Shadow Box Coffee Table

Is your living room in need of some order? If so, then a shadow box coffee table may just be the answer! It provides additional storage space for placing essentials in a living room, so remote controls, magazines, and keys don't end up under chairs, between couch cushions or on your floor.

But, don't run off with the first shadow box coffee table you see! First, you need to consider the size of the items that you need to store. If aesthetics is your priority instead of storage, then you'll be glad to know that this type of coffee table offers a unique display space! Check out your options below as we're sure you'll be impressed.

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Duran Coffee Table
Duran Coffee Table

This industrial display box-styled coffee table features a seamless blend of function and design. Easy to assemble and easy to style, it is the perfect addition to your living room or den ensemble.

Shumake Frame Coffee Table with Storage
Shumake Frame Coffee Table with Storage

The Shumake coffee table's unique design and shape add to its Hollywood Regency appeal. With a lower shelf raised for additional storage, it offers form as well as function.

Kilby Frame Coffee Table with Storage
Kilby Frame Coffee Table with Storage

This coffee table is a stylish addition to contemporary living rooms. Its metal frame is finished in black and features a lower shelf crafted from manufactured wood to provide extra storage space. The tempered glass top provides a perch for TV remotes, magazines, and more.

Evelina Lift Top Coffee Table
Evelina Lift Top Coffee Table

The driftwood-inspired tabletop and clear glass lift top of this coffee table invite you to add your personal touch to the interior design. Be it shells, stones, decorative balls or baubles, feel free to showcase all kinds of pretty collectibles that speak to you.

Duran Frame 1 Coffee Table with Storage
Duran Frame 1 Coffee Table with Storage

This display-box-style coffee table features a seamless blend of function and design. Easy to assemble and easy to style, the tempered glass top and neutral finish make it the perfect addition to your living room or den ensemble.

Shadow Play Floor Shelf Coffee Table with Storage
Shadow Play Floor Shelf Coffee Table with Storage

The rectangular cocktail table features hand-forged metal accents that beautifully enhance the relaxed taupe gray finish of Gray Elm veneers. A glass top offers a clear view of the bottom shelf, a great opportunity to display favorite accessories.

Beatbox Solid Coffee Table with Storage
Beatbox Solid Coffee Table with Storage

Beatbox is a percussion instrument made of steel tube frames with 16-gauge steel panels in a black finish. Inspired by vintage hi-fi cabinets, it features curved design elements that modernize the look.

Gelman Frame Coffee Table
Gelman Frame Coffee Table

This modern industrial table is the perfect centerpiece for your living room or den ensemble. A seamless blend of materials gives the table an industrial style that will make your space look warm and inviting, while its tempered glass top, oak shelf, and blackened bronze finish make it easy to match with any existing decor. It's easy to assemble and can be used as a cocktail table or dining table.

Frame Coffee Table
Frame Coffee Table

This coffee table is perfect for creating a centerpiece in your living room or using as a resting spot for an afternoon cup of coffee. It has a metal frame and an open, airy silhouette with four straight legs and a wrap-around crossbar for added style. The rectangular tabletop is made from tempered glass to add to the table's overall breezy design. It measures approximately 43.76 inches long by 20.9 inches wide and is ideal for smaller living rooms.

Keegun Coffee Table with Storage
Keegun Coffee Table with Storage

This two-tier coffee table pairs industrial-inspired materials with clean geometric lines. The tempered glass tabletop floats on an open steel base with a blackened bronze finish, keeping this accent table visually light. The lower shelf is made from engineered wood with a rustic woodgrain finish, adding contrast as well as visible storage space just right for plants, books or board games. We love the way this table's 45'' rectangular surface gives you plenty of room to spread out snacks without overwhelming your space.

Tazmin Frame Coffee Table with Storage
Tazmin Frame Coffee Table with Storage

With its versatile design, this coffee table offers you the option to instantly change the aspect of your living room. The reversible laminate shelf features a faux marble finish on one side and a smooth white finish on the other. The glass tabletop and metal frame complement the lower shelf. Enjoy decorating this table with flowers, plants, candles, or magazines in front of your couch as it will create an impressive statement in your space.

Madilynn Trestle Coffee Table with Storage
Madilynn Trestle Coffee Table with Storage

The Curved Glass Coffee Table anchors your seating ensemble in a sleek and chic style. This piece features a wide body with a curved lower panel, while its trestle base offers stylish support. Four partitioned cubby shelves set under a pane of tempered glass offer organized storage for everything from remotes to coasters to board games and more, while two side drawers are great for storing batteries and matchbooks. Crafted of particleboard and polyurethane (PU) paper finished with glossy wood veneers, this table can be wiped down with a multi-surface cleaner for effortless upkeep.

Caracole Classic Coffee Table with Storage
Caracole Classic Coffee Table with Storage

The beauty of this square cocktail table will surely prompt a double-take. The exquisite metal frame finished in Neutral Metallic adds an element of fashion to the room. A glass top reveals the beautiful design below, and it is perfect for styling with your favorite design books and treasures. Generously sized and finished to perfection, this refreshingly updated piece is impressive from every angle.

Norval Coffee Table
Norval Coffee Table

The streamlined silhouette of this glass and metal coffee table is perfect for modern spaces. The table’s frame has a black finish that contrasts with the clear glass tabletops, while an open lower shelf gives you even more space to spread out magazines, keep your book collection in order, or display your favorite potted plants.

Heald 4 Legs Coffee Table with Storage
Heald 4 Legs Coffee Table with Storage

The Coral Cape Coffee Table, Gold Satinfinish offers an eye-catching coastal-inspired look and a unique design. The coffee table comes with three safety tempered glass shelves. The middle shelf features a banana leaf abstract pattern, while the lower shelf features teal tinted silk screened glass panels that will stand out. Its spacious top surface provides you with room for items like stacks of magazines and coasters, decorative plants, and your hot cup of coffee. This coffee table features a powder-coated metal frame that ensures it's sturdy and built to last. It's also finished on all sides so it'll look the part no matter where it stands in your home.

Espinet Traditional Coffee Table With Wood Frame, Tempered Glass Tabletop And Underneath Storage Shelf, White Oak
Espinet Traditional Coffee Table With Wood Frame, Tempered Glass Tabletop And Underneath Storage Shelf, White Oak

Add this coffee table to your cottage-inspired living room furniture set and bring the style and functionality you're looking for. The country-style table features a cross X-bar MDF frame, tempered glass tabletop, and a large bottom storage shelf. The subtle wood distressing on this table adds to the charm and will blend in easily with your home decor. Elevate your living room furniture with our farmhouse table.

Allina 4 Legs Coffee Table with Storage
Allina 4 Legs Coffee Table with Storage

This Gold-finished Metal and Manufactured Wood Coffee Table gives a room an on-trend look and provides handy surface. It features a streamlined, open silhouette and is capped with a glass surface for a sleek, contemporary look with a mid-century glam twist.

Hyattsville Floor Shelf Coffee Table with Storage
Hyattsville Floor Shelf Coffee Table with Storage

This cocktail table embraces contemporary style with a modern attitude. The tempered glass top showcases the replicated travertine stone shelf and adds a sleek look to the piece. The box design of the metal frame creates open space to offer the illusion of more room.

Caracole Classic Leaf Coffee Table with Storage
Caracole Classic Leaf Coffee Table with Storage

The Sociables Leaf Coffee Table is Caracole's largest and most dramatic metal and glass top coffee table. The overall light and airy design and styling make this contemporary table adaptable to both traditional and contemporary decorating styles. An unexpectedly warm Taupe Silver Leaf finish has been applied to the metal. They think this finish offers elegance and will help you look like a design genius! Below the glass top, a large-scale, stylized trellis pattern is sure to draw anyone's attention. Use this open-air shelf to display books or keep it empty to show off the detailing.

Caracole Classic Coffee Table with Storage
Caracole Classic Coffee Table with Storage

The Sharp Square Coffee Table has been inspired by some of the best urban architecture. Its cut metal grilles have been borrowed, as well as its elongated contemporary honeycomb motif. The honeycomb has been cut into metal and suspended between four saber metal legs – all bathed in highly polished Whisper of Gold. The ultra-clear glass top creates a waterfall effect on two ends that lend this piece a sense of architectural elegance.

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Materials:

When you add a shadow box coffee table to your living space, you're immediately creating a conversation piece that's both functional and unique. There's a variety of ways to make a shadow box coffee table with one of the most popular designs showcasing a metal or stainless steel box frame with a tempered glass tabletop. Suzanne Kasler suggests opting for a mixed media style coffee table with a glass tabletop that sits on a black iron frame with a manufactured wood lower shelf if you want something versatile and modern. There may also be stone shelving or tabletops as well. Depending on the design, there will likely be metal hardware and hinges.

Design:

Shadow box coffee tables are most often square or rectangular in shape in order to showcase their bold and boxy forms. Virginia Tupker recommends finding a shadow box coffee table that sits on four legs with metal connecting bars to add further stability as well as to define the distinct shadow box frame. Shadow box coffee tables are usually designed with a lower storage shelf that you can see through a clear tempered glass tabletop. The lower shelf can be used to display anything from your favorite coffee table books to intricate glassware. There are also some shadow box coffee table designs that feature a hinged lift top with a clear glass inlay and shelving or even multi-compartment storage underneath.

Size:

For those with adequate space, a shadow box coffee table that's mid-size and measures 40 inches in length by 20 inches wide and approximately 18 inches high will fit nicely in most modern living rooms. Interior designer Thom Filicia suggests thinking about overall weight capacity when choosing what to display on your shadow box coffee table because depending on the materials, some tables can hold just 20 to 30 pounds. If you have oversized sofas and armchairs that need something grander to fully accommodate the space, a larger size such as 55 inches by 22 inches provides loads of storage space and ample room for entertaining. There are smaller options available as well that are more square in shape and measure approximately 25 inches in both length and width.

Additional features:

For those who are worried about how to display their antique miniature toy collection, a shadow box coffee table that features a hinged lift top and shelving with storage compartments provides both a space for display and safekeeping. You'll also come across many shadow box coffee tables with lower shelves that work well to store anything from books to marble coasters. Courtney McLeod recommends a shadow box coffee table equipped with pull-out drawers on soft-close hinges to help stow away everyday clutter. And for those with busy families, there are lots of designs available featuring stain, water, and rust-resistant materials which helps when trying to keep up with daily messes.

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wood shadow box coffee table military by SandJBargainVault

Display your favorite collection in this deep-bodied display table. The top lifts to access and arrange the contents within. The simple polished wood on four short legs will not detract from the items that you place within the box.

ON SALE Shadow box coffee table reclaimed windows window

A reclaimed window makes a beautiful top for this white window box table. Display a scene, miniatures, or collectibles in it. Anything you want to display, it can go here. The lathe-turned legs add just the right decorative touch.

Authentic Models Gallery Shadow Box Coffee Table-Ivory at ...

Display your favorite collections without fear of their being damaged in this glass-topped display table. The tops lift up to access the collectibles to arrange them. A small drawer offers added storage, while the slatted bottom is perfect for reference books.

Glass Top Shadow Box Coffee Table - Rascalartsnyc

Dark brown window paned tabletop makes this collector’s box a lovely place to put miniature landscapes or similar items. Any collection could be stored for viewing, but the panes make it look as if it’s seen through a window.

GuildMaster Shadow Box Glass Top Coffee Table in White

Lovers of rustic aesthetic are bound to rave about this brilliantly priced coffee table. Combining hand-carved legs and whitewashed exterior with nailhead trim, you can bet this piece will tie up your entire living room's look. Its concept and price aren't the only aspects to love about it, as it is also practical!

Carlton Shadow Box Coffee Table - Coffee Tables at Hayneedle

Carlton Shadow Box Coffee Table - Coffee Tables at Hayneedle

Hometalk | Shadow Box Coffee Table

Hometalk | Shadow Box Coffee Table

Rahil Coffee Table

Available in either a gold or silver finish, it comes with a metallic frame and topped with a tempered glass shelf giving it an airy feeling ideal for the modern home. Sophisticated and stylish, it measures 18” in height and 48” in length.

Shadow Box Coffee Table | west elm

Shadow Box Coffee Table | west elm

Madilynn Coffee Table

This coffee table's distinctive design creates a gentle, graceful, and decorative quality to living spaces. In surprising harmony, it combines a curved base with modernist yet minimal materials. It is a very modern design suitable for any space.

Signature Design by Ashley A4000208 Shellmond Accent Cocktail Table Antique Gray/Black

A rectangle coffee table that is crafted with wood, glass, and metal. It requires a lot of assembling due to the many compartments. The strong and durable coffee table has a grey vintage finish that makes it stand out prominently in any room.

Shadow Box Coffee Table | west elm

Shadow Box Coffee Table | west elm

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Rustic coffee table - rustic coffee tables - shadow box ...

Hockey Stick Coffee Table Shadow Box - Little Champ Frames

Hockey Stick Coffee Table Shadow Box - Little Champ Frames

Glass Coffee Table

Glass Coffee Table

Cirillo Coffee Table

With a real retro vibe to it, this coffee table is finished in wood laminate and is designed in a style that throws you right back to the 60s. The open storage is a nice added feature and even though it is retro, it will go well in a contemporary home as well.

Boxer Coffee Table

This glass and metal combination table comes with a unique feature in that the top lifts up to provide some extra storage options. Measuring 16” in height as well as 54” in length and 31” wide, it offers you an industrial and modern table for your home.

Guillermo Crystal Coffee Table

This high modern style coffee table is glossy and sleek to look at and provides a functional piece of furniture. The sides are created from mirror panels while the top is inlaid with crystals giving it a unique appearance. Due to it being made of glass, it is a heavy table which measures 15.5” in height as well as 48” in length and 29” in width.

Nowak Coffee Table

Modern, industrial and somewhat cool in its appearance, this coffee table combines a number of different elements in its construction. The metal frame with wooden lower shelf all topped with a tempered glass layer means this table is unlike anything else out there. The table measures some 18” in height as well as 40” in length and 20” wide.

Cortez Coffee Table

Ultra-modern in style, this contemporary coffee table with its straight lines and useful storage space is made from a combination of both solid and manufactured wood. White in color, it measures 43” long and 23.5” wide. The main shelf itself is 41” in length.

Carterville Reversible Shelf Coffee Table

This coffee table allows you to change the faux marble top to give it a darker look compared to the tempered glass that is currently the top layer of the table. Add in a metal frame, and what you have is a very urban style table that is perfect for the industrial home. The table measures 18” high, 40” long and 20” wide.