If you lack a good TV stand, this is the next best thing. An oak sideboard offers a stylish place to keep your TV and other entertainment gizmos. It’s affordable as you can find one of these sideboards in good condition for $50 or less. Since so many different examples exist, you can find modern sideboards in all sorts of different colors and sizes. Whichever one you end up choosing, it’s sure to have a rustic charm that most cookie-cutter TV stands don’t have.
However, because most vintage sideboards weren’t built for TV stand duty you may find that you don’t have a good place to keep all your devices and cords. If you’d prefer a cleaner look you can fix that problem with some minor modifications. Simply remove the shelves of the oak sideboard to make more room for devices, and drill some holes in the back for the cables to come out of it. You can even use a drawer as a place to store your remote controls.
Dog Crate Credenza
This one’s a bit unusual but definitely worth considering. Sometimes, Fido needs to stay in a crate so that he’s out of harm’s way. We’ve all seen the big ugly dog crates that look like miniature prisons for your pooch, but this dog crate bucks that trend. Styled after a credenza, this dog crate brings relaxing neutral colors and a more refined look to what is often a very utilitarian device.
This credenza fits perfectly with any home that has a farmhouse aesthetic thanks to its wooden construction and cast iron hardware. Most of the time, it’s best to let our doggos run free, but in those rare cases where that isn’t possible, the credenza crate is a far better option than the traditional steel bars affair.