Simple & Stylish Magazine Table
This occasional end table by Charlton Home is a great mixture of simple, functional and elegant design. The U-shape form allows the table body to nest against the arm of your sofa. The nesting feature extends the table surface directly into the seating area for comfortable access. Most traditional end tables typically lack this feature, limiting the functionality. Built into the backside of this unit is a convenient storage solution that can be used as easy-to-reach magazine rack. Unlike standard four-legged tables, this cantilevered model may give you pause about its stability. There is no need for concern however; the offset base which mirrors the top surface acts as a counter-balance making this little table very rigid.
The overall style of this end table is very much in keeping with most transitional forms – borrowing visual cues from both traditional and contemporary designs. By blending modern clean lines and hard rounds with traditional slat styling, the designers at Charlton Home have made sure that this piece will fit comfortably in almost any home.
We feel that this unit could possibly incorporate extra storage or an added feature to improve the overall value. Including non-slip feet to the base to prevent scratching or sliding would be an appreciated addition.
Quality 9 /10
This unit is entirely built from Rubberwood which is an Asian hardwood commonly found in interior furniture products. Out ideal material would be a more robust hardwood such as Ash or oak, which handles daily abuse more elegantly over time. That being said, we are pleased to see that hardwood has been used in place of MDF which would deteriorate much more quickly – reducing the overall lifespan of the piece. We are very impressed with the general quality of this handy table.
Available online at wayfair.com for the low price of $33.99 makes this table very reasonable when compared to similar products that either retail for the same price or $10-20 higher than the current value. This is also not including the added bonus of the magazine holder which nearly all other models do not offer.