Edna Herman. Sideboards. February 12th , 2018.
Sideboards and dressers are incredibly practical pieces of furniture, allowing you to store plates, glasses, cutlery and other tableware in your dining room, leaving your kitchen cupboards free for other things. Weve put together some hints and tips to help you to choose the perfect sideboard or dresser for your dining room. Measure up before shopping Before you start searching for your new furniture, decide where you would like to put it and measure up to see how much space you have available. Remember to make sure that you will have enough room to open the cupboards or drawers. If you are buying a wooden dresser or sideboard, make sure that you dont place it in direct sunlight, as this can cause fading, or next to a direct heat source, such as a fire or a radiator.
Oak sideboards, if you say the words quickly they mean very little but the reality of such an item of furniture is it can be invaluable in your dining space. Storage is at a premium in dining spaces and rooms, as we tend not to have a lot of furniture other than the table and chairs. However, good-sized oak sideboards can give you all of the storage space you need for your dining cutlery, dishes, candles, dining linens and any other items you use whilst entertaining. You not only have the storage inside the sideboard but space on top to put a music system, your iPod docking station or even a TV and DVD player.
Solid oak is still treasured by woodworkers and furniture buyers alike. Throughout the ages, it has been valued for its strength and beauty, which is why servers made of oak are still popular today. In contrast to oak veneer, solid oak will tend to have a more substantial feel to it if a lighter wood has been used with the veneer. Some of the more exotic or flamboyant looking grains may be more readily available in veneers, however, as they are hard to get and veneering allows a relatively small amount of wood to be usable for visual effects.
Firstly, you will need to decide whether you would like a traditional or a more contemporary style piece and ensure that whichever style you choose will suit the look of your room and fit in with the rest of your dining room furniture. Sideboards and dressers can sometimes be fairly bulky, so its important to choose one which doesnt make your dining room look smaller or darker. Although some people avoid buying wooden furniture for this reason, you can buy sideboards and dressers in many different types of wood, and you may find that furniture made from a light coloured wood looks perfect. Alternatively, if you want to make your dining room look warm and cozy, try choosing a sideboard or dresser made from a darker wood.
Oak sideboards also come in such a variety of sizes and styles that you are sure to find something to suit your room and the dimensions of the space you have. There is such a variety of styles from the ultra modern and boxy to the more ornate and specialist, so something will catch your eye when you start looking. What you will find in many peoples homes is they dont just limit the sideboard to the dining space, I have seen them used for storage under stairs and in lounges. Sideboards are very versatile pieces of furniture because of the range of styles they come in. Some of the more rustic styles of Oak sideboards are very popular because of the look they have and the storage space they offer.
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