Sabourin Sideboard October 16th, 2017 - 13:43:53
The size of the sideboard is an important consideration. Do not get a large sideboard if you do not have enough space in the house for it. You should find a sideboard that is not too big or too small. Getting the right sized sideboard will not make your room look too spacious or too crowded. There are some sideboards which are long and slender while there are others which are short and broad. Get the sideboard which will add to your rooms aesthetic value.
Sideboards are used in living rooms - usually a dining room if the home has a separate one. They can be used as a serving table and contain plates, glasses and napkins for the meal. Drawers are sometimes lined with felt to contain fine cutlery for dinner parties. Some sideboards have drop-down doors - rather like the 1950s cocktail cabinets - to act as a work surface for serving food and as a small bar for drinks. The top of the sideboard is an extra work surface when dining and can hold serving dishes, plates and bottles of wines and liqueurs.
Sideboards and dressers were extremely popular in the 1970s, but lost their appeal in later years. However, they have recently been making a come-back and are now seen as stylish, must-have pieces of furniture for the dining room. A dresser is a tall piece of furniture, which usually has a base which has cupboards or drawers, whilst the top section has shelves where you can display your crockery. A sideboard is a piece of furniture which has drawers, cupboards or compartments in which you can store your tableware, and has a flat surface like a table. However, you can also often buy a matching top unit to place on top of the sideboard, making it look like a dresser.
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.