Because an entry table is the first piece of furniture that guests see when entering a home, it is preferable to choose one that offers style and elegance. It is important to determine the right size and shape needed for a particular area before deciding on a table design and type. Solid wood or marble are excellent choices for these highly-visible tables. Many people take the practical approach by adding a storage feature making it a great place to deposit unread mail or other items that need to be kept safe but handy. Strategically placed drawers provide a convenient holding place for keys and purses.