Parsons

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Our classic Parsons cocktail table features a bold natural steel base with subtle weld marks that make each piece unique and showcase the craftsmanship of the Minnesota artisans who build each one by hand. Choose from a variety of top options to make Parsons your own. Please note: overall height may vary slightly depending on the top material you select.

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Learn about the artisans:   Bell Manufacturing of Minneapolis, MN

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Parsons

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Parsons 48x24 16h Cocktail Table
 
4.6

(based on 55 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good height (46)
  • Quality construction (45)
  • Durable finish (39)
  • Great design (39)

Cons

  • Not enough storage (3)
  • Stains easily (3)

Best Uses

  • Accent (31)
  • Serving/entertaining (22)
  • Coffee table (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Modern/contemporary (36), Mid-century modern (12), Survivalist / minimalist (12), Eclectic (10), Classic/traditional (7)

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5.0

Love this table

By Sonia554

from Lisle, IL

Style Mid-century modern, Minimalist, Modern/contemporary

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Pros

  • Durable finish
  • Good height
  • Great design
  • Quality construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accent

    Customer comments about Parsons 48x24 16h Cocktail Table:

    I've owned the Parsons cocktail table with cherry butcherblock top for 10 yrs now and it still looks like the day it was delivered. This is an indestructible piece of furniture that will last pretty much forever. If I had to make my purchasing decision again, I would still choose this table. I have a bookcase from R&B that has been faded by the sun over the years, but this table happily has not suffered the same fate. The finish is slightly worn right on the edge where I put my feet and it does have a few scratches from my cat running across it and from times I've slid my laptop across it, but a little wax would probably take care of that. This is a very high quality piece of furniture that was worth every dime of the purchase price.

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    4.0

    coffee table

    By searching4furniture

    from Torrance CA

    Style Classic/traditional

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    Pros

    • Durable finish
    • Good height
    • Great Glass Top
    • Quality construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Customer comments about Parsons 54x18 16h Cocktail Table:

        The table was well made with a sturdy piece of glass for the top. Unfortunately, it didn't fit our style once in the house. R & B was wonderful about returning it. No questions, no problems, and refunded the entire amount. I definitely recommend doing buisness with them.

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        5.0

        Great product and price

        By Monica

        from Moraga, ca

        Style Modern/contemporary

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        Pros

        • Durable finish
        • Quality construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Serving/entertaining

          Customer comments about Parsons 60x36 16h Cocktail Table:

          Excellent product and great customer service

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          2.0

          Disappointed

          By MVchic

          from Mountain View, CA

          Style Classic/traditional, Mid-century modern, Modern/contemporary

          Pros

          • Good height
          • Great design

          Cons

          • Poor finish
          • Stains easily

          Best Uses

          • Accent

          Customer comments about Parsons 48x24 16h Cocktail Table:

          This is a cocktail table we put in front of the couch and we use it for putting plates and glassware on while we watch TV and eat.

          We always use trivets and coasters, but even with those precautions the finish seems to fade and get "bald" spots. I have lots of R&B product and for some reason the tables and media centers have very poor finishes. I have two beds that have held up beautifully and some chairs that are the same. I won't buy another wood tabletop because of the ongoing finish issue. It doesn't seem to matter if it's lacquer or cherry - they all have this problem. If you buy a table (the base is nice), either buy glass or get granite.

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          3.0

          It doesn't wow me!

          By City Dweller

          from Washington, DC

          Style Minimalist, Modern/contemporary

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          Pros

          • Quality construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accent

            Customer comments about Parsons 54x18 16h Cocktail Table:

            I purchased the 54" table with the clear glass top. I looked at loads of coffee tables for months, and I liked the look of this one after visiting the R&B showroom. I decided on it as a piece that could showoff a speckled cowhide rug below. It serves its purpose, is sturdy and well-designed, but for some reason I don't love it. (I think I'm still just grumpy about the delivery.)

            Service and delivery comments:

            The table was delivered without the rubber stubs to hold the glass top. So, the glass slid around on the metal frame, but I didnt realize until after the delivery crew left. I called the Baltimore warehouse, and they helped me track down studs in a local showroom and reimbursed the deliver fee. However, I was told the deliver crew knew the table needed the studs, but didn't have any and left the table anyway. I was a bit grumpy on my walk to the R&B showroom. Perhaps, it's best to test the products before the delivery crew leaves.

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            5.0

            Great coffee table

            By HD1012

            from NJ

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                  Customer comments about Parsons 48x24 16h Cocktail Table:

                  This table is exactly what I wanted. Very solid. I do use coasters to further protect the surface. I have it in the solid walnut, looks great. I do not regret this purchase at all! I have it in my living room, paired with the 88" metro sofa charcoal.

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                  5.0

                  Perfect Classic Table

                  By susangm

                  from Provo, UT

                  Style Mid-century modern, Modern/contemporary

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                  Pros

                  • Durable finish
                  • Good height
                  • Great design
                  • Quality construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Customer comments about Parsons 48x24 16h Cocktail Table:

                      I absolutely love this table. It's an understated, classic design.

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                      5.0

                      center of my living room

                      By modern new digs

                      from Albany, NY

                      Style Eclectic, Modern/contemporary

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                            Customer comments about Parsons 40sq 16h Cocktail Table:

                            The 40" square parsons cocktail table with beige quartz composite top is a force to be reckoned with. It is massive and heavy and as sturdy as could be imagined. I hope I still love it in 50 years, because I'm pretty sure it'll last that long. The only thing I don't like about it is that it is almost too sturdy - it's hard to move to vacuum around! It is a beautiful piece of furniture.

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                            5.0

                            Gorgeous with the reclaimed top

                            By Parsons 48x24 cocktail table

                            from Denver, CO

                            Style Eclectic, Modern/contemporary

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                            Pros

                            • Durable finish
                            • Good height
                            • Great design
                            • Quality construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Accent
                              • Serving/entertaining

                              Customer comments about Parsons 48x24 16h Cocktail Table:

                              I love the look of this table - the iron base is perfect but not cold as some iron can be. The reclaimed wood top is beautiful, very durable, cleans easily and because of the finish I have no concerns about it showing the scratches/discoloration that can happen over time - they would only add to the character. Highly recommend this table. It's very worth the price.

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                              5.0

                              Great coffee table

                              By onemiami

                              from Miami Beach, FL

                              Style Mid-century modern, Modern/contemporary

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                              Pros

                              • Great design
                              • Modern
                              • Solid Build

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Coffee table

                                Customer comments about Parsons 40sq 16h Cocktail Table:

                                Fantastic table. A modern classic, this design always looks contemporary.

                                Service and delivery comments:

                                Great communication, easy delivery.

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                                • Parsons 48x24 16h Cocktail Table

                                  Q:

                                  How do the wood tops attach to the base?
                                  Asked on 1/12/2014 by Tim

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                                  • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                                    A:

                                    There are holes in the top of the Parsons base so that the wood tops can be screwed down.

                                    Answered on 1/13/2014 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                                • Parsons 48x24 16h Cocktail Table

                                  Q:

                                  how thick is the glass?
                                  Asked on 11/4/2013 by cabfranc

                                  1 answer

                                  • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                                    A:

                                    Our glass table tops are a 1/2" thick.

                                    Answered on 11/4/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                                • Parsons 48x24 16h Cocktail Table

                                  Q:

                                  Is the glass top scratch resistant or protected in any way?
                                  Asked on 10/27/2013 by Robin from Washington, DC

                                  1 answer

                                  • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                                    A:

                                    Our glass tops do not have protectants added and can scratch. We recommend using coasters and felt feet to help protect all of our table tops. If you have other questions, feel free to contact our Design Associates at 800-301-9720.

                                    Answered on 10/28/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                                • Parsons 48x24 16h Cocktail Table

                                  Q:

                                  We purchased a Parsons cocktail table with glass top several years ago. We now would like to order a different top, but I don't see an option to purchase just the top. Is this possible?
                                  Asked on 10/7/2013 by Stephanie

                                  1 answer

                                  • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                                    A:

                                    Yes, you can purchase the table top separately. Please call 800.301.9720 for details and pricing.

                                    Answered on 10/8/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                                • Parsons 36sq 16h Cocktail Table

                                  Q:

                                  Can you tell me where the reclaimed chestnut comes from?
                                  Asked on 9/28/2013 by furrniture

                                  1 answer

                                  • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                                    A:

                                    Our reclaimed chestnut comes from barns and homes built between 1820 and 1920 in the eastern US—from West Virginia to Massachusetts.

                                    Answered on 9/30/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                                • Parsons 48x24 16h Cocktail Table

                                  Q:

                                  Is a quartz top attached to the base of the parsons cocktail table?
                                  Asked on 8/10/2013 by Mary from Littleton CO

                                  1 answer

                                  • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                                    A:

                                    The stone tops rest on the table base and are not attached. The weight of the top keeps it in place.

                                    Answered on 8/10/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                                • Parsons 48x24 16h Cocktail Table

                                  Q:

                                  In the picture of the glass top Parsons Cocktail Table, it looks like there are bumpers between the glass and the steel base. How are the bumpers attached to the base?
                                  Asked on 7/29/2013 by Potential Rm & Brd customer

                                  1 answer

                                  • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                                    A:

                                    The bumpers used are self adhesive.

                                    Answered on 7/30/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                                • Parsons 60x36 16h Cocktail Table

                                  Q:

                                  hello,

                                  is the parsons cocktail table available in a size not listed on your website? i was hoping to get a 58" x 30" version with solid (or butcher block) cherry? is that possible? and if so, what would the prices be for the tow wood surface options?

                                  thanks.

                                  --aush
                                  Asked on 7/17/2013 by aush.thaker from SF bay area

                                  1 answer

                                • Parsons 48x24 16h Cocktail Table

                                  Q:

                                  How much is it for just the 24x48 base?
                                  Asked on 7/1/2013 by stacy from Oak Park, IL

                                  1 answer

                                  • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                                    A:

                                    Search "tops" and open our Top + Base tables Buying Guide pdf. Here you'll find pricing for all sizes of the Parsons base. Please contact us at 800.301.9720 to purchase a base only.

                                    Answered on 7/1/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
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