What Is a Console Table?
Console tables are typically wide and shallow; they’re as tall as conventional tables and desks. Narrow console tables are narrower than the standard console tables, but they share elements like rather open ends. A console table generally has ornamented brackets instead of solid ends like many bookcases. Console tables may be fixed to the wall or loose. A narrow console table provides a place to put keys, decorations, and other items in an entry hallway. A console table placed behind a couch is a natural resting place for drinks, books and anything else you’d like to place there. These tables sometimes get called sofa tables.
Here are the top ten narrow console tables on the market today.
10. Harper and Bright Designs Brand Console Table, Model WF188585
This substantial console table has two sturdy shelves, top, and bottom. The low bottom shelf is perfect for stowing boots and bags while keeping them out of the way. The unit resembles cherry wood but comes at a much lower price.
This console table gets extra points for the two large drawers. They slide out smoothly and have quite a bit of space.
This console table is about 14” wide, a little wider than some of the others on this list. At 42” wide, it is one of the longer ones on our list. The 30” height is typical.
One of the points in favor of this model is how easy it is to assemble. You’ll be done assembling it in minutes.
Perhaps the only downside of this model is its weight. It weighs around 45 pounds, somewhat more than anything else on this list. On the flipside, this console table has the highest weight capacity of any console table we’re recommending – it can support up to 110 pounds safely. This console table can hold that massive vase or multiple heavy decorator items.
9. ChooChoo Brand Classic X Hall Table
This narrow console table is equally at home in an entry hallway or behind a couch. At 31.5” high, it is perfect for setting things down beside a doorway or chair. The classic X side legs make this table sturdy and stylish. The two spacious drawers are perfect for storing commonly used or rarely used items, be it keys or gloves. There is a second, solid shelf you can use to store other items whether it is flower arrangements or shoes.
The matte black finish fits into any décor. One point in favor of this model is the water-based paint that won’t release annoying odors into the air for weeks after you’ve assembled it.
The assembled shelves come in at around 45 pounds. The time it takes to assemble the unit is why we don’t rank it higher on our list.
8. Lakeside Collection Brand Sofa Table with Outlet
This narrow console table is first on our list for several reasons. The clean, classic design is similar to that of others on this list. The greatest point in favor of this model is the outlet on the top of the table, perfect for charging cell phones and laptops as they wait by the front door or sit on the table next to your couch. At 6” wide, it is truly just wide enough for holding smartphones, keys and other essentials but not much less. It is actually designed for that purpose, which explains why it has 2 USB power ports along with two standard electrical outlets. The narrow table allows it to fit behind many front doors when open or under that mirror in the hallway.
This table doesn’t have the cross-X side legs for support but instead goes with modest diagonal beams. It is ultra-stable. The only downside is how narrow it is. It is really just the right size to hold multiple smartphones and tablets for charging where you won’t forget them.
7. Homissue 30” Height Console Sofa Table with Sturdy Criss-Cross Design for Hallway/Living Room/Entryway, Retro Brown
One reason why this console table made our list is the faux-marble top made from a vinyl print. This durable console table will handle scratches from keys, spills created when watering plants, and the general abuse that comes with heavy use.
This table is roughly 12” wide, perfect for narrow hallways or the space behind a couch. The 35” height is perfect for leaving things by the entry door or holding items while you’re watching a movie. At 41” long, it will cover the length of a small hallway or stretch the length of the average sofa. The crisp clean edges and white marble top with gray accents will fit in with almost any décor.
The open bottom allows you to put rather large items under the table for storage or place full floral arrangements there. For example, you could put an umbrella stand on the floor under this console table. It gets extra points for coming with all tools you need to assemble it as well as all the parts.
Perhaps the only reason it doesn’t rank higher is that the vinyl print isn’t marble, and some people are upset because they think they’re getting real marble. Over the long term, the vinyl print tends to peel away from the underlying wood, and then everyone knows it isn’t really marble.
6 Southern Enterprises Brand Holly and Martin Macen Console Table
This Holly and Martin Macen console table resemble burnt oak; the dark brown wood pattern fits into any wood-paneled room or space decorated with dark wood furniture. Note that it isn’t real wood – it is engineered wood. This lowers the cost without affecting its durability or scratch resistance.
It is just less than 12 inches wide, so it fits in narrow hallways and behind other furniture. At 54” wide, it is wider than most other console tables on this list. That makes it ideal for those who want a single table that stretches behind a long couch or down a long hallway.
Note that this console table only supports about 40 pounds, so while it will hold up purses, phones, and keys. It shouldn’t be used to hold up whole backpacks or large decorator items. You can put shoes and backpacks under the table.
The metal tube frame makes the table weigh about 24 pounds when fully assembled. The only strike against the unit is that it isn’t as stable as some others on this list. You can load it vertically, but be careful about running into it or it will shake.
5.EhomeProducts Brand 3 Tier Cross-Beam Console Table
This two-tier console table has a durable shelf on both top and bottom. That makes this a two-tier table, while the manufacturer advertises it as having three tiers. The shelves are black but not a dark matt. Conversely, they aren’t shiny, either.
At 12” deep, it is wide enough to serve as a bookcase, photo display or casual storage space. It is 32” tall and 40” wide. It weighs in at just over 25 pounds. You can put it almost anywhere, and it is easy to move.
This console table made from a mix of manufactured wood and hardwood. It is rather easy to put together. All you need is a Phillips screwdriver. The only exception is when you get one of the few units with improperly aligned holes; then you have to drill your own holes to get it to come together.
4. Leick Furniture Brand Rustic Slate Hall Stand
This narrow hall table or console table is made to look like it was handmade by craftsmen. The decorative slate panels in the table’s sides are stylish. You get a real, solid, hardwood console table. That’s why we ranked it so high in our list. The solid wood bottom shelf and the top one can handle casual use and abuse.
A point in favor of this model is its durability. It is sturdy, too. One point in favor of this unit is how easy it is to assemble, though there are times it lacks all the hardware you need to do that. That makes assembly much harder when it occurs, but it is rare. A periodic complaint is that it is missing the slate ornamentation, too. Customer support when these issues arise is weak.
3. Sauder Brand Model 420042 Sofa Table
This narrow console table is a comfortable 28” tall and 41.5” long. At 11.5” wide, it is wide enough to put down purses or support a lamp or serve as a ledge for whatever else you’d like to put down. The oak wood and black metal frame is attractive and fits into any décor. The wide open bottom lets you store everything from umbrellas to boots underneath it. The assembled table weighs less than twenty pounds, so you can move it easily to wherever you need it.
This console table does require assembly. This table doesn’t rank higher on our list because it takes about an hour to assemble, but the item comes with everything you need to assemble it except the standard tools. Sauder made our list because they have a fully staffed support line available for those who have questions, and they honor their warranty if the item turns out to be defective. They get extra points for their responsibly sourced materials and recycling of all waste.
2. Convenience Concepts Model Tucson Console Table
This Convenience Concept has a minimalist design. It has two levels of matte black shelves. The crossed X support beams on the side make it more stable than two single upright supports.
The weathered gray wood and default matte black support beams give it a stylish look, though you can choose from several different finishes. One point in favor of this narrow console table is the fact that it is quick and easy to set up. At 9” wide, it is perfect for narrow hallways and tight gaps between furniture. The entire table weights just over 22 pounds.
The only reason this console table doesn’t rank higher is that it requires a mallet and pliers to assemble because the screws don’t always fit in smoothly; not everyone has these on hand. When the snap-in locks work properly, the assembly is easy, but these are prone to be damaged during shipping.
1. Convenience Concepts Brand Oxford Console Table
This white console table has a basic, open design. The two-tier shelves allow you to store keys and other commonly used items on top and put boots and shoes on the bottom. The bright white console table is a bright, easily visible work surface. At roughly a foot wide, it is wide enough for everything from lamps to purses to picture frames. It is three and a half feet long and nearly three feet tall, suitable for nearly any purpose.
We ranked this narrow console table this high because it comes with the all the tools you need to assemble it. It is easy to assemble, as well, all by yourself, even if you don’t have a toolbox in your home.
The only reason this console table doesn’t rank higher is that it isn’t the most durable. It is prone to be gouged by keys and scratched by heavy items, so put a key-holder on this table instead of literally dropping keys on this table.
We’ve provided a list of the top ten narrow console tables because different households have different needs. You want to find a model that fits into the space you have as well as fit into your décor. Ease of assembly matters less if you outsource the work or you consider more work a tradeoff for a lower price tag, while the storage options that come with the console table depends on your preferences.