I am in the process of designing some living room end tables to match a
solid mahogany coffee table I recently completed. The thing is, I am afraid
I might make the end table look more like a night stand. From the furniture
stores I visited, the only thing that mostly applies is that a night stand
is wider than it is deep, and an end table is deeper than it is wide. Some
stores had some night stands that were deeper than wide, but then again,
maybe they werent placed properly in the showroom. I will have defined
legs, a drawer as well as a door for a small cabinet. I did a dejanews
search, but it appears I am the first to ask for an opinion on this here..
anybody go through the same thought process? What conclusion did you come
An end table is usually next to furniture (but not necessarily) in any room
except a bedroom. Whereas a night stand is an 'end table' that is in a bedroom.
That's my thinking.
Karl Fritz wrote:
An end table is used next to a sofa or chair and is used to hold a lamp,
magazines, drinks, snacks, etc. It is usually deeper so it fills the space
between the wall and the front of the chair or sofa so you don't have to
reach behind you to set down your drink. A nightstand is shallow, allowing
more room to get in and out of bed. The width of either would be based on
space available and personal taste.
This is strictly my opinion and the way I would build them, but your needs
and desires will be different.
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