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Chichester Housekeeper's Cupboard

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A closer look at Chichester

Our housekeeper’s cupboard is a practical and dependable piece. Made from timber using tried-and-tested joinery techniques, it has a significant amount of storage space and a pared-back, classic design that will translate to many spaces in the house.

Materials

Where the timber is painted, we’ve used tulipwood – a hardwood that has a fine grain, so it creates a smooth finish. The exposed timber top though, is oak, with all of the knots and colour variations that are part of its charm (we’ve written more about oak’s qualities here).

The finish: paint

We take great care in achieving our painted finish and treat every design differently, giving it exactly what it needs to make it robust. We vary the number of base and top coats according to how many that particular shade requires. And we use a mixture of spray-painted and hand-painted techniques so the finish is as perfect as can be.

The finish: IsoGuard®

Where we’ve used exposed oak, it’ll be protected with IsoGuard®, our timber treatment oil that makes oak easier to live with yet doesn’t mask its natural texture. It does initially darken its appearance, but our Natural finish replenishes the original honey-toned colour.

Storage

This cupboard was designed with adaptability in mind, because we know that no two people’s storage needs are the same. So, as well as the three generously deep drawers beneath, there are three adjustable shelves inside and two forward-facing hanging rails (any of which can also be removed).

Design detail

The detailing on the door and drawer fronts, the cornice and the skirting all add just a hint of traditional style. What’s less noticeable at first – but just as important – are aspects like the load-bearing (and attractive) zig-zag shelving supports, the satisfying click of the chrome door catches, and the drawers that pull out fully and close softly.

In use

This is a cabinet with so many uses: fill all its shelves with baskets of linen and laundry essentials; place it near the door for coats, gloves and hats; or sit it close to the bathroom, store towels in its drawers and hang fluffy robes from its rails.

Will it fit?
Will it fit? View our guide
  • Width133cm
  • Depth56cm
  • Height209cm

Just so you know

The colours in our paint palette shown here are a close representation of their true shades, but to see the real thing, we suggest trying our sample paint pots.

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

We’ve put together this guide on taking care of your furniture 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.

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.

For our full returns policy, please click here.

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