Was just thinking how much i want to do this, except not against a wall, so the table is fully ex posed and accessible. Adding a console table behind sofa doesn't take much space, and adds storage space to a small family room.
They converted a wall outlet into an extension outlet for our TV room sofa table. This outlet, built into the face of the table, allows us to utilize the electrical outlet that is behind the couch - without having to move the couch out of the way.
Possibly add storage to sofa table behind couch. Instead of lid opening up to hit the wall, I would have it up up from left to right or have a centerfold where it opens left/right & right/left at the same time by trasca