Parsons

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Our classic Parsons end 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 30x20 24h End Table
 
4.7

(based on 53 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quality construction (48)
  • Great design (46)
  • Good height (41)
  • Durable finish (36)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accent (41)
    • Nightstand (15)
    • Serving/entertaining (15)
    • Computer/laptop (14)
    • Space saver (13)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Modern/contemporary (33), Eclectic (18), Classic/traditional (13), Survivalist / minimalist (11), Mid-century modern (10)

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    5.0

    Definitely was needed.

    By Furniture Buyer

    from Geneva, IL

    Style Modern/contemporary

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accent

      Customer comments about Parsons 30x20 24h End Table:

      Looks great!

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery was outstanding. Very professional.

      • I live in a:
      • Apartment/condo
      • This product is used in my:
      • Living room/family room/great room

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      3.0

      very large, very cold

      By KLH

      from Denver, CO

      Style Minimalist, Modern/contemporary

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great design
      • Quality construction

      Cons

      • Not enough storage

      Best Uses

      • Accent
      • Storage & Organization

      Customer comments about Parsons 30x20 24h End Table:

      I loved the look of it in the store, but in my house, it was very large. I had 2 at the ends of a large couch in a fairly large room, but they still stood out. Also they looked very cold, the marble top contributed to that, plus it was a lighter marble which did not contrast well with the dark steel in my house (although it looked nice in the store).

      I exchanged for the Berkeley wood end tables which are really great, very happy with them and with the storage of the Berkeley as well. Wood turned out to be a much better look than marble.

      I actually have a parsons table for my dining room and it's great there, with a darker marble top, so the table is great, i just didn't like it as a side table.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Always a pleasure to deal with R&B, I exchanged both items for other items and it was really effortless. I really appreciate that I could try things out and then change my mind.

      The initial delivery and exchange were both quick and painless.

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      • House
      • This product is used in my:
      • Living room/family room/great room

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      5.0

      Great!

      By Jenny

      from Twin Cities MN

      Style Classic/traditional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good height
      • Great design
      • Quality construction

      Cons

      • I Have The Maple
      • Stains easily

      Best Uses

      • Accent

      Customer comments about Parsons 18sq 22h End Table:

      We have the maple top which is beautiful but scratches easily.

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      • House
      • This product is used in my:
      • Living room/family room/great room

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      5.0

      I love my new end table and media consol

      By End Table & Media Console

      from Chicago, IL 60611

      Style Classic/traditional, Modern/contemporary

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great design
      • Quality construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accent
        • Storage & Organization

        Customer comments about Parsons 30x20 24h End Table:

        The end table and media center I purchased from Room & Board are great accents to the decor in my home.

        • I live in a:
        • Apartment/condo
        • This product is used in my:
        • Home office, Living room/family room/great room

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        5.0

        Love these tables!

        By gt8448a

        from Atlanta, GA

        Style Classic/traditional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good height
        • Great design
        • Quality construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accent

          Customer comments about Parsons 18sq 22h End Table:

          I bought 1 of the Parsons tables with a reclaimed chestnut top to see how I would like it and loved it so much that I ordered another one the very next day to replace my coffee table. The wood is warm and beautiful and was the perfect choice for integrating lighter-colored wood into my home that is filled with black and espresso-stained furniture.

          The only con I can think of, and I wouldn't necessarily call it a con, is the reclaimed wood tops have a different kind of finish than the other wood tables from R&B, and I have to be extra-diligent with having liquids on them. The good news is it sounds like a rather easy process to fix should an accident occur.

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          • Apartment/condo
          • This product is used in my:
          • Living room/family room/great room

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          3.0

          parsons table base

          By contemporary fan

          from Naperville, IL

          Style Modern/contemporary

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable finish
          • Great design
          • Quality construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Customer comments about Parsons 30x20 24h End Table:

              I ordered the base to hold a marble top that I have had for a long time. Now that I have it I realize that it is a few inches taller than the base I had previously. Aside from the fact that I think it is too high and therefore a bit out of proportion in the room, I like the general look of it.

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              • Apartment/condo
              • This product is used in my:
              • Living room/family room/great room

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              5.0

              Beautiful and beautifully made

              By Room & Board Fan

              from Santa Monica, CA

              Style Eclectic, Modern/contemporary

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Accent

                Customer comments about Parsons 30x20 24h End Table:

                Great product

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                • Apartment/condo
                • This product is used in my:
                • Living room/family room/great room

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                5.0

                Terrific side table

                By Mid-Century Modern Lover

                from Los Angeles, CA

                Style Eclectic, Mid-century modern

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good height
                • Great design
                • Quality construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Accent

                  Customer comments about Parsons 30x20 20h End Table:

                  This table is very well made and it is American made, which is important to us. The glass table top fits perfectly and doesn't wobble at all, and the table height suits our sofa perfectly. The look is clean and classic. I have nothing but praise for this product.

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                  • Apartment/condo
                  • This product is used in my:
                  • Living room/family room/great room

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                  5.0

                  works great, just right

                  By parsons end table

                  from Redondo Beach CA

                  Style Eclectic

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Perfect Between 2 Chairs
                    • Serving/entertaining

                    Customer comments about Parsons 30x20 24h End Table:

                    fits exactly in the correct spot

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                    5.0

                    perfect homework stations

                    By mom of 3

                    from northern nj

                    Style Modern/contemporary, Transitional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Great design
                    • Quality construction
                    • Sleek

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Computer/laptop
                      • Homework
                      • Space Saver

                      Customer comments about Parsons 30x20 29h End Table/Desk:

                      I bought 5 of these small parsons tables with clear glass tops to use as homework stations along a corner of my den. They are very sleek and simple, and do not weigh the room down. My 3 kids find them perfect for homework/study.

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                      • House
                      • This product is used in my:
                      • Den, Living room/family room/great room

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                      • Parsons 30x20 24h End Table

                        Q:

                        How resistant is the venatino marble top (for the Parnson's end table) to stains?
                        Asked on 11/5/2013 by AD from St. Louis, MO

                        1 answer

                        • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                          A:

                          Marble is a porous material and can stain. We recommend that you always use coasters, trivets and felt pads to prevent stains.

                          Answered on 11/6/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                      • Parsons 30x20 24h End Table

                        Q:

                        You have answered that the stone (quartz) tops are not attached to the Rand tables. Are they attached to the Parsons end tables and cocktail tables?
                        Asked on 8/24/2013 by Mary from Littleton CO

                        1 answer

                        • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                          A:

                          The stone and glass tops are not attached to the Parsons table bases. These tops simply rest on and are supported by the base.

                          Answered on 8/25/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                      • Parsons 30x20 24h End Table

                        Q:

                        Hi,
                        I'm looking at the Parsons end table and the Rand end table. We don't have a Room and Board in Jacksonville so I can't see these in person. What is the difference between these two? Are the legs the same dimensions?

                        Thanks!
                        Asked on 8/18/2013 by Love modern furniture

                        1 answer

                        • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                          A:

                          The Parsons table has 2" square tubing, and the table top sits on the fully visible horizontal bars of the base. The Rand table legs are 1" x 3" rectangle tubing, and the table top sits on horizontal bars that are set in. This gives the illusion that the table top is floating.

                          Answered on 8/18/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                      • Parsons 30x20 24h End Table

                        Q:

                        I want to buy two parson's end tables to sit on either side of my sofa, and I was considering the solid maple top. Will this maple top have a protective "finish" on it? Or does it show water ring stains pretty easily when someone puts a glass on it? I'm just wondering if I should switch and choose the quartz or granite top for more durability. This is a vacation home and people will be putting glasses on the end tables all the time. I was just wondering if the maple top might be a mistake? Seems like the buff-colored quartz will be more durable and worry-free and yet, the color is likely a bit similar to the maple, don't you think?
                        Asked on 7/12/2013 by Vacation Home Owner from Telluride, Co.

                        1 answer

                        • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                          A:

                          The solid wood tops are finished with a lacquer finish. The lacquer is there enhance the beauty of the wood and does provide some protection, but moisture and heat can damage any wood finish. It would be advised to use coasters and trivets. The quartz top is tougher than granite, and more resistant to cracks, chips, scratches. Its high gloss finish and naturally non-porous nature also makes it resistant to stains. Room & Board offers 4x4 top samples that can be ordered and returned, and is a great way to view these top options in person. http://www.roomandboard.com/rnb/product/detail.do?productGroup=24960
                          We also offer material cards at no charge if you would just like to view the color image of that material. http://www.roomandboard.com/rnb/swatchlist/list.do?tab=material

                          Answered on 7/12/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                      • Parsons 30x20 24h End Table

                        Q:

                        Are the heights listed before or after the top is on the base? The glass, wood, and stone tops look to be different thicknesses. So the 24 inch table with a glass top looks shorter than the 24 inch table with the wood top. I'm looking for a 22 inch table, so would a 20 inch have added height with a wood top, or would a 24 inch be even taller with the wood?
                        Asked on 6/7/2013 by kvnlynn from Austin, TX

                        1 answer

                        • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                          A:

                          The heights given are for the overall finished height and you'll see that we give dimensions in one inch increments. The glass tops are 1/2" thick and the wood tops are an 1" thick so a difference, yes, and the glass would be a 1/2" shorter than the overall dimensions.
                          If the 22" height is important, you might consider a custom size. Again the dimensions shown would be for the finished height with a wood top. http://www.roomandboard.com/rnb/customproduct/bytheinch/topandbase/detail.do?productGroupKey=CST_PARSONS_TAB_2

                          Answered on 6/7/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                      • Parsons 30x20 24h End Table

                        Q:

                        Hello,

                        Do you have the flexibility of going by half inch increment? (or by 1 inch only.) I'm willing to pay for the full inch

                        Thanks
                        Mike
                        Asked on 5/28/2013 by Mike from San Jose CA

                        1 answer

                        • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                          A:

                          The custom program with our vendor keeps us to the one inch increments.

                          Answered on 5/28/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
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