Asked by: Ayrton Hubiev
asked in category: General Last Updated: 26th May, 2020

What do you call a table behind a couch?

Tables that sit behind sofas are called various names, including sofa tables, console tables and hall tables. The tables are about as tall as the back of a couch, and serve a plethora of aesthetic and functional purposes.

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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.

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