Best Mid Century Modern Buffets, Large Sideboards + Console tables

INSIDE : The very best Mid Century Modern Buffet, Large Sideboards + Console tables for your Dining Room or Living Room.  Give yourself the gift of extra organizing storage space with a gorgeous piece of furniture for your home!

Dining Room Mid Century Modern Buffets and Sideboards

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This post has been updated since it’s original publish date of February 2019.

Back in September of last year, I shared my completed Modern Southwest Dining Room.  It had been such a labor of love.  I took my vision and without buying all new everything, slowly I painted and updated the space.  

That room ended up being featured in HGTV magazine just recently and I loved that I was able have a two page feature in a national magazine without buying all new things!

Modern Southwest Dining Room

I have however been on the lookout for a new larger sideboard in that room for quite some time.  The reason I am looking to upgrade my current buffet table is, it just isn’t very practical for our needs.  

What you don’t see on the other side of our dining room is we have two very full bookcases.  There are constant craft supplies being pulled out from one of them and it is such a mess.

Shop these gorgeous sideboards:

But first because I was curious myself, let’s do a quick Dictionary review:

What is the difference between a Large Sideboard, Buffet table, Credenza and a Console table?

  • Sideboard – A flat topped piece of furniture with cupboards and drawers. Typically placed along a wall and used for storing dishes, glasses, and table linen.
  • Buffet table – A cabinet with shelves and drawers for keeping dinnerware and table linens, mostly used in a dining room.
  • Credenza – A sideboard or cupboard.
  • Console table – A table supported by ornamented brackets, either movable or fixed against a wall.

Ha – Apparently, all these words can be used very interchangeably!

What are the best Mid Century modern buffet tables?

Okay, let’s get to today’s post, I am rounding up my very favorite sideboards and buffet options. Click on the images below to check out more about them.

West Elm Curtain Buffet
Oak veneer over engineered wood frame with solid oak legs. Covered in a water-based pigmented White finish.

West Elm Keira Solid Wood Buffet
Solid acacia wood in a water-based Cool Walnut finish. The drawer boxes are engineered wood and it has metal hardware in a Brass finish.

Anthropologie Wallace Cane and Oak Sideboard
Beautiful caned oak veneer sideboard reinforced with engineered hardwood. There are three drawers and one cabinet with a shelf, the drawers open on wooden glides.

West Elm Two-Toned Poplar Buffet
Gorgeous Two-Toned Poplar Buffet made from light, dry-washed and black poplar for an eye-catching contrast. The spacious interior makes it perfect for storing cookbooks, serveware, table linens and more.

CB2 Sion White Wash Teak Credenza
Repurposed white-washed teak wood credenza with a blackened mango wood frame for added interest and design edge. Shelves inside are adjustable to suit your needs while discreet cord management keeps it neat.

CB2 Horn Wood Credenza
This dark acacia wood credenza makes a graphic statement in any living space. Responsibly sourced horn is hand-laid by skilled artisans in India, making each piece truly unique. Four doors open with integrated handles to reveal two shelves inside. Two thin, matte brass-finished legs elevate the piece. 

Anthropologie Wallace Cane and Oak Sideboard
Gorgeous caned oak veneer sideboard reinforced with engineered hardwood.  Three drawers and one cabinet with one shelf.

West Elm Paneled Front Oak Buffet
The Paneled Front Oak Buffet gets its unique look from layered solid oak panels. The sustainably sourced wood is kiln dried and contract grade for added durability so you know it’s built to last.

CB2 Suspend Media Console
Crafted with a combination of marble, wood and metal, this media console has so many natural materials. Precisely cut panels angle diagonally on the front four cabinet doors, creating an abstract chevron pattern of swirling grain and tones.

Wayfair Tema Skin Sideboard
The Skin sideboard is a perfect blend of simplicity and functionality. The white front is broken by the thin width wood veneer which surrounds the outside and covers the inside. 

All Modern Arietta Solid Wood Sideboard
A solid mango and sheesham wood construction is natural and long-lasting. Its metal frame is made from iron, so you know it’s built to last.

CB2 Coyne Credenza
Rich grains and texture play off each other in Mermelada Estudio’s two-tone wood credenza. Resting on a plinth base, solid walnut frame is overlayed with active olive wood for a graphic pop of natural color. 

Anthropologie Waterfall Inlay Buffet
Tropical hardwood buffet reinforced with engineered hardwood featuring bone inlay.

All Modern Arizona Buffet Table
Stylish storage to keep your dining or living room neat and organized with 4 spacious, removable shelves.

CB2 Suffolk Grasscloth Media Credenza
A handmade grasscloth with subtle waves and imperfections wraps this credenza in natural texture and beauty. Three push-to-open doors reveal shelving and cord management within. Woven from natural fibers, grasscloth will vary in tone and darken over time.

Wayfair Artesian Solid Wood Buffet
Walnut Veneer, Solid Walnut Wood Legs, Contemporary Modern

CB2 Truffle White Credenza
Engineered wood with hi-gloss white lacquer. This credenza has 2 pull-to-open doors and adjustable shelves.

West Elm Slatted Buffet
Solid wood and engineered wood in a water-based finish. All wood is kiln-dried for added durability.

Anthropologie Isla Drawers
This carved dresser features ridged ash wood drawer fronts capped with brass pulls, inviting drama into any space, especially when cast with natural light from a sunny window. 

Crate and Barrel Tate Walnut Midcentury Sideboard
The Tate sideboard is crafted of walnut veneer.  With slim tapered legs, the wood panels and seamless door and drawer fronts is a show stopper. 

CB2 Cypress Whitewashed Wood Credenza
Stunning credenza features a marble top and reeded wood detailing for added design edge. The doors slide open to reveal adjustable shelves that offer versatile interior storage.

Which of these buffet cabinets are your favorite?  I absolutely can not decided and keep going back and forth between a vintage mid century modern buffet… and then all of these gorgeous sideboards!  

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  1. Susan Honeycutt says:

    My favorite are the #1 & 2, with #5 as a possibility

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Yes, those are all such good ones! Thanks for weighing in.

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