5 Sustainable Coffee Tables At Every Budget
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Coffee tables function for both work and play, holding laptops, drinks, keys, and everything in between. However, they’re often made of cheap materials affecting their durability and quality, or are not considered safe for the home due to off-gassing which can particularly affect pets and children.
So if you’re hoping to upgrade your living room to a more sustainable space, we’ve found coffee tables that are sustainably made and made to last. You’ll find plenty of responsibly sourced materials and eco-conscious practices, and none of the danger or disappointment.
1. Etsy Reclaimed
Best For | Reclaimed wood tables
Sustainability | 100% powered by renewable energy, gives back, carbon offsetting
Price Range | Varies
For many small businesses, Etsy is the ultimate platform for sustainability and success. As a certified B Corp, Etsy offsets 100 percent of carbon emissions from orders, and the team invests in small-time artisans and makers, like Kase Custom in Arizona who works with reclaimed wood and recycled materials, or NYC-based Streetwood—they make all of their products from reclaimed wooden pallets. Here you can find a number of sustainably sourced coffee tables in varying sizes, shapes, and styles, all while investing in local makers.
2. Inside Weather
Best For | Round, oval, or triangular tables
Sustainability | Made to order, FSC-certified wood, eco-friendly shipping materials
Price Range | $249–$474
We love Inside Weather’s zero-inventory model, which minimizes waste by making each piece to order in their California Crafthouse, then shipping directly to your door. No middlemen, no markups, and most importantly, no unwanted inventory stacking up. We love the Hayes collection, which has a customizable storage pocket and lid to keep magazines, books, and extra coasters on hand but out of sight. Their signature FSC-certified plywood is topped with an eco-solvent finish, and any excess material is recycled from each wood sheet, sometimes back into their own designs!
Best For | Minimalist look
Sustainability | Recycled packaging, no toxic off-gassing, carbon smart wood, recycled and upcycled materials
Price | $595
If choosing between a whole catalogue of choices stresses you out, you will love Sabai‘s straightforward selection of timeless, well-made, essential designs. Their City Table is the perfect coffee table for any space, made from recycled steel and wood sourced from urban fallen trees in Baltimore. Choose from six top & leg combinations to make this beautiful piece your own, and rest easy that it’s as sustainable as it is safe, with a zero VOC, nontoxic, water-based finish.
Best For | Storage coffee table
Sustainability | FSC-certified hardwood, recyclable packaging, responsible production, nontoxic finishes, made in the USA
Price Range | $499–$799
Alongside shelves, rugs, and the internet’s favorite couch, Burrow offers coffee tables that are made in the USA using responsibly sourced walnut and oak. We love the Carta Coffee Table, which is inspired by Japanese compartmentalization and acts as both surface and storage. You can store knickknacks like remotes and chargers inside for a clear space, and the trays are removable to hold plates or laptops. Burrow makes sustainable living easier and more functional.
Best For | Discounted designer goods
Sustainability | Pre-owned furniture, trees planted for each purchase
Price | Varies
The most sustainable option is to avoid buying new; enter Kaiyo, a high-end pre-loved marketplace for beautiful designs at affordable prices. The shop has kept over five million pounds of furniture out of landfills to date. Search their listings of high-res, detailed images so you can know exactly what you’re getting. With an eye for timeless, well-crafted design, there are only gems at this pre-loved shop.
Featured image from Inside Weather