Sideboard. Friday , October 20th , 2017 - 12:07:46 PM
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.
Besides making sure that the sideboard fits perfectly into your dinning room and that it matches the existing furniture, you are also highly recommended to pay attention to quality of material and workmanship when looking for the perfect piece. Both quality material and high quality workmanship standards increase the price of the sideboard but a well made solid wood sideboard looks gives the dining room a touch of luxury and prestige. In addition, quality sideboards are more durable and resistant to wear and tear than the cheap and poorly versions. As a result, the investment in a quality sideboard pays off in the long term.
It was round about the 1770s that Sideboards first started appearing in Britain. The earliest type was called slab tables. These early Sideboards often had marble tops as they were used not only to serve food and drink, but also prepare and cut food. The slab tables were no more than a top with legs and there was no storage on them. In 1788, the famous cabinetmaker Hepplewhite showed a sideboard in his illustrated style guide. Hepplewhites piece had moved away from the slab table as it had the addition of storage space.
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