4Living's range of solid oak sideboards provide the perfect blend of contemporary 4Living's range of solid oak sideboards provide the perfect blend of contemporary design and functional everyday usability. The collection of solid wood furniture is made by renowned Belgian designer, Ethnicraft, with the entire range displaying beautiful contemporary, minimalist designs. As many of the solid oak sideboards as possible carry the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) 100% recycled label, and the goal is to increase that to all of the ranges. This further cements 4 Living's commitment to environmentally friendly sourced products, which is already represented in its organic mattress range. Solid oak is a fantastic choice when it comes to contemporary furniture and solid oak sideboards aren't something that you'll have to worry about replacing every couple of years. Oak is easy to maintain and, unlike 'cheap and cheerful' flat-pack furniture, can last a lifetime. Apart from its significant aesthetic appeal, there are further benefits to having a sideboard made from solid oak. With an oak veneer, if it gets a dink or a dent, it is permanently and irreversibly damaged, but solid oak the surface can be sanded down and re-oiled to achieve that fresh, brand new appearance. All of 4 Living's oak sideboards come as one solid piece, which also removes the worry of nuts and bolts wearing out over time, or having to re-fasten them every few months. Furniture has been made from oak for centuries, because of its beautiful grain and solid nature. As a result of these many years of design, oak is often thought of as being a rather old fashioned material. 4 Living's collection of oak sideboards provides a breath of fresh air to a beautiful solid wood which has so much to give. The minimalist, contemporary designs of these sideboards exhibit a new-found beauty, without detracting from the natural appearance of the oak. The raw, natural feel of the oak grain creates an elegant juxtaposition with the minimalistic, smooth lines of the sideboard. Contemporary solid oak sideboards are one of the most versatile and stylish pieces of furniture you will come across, providing the practical storage space so important to maintaining a clutter free home. An oak sideboard will provide a touch of contemporary style to any room and, depending on the size, can be a really eye-catching statement piece. A dining room can often be a difficult room to furnish, especially for larger dining rooms where the danger is that you will have a central dining table, without any real continuity of style surrounding it. A large contemporary oak sideboard will provide a home for plates, cutlery and much more, helping to create a calm and orderly atmosphere. The versatility of solid oak sideboards is what makes them such an essential piece of contemporary furniture. The simplicity of contemporary design, as well as the natural tone of the grain, will look great with many other furniture styles and a room full of more traditional wooden furniture will often benefit from the injection of style that a solid oak sideboard brings. And a sideboard can also double up as a stylish TV unit, helping to bridge the gap between traditional furniture and modern electronic equipment. The versatility of solid oak sideboards doesn't stop in the living room. The beautiful contemporary style can also be an asset to your kitchen or to your home office. A kitchen simply can't have enough storage; there is always another pot, pan, bottle or utensil which needs a home. A contemporary oak sideboard is the perfect way to add style to a kitchen or diner, as well as softening the feel of the room. Oak is also durable enough to deal with the scrapes and bumps of a kitchen environment. Bored of metal filing cabinets or cheap, veneered office furniture? The clean lines of our solid oak sideboards mean that they can also work well as a contemporary home office storage unit. The collection features sideboards with various combinations of drawers and cupboards, so you can find the one that suits your office best, while natural wood tones help to encourage a relaxed atmosphere. Whichever oak sideboard you choose, and wherever you choose to place it, you'll be sure to have found a functional piece of timeless contemporary design.