When you’re looking to complete the perfect man cave in your home, you want the right set of furniture.
While we immediately think of sectionals, sofas, and big comfortable arm chairs, the venerable coffee table is one of the most important focal points of the room.
We’ve gathered some of our favorite coffee tables to showcase the possibilities available for your own man cave.
Whether you’ve already got a man cave and you’re looking to update, expand, or reinvent it, or you’re just starting to carve one out in your home, you’ll want to check out the fantastic tables we’ve detailed here.
While picking the right seating is of the utmost importance, we believe that the right coffee table can tie a room ensemble together in ways that perfectly supplement the remaining furniture. In other words, the coffee table can put a neat little bow on your man cave, so it’s important to get a great one.
We know that man caves can appear in a range of wildly different styles, and that every home is as unique as its occupants, so we selected our favorite coffee tables in each of several important categories, including contemporary and industrial styles, lift-top models, ottoman coffee tables, and those with built-in storage.
When you’re outfitting your man cave, you want something that’s going to add value to the room, that’s going to help tie it together, and most of all, something that’s going to be useful.
So as you browse our selection of great coffee tables, make sure to keep an eye out for features you would truly make use of. Maybe you’ve got a lot of remotes that need someplace to hide. Maybe you want something to complement your modern furniture. It’s all about the details.
We hope you enjoy the pieces we’ve selected, and take the time to look into those details, linked below each photo. Without further ado, we present our 5 main categories:
These coffee tables are the most popular models, often timeless pieces that fit with virtually any styled home and with striking looks that truly stand out.
1. Cascade Cocktail Table in Chestnut Brown by Lexington
We love a solid contemporary piece of furniture that manages to evoke a timeless feeling while remaining thoroughly modern. This table does that and more, with an asymmetrical design and rich wood construction that looks fantastic in any setting.
2. Furniture of America Pagoda Coffee Table
Somewhat similar to our first model, this coffee table features rich dark wood tones in a sharply defined frame. The thick base provides extra room for storage or display, while the top helps it fit seamlessly in a range of possible rooms.
3. Lamar Modern Cocktail Table in Cherry with Glass Insert Top
Sometimes, a piece of furniture checks off more than one category, and this svelte unit does so with style. Its sleek construction belies a grand amount of built-in storage, with a combination wood and glass surface that allows for a peek into the shelf below.
4. Monarch Specialties Glossy White Hollow-Core/Tempered Glass Cocktail Table
With this table, we take a leap into thoroughly modern territory with sleek looks and a glass frame that makes the table surface appear to float in a room. The sharply minimalist construction ensures a striking appearance no matter where it’s placed.
5. Delilah Coffee Table by Hokku Designs
This is an especially unique table, with triangle cutout construction that makes for an angular, geometric contrast with the warm wood tones. There’s even a bit of closed storage tucked into the ends, bracketing a set of shelving below the top.
6. Modern Swivel Coffee Table by J&M Furniture
This table has a super unique feature that we love: the body can actually be slid open to reveal inner storage and change the look of the piece. Here it’s pictured in its open configuration, with the middle tier slid to the left, opening up a pair of storage drawers while leaving the table top intact.
7. Brody Coffee Table by Hokku Designs
Here’s another hybrid design, a modern table infused with built-in storage in a striking display of contemporary fashion. A single glass piece covers a display shelf, while both ends open up to reveal storage compartments.
The man cave is one place where industrial furniture has really flourished. It’s often perceived as a “tougher” looking style, which goes hand in hand with the testosterone-infused look of a traditional man cave.
8. Homelegance Factory Rectangle Wood Coffee Table
This is one of the most popular industrial style table designs you’ll run across, a classic cart shape with large wrought iron wheels that allow it to be more easily moved. It’s low, sturdy, and timeless, a perfect fit for many man caves.
9. Nuevo V35 Rectangle Glass Top Coffee Table with Wheels
In an inspired twist on the industrial cart design, we see the classic underpinning of this table supporting a sleek glass panel in lieu of the original wood construction. This creates an interesting hybrid of modern and industrial styles and a completely unique coffee table.
10. Furniture of America Suri Transitional Light Oak Coffee Table
This coffee table reins in the more extravagant end of industrial design for a more sleek look, with a wrought iron frame and light natural hardwood top that pair together in unassuming harmony. The soft patterns on the tabletop make for a subtle contrast, helping this table fit in anywhere.
11. Hammary Baja Rectangular Storage Coffee Table
This industrial table returns to the idea of wrought iron wheels for support, with a two-tiered surface and abundant storage in rich wood, tucked into the dark metal frame.
12. Leons Coffee Table by Hokku Designs
This subtly industrial creation frames its light wood surface in a wrought iron look frame, with arrow feet for a more elegant appearance. A second shelf near the bottom offers additional surface space for storage.
13. Barbary Coast Coffee Cart Table by Zuo Era
While we’ve already looked at a couple industrial car style coffee tables, this particular model simply had to be shared as well. Offering a more sleek tabletop construction framed lightly in wrought iron at the corners, it sits on much larger wheels to offer a much taller surface.
Lip top coffee tables solve the fundamental dilemma when you’re trying to eat while watching television. They allow you to have a low-slung and unobtrusive coffee table while also allowing for a nice tall surface to place your dishes (or homework, computer, etc) while sitting at the sofa.
14. Crestline Lift Top Cocktail Table with Casters in Distressed Walnut by Steve Silver Company
Classic lines inform the natural wood construction of this elegant lift top coffee table. The subtle lift mechanism is tucked into the frame, while allow for a pair of storage spaces beneath the surface.
15. Le Mans Coffee Table with Double Lift-Top by Progressive Furniture
Not only does this sleek natural wood coffee table sport a pair of convenient lift tops, but it’s also got pull-out drawers and lower level storage as well. It’s an utterly utilitarian design that manages to fold into something simple and elegant looking.
16. Carson Forge Lift Top Coffee Table in Cherry
The timeless appearance of this lift top coffee table is at least partly due to its sharp edged natural wood construction, lightly framed with steel plates at the corners. Below the substantial surface sits a pair of large shelves for extra storage and display.
17. Turner Lift Top Coffee Table
The darker natural wood tone of this coffee table helps it reach a more elegant tone, while the simple traditionally styled frame completely obscures the lift functions within a surprisingly svelte area.
Ottoman Coffee Table
While not exactly true coffee tables, we love the idea of ottoman hybrids, offering comfort and versatility in spades. Some of these simply mix the functions of both types of furniture, while others convert from one to the other.
18. Brunswick Round Cocktail Table with Casters by Magnussen
Our first ottoman hybrid is a large circular model with a sleek leather top. The thin cushioning allows for it to be used as a table, while the broad frame makes for plentiful storage space below.
19. Trent Home Ranger Four Sectioned Storage Ottoman
This large square ottoman features a unique surface feature wherein each of the four cushions can be removed to access inner storage, or flipped to reveal a framed, flat wood surface. This transforms it into a modular coffee table with four discrete table tops.
20. Trent Home Gotham Storage Ottoman
This high contrast ottoman design features a thick, button tufted surface in light beige over a dark wood frame. A pull-out drawer adds some useful storage for remotes and reading materials.
21. Belham Living Madison Leather Coffee Table Ottoman with Storage
This large rectangular ottoman hybrid features a surface made of discrete panels that can be lifted, moved, and flipped. With a cushion section at the middle, the sides are free to act as a coffee table with sleek wood, contrasting with the black leather body.
Because coffee tables are ultimately both a functional as well as aesthetic choice, we wanted to include units that were designed to store your stuff. Sometimes the best hiding place is right out in the open, and having your remotes, games, or even extra pillows at hand is a convenience that’s hard to match.
22. Carson Coffee Table with Storage in Cherry and Black by Altra Furniture
This large contemporary styled coffee table features two full tiers of surface area separated by steel beams, all over a dark wood frame with plentiful storage cubbies on all sides. It’s got the perfect place to store extra items, a safe place to set drinks when the cat is around, and a clean and simple design.
23. Furniture of America Lawson Modern Walnut 2-Drawer Coffee Table
The sensuous curved lines on the sleek wood body of this coffee table help disguise the built-in storage, courtesy of a pair of drawers that pull out on each end. In the middle is an open storage compartment. The chromed legs add a dash of high contrast flash.
24. Lily Coffee Table by Zipcode Design
Light natural wood matches with sleek white drawer faces in this fat bodied coffee table. Storage drawers emerge from each end of the boxy frame in stylish fashion.
25. Nexera Brooklyn Coffee Table in Espresso
The thick build and dark espresso wood of this coffee table give it a classic midcentury modern look, while the addition of remarkable amounts of storage adds a layer of utility that’s unmatched.
26. Furniture of America Somer Rectangular Coffee Table, Cappuccino
This has got to be one of the most unique coffee tables we’ve seen. The box-like frame is cut out with large circles on each side to allow access to the entirely open interior. The amount of storage is breathtaking and beautifully displayed.
27. Latitudes Steamer Trunk Coffee Table with Lift Top by Riverside Furniture
Here’s a very idiosyncratic design, a storage coffee table built to resemble an old fashioned steamer trunk. The classic looks belie a very modern creation with both a lift top surface and abundant built-in storage.
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