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Chawton Triple Sideboard

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A closer look at Chawton

Much more than a sideboard, this piece is part of our Chawton freestanding cabinetry collection, and is designed so that you can add to it and turn it into a dresser or bookcase now or later down the line. It gives you the personalisation of a bespoke piece, the look of fitted cabinetry, and the flexibility of modular storage. You can also, of course, just keep it as a sideboard.

As a sideboard

A little shorter than our other sideboards, around dining table height, Chawton’s good in an open plan kitchen-diner to mark the change between taller kitchen cabinets and your eating area. Storage-wise, this triple size comes with six drawers in the middle and sliding cupboard doors (with adjustable shelves within) on either side.

As something more

Choose to span wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling, create kitchen shelving for a low-beamed cottage or a bookcase for a sloping-ceilinged barn – with Chawton, the choice is entirely yours. Just click on the ‘design your own’ button above to get started.

Materials

Chawton’s made from tulipwood and oak: two timbers you can depend upon for years to come. They’re both strong, they’re both natural, and they’re both excellent at what they do – tulipwood with its fine, even grain for painting, and oak with its characterful (but not too knotty) grain for leaving on show.

The finish: tulipwood

Not every piece of furniture and every colour of paint needs the same process – a ‘one finish suits all’ approach won’t ever give you the best result possible. That’s why we vary the number of coats and use both hand-painted and spray-painted techniques depending on what that shade needs.

The finish: oak

Whichever colour you choose for the exterior, inside will always be unpainted oak. We’ve brushed, buffed and stained it to give it a slightly darkened and textured finish. And we’ve protected it with our IsoGuard® oil to help it stand up to scuffs and stains – without changing the natural feel of the timber.

In detail: handles & hardware

All Chawton’s hardware – from the porthole-like handles on the doors and cup-shaped ones on the drawers to the cupboards’ sliding rails – is finished in deep, dark Bronze. Just the thing to go with the contemporary cabinet style, it’ll create a strong contrast against Snow and a tone-on-tone look with Ink.

In detail: the shelves

Slide back the cupboard doors in your sideboard and you’ll find an oak shelf inside each. They rest on pins that let you adjust their position up and down. No ordinary pins though, they’re incredibly strong metal ones, which screw into the sides properly and are finished in bronze just the same as the rest of the hardware.

In detail: the drawers

Just like our kitchen cabinetry, Chawton’s drawers rest on soft-close runners. And, as with the shelves, we’ve considered every detail, like the fact that the runners sit underneath the drawer so, when you pull it out, you won’t be able to see them.

No-fuss assembly

Chawton’s designed so that you can easily put it together yourself – because it’s freestanding, you don’t need a professional to install it. It means that, even though our delivery team will assemble it for you when it arrives, if you want to move it, add sections or take pieces away in the future, you absolutely can.

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  • Width270cm
  • Depth46cm
  • Height74cm

If you decide to add top cabinets to your sideboard in the future and turn it into a dresser, you’ll just need to swap out the work surface for a dresser-ready one. These have holes in them, so you can bolt the extra cabinets on.

And speaking of bolts, everything you’ll need to add to your sideboard will be included when you buy the extra pieces. From those bolts to wall brackets and the Allen key.

You’ll also find height-adjustable feet hidden behind the skirting. They’re there so you can match up both side of the sideboard, just in case your floor’s not perfectly even.

Natural timber will always want to move. It’s going to expand and shrink as the temperature and humidity in your home changes, but there are specialist joinery techniques that can help to counteract the movement. And that’s exactly what we do, so although you might see a little movement in the timber over the seasons, it won’t change drastically.

And finally, the colours you see here are as close to the real thing as we can get them, but it’s always a good idea to try a sample first if you’re looking to get the colour spot on.

Taking care of Chawton

You want: easy-to-care-for pieces that you don’t need to tiptoe around. We’ve got: easy-to-read-through care guides that give you just that.

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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

Returns should be easy, that’s why we have 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. 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.

And when it comes to designs upholstered in a made-to-order fabric or painted in a bespoke colour, there’s also a 30% returns/cancellation fee. We’d love to not have to charge a penny for this, but as they’re made just for you, we can’t always guarantee that we’ll be able to sell them again.

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.

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

These terms don’t affect your statutory rights. For our full terms and conditions, please click here.

For our full returns policy, please click here.

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