We received our This Old House magazine yesterday. This month they have a section dedicated to small spaces, which I love since we have a small house. I am in love with these tables:
They have a small footprint so they are great for smaller spaces AND the wood tops are salvaged wood from demolished houses. Obviously, I'd prefer to not have houses demolished but since it does happen at least the materials can go to other causes. You can see more furniture like this at Viva Terra.