Actually a heavy coffee table in front of the couch might be VERY nice! You could put a couple drink coasters on it as camofoge. (yeq, probally spelled wrong!) Think of the up side, when your ready for a nap, it's not far off and you just fold sideway's. Then when nap's over, just sit up and back to work!
I'm quite sure the Mrs would go along with that? I mean, who eat's dinner on a coffee table other than me!
If you want to properly preserve velvet antlers, you will have to inject & brush them with formaldehyde or some of the new less toxic chemicals (4 in 1 solution works great as does Knobloch's antler in velvet tan) as its easier to use however, both will work.
First, using rubber gloves take a razor blade and make small incisions at the tips of all points about 1/8". Next hang the antlers upside down, allowing the blood to drain. Starting at the bases inject the solution into the...