River tables, including live edge wood river tables, are one of the most desirable furniture pieces to adorn a stylish living room. These are famous as epoxy and resin river tables for they are made with a sublime mix of epoxy and resin inserted between wood slabs to ooze beauty.
These gorgeous tables are designed to add faux ‘river’ (made from watery hue of epoxy) to your living or dining space. Whether you like the minimalist, modern, eclectic, industrial, or even Bohemian home design, these nature-inspired river tables are just apt and easy way to add a natural touch to the decor.
Inspired by the flow of a river, the tables made with glass inserts and epoxy resin snaking through the center of the tabletop are real eye candies. River tables for sale are available in a variety of materials, designs, and finishes. To help you make a good choice we have compiled a list of the 30 best river tables (in ascending order of their price) that show how aesthetics and functionality go hand in hand. Choose one that fits your budget, space, and interior décor.
If you’re a newbie, you can jump the list to first check out a comprehensive buying guide to learn important things to consider before buying a river coffee table or river dining table.
Makarios River Coffee Table
Makarios Decor river coffee table boasts a simple and rustic design. Handcrafted using poplar hardwood, it features a turquoise tempered glass insert resembling a flowing river. This minimalistic river table will welcome your guests into the living space, and showcase a custom style of your home.
Buy it on Etsy for £462 / $600
Art Cyprus Sea River Coffee Table
Cyprus-based furniture manufacturer Agartha Treasures has handcrafted this artistic river coffee table using olive wood and epoxy resin. Imitating the blue waves of the Mediterranean Sea, this table, unlike most that have a river flowing over the tabletop, is predominantly water with a small mass of land (wood) floating in the middle. This river table measures 17.7 x 23.6 x 1.18-inches and is made available to order for nature lovers.
Buy it on Etsy for £555 / $720
Circle Transparent River Table by LegendEpoxy
If you want to play with the geometry of your living room and want a circular table to accentuate the look, take home the circle transparent river table. It can be custom designed to your requirement and from its appearance doesn’t give out the fact that it is made from resin. Based on a stainless steel frame, the asymmetrically cut out wooden tabletop is finished with epoxy resin to create that river table effect you’d want to show.
Buy it on Etsy for £625 / $778
Resin River Coffee Table II by Frances Bradley
Bring in the feel of a river flowing inside your home with Frances Bradley’s epoxy resin river coffee table. Sitting on steel legs, it has a wooden top, inlaid with a resin river, and is available in different colors, including blue, green, orange, and turquoise. With clean lines and bright appearance, it is a sophisticated addition to modish interiors.
Buy it on Treniq for £900 / $1,169
Delta Live Edge River Coffee Table by Fine Wooden Creations
It is a sleek modern coffee table that consists of two live edge walnut wood slabs combined together to hold a wide glass insert that serves as a cantilevered place to display your items. The cracks and voids on the top are filled with glow-in-the-dark turquoise resin, adding more fun to the table design.
Buy it on Etsy for £1,328 / $1,724
Ashwood coffee table by KarpickaCraftStudio
Made in Poland and shipped worldwide (with varying shipping cost), this gorgeous ash wood coffee table features a river-like patch filled with turquoise resin. The wooden tabletop sits firmly on black matte steel legs with the river seeming to flow over the edge. The tabletop measures 73-84 cm in diameter, is 48.5cm high and weighs about 50 kg. Manufacturers the wood on the table should be impregnated once a year, with a damp cloth so that it can retain its natural effect and gloss.
Buy it on Etsy for £1,405 / $1,755
Birdseye River Table by Natures Beauty Store
It is an absolutely beautiful river table featuring a rugged Birdseye poplar burl wood top along with a transparent blue resin river flowing in between. The intricate knots, cracks, deformities and patterns of the burled wood, combined with trapezoid steel legs give it a spectacular look. Since each table is handmade, it takes 6-8 weeks to make a unique piece and to deliver it free of cost.
Buy it on Etsy for £1,386 / $1,800
Round Live Edge Coffee Table with Resin River
Made of solid timber, this round coffee table features a one-of-a-kind semi-transparent black epoxy resin river flowing on its top. Knots and holes are also filled with black resin to enhance its overall appearance. The tabletop shows off tree rings, displaying an inviting effect of a variety of colors. Measuring 124 cm in diameter and 50 cm high it can even be used as a river dining table.
Buy it on Etsy for £1,482 / $1,924
Thames River Coffee Table by Johnson Furniture
How about River Thames snaking across your coffee table? Daring you to dream big, George Johnson of Johnson Furniture allows you to incorporate the elegance of the majestic river into your living room. It beautifully exhibits meandering curves of the river on the Yew tabletop that rests on metal legs. George also designed a dining table-sized version of this table.
Buy it on Johnson Furniture for £1,500 / $1,948
Red Resin Coffee Table with Spider Legs
Poland-based Fine Wooden Creations has made this innovative red semi-transparent coffee table from dried walnut wood, colored resin, and powder-painted steel legs. What makes this 47.2 x 23.6 x 21.6-inches river table unique is its spider-style legs. The wood has been air-dried and protected with a sealant to prevent natural cracking before being used for the table.
For the finishing, natural oils like Tung or Danish are mixed with wax using a special technique of applying oil and lacquer. These oils help in bringing out color, grain, and structure while lacquer helps in protecting the tabletop against scratches, heat, and accidental liquid spills.
Buy it on Etsy for £1,616 / $2,100
Epoxy Resin Transparent Coffee Table with Fish
Vietnam-based furniture maker KonohaVN has a handcrafted Menghundor wood river table that mimics the natural water body with embedded epoxy resin river with floating fish. It measures 47.2 x 23.6 x 1.9-inches and likely to fit neatly within any contemporary living room. It is crafted through the process of encapsulation with resin polyester while preserving the natural beauty of the tree.
Buy it on Etsy for £1,617 / $2,100
Blue Round Coffee River Table by Fine Wooden Creations
Eco-friendly live edge coffee table by Fine Wooden Creations with glowing blue pigment has a walnut tabletop that rests on triangular wooden legs. Measuring 41.3 x 43.3 x 19.6-inches, it’s decked up with a natural crack blue glass-like resin that runs on the top in a way dividing it into different asymmetrical zone akin to cities on a map. The tabletop is covered with lacquer and special resin mixed with luminescence turquoise powder. This mixture glows in the dark filling the room with turquoise color, shinning up to 10 hours on being exposed to sun or artificial lighting.
Buy it on Amazon for £1,964 / $2,550
Blue River Table with Epoxy Inlay
The blue river table measures 66.3 x 37.2 x 29.5-inches and is made of solid Mappa Burlwood, which is filled with blue transparent epoxy resin. The legs are made of laser-cut metal and coated with matte black color. This unique solid piece of furniture highlights a combination of tree rings to bring out bluish hue to your home interior.
Buy it on Etsy for £2,212 / $2,873
Live Edge Dining River Table by Fine Wooden Creations
Modern walnut live edge river dining table boasts glowing turquoise pigment and resin in the shape of a beautiful river-like tabletop. The 47.2 x 33.4 x 29-inches dining table is supported by steel powder painted legs. When the tabletop is exposed to sunlight or strong bulb light, it’s able to shine for up to 10 hours. The wood is air-dried with some mix of kiln drying wood and further protected with natural finishing oils like Danish and Tung oil. These oils are used to reduce natural wood darkening process, cracks, holes, and knots.
Buy it on Amazon for £2,965 / $3,850.00
Winding River Coffee Table
If you are looking for a unique and spacious river coffee table, consider this maple burl river coffee table from Wayward Grain. Distinctive by its angular design, it can provide space to accommodate 7-8 people. Measuring 60l x 50l x 32w x 18h, this coffee table features a nine-foot-long river that runs across the top.
Buy on Wayward Grain for $8,200
Coastline Edition River Table
Created by Florida-based woodworker Dylan Walters of Dillweedscustomwood, who specializes in custom epoxy resin river tables and other home décor pieces; the Coastline River Table is an ocean-themed special edition table with a top in two elegant hues.
More than half part of the top is a large wooden slab with thorough attention to details finished in a glossy appeal. The other side of the slab is crafted with resin to look like a coastline. The top sits on a metal base with small wooden details to complement the overall design.
Buy it on Etsy for $8,500
White River Coffee Table by OneOff
If you’re looking for a river table that isn’t made from wood, this river coffee table from OneOff is a good choice for you. The white and blue tones of the table make it an instant eye-catcher. Made from Corian and steel with blue resin details, this stunning table is perfect for modern homes.
Buy on Oneoff for £7,133 / $9,265
Concrete River Table
Way too costly for its design, this concrete table is however different from the epoxy and resin tables we have seen in the list. A combination of warm wood and cold concrete, it creates a perfect harmony to appear like a river that floats through the table. The oiled Nutwood tabletop is emphasized with concrete inlay, mimicking a flowing river. Handmade by Austrian artist, the table is currently selling for a 10 percent discount.
Buy it on 1stdibs for £8,853 / $11,500
Kasparo I River Table
Elevate your home interiors with this one-of-a-kind river coffee table with built-in LEDs and motion sensor to automatically show cool animations of a flowing river when someone is nearby. Made from wood, glass, and resin, this handcrafted river table employs technology to serve as a functional centerpiece in a dining room, living room, or office.
Available on request from Kasparo
River Run Dining Table from Live Edge Design
Canadian company Live Edge Design has created this outstanding river run dining table to meet a large family’s requirement. Featuring a maple wood slab as tabletop with glass inlay and river rock detail that appears like a dried-out river, it features a Blackcomb base that allows for flexible seating arrangements.
Available on request from LiveEdgeDesign
River Thames Coffee Table from The Timber Shack
If you’ve seen River Thames meandering into the horizon – this cool coffee table gives a similar expression with its top and base featuring a bluish resin river running through. This iteration of the Thames River table features a tabletop and slab base made from salvaged wood. Its rectangular elongated form provides sufficient space to dine or keep your belongings.
Available on request from The Timber Shack
Things to consider before buying a river table
Live edge or not, river tables evoke an aesthetically pleasing look that costs aplenty, yet you can find them everywhere. Is it just the visual appeal enticing consumers or is functionality a prerequisite too? Designers and woodworkers have their eyes rooted on the fact the functionality is a must despite all the fancy design it beholds. Thus, they build their river tables in a way that they don’t trade off functionality for looks.
Like with all tables, a perfect river coffee table is one that is the right size for you to reach the snack, sturdy enough to take the weight of your books and even your legs occasionally. Resin if used properly is robust enough to see you through all that you give it – but be mindful of the fact that wood would need a lot of care. Wipe it sporadically with a soft, damp cloth to ensure its longevity and gloss.
When buying a river table, be sure of the type of wood you are investing in. Certain wood types are more durable and appealing than others but the cost of the table will depend on the wood type used. For instance, finer wood like Walnut or English Yew will cost slightly higher than Poplar and Ashwood.
Even if you don’t have a real idea about the quality of resin and epoxy, it is advisable to check the table thoroughly to see for any bubbles or other blemishes. Many resins do not play really well with damp wood – so if your manufacturer has not used finely dried wood – there are chances of some glitches in the way resin has flowed in between the wooden slabs. Woodworkers are generally mindful of things like these, but you want to be doubly sure coz you’re investing your hard-earned cash on a river table.