Yolette Sideboard October 15th, 2017 - 13:36:33
An oak sideboard used in the study or home office will need to double up as a desk and will then be used to contain and hide office supplies like pens, reams of paper for the printer, small desk items like staplers and hole punches and of course a calculator. The top could even have a printer or in-tray adorning it. When selecting your sideboard, you need to think about how much storage space you are going to need. They come with various combinations of drawers, cupboards and open shelving. Some even have concealed lighting inside them, especially if they have glass doors, but these will need to have a nearby power point. A well-made piece may have dovetailed joints and solid oak drawer bottoms and cupboard backs. Solid oak furniture is an investment for your family and will bring pleasure, and admiring glances, for years to come.
Your sideboard or dresser is likely to be used fairly regularly, so its important to choose one which is well made so that it will last for years. If you are thinking about buying a wooden sideboard or dresser, look for one which is crafted either entirely or predominantly from solid wood, as it will last longer than one built from cheaper materials such as MDF. Some retailers offer wooden sideboards and dressers with protective lacquer finishes. This type of finish will help to keep your furniture looking its best for longer.
The sideboard would be the place where food would be placed before the meal. The hostess would serve each item of the menu from the sideboard. The dining table would only hold the plates, cups, and other eating utensils along with the centerpiece only. At the end of the meal the sideboard would be the staging area for any desserts and cordials. Once the dishes were washed and dried, the oak sideboard would also be the storage place between meals. The structure of the sideboard was generally five to six-feet in length by eighteen inches deep by thirty-eight to forty-one inches tall. The height was configured to the waist height of the hostess, for the top of the sideboard had to coincide with her ability to carry platters of food to and from the furniture piece.
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.