Our Side Table was initially meant to be a derivative of our shelving unit series. Three legs would touch both shelves to create a simple yet practicle small and modern side table. There are no shortage of modern side tables but we always believe that we can make them as well as just about any furniture company.

Small modern side table

During the design process, founder and lead designer Dustin Kroft, was drawn not to what was in front of him but what wasn't. Aside from it being really annoying to access a lower shelf with a three-legged side table, it occured to him that the optics of a floating top shelf would result in a far more compelling table.

Sure, this meant the top shelf on this side table wouldn't be able to bear as much weight, but the trade off seemed worth it. It is rare that a design leap off of a computer screen and into the real world without the need for iterations but this side table was meant to be. Originally it was designed as an everyday side or accent table; good for use in any room in the home. 

Modern small bedside table

But after prototyping and using it in his own home, the bedside is always where it ended up. A new product was born and we couldn't be happier with the result. The table is made entirely from solid White Ash. After the shelves are laminated together, the notches are cut, drilled and then sanded for finish. The legs are hand turned and drilled to pair with each shelf. The joinery; well that is a house secret.

All of these side tables, like every other piece of furniture in our collection is made in Toronto. Shop the natural finish (pictured above) or house blend vintage brown finish. The vintage brown finish (below) is simply a stain with two top coats of oil and wax.

Side table for small bedrooms

These side tables are designed and meant for lower beds, smaller rooms or as that perfect addition to a lonely corner in your home. The top shelf is strong enough to take most items that would go on an accent table but needs to be delicately handled. Any excessive weight on the front of the shelf could damage the unit. So, maybe keep it out of your nursery!

Check out our other modern shelving products for the same original designs and quality craftsmanship.