Sideboard. Thursday , November 02nd , 2017 - 14:07:03 PM
Minimalistic style that used to be popular only until recently is ideal for smaller dining rooms because it helps save space, creates an illusion of larger space than it really is and is easily combined with modern furniture. However, many home owners have also discovered that it can be very impractical and sort of cold. This may not be as noticeable in small-sized dining rooms which have little space for anything other than a table and a few chairs but it is obvious in generous-sized rooms as it can create an appearance of emptiness and make the room look kind of incomplete.
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.
The Hepplewhite sideboard would have been used to store silver ware, dinnerware and other dining accoutrements. Modern Sideboards can be used in exactly the same way as the grand Hepplewhite and Chippendale (he also got in on the act) pieces. In the years from 1770, no dining room would have been considered complete without Sideboards. We may not have the grand dining style of the Hepplewhite and Chippendale era, but there is absolutely no reason why we shouldnt have one in modern homes today.
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