Vintage and Retro Oak Bedside Tables and Cabinets with Shelves
Oak vintage and retro bedside tables and cabinets provide the perfect blend of decades old styling and supreme practicality for bedroom storage.
The bedside tables range from the simplest of plain 4-legged cabinets to the most lavish in a huge range of retro and shabby chic shades. They are the perfect place to put your alarm clock, lamp and anything else that needs to be close at hand when in bed.
With so many materials, colours and styles to choose from, you should select a bedside table that matches up with your bedroom's colour scheme and bedding. However with the vintage retro style, it's hard not to create a look of 50s, 60s or 70s chic.
Many bedside tables feature drawers or a little shelf, in which you can store socks, underwear and nightwear, along with any items you like to have close to hand in the bedroom, or the book you currently have on the go.
Others feature cupboard doors on the front, with shelves on the inside, where you can put bedding, clothing and other bigger things that won't fit in a drawer.
Size wise, you should choose a bedside table that's level with your mattress so you can easily reach your alarm clock or turn your lamp off.
While the shape of the bedside table you choose will almost certainly be square or oblong (the standard shape of 20th century tables), you may occasionally see a circular one, which can add some individuality.
Colours of retro tables vary massively, with light oak the most common shade, although most will have been painted or upcycled over the years to try to keep the furniture looking new, especially if they've been heavily used.
You may also find tables with a gloss finish, thanks to being waxed or lacquered to retain a shiny coat that prolongs the table's life.