I love a chunky wooden coffee table. There’s something very satisfying and warming about them. The rustic wood, flowing grains and heavy set character that really stands out in an interior living space. Solid wood coffee tables are statement pieces of furniture in any living room and there are a great range out there to choose from. But where is best to find them and what should I look for when buying one?
Chunky wood can be very expensive, especially when looking for a hardwood table like oak or walnut. There are however some cheaper alternatives in pine and spruce tables that can also offer that beautiful rustic farmhouse look.
I’ve made a fair few coffee tables in my time and had the most success with solid oak. Oak Is a great material to work with and it just has bags and bags of character. I’d say, if you can afford an oak coffee table then it’s worth it. They will last ten lifetimes and are unbelievably durable. The only thing worth noting is the weight. A solid oak chunky coffee table can weigh in at above 60kg. They can be very difficult to manoeuvre and will take two strong men to get them in place.
Chunky pine coffee tables on the other hand can be much more manageable. They weigh about half of an oak table and can look very nice when stained. They might not be as durable as the oak tables but they do look the part. Chunky, rustic and farmhouse styles all seamlessly roll into one.
There are plenty of different style chunky coffee table to choose from also. Some with shelving, some with metal legs and other that are just purely designed to look great.
I’d like to show you my top 10 favourite chunky rustic coffee tables. But before I do that take a quick look at some of my own best sellers. Unfortunately I don’t make them any more but it might give you some inspiration as to what kind of design you like best.
I’m going to kick things off with my top 10 recommendations for chunky wood coffee tables available from handmade small businesses on Etsy. In no particular order.
Waney edge chunky coffee table – by Chill House
Very competitively priced, this chunky waney edge (live edge) coffee table is a beautiful thing. Made from reclaimed scaffold boards it is sustainable, solid and a real treat for the eyes.
Made to measure, ranging in sizes from 60cm up to 140cm.
Pricing starts from just £79
Oak square sleeper table – by Eco Tone Shop
Super chunky and made from solid oak this is a bit of a beasty table. It’s available in a range of sizes starting from 60cm square up to 120cm square. You can also select your desired height between 30 and 40cm. I personally prefer a low coffee table. They feel more sleek and sturdy.
Pricing starts from £339.95 (£54.95 delivery)
Find this super chunky coffee table here on Etsy
Low coffee table – by Brockley Bespoke
I just love the patina and colour on this chunky wooden coffee table by Brockley Bespoke in London. They’ve really hit the nail on the head with this one. I think it’s a little expensive but it certainly is a stand out piece. It’s available in custom sizes from 60x90cm to 88x110cm.
Prices start from £325 (£35 delivery)
Find this rustic patina coffee table here on Etsy
Industrial coffee table – by Anis Home 365
Here’s a coffee table with a splash of colour. This reclaimed wood, rustic coffee table features some very stylish steel legs whist supporting some super chunky reclaimed wood. Available in one size at 110x60cm and 40cm tall.
Priced at £368.99 (on sale now)
Rustic Lepe coffee table – by New Forest Rustic
Here’s a lovely coffee table with storage solutions underneath and lovely chunky wooden legs and top. I really like this design as it’s a little different from others out there. It’s sleek and looks really sturdy. The only size available is 100x60cm and 35cm high but you can select from two different finishes.
Price is £349.99
Find this unique design coffee table here
Huge half tree coffee table – by Soul Wood Co
Here’s one mega chunky coffee table. IN fact it’s actually half a tree. Made from a large slice of English elm it’s one of the largest coffee tables I’ve come across. Measuring 272cm x 87cm and 25cm tall it’s not for the faint hearted. I really do love this coffee table but not sure the price tag is enough to entice me in. How about you?
Price: £1295 inc. delivery
Live edge oak coffee table – by Hookeys
Finished to a seriously high standard this coffee table is simply beautiful. Made by a very reputable woodworker based in Farnborough, England this table stands out above the rest. It measures 102cm x 60/45cm and 46cm tall.
Price: £960 including delivery
Find this live edge oak coffee table here on Etsy
Extra chunky distressed coffee table – by Caveman Furniture
I just love the sheer size of the chunky wood used on this amazing coffee table. It’s a mega chunky wooden coffee table. I also love the rustic, distressed and slightly uneven finish on the wood. It’s a beauty! The size is 125x125cm and 39cm tall.
Price: £399.99 (£39.99 delivery)
Monkey puzzle wood and glass top coffee table – by Barnett Art & Design
Made from monkey puzzle wood and a 10mm thick glass top this is another unique coffee table that stand out as a fantastic piece to me. It’s a one off so you’ll need to be quick. It measures 80cm in diameter and 27cm tall. It’s a lovely hand crafted coffee table that’s going to fit perfectly into someone interior decor.
Price: £380 (£50 delivery)
Olive tree resin coffee table – by Phi Hand Craft
I couldn’t finish this post without an epoxy resin table in there somewhere. I just love these live edge coffee tables made from solid olive tree wood and finished with a bright blue resin. These table are available as custom orders in sizes between 18 – 28″ and you can select from 3 different leg styles.
A 28″ table with spider legs will cost you £1095.17 inc. delivery.
Find this stunning epoxy coffee table here on Etsy
So this concludes my top 10 favourite chunky wooden coffee tables. I hope this post has inspired you and you’ve found something that’s a little unique from the rest out there.
My passion for furniture design has led me to explore the internet for the best of the best furniture. Please take a look at some more of my favourite pieces of furniture in these other posts. Or why not try making one of your own with my handy step by step guides.