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Whether you’re buying a new table for your home or an old one that’s been sitting gathering dust, a solid wood coffee table will last a lifetime. Even if you toss it across the room, it will not break.

Here’s the thing about these types of tables: They’re built to last. If you own them in a home with four or five kids who play video games, you know what I’m talking about. When all the flooring is covered in gaming splatter, your coffee table will stay in tact.

On the other hand, when you have a heated dining room and open flame is used, your table will get destroyed. This is because a flame can cook away the varnish that protects your table. It may be a cheap table and it may be solid wood, but it’s still wood and your table is going to last longer if you clean it regularly.

While it may be tempting to just throw a coat of wax over your wooden table, it is not recommended. A light wax will do a fine job but if you get too much, you will have a hard time un-marring the table. It also makes the table look dirty.

Besides, there are other ways to protect your table other than just waxing. Use a metal protector on top of the table. This will help protect the table from the elements.

It may seem like the whole idea of protecting your table with wax is silly, but the truth is, if you have a table that’s already bought, you’re stuck with it. You might as well take the extra little bit of effort to buy a new one if you really want one.

Another thing to consider is the type of table you buy. Does it come with stand? If so, you might want to consider buying a desk chair in addition to the table so you have more than one thing to use.

Those are just a few of the things you need to consider before buying a coffee table. There are so many different ones out there that it’s easy to get lost and not know where to start. Just remember that the most important thing is that it is beautiful and lasts.

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