Close-Up!: Low Injury Rate Coffee Table
If coffee tables cause too much pain in your household, this may be the answer you seek. Maybe you have kids who jump too close to the corners, or you yourself have knocked a knee against the deadly edge of a glass table one too many times. How about going soft?
Claire, of house tour fame, uses a giant square cushion. When you want to serve drinks or snacks, just use a large serving tray.