Too tall for a coffee table?

AndresrrJuly 9, 2012

My wife bought an old trunk at a yard sale and we're trying it out as a coffee table. It is a bit taller than we're used to (about 20 inches). Does it look too tall?

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natal

I think it looks great. I know someone else who used a trunk the same way.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 1:09PM
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palimpsest

This height can actually be very convenient, no bending and reaching.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 1:59PM
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Fun2BHere

Looks fine to me.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 2:01PM
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blfenton

I think it looks great. Your room is a room of large proportions - high ceilings, oversized furniture, tall brick fireplace and the trunk coffee table does a good job of holding its own in the room.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 2:07PM
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blfenton

sorry - I meant to say "large scale" not large proportions.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 2:08PM
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ghostlyvision

I think it looks great too. I had a very similar one years ago that my Dad gave me, I painted it a beige-y off white and the metal trim a dark rusty color, one of my first DIY projects after getting married, I just adored that trunk. lol

    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 2:30PM
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teacats

Looks fantastic!! Just wonderful -- really suits the whole room!

    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 3:02PM
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Andresrr

Thank you for the responses thus far. It is good to hear that the $10 we spent on the trunk didn't go to waste =P.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 3:20PM
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mclarke

Ten dollars!!??

Your wife is brilliant. Take her out to dinner.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 3:50PM
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mary_ruth

I agree, out to dinner AND pat her on the back for me!

    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 3:56PM
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Andresrr

Included delivery too :). Bought it a yard sale down the street from our home. The seller lugged it to our house (as I was not around).

    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 4:31PM
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cyn427 (zone 7)

Looks great. I have used a blanket chest like that and I really liked the height. I think you will find it very convenient!

    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 4:42PM
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hellokitty

Looks great to me!

    Bookmark   July 10, 2012 at 6:33PM
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