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Console tables are a versatile piece of furniture that can add both style and function to your home. Whether you’re looking for a small entryway table, a narrow console table, or a table to place behind your couch, there’s a console table out there that’s perfect for your needs. In this blog post, we’ll explore the many benefits of console tables and offer some tips on how to choose the perfect one for your space. At Dovetails and Stitches, we specialize in custom-made console tables that are available in a wide range of wood choices and sizes, so you can find the perfect table to fit your home and your style.

What is a console table?

The furniture industry calls this piece of furniture by different names, depending on its usage.  A console table is a narrow and tall table that is typically placed against a wall in a hallway, entryway, or living room. Console tables have been around for centuries and were originally used as a decorative piece of furniture to display ornate vases, sculptures, and other decorative items. Today, console tables are used for a variety of purposes, from displaying family photos and artwork to storing everyday items like keys and mail.  Putting a console table, for example, behind a couch, it becomes a Sofa Table… Silly, we know, we just call them console tables.

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What are the benefits of a console table?

One of the main benefits of a console table is that it can help you create a welcoming and organized entryway. By placing a console table near your front door, you can create a space to store your shoes, keys, and other essentials, which can help keep your entryway clutter-free. Additionally, console tables are a great way to add a decorative element to your home. With a custom-made console table from Dovetails and Stitches, you can choose the perfect size, shape, and color to fit your home and your style.

What kind of table do you put in an entryway?

An entryway table is a type of console table that is specifically designed for use in an entryway or foyer. Entryway tables are typically small and narrow, so they can fit in tight spaces. They are also often designed with storage in mind, so you can keep your entryway clutter-free. At Dovetails and Stitches, we offer a wide range of custom-made entryway tables that are available in a variety styles, wood species, sizes, and colors.

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What is a good size for an entryway table?

The size of your entryway table will depend on the size of your entryway and how you plan to use the table. In general, entryway tables should be no wider than the doorway and no deeper than 18 inches, so they don’t take up too much space. However, if you have a larger entryway, you may be able to go a bit bigger. At Dovetails and Stitches, we are happy to help you size the perfect console table for your home.

While an entryway table can be a great addition to your home, it’s not a necessity. If you have a small entryway or limited space, you may prefer to skip the table altogether and focus on other decorative elements, like a mirror or wall art. However, if you do decide to add an entryway table, it can help you create a more organized and welcoming space.

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How do you make a cozy entryway?

Creating a cozy and inviting entryway is all about adding the right elements. Here are a few tips to get you started:

  1. Add some greenery: Plants can help to bring life to any space and add a touch of nature to your entryway. Consider adding a small potted plant or some fresh flowers to your console table.
  2. Incorporate a rug: Adding a rug to your entryway can help to define the space and create a sense of warmth. Consider choosing a rug that complements the colors and style of your console table.
  3. Include storage: If you have the space, adding some storage options to your entryway can help to keep clutter at bay and make the space more functional. Consider adding a basket or two for storing shoes or other items.
  4. Use mirrors: Mirrors can help to make a small entryway feel larger and more open. Consider adding a mirror above your console table to reflect light and create the illusion of more space.

By incorporating these tips, along with a custom-made console table from Dovetails and Stitches, you can create a cozy and welcoming entryway that will make a great first impression for you and your guests.

When it comes to choosing the right size for your console table, it’s important to consider the dimensions of the space it will be placed in. A general rule of thumb is to choose a console table that is no wider than the width of the doorway it will pass through. It’s also important to consider the height of the table in relation to the other furniture in the room, as well as the height of the individuals who will be using it. At Dovetails and Stitches, we offer a variety of sizes since we make a console pieces to fit your exact specifications.

In terms of wood choices, we offer a range of options including popular hardwoods like oak, maple, cherry, and walnut, alder, pecan, as well as other hardwoods by special request. Each type of wood has its own unique character, so you can choose the wood that best complements your décor and personal style. And if you’re unsure which wood to choose, our team of experts can help guide you in the right direction.

At Dovetails and Stitches, we specialize in creating custom-made furniture that perfectly suits our clients’ needs and preferences. Whether you’re looking for a small console table to fit in a cozy entryway or a larger statement piece to anchor your living room, we can create a piece that is tailored to your exact specifications. Our skilled craftsmen use traditional techniques like dovetail joints and mortise and tenon joints to ensure that your piece is not only beautiful, but also durable and long-lasting.

In conclusion, a console table is a versatile and functional piece of furniture that can add both style and practicality to any space.  Contact us today to learn more about commissioning a custom console tables, the perfect piece for your home.