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Too tall for a coffee table?

Posted by Andresrr (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 9, 12 at 12:47

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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RE: Too tall for a coffee table?

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


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


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Looks fine to me.


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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.


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


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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


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


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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.


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Ten dollars!!??

Your wife is brilliant. Take her out to dinner.


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


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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).


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


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RE: Too tall for a coffee table?

Looks great to me!


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