Gaetane Sideboard October 16th, 2017 - 13:10:51
The design of eighteenth and nineteenth century houses usually did not include much space for storage. Because of that furniture makers were called upon to solve the problem of where to keep things when they were not being used everyday. The dining room generally had one of those solutions in the form of the oak sideboard. The sideboard of most northeastern homes was made of oak due to its plenteous supply throughout the woodlands from Maine to Pennsylvania.
Investing in an Oak Sideboard can certainly be a major decision due to the price, variety of styles available, dimensions and ranges available, however the web can be a great place to acquire a discounted oak furniture that perfectly matches your desires. Sideboard Measurements - If you have already established the position for a new sideboard, great, as it will help you to whittle down the choice of sideboards. There is a broad assortment of oak sideboards available in different sizes, the most commonly purchased sideboards are the medium size (approx 100cm wide x 90cm high x 45cm deep) and the large size (approx 160cm wide x 90cm high x 50cm deep).
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.
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.