Now that dining rooms are coming back into fashion as we finally move away from TV dining, you need to think about how best to provide yourself with the right storage for your dining room. It will need to contain and show off your dining room plates, cutlery and settings in the way that works for you and make the right visual statement for your dining room design.
Oak is such a beautiful wood with stature and figure to its grain. It's perfect for diningrooms in any style and can be used in natural, painted or finishes. We love to use Oak in our designs and it creates real masterpieces. Don't forget you can I'd finishes too so if you have a painted table, you could for example create an oak sideboard with a painted body but leave the top in natural deeply polished waney oak - amazing.
Each oak sideboard we handmake is truly bespoke to each client - to their choice of dimensions, finish, storage requirements, drawers etc. You choose the size and dimensions to fit your room and your needs and we can help you make the most you your available space incorporating any special requests or idiosyncratic additions. Have some fun ordering what you want and don't be afraid to make it quirky if that's what you like.
Once we understand what you like for your handmade oak sideboard in terms of styling and finish,we need to set out all the small detail that are so important to the design including the type of drawer or door hardware, soft closing drawer mechanisms, polished or painted internal shelving, foot shape, carved detail if required etc. This way we all get a complete picture of how the build will progress.
Next we choose the right oak for your sideboard - depending on what's available it might be English or French in origin or if we are very lucky it could be very old period oak that we cut from 200 year joists if that's what you would like. It may be highly figured with fantastic swirls to the wood grain or a plainer straighter grain depending on what we find but it's always worth waiting a little longer to find exactly the right oak for your sideboard rather than rushing ahead regardless.
As the build progresses we may find that the wood we are using suggests some minor adaption to the design - maybe it's deficient way to include a particular incredible wood figure or shaped piece of natural oak. Either way we I will give the option to incorporate the new idea or stick to tagree deed specification as suits you best.
Then it's onto the finish - whether its hand polishing, spray or hand painting or just natural waxing. We take our time and allow the finish to build naturally to just the right level of shyour to maximise the visual vacuity of the sideboard.
So email or call us now to discuss your perfect oak handmade sideboard quoting the SKU number if you see a style that you like - all bespoke sideboards are quoted for individually based on their individual design specifications.