A nightstand, (could also be called a night table or bedside table) is a small type of table. It is usually placed next to a bed or somewhere else in a bedroom. It is a coffee table which is used next to a person's bed at night time.
Before flushing toilets became common, nightstands usually had a chamber pot in them. Nightstands which were made a long time ago sometimes had a drawer, and they usually had a small cupboard at the bottom.
Nightstands used today usually also have a drawer. Things like lamps, alarm clocks, mobile phones, water or medication, which could be useful during the night, are often put either on top of or inside nightstands.
History[change | change source]
It is thought that the word nightstand was first used in 1892.
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References[change | change source]
- "Night table". The Free Dictionary By Farlex. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/night%20stand?fromAsk=true&o=100074. Retrieved 2012-05-18.
- "Coffee table". The Free Dictionary By Farlex. http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/coffee+table. Retrieved 2012-05-18.
- "Antique nightstands". Antiue Furniturer. http://www.whatantiquefurniture.com/2010/12/antique-night-stand-in-different-styles.html/. Retrieved 2012-05-18.
- "Night stand". Merriam Webster. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/night%20stand/. Retrieved 2012-05-18.
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