4 Different Types of Bead Board Furniture 4 Different Types of Bead Board Furniture

Bead board furniture is easy to assemble and affordable. Combine that with the aesthetic appeal, and it's no wonder more consumers are choosing bead board furniture over many traditional furniture options. You can buy or make just about any furniture using bead boards, by applying panels or through bead board detailing. Here are 4 examples of the different types of bead board furniture available for purchase or to build yourself:

1. Bead Board End Table

You can build or purchase an end table that's 19 inches wide x 24 inches high x 18 inches deep. The ones with a white finish are classics and if you're an antique lover, you'll like the look and feel of a beard board end table. One of the more affordable and popular finishes for these end tables are ones made of medium density fiberboard.

2. Bead Board Entertainment Center

Replacing your old wooden entertainment center with one made with bead board can help to update the decor of your living or family room. While these are still made of hardwood, the beard board panels give it a more impressive look. These also come in a medium density fiberboard finish, and the typical measurements are 39 inches wide x 62 inches high x 22 inches deep.

3. Bead Board Bed

Bead board furniture works well in the bedroom, and can be great for kids. For example, LL Bean sells a North Haven Bed with kids in mind, made with bead board style headboards. It has a lacquer finish to make the bed more durable, and the bed is made from solid birch. They come in a variety of sizes with the following measurements:

  • Twin: 41x42 inches x 79 inches long
  • Full: 47x57 x 79 inches long
  • Queen: 47x63 inches x 85 inches long

They're also built with a wood platform, eliminating the need to use box springs. The platform can be raised to a desired height.

4. Bead Board Wide Dressers

The combination of bead board panels and wide dressers make for a great storage solution. PB Teen carries one that is made of six drawers, plus a central wide cabinet with a shelf that you can adjust. It measures 63.5 inches wide x 20.5 inches long x 33 inches high, and has a medium density fiberboard finish with veneer. You have to dust it often to maintain it, and place it in the room where it doesn't come into direct contact with sunlight.

Whether it's the detailing or panels, bead board furniture is a better choice for furniture if you want to give a room an organic look. They can also be less expensive, lightweight and they're easier to assemble than other furniture. If you're just testing the waters, start small, like with an end table, and work your way up over time.

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