Your Brief Guide to Purchasing A Sideboard

A sideboard, also known as a buffet is a dining room cabinet or free-standing kitchen. Sideboards were largely common pieces before the advent of fitted and standardized cupboards. A sideboard typically sits against the walls of a dining room or eat-in kitchen.

Size

The first thing you should do before getting a sideboard for yourself is to measure your space before putting it. This has a big effect on the size of the sideboard you search for, as well as other design alternatives. For instance, if there’s no space constraint you can look for one with five sections and double doors as well as three rows of drawers. If you have smaller space, one with double doors and a single row of drawers would do.

Want this sideboard? Buy it

Product name Rating Price
Coaster Accent Cabinet-Teal Blue Coaster Accent Cabinet-Teal Blue
$629.70
Kings Brand Furniture Wood Storage Sideboard Buffet Cabinet Console Table, Black Kings Brand Furniture Wood Storage Sideboard Buffet Cabinet Console Table, Black
$224.60
Safavieh American Home Collection Howden Medium Oak Sideboard Safavieh American Home Collection Howden Medium Oak Sideboard
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Sauder International Lux Sideboard in Fossil Oak Sauder International Lux Sideboard in Fossil Oak
$205.28
Kings Brand Furniture Wood Wine Rack Console Sideboard Table with Storage, Espresso Kings Brand Furniture Wood Wine Rack Console Sideboard Table with Storage, Espresso
$159.99
Target Marketing Systems Pacific Stackable Cabinet Target Marketing Systems Pacific Stackable Cabinet
$129.99
TMS Pacific Stackable Storage with Glass Door, Antique White TMS Pacific Stackable Storage with Glass Door, Antique White
$88.19
Safavieh American Homes Collection Adrienne Sideboard, Lime Green Safavieh American Homes Collection Adrienne Sideboard, Lime Green
$206.47
Sauder Harbor View Sideboard, Antiqued Paint Sauder Harbor View Sideboard, Antiqued Paint
$240.45
Eucalyptus Sideboard Table (ESPRESSO) Eucalyptus Sideboard Table (ESPRESSO)
$282.41

What Does It Hold

The kind of items your sideboard will hold should be taken into account when purchasing one. If it will be used to hold items like saucers, cups, tablecloths, napkins and cups, then one with more drawers will do.

Materials

The most common materials used in sideboards is wood, and they are different types like mahogany, oak, pine and walnut. Laminate versions that imitate different materials like stone and wood are quite popular in contemporary and retro designs.


As a buyer, it is common to also consider looking through different alternatives made from composite wood or pressed sawdust, and although these may look good, it is recommended to suggest them.

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