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Sideboard Furniture

Updated on July 21, 2009

Sideboard furniture is multi-functional and very popular these days. An immense selection of sideboards (also called buffet cabinets and credenzas) are available in a multitude of styles, designs, and finishes. A sideboard is able to function in a variety of roles, such as storage cabinet or sideboard buffet - all dependent on what’s needed to compliment the interior design theme of a particular space.

A dining room furniture sideboard set-up can be as basic as a small console table, or as complex as a handcrafted buffet sideboard, with lattice panels and finishing with a painted motif.

In addition to the extra storage space, a sideboard can also function as an extra table, such as those times when guests are being entertained and a food buffet is in need. A fine antique, contemporary, or white sideboard can make a welcomed focal point in all rooms.

Shopping for Sideboards

With the style, size and ideal placement in mind, shopping for antique to modern sideboard furniture isn't that difficult as traditional, rustic wood, and contemporary styles are available in all department and furniture stores, as well as specialized home furnishing stores online.

A traditional solid pine sideboard with raised panel doors can cost in the region of $165, while a hand-made Asian lattice panel sideboard, with a dark or natural finish cost $799, and a hammered steel and wooden kitchen sideboard as a functional piece of furniture, featuring two ample shelves and maple top shelf can cost in excess of $1900.

In view of the quality choices on offer it's possible to find a sideboard to complement all rooms in the home, from a dining room to the kitchen. Sideboards all offer a storability function, with those fitted with shelves, drawers, or cabinets. 

Sideboard furniture Plan

If not keen on the tag price of a store bought oak sideboard than it’s always possible for those with competent do-it-yourself skills to create the ideal home furnishings with the assistance of a set of wood furniture plans, step-by-step instructions and illustrations. Plans to construct a traditional sideboard are available at numerous sources online, all simple in design, uncomplicated in the construction process, and remember that all woodworking furniture plans are designed with the novice to intermediate builder in mind.

Whether it’s modern sideboard furniture to hand-made Asian furniture or an antique rustic carved sideboard chest there's an abundance of choices to outfit a home in all styles to compliment the existing decor arrangement.


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      Jacob - Woodworking Plans 7 years ago

      Definitely great info on side furniture. Do you buy or make the side furniture like the one in your picture.

      It is really beautiful.