Asked by: Ayrton Hubievasked in category: General Last Updated: 26th May, 2020
What do you call a table behind a couch?
Likewise, what is the difference between a sofa table and a console table?
A sofa table is specifically designed to go near a sofa. This can be placed directly behind the sofa, and is usually long, just like a sofa. A console table is much like a sofa table, but is generally designed to be placed directly against a wall. Some of these tables have drawers or shelves.
Secondly, what are those long tables called? For historic reasons (none I cared to research), the long, tall, thin table you stick behind your couch is called a console table. If you need to clarify, then you're left with: behind the sofa console table.
Considering this, why is it called a sofa table?
A contemporary and functional sofa table is anything but hidden behind the couch. The sofa table dates back to the late 1700s and is, basically, a long drop-leaf table. The table was often placed in front of the sofa to be used by two people sitting snugly together.
Can you use a sofa table as a TV stand?
Console tables are naturally narrow, enabling them to take up far less floor space than a traditional TV stand or media center. Look for a sturdy console table that will hold the weight of your TV and make sure it's wide enough to accommodate the cable box, DVD player, or stereo.