Sideboards and Buffets
Sideboards and buffets can be used to serve food or to display special dishes such as those made from silver. They also make excellent dining room storage units and often feature an array of drawers and cabinets that are ideal for keeping household items tidy.
Sideboards and buffets are available in new, used and refurbished conditions and come in a variety of sizes, styles, colours and materials including oak, teak, pine, walnut and rosewood.
Solid Wood Sideboards and Buffets
Sideboards and buffets are typically made from wood with the natural grain pattern of each piece making furniture of this kind both unique and distinctive. Wooden sideboards are strong, sturdy and durable meaning they won’t be easily marked, particularly if they’ve been protected with varnish. The colour and tone of each piece depend on the type of wood used with pine furniture often being a lot lighter in colour than oak, but again, wood shades vary.
While the rich tones of natural wood have an authenticity that wouldn’t look out of place in a country farmhouse or a traditional home, those painted white, black or other colours are more contemporary in design and can work with a modern interior. Sideboards and buffets that have been whitewashed, sanded or restored using spray paint are often shabby chic in appearance.
Many of the solid wood sideboards and buffets have contrasting details such as metal or brass drawer knobs, handles and hinges. Some even have a high-rise display cabinet with a glass front that can instantly become the focal point of a room. Colours vary from white, brown and grey with two-tone sideboards featuring the earthy hues of wood as well as coloured paint.
Sideboard and Buffets on Wheels
While some sideboards and buffets are static and therefore are not designed to be moved from room-to-room, others come on wheels making it easy to serve food in any part of the home.