West Elm is a relatively affordable store, sort of the midpoint between ultra-affordable stores like Ikea and pricier ones like Williams-Sonoma Home and Pottery Barn. It's also full of great modern design, which unless you're shopping at Ikea, is hard to come by at an affordable price. But West Elm items like this Angled-Leg Coffee Table ($299) are still out of reach for many, or simply not sensible if you're a student or in transition. So, I was happy to come across a near-identical, more affordable alternative. To see it,
The Overstock Wenge Round Coffee Table ($169) has nearly the same shape as the West Elm version, with a criss-cross base and round tabletop. It's not as top-heavy and its legs are not actually angled, but I don't think that detracts from the design. Unfortunately, the table is made from MDF, whereas the former is solid wood, which explains why you save about $130.