Sideboard. Thursday , October 19th , 2017 - 12:11:11 PM
Sideboards were very popular after the Second World War and a good, solid oak sideboard in a medium stain was de rigueur in many households. In the 1970s, teak ruled supreme, together with a fashion for long, low sideboards with three simple compartments. This was followed by the desire for unstained pine in everything, until folk got tired of the propensity of pale pine wood to turn rather orange on contact with sunlight after a sustained period of time. This is easily solved by buying pine with an "antique" stain already on it to cool it down.
Before you do commit to buying your sideboard do check the space you want to fill. Measure the place you want to the sideboard to go, and then look for one. Sideboards come in a huge range of sizes from the petite to very large. So its crucial to check that what you like or want will fit into your room. A sideboard will work in a living room even as a TV stand. It will be equally at home in the kitchen where we often need more storage space. Good quality Sideboards will last you for many years, and may even become a family heirloom, thereby keeping the history of the sideboard alive.
Black ash was the next fad for wooden furniture, swiftly followed by pale ash as a certain Swedish flat pack furniture store started trading in the UK. The 1990s saw us buying beech in our droves. Nowadays, we have returned to oak as the staple for elegant furniture but these days it is often sold in a more natural paler tint. The legacy of years of influence of the Scandinavian designers has left us with many simple lines in current classics like a contemporary oak sideboard.
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