Our Merk Lift-Top Coffee Table, in the Black and Light Brown finish, highlights the notion that a clean and simple design is often an attractive alternative to more complex ones. The Merk Coffee Table plants itself firmly on the floor with its classic plinth look. The innovative aspect of the Merk Coffee Table is its "lift-top" system. The partial top section becomes a valuable work surface by gently lifting at the sides to a working height of 24". A laptop and cup of tea are perfect companions to this lift top. When raised, the top's weight capacity is approximately 14 pounds. In the closed position, the top's weight capacity is about 35 pounds. The Merk Collection is sure to enhance any home's interior ambiance.