Console | Sideboard

Sideboards, also known as buffets, were often made up of wood and glass, and are commonly used in dining rooms and prep rooms for serving food. Originating from Western Europe, sideboards consist of drawers and cabinets for storing dishes and other dining accessories. Current designs have often put storage and aesthetic ahead of the food serving/prepping purpose of sideboards.

What is a sideboard?

A sideboard is a piece of furniture usually is made up of a set of cabinets or drawers and short legs. It is also known as a buffet, although the two can be considered different based on leg height. It is typically located in the dining room where food can be placed and served on its surface.

How do you decorate a sideboard?

A sideboard can not only be used as a surface to serve food, but act as a blank space to display seasonal decorations or highlight curated art pieces. A collection of books, a bouquet of flowers, a pair of lamps, or a simple bowl of fruit are a few more ideas of items that can be placed on top of a sideboard to elevate a space in accordance with the homeowner’s aesthetic.

What is a sideboard used for?

A sideboard is mainly used for storage and displaying dishes, food, or decor. Ultimately, the items placed on top of the surface of the sideboard can be interchangeable depending on the occasion.

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IKEA Malsjö Sideboard

The IKEA Malsjö Sideboard is a design of Carina Bengs featuring two glass-door cabinet at the lower level and two drawers on the second level with compartments to organize your household wares. The soft-closing glass door and drawers ensure ease of use, and the fine finishing makes it ideal for a living room.

The IKEA Malsjö Sideboard has an overall height of 36.25” (92 cm), width of 57.125” (145 cm), and depth of 18.875” (48 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the IKEA Malsjö Sideboard with height, width, and depth dimensions
The IKEA Malsjö Sideboard, designed by Carina Bengs, features two glass-door cabinets at the lower level and two drawers on the second level with compartments. The soft-closing glass door and drawers ensure ease of use, and the fine finishing makes it ideal for a living room.

The IKEA Malsjö Sideboard has an overall height of 36.25” (92 cm), width of 57.125” (145 cm), and depth of 18.875” (48 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the IKEA Malsjö Sideboard with height, width, and depth dimensions
IKEA Malsjö Sideboard
Height:
36.25” | 92 cm
Width:
57.125” | 145 cm
Length:
Depth:
18.875” | 48 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Particleboard and fiberboard frame and shelves; tempered glass front panel
Designer
Carina Bengs (IKEA)
Year
2019

Drawings include:
IKEA Malsjö Sideboard front elevation, side, plan

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IKEA Bestå Storage Combination - Tall (6 Door)

The IKEA Bestå Storage Combination (Tall, 6 Door) is conventionally built with lots of storage space you can use in any room. The twelve adjustable shelves can act as liquor shelves, keeping cocktail glasses or serving platters in a small apartment. You can also leave the middle doors off to create an elegant look.

The IKEA Bestå Storage Combination (Tall, 6 Door) has an overall height of 75.625” (192 cm), width of 47.25” (120 cm), and depth of 15.75” (40 cm).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the IKEA Bestå Storage Combo (Tall, 6 Door) with height, width and depth
The IKEA Bestå Storage Combination (Tall, 6 Door) is conventionally built with lots of storage space you can use in any room. The twelve adjustable shelves can act as liquor shelves, keeping cocktail glasses or serving platters in a small apartment. You can also leave the middle doors off.

The IKEA Bestå Storage Combination (Tall, 6 Door) has an overall height of 75.625” (192 cm), width of 47.25” (120 cm), and depth of 15.75” (40 cm).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the IKEA Bestå Storage Combo (Tall, 6 Door) with height, width and depth
IKEA Bestå Storage Combination - Tall (6 Door)
Height:
75.625” | 192 cm
Width:
47.25” | 120 cm
Length:
Depth:
15.75” | 40 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Particleboard frame, shelves, and doors
Designer
IKEA
Year
2014

Drawings include:
IKEA Bestå Storage Combination - Tall (6 Door) front elevation, side, plan

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IKEA Hemnes Desk - 2 Drawers

The IKEA Hemnes Desk with 2 Drawers features a low-lying height and a top wide enough to display items and use as a workstation. The back has a cover for cords and two drawers for storing office or school supplies ideal for a guest bedroom, home office, small spaces, and as a school desk.

The IKEA Hemnes Desk with 2 Drawers has an overall height of 29.5” (75 cm), width of 47.25” (120 cm), and depth of 18.5” (47 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the IKEA Hemnes Desk (2 Drawers) labeled with height, width, and depth in plan and elevation
The IKEA Hemnes Desk with 2 Drawers features a low-lying height and a top wide enough to display items and use as a workstation. The back has a cover for cords and two drawers for storing office or school supplies ideal for a guest bedroom, home office, small spaces, and as a school desk.

The IKEA Hemnes Desk with 2 Drawers has an overall height of 29.5” (75 cm), width of 47.25” (120 cm), and depth of 18.5” (47 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the IKEA Hemnes Desk (2 Drawers) labeled with height, width, and depth in plan and elevation
IKEA Hemnes Desk - 2 Drawers
Height:
29.5” | 75 cm
Width:
47.25” | 120 cm
Length:
Depth:
18.5” | 47 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Solid pine frame and drawers; fiberboard drawer bottom
Designer
IKEA
Year
2016

Drawings include:
IKEA Hemnes Desk (2 Drawers) front elevation, side, plan

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IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit - 4x2

The IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit (4x2) can be set up standing or laying down to suit the needs of the user. This unit design has 8 storage cubes with 2 doors and 2 drawer inserts for 4 drawers. This design is available in a black-brown, high-gloss/white, and white finish.

The IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit 4x2 has an overall height of 30.375” (77.2 cm), width of 57.875” (147 cm), and depth of 15.375” (39.1 cm).

Plan and elevation drawings of the IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit 4x2 with dimensions for overall height, width and depth
The IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit (4x2) can be set up standing or laying down to suit the needs of the user. This unit design has 8 storage cubes with 2 doors and 2 drawer inserts for 4 drawers. This design is available in a black-brown, high-gloss/white, and white finish.

The IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit 4x2 has an overall height of 30.375” (77.2 cm), width of 57.875” (147 cm), and depth of 15.375” (39.1 cm).

Plan and elevation drawings of the IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit 4x2 with dimensions for overall height, width and depth
IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit - 4x2
Height:
30.375” | 77.2 cm
Width:
57.875” | 147 cm
Length:
Depth:
15.375” | 39.1 cm
Weight:
Area:

Max Shelf Load: 29 lb | 13.15 kg

Materials
Particleboard; fiberboard; acrylic paint; ABS plastic
Designer
Tord Björklund (IKEA)
Year
2014

Drawings include:
IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit 4x2 front elevation, side, plan, front (storage)

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IKEA Bestå Storage Combination (Top Glass)

The IKEA Bestå Storage Combination (Top Glass) features push-open drawers and doors with no legs but support itself on the base. There are four drawers below for hiding items, and the top two drawers are made to have a combination of the glass panel and fibreboard for displaying things like kitchenware and books.

The IKEA Bestå Storage Combination (Top Glass) has an overall height of 50.375” (128 cm), width of 47.25” (120 cm), and depth of 15.75” (40 cm).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the IKEA Bestå Storage Combo (Top Glass) with height, width and depth measurements
The IKEA Bestå Storage Combination (Top Glass) features push-open drawers and doors with no legs but support itself on the base. There are four drawers below for hiding items, and the top two drawers are made to have a combination of the glass panel for displaying things like kitchenware and books.

The IKEA Bestå Storage Combination (Top Glass) has an overall height of 50.375” (128 cm), width of 47.25” (120 cm), and depth of 15.75” (40 cm).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the IKEA Bestå Storage Combo (Top Glass) with height, width and depth measurements
IKEA Bestå Storage Combination (Top Glass)
Height:
50.375” | 128 cm
Width:
47.25” | 120 cm
Length:
Depth:
15.75” | 40 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Particleboard frame, shelves, and doors; tempered glass doors and shelves
Designer
IKEA
Year
2014

Drawings include:
IKEA Bestå Storage Combination (Top Glass) front elevation, side, plan

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