Last Updated: 19-03-20

10 Best Vintage Coffee Tables

The Best Vintage Coffee Tables

1.
Handmade Vintage World Map Coffee Table

Specifications

  • Material: Wood and Glass
  • Dimensions: W114 x D71 x H38cm
  • Shape: Rectangular

You can’t get much more antique than this coffee table, and it is the perfect way to add some character to your country home.

The map covers the wooden base, which has been finished off with a burnt orange wood stain for that extra vintage old-world feel. The map has been distressed by hand, to give it the perfect touch without damaging the look.

The table top has been elevated from the wood and is a 10mm piece of toughened glass. The brass castor feet and glass supports finish it all off nicely.

Reasons to Buy

  • Idea is something different
  • Made to order

Reasons to Avoid

  • Price

2.
Bespoke Driftwood Coffee Table

Specifications

  • Dimensions: H35 x W80 x D120cm

Individual and handmade, each of these tables is made from driftwood which gives a perfect worn, loved look.

The handcrafted three-bar hairpin legs, made from mild steel, are the perfect finishing touches. Each corner of the table is metal-coated, again adding to the vintage look.

With the driftwood planks collected in person, there is no guarantee the final look which adds to the excitement. Your table will be unique but will remain sturdy and very high quality.

Reasons to Buy

  • Each is individual
  • Handcrafted

Reasons to Avoid

  • Price

3.
John Lewis & Partners Hemingway Oval Coffee Table

Specifications

  • Dimensions: H50 x W110 x D76cm
  • Material: Mindi wood, Veneer pippy oak

For anyone after a formal, traditional look, this coffee table is the perfect fit.

Made from darker oak woods, it will be fab for anyone after a more antique, country style. The pippy oak material is famed for the sporadic knots throughout the tree, which is a look highly valued in this industry.

It has been lacquered to make it more practical and able to withstand everyday living. The oval shape is also something a bit different, for anyone lower on space but who doesn’t want to go without more table area, and needs no sharp corners.

Reasons to Buy

  • Good solid undershelf
  • Antique design

Reasons to Avoid

  • Darker than it looks in the photo

4.
Cable Reel Coffee Table With Hairpin Legs

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 75cm x 35cm
  • Material: Pine, Cable reel, Steel

This is a lovely little coffee table, with a pop of colour for anyone who wants to move away from plain old black hairpin legs.

It has been reclaimed to give it the vintage style. The tabletops are old cable reel, sanded down and finished to ensure they are safe and practical but still maintain their character.

This means slight differences in the end result, which only adds to the appeal – yours will be completely unique. The colour of the hairpin legs can be Raw (dark grey, default colour), black, white, red, yellow, orange, green, royal blue, mint green, baby blue, duck egg, turquoise, coral and maroon. Just specify when ordering.A lot o

Reasons to Buy

  • Pop of colour option
  • Each is unique
  • Brilliantly finished

Reasons to Avoid

  • A lot of cracks which will need to be kept clean

5.
John Lewis & Partners Hairpin Coffee Table

Specifications

  • Dimensions: H40 x W105 x D55cm
  • Material: Veneer, MDF

Hairpin tables are all the rage, and this one is the perfect vintage look.

It has a nice wide shelf for keeping magazines and other pieces safe, as well as a drawer for anything which needs tucking out of the way. It shows off the dark, natural grain of the wood too, which is perfect if you love the natural look.

It’s the perfect size for a smaller lounge even, and the legs take 5 minutes to attach.

Reasons to Buy

  • Wipe clean with damp cloth
  • Mid century look

Reasons to Avoid

  • No choice of colour

6.
RusticOwl Storage Coffee Table

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 92 x 60 x 33cm
  • Material: Wood

A trunk table with hidden storage is perfect for practicality and design. 

It is a chunky model so great if you need something which is a focal point, and the shop is based in the United Kingdom so you’re supporting a local business, and it is all handmade.

Reasons to Buy

  • Handmade
  • Lots of space inside

Reasons to Avoid

  • Chunky design may not fit into all rooms

7.
Vintage London Map Coffee Table

Specifications

  • Dimensions: H31 (chrome)/41cm (hairpin) x W100cm x D53cm
  • Material: Birch plywood, Vintage maps, Steel drawers, steel/chrome leg

You don’t have to be a Londoner to appreciate this coffee table. Each is made to order and was first inspired by the old 1960s Ordnance Survey maps of London.

Made from birch plywood construction, the map is sealed with several coats of ‘diamond tough’ matt varnish. Open shelves for magazines/newspapers and four stripped-back vintage steel drawers are perfect for keeping those everyday items within easy reach.

The great news is that you are flexible with the design, too. Choose from retro chrome legs, hairpin legs or industrial castors as the base, and you can also enquire about selecting a particular area for the map, such as a part of London, or where you were brought up in Scotland, or your favourite staycation destination.

Reasons to Buy

  • Very flexible with design
  • Practical drawers and shelving

Reasons to Avoid

  • Price – but you are paying for quality and personalisation

8.
Industrial Vintage Coffee Table With Wheels

Specifications

  • Dimensions: H30 x W120 x D70cm
  • Material: Metal and Wood

Able to act as a statement piece but also perfectly there when you need it, this table on wheels is a great industrial design.

It has been made from warm mango wood and authentic riveted steel, so should fit into any decor room. The wheels are movable, so you can move it around if needed.

The design would be great in minimalist, modern rooms with a slight warehouse loft feel, just as much as it would in a farmhouse setting.

Reasons to Buy

  • Large wheels for easy movement
  • Nice smooth finish

Reasons to Avoid

  • Pricey

9.
Own Design Antique Rustic Style Coffee Table

Specifications

  • Dimensions: L112 x H40 x D37cm
  • Material: Wood

A good large blanket box/trunk coffee table which gives you that much-needed storage space without that extra unnecessary furniture.

Handmade from solid wood and metal, you can use all of the storage inside while the top is great for a temporary resting place for drinks or snacks.

It comes pre-assembled and looks much more expensive than it is. A great centrepiece for any rooms lacking that pop.

Reasons to Buy

  • Good stable legs
  • Nice and sturdy

Reasons to Avoid

  • A lot of metal – maybe not good with any young adventurous children

10.
Brittany Inspirations Storage Coffee Table

Specifications

  • Dimensions: L90 x H35 x W55cm

Handcrafted in Manchester, this table offers something really different.

The tealight additions offer a lovely added feature, and will also brighten up your room in the winter months on film night. The 4-5cm thick Scandinavian Redwood is sturdy and will also not wear down with use over the years, and lifting up the top doesn’t affect the tealights.

Three coats of wax finish it off; this is a table which won’t be affected by spilt drinks and not using a coaster! Traditional tools are used to craft it, and attention to detail is high.

Reasons to Buy

  • Tealight additions
  • Curved corners for safer use

Reasons to Avoid

  • Takes a while to make and arrive

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