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Carter Rectangular Side Table

A closer look at Carter

Carter is our interpretation of industrial style. Its shape and mix of oak and steel is contemporary and refined: made in such a way that it looks a touch rustic, but not worn. Here, we’ve applied the style to a long and slim side table, designed to make use of the space along the depth of a sofa or armchair without jutting out into the room.

Materials

We use oak because of its beautiful grain, its durability and its sense of heritage (we’ve written more on oak’s qualities here). Part of its character are its knots and variations in tone, so each piece will have its own hand-writing. It’s combined with steel, a metal known for its load-bearing strength.

The finish: oak

The oak goes through a seven-step process of brushing, staining and buffing to highlight the natural character in its grain. It’s then protected with IsoGuard®, our treatment oil that makes it easier to live with but that doesn’t mask its texture. We’ve aptly called the resulting appearance Dark Vintage Oak.

The finish: steel

Traditionally, steel is given a durable, blackened finish through quenching. But it’s an industrial process that’s just not practical for us, so we powder-coat Carter’s frame instead. Almost black in colour, but with a hint of bronze, it’s a finish that, although it may still show the occasional scratch, will age gracefully.

Size

It’s certainly small, but the long shape of this side table means there’s space for a lampstand and cup of tea, with room to spare. It’s also designed so that it can be used alongside large or small seating and not look out of place.

Design detail

One of the loveliest things about Carter is how clean-cut its edges are: they give it a sense neatness. It also looks lightweight and unobtrusive, despite the strength in its materials. For practicality, there are discreet rubber feet underneath so it can be placed on hard flooring.

Will it fit?
Will it fit? View our guide
  • Width :56cm
  • Depth :28cm
  • Height :53cm
  • Weight:8kg

Just So you know

This piece is made from natural timber, which will expand (slightly) and shrink (just a little) as it responds to the humidity and temperature in your room. We’ve used joinery techniques that’ll help to counteract this, but small changes in your piece are completely natural and to be expected. Just know that, in the very unlikely event that there’s a significant change to the structure, we’ll be here to help.

Taking care of Carter

We’ve put together this guide on taking care of your side table, so that it stays looking as beautiful as the day you first brought it home.

We take our delivery service seriously. Neptune transport, Neptune people, Neptune service.

Our white glove service means you’ll have a two-man delivery team. That means no heavy lifting on your part is needed. They’ll take it to your desired spot, assemble it for you and take away the packaging for recycling. The assembly service doesn't include fitted furniture.

For homes and customers outside of the UK and Ireland, our international team are here to help arrange shipping and delivery. Call us on +44 (0)1793 427 427 or e-mail [email protected] and together we’ll sort out the best method for you.

No-quibble returns

We believe that returns should be easy, that’s why we approach them with a ‘no quibble’ mindset. If you decide on the day that it’s not for you then our delivery team can take it away for you there and then, free of charge.

But if you’d rather mull things over, you have 28 days to make up your mind. We do charge a pick-up fee of £29.95 here though, because we’ll need to send our delivery team back out to your address for collection.

If you’ve bought something from us outside the UK or Ireland, just get in touch with the store you bought it from – or with our international team if you bought it through them – and they’ll let you know how you can return or exchange it.

You can find the store’s details online here.

And talk to our international team on +44 (0)1793 427 427 or at [email protected]

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