The Multi-Talented Lift Top Coffee Table

When looking for innovative decorating ideas for the lounge room you can’t go past the multi-functional innovation that has gone into a lift top coffee table. When these coffee tables are seen in their coffee table mode they look like a typical coffee table, the range of styles and wood used to manufacture them are similar to your average wooden coffee table.

The secret with these types of coffee tables is under the table-top which is set on hinges that allow the top to lift up to the height of a standard dining table. Although you probably wouldn’t use the table as your main dining table, they make a great additional table if you find there is not enough room for everyone to sit down when guests come for dinner.

Alternatively you can use the coffee table when it is in the unfolded position as a desk, giving you a makeshift work space that can be quickly folded away when you are finished.

Take a look at some of the most popular lift top coffee tables that have been highlighted for sale at the top of the page or scroll down further for a more extensive selection.

Highlighted Lift Top Coffee Tables For Sale

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Sauder Edge Water Lift Top Coffee Table
Sauder Edge Water Lift-Top Coffee Table
This black wood-grain finished table stands 24” high and boasts a top that lifts up and away from the table to reveal substantial storage space underneath. It is a wooden table with a consistent finish on all sides.
Faux Marble Lift Top Coffee Table
Faux Marble Lift Top Coffee Table
This is a wooden lift top table made by Dorel Asia that stands 18” tall and has been finished with a top that has a marble-like veneer for an elegant appearance. When the top lifts away it reveals a handy storage space.
Turner Lift Top Coffee TableTurner Lift Top Coffee Table

This is a traditional lift top coffee table in a black finish. The top lifts up and forward and can be used as a desk top while sitting on the sofa. It stands 18" tall and boasts an interior storage compartment that has a felt-lined bottom.
Koryo Walnut Lift Top Coffee TableKoryo Walnut Lift-Top Coffee Table

This is a beautiful looking walnut coffee table that is sturdy and stable. The lift-top mechanism operates smoothly and moves into place ready for dining or working on the laptop. The table stands 16" high and extends up to 25.5".
Magnussen Darien Wood Lift Top Coffee TableMagnussen Darien Wood Lift Top Coffee Table

This is an extremely high quality looking coffee table with a simple lifted top feature for ease of work. As well as having storage underneath the liftable lid there is also a couple of drawers at the bottom for even more storage.
Furniture of America Luiza Lift Top Coffee TableFurniture of America Luiza Coffee Table with Lift-Top

This is a simple yet stylish looking coffee table that has a contemporary look and feel. The top of the table lifts away to reveal a substantial storage space underneath. The table stands 18.5" tall.

Types of Lift Top Coffee Tables

There are many different types of lift top coffee tables from the standard rectangular shape and size of around 48 inches by 26 inches, to more unusual sizes and shapes including round. They come as corner tables and end tables but their lift top functionality remains the same.

Not all lift top mechanisms operate the same way with these tables. Some have been set up so that half the table top lifts to gain access to storage underneath. Some can be flipped over to reveal games boards such as chess or backgammon underneath.

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Lift Top Coffee Table w Storage Wood Living Room Furniture Rustic Modern
Lift Top Coffee Table w Storage Wood Living Room Furniture Rustic Modern
$275.40
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ASHLEY GATELY Lift Top Coffee Table HOUSTON ONLY
ASHLEY GATELY Lift Top Coffee Table HOUSTON ONLY
$419.00
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Mainstays Lift Top Coffee Table Espresso Storage Living Room Modern NEW
Mainstays Lift Top Coffee Table Espresso Storage Living Room Modern NEW
$110.60
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Lift Top Coffee Table Faux Marble Black Living Room Furniture Modern Storage
Lift Top Coffee Table Faux Marble Black Living Room Furniture Modern Storage
$174.99
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NEW Mainstays Lift Top Coffee Table
NEW Mainstays Lift Top Coffee Table
$99.99
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Dorel Home Faux Marble Lift Top Coffee Table
Dorel Home Faux Marble Lift Top Coffee Table
$108.55
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Sunny Designs Santa Fe Lift Top Coffee Table in Dark Chocolate
Sunny Designs Santa Fe Lift Top Coffee Table in Dark Chocolate
$814.80
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Pemberly Row Lift Top Coffee Table in Chalked Chestnut
Pemberly Row Lift Top Coffee Table in Chalked Chestnut
$239.97
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Sauder Dakota Pass Lift Top Coffee Table in Craftsman Oak
Sauder Dakota Pass Lift Top Coffee Table in Craftsman Oak
$180.24
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Lift Top Coffee Table Washington Cherry Finish Laptop Read Write Table Furniture
Lift Top Coffee Table Washington Cherry Finish Laptop Read Write Table Furniture
$161.14
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Lift Top Coffee Table Espresso Cocktail Furniture Living Room Storage Wood
Lift Top Coffee Table Espresso Cocktail Furniture Living Room Storage Wood
$187.99
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Lift Top Coffee Table Extra Storage Work Surface Office Living Room Furniture
Lift Top Coffee Table Extra Storage Work Surface Office Living Room Furniture
$98.75
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The big bonus with this type of coffee table is that even when it has been converted to the dining table height configuration you don’t lose any of the storage space. With some models the cavity reaches all the way to the ground resembling a trunk giving you a huge amount of storage space. Others are set on legs which reduce the space somewhat but give them a more elegant look.

The lift table mechanism that operates the raising and lowering of the table height is safe to use and quite sturdy. There should be little possibility of sustaining injury during its operation.

When buying one of these tables it pays to look for one that has a smoothly operating lift mechanism after all, it is the lift process that gives these tables the edge over other types so you want it to be easy to use.

Discovering fabulous looking furniture items that contain added functionality such as the lift top coffee table gives you is an absolute bonus. Pieces made by notable furniture companies such as Klaussner, Jofran and Lane in materials like cherry, oak or glass will help give your lounge room area a an injection of style plus functionality.