Fancy but not pricey. These are the words that pop-up in our head when we first saw this Dorel Living Faux Marble Lift Top Coffee Table. The table top is so elegant on its Faux Marble design, but the price is not a pain in our pocket. It looks so plain to the point you’ll not think of how functional it is.
So, aside from being your traditional coffee table, it could also become an instant tray while you’re sitting comfortably on your couch. How will it happen? We’ll discuss it to you one by one on this review, so keep reading.
They used both wood veneer and solid wood for this Lift Top Table.
Where could you see the wood veneer? Well, you could see it on its frame. They also used wood veneer in the hidden compartment. The particle board is solid and thick. It’s more than half an inch. And the exact thickness of its board is .6 inches. It’s impressive to see a thick board for a little piece like this.
You could also get a solid wood for its feet. This solid wood contributes to the durability of this centerpiece. Imagine if they did not use reliable wood. Your hard earned money will be put to waste, right?
You will also see a metal mechanism under the table top. They hid it under the compartment, and will only be exposed if you’ll lift the top. Yes, this will serve as the top part holder of this coffee table once you lift it.
We like the effect of the Faux Marble on this coffee table. Just like real marbles, it’s also smooth and shiny, which means you’ll definitely think it’s a real one. Well, the design is very detailed, and it will take you some time before you’ll realize that it’s not a real one.
Yes, we like the Faux Marble cover on the table top, but the catch is, once something bump on it so hard, it chips out. Well, that is, if something bumps hard on it.
Behind this fancy marble covering is a plain styled Lift Top Table. Unlike other centerpieces you’ll see in furniture shops and online stores, it doesn’t have ample storage underneath. Well, this storage also adds on the style of a center table, right? The only thing you’ll see is a table top and legs, and that’s it (without, of course, assuming that there’s a hidden compartment on this piece).
There are two sets of colors on this Dorel Living Faux Marble Lift Top Coffee Table. You can choose between black and espresso finish. It’s nice that they gave us two options, right? This will help us decide which one will match our living room.
Well, most of the households want black furniture at home because it matches all the colors in the room. But some people prefer espresso finish because it gives more character in the house.
Both are classy in its own way. We think you’ll have difficulty in choosing the best one for your family room.
Lift Top Mechanism
They used metal mechanical hinges to perform the Lift Top feature they added on this Dorel Coffee Table.
You will like how high these hinges could bring the table top. It gives an additional height of 10 inches in just one simple process of lifting the top part. So, from 18 inches, it will end up to 28 inches high from the ground. Well, it’s over two feet meaning you’ll make a lesser effort in leaning closer to your coffee table while using your laptop or eating your meal, right?
These mechanical hinges don’t have locks after you lift it. But even though it doesn’t have a lock feature, it doesn’t go down even while in use. You are still secured that it won’t mess up with you while using the lift feature.
You have to remember that the weight capacity of this mechanism is only 30 pounds. So don’t place something more than this weight to prevent the failure of the mechanism.
It’s nice to know that this Dorel Lift Top Table has a compartment. But we’re not that impressed with it. Why? Because they did not maximize the whole space.
There are a couple of inches of wasted space on both sides (left and right). Well, it’s understandable why there is such a space because that is the place where they put the support between the legs and the frame. Yet still, it’s better if they maximize the space underneath the table top, right?
While it’s lacking in horizontal space, they complement it with deeper storage. It is 4.5 inches deep. So, do you think this will suffice the lack of a wider space?
The overall dimension of this Dorel Coffee Table is 40” L x 22” W x 18” H.
We find it wide enough to occupy most of the available space in the living room, and sufficient to accommodate our needs for a table. But it lacks on height, or maybe it depends on the households’ preference, right? It could be not adequate for us, but for you, it could be more than enough. Well, the height is perfect when you sit on the floor. It doesn’t feel too high or too low.
The hidden compartment is only 23” L x 18” W x 4.5” H.
The horizontal space is less than two feet compared to the overall length of over three feet. Remember, we mentioned above that there is wasted space on both sides. These numbers only prove our disappointment. Well, even though this disappoints us, the decision to purchase this Lift Top Table still depends on your needs.
This Dorel Living Faux Marble Lift Top Coffee Table requires minor assembly. Since there are only a few parts, it will not take so much of your time to assemble it. Well, the estimated time is 15 minutes. But of course, if you’re not that handy, it might take you 30 minutes to finish everything.
They included everything you need to assemble this centerpiece. Even the bolts are packed carefully, so no need for you to buy those pieces.
You can even assemble this table without the instruction because you only need to screw the legs, and it’s done.
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