  • Material: Aluminium, Wood
  • Dimensions: H40 X W120 X D60
  • Shape: Rectangular

A stunning low-level Spitfire finish coffee table, which is eco friendly and really makes any room pop.

The riveted surfaces give it a textures finish which means something a bit different, and it is full of character. The storage drawer is lined with a black fabric which means it is easy to look after, no matter what is stored in there, and it also gives it a bit of a twist.

Made from reclaimed materials, it is completely eco-conscious and the disused industrial aluminium sheets and sections of reclaimed wood would have otherwise ended up in a landfill. Perfect for any Spitfire or aeroplane lover, or simply a modern twist on a classic.

Reasons to Buy

  • Great nod to industrial look
  • Textured surface

Reasons to Avoid

  • Handles could be tricky to grab for some

9.
Piggy Coffee Table

Specifications

  • Material: MDF
  • Dimensions: L100 x W40 x H31.9 cm
  • Shape: Rectangular

Exactly what the name suggests.

This coffee table is perfect for anybody with a love of all things pink. It is playful and something different, with two deep usable drawers which mean you can keep it all clutter-free.

The Piggy body is sprayed in candy pink and the drawers are a bit of a lighter shade which created a perfect balance. The inside of one drawer is in a light brown colour, too, for a fun twist. Colour variations are available if you contact the manufacturer, as well.

Reasons to Buy

  • Fun design
  • Minimalistic legs
  • Nice deep drawers

Reasons to Avoid

  • Some people may prefer smaller drawers to keep everything separate

10.
Premier Housewares Pompeii Coffee Table

Specifications

  • Material: MDF and Wood
  • Dimensions: H39 x W86 x D62cm
  • Shape: Rectangular

For a look of grandeur but on a minimalistic, more subtle scale, this option is a nod towards the classic Roman columns and architecture of that era.

It has been given a distressed look for the full feel of a dated piece of furniture, but the naturally coloured MDF table top adds something more modern and functional, so you have the perfect mix of old and new to slot into your living space.

Reasons to Buy

  • Something very different
  • Mix of vintage and modern

Reasons to Avoid

  • Won’t fit all decor

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