Coffee table benches is a furniture piece usually made of wood that is designed for setting food and other items on as well as to use for extra seating.
Coffee table benches are sturdier with stronger legs than regular tables. The leg styles and finishing details vary, but the basic bench type of coffee table has a thick, rectangular wooden slab base and firm, steady wood legs. Some coffee table bench looks similar to a smaller version of a church pew without any backrest.
Coffee table benches can be used as backless seating at dining table part time, while remaining in living room as coffee tables.
Many people prefer a coffee table bench in a family room, as it can take more wear and tear than most other types of coffee tables. Coffee table bench is typically made from sturdy solid wood and as they're designed for sitting on and regular tables aren't, they tend to be more child-friendly. Plus, coffee table bench typically don't have glass tops.
When used as seating, some people like to add padded cushions on top of a bench-style coffee table. Two or more sturdy coffee table benches may even be placed side by side to be topped with a mattress to create a makeshift bed. A coffee table bench could be placed against a wall for seating rather than having it in front of a sofa for a table.
A coffee table bench may be natural wood or stained in a light, medium or dark finish, so it's usually possible to match it to other colors of wooden furniture. Coffee table benches are all rectangular in shape, but the exact length and height vary depending on each individual furniture piece. Most coffee bench tables have clean lines without any fussy details although some versions may have carving or other embellishments on the legs or seat.