Neptune

Chawton Tall Sideboard

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Chawton gives you the personalisation of a bespoke piece, the look of fitted cabinetry and the flexibility of modular storage. For storing entertainment equipment, use the hidden cable routing cut-outs in the open cabinet or use it as a space to display cook books and kitchenware, then organise?your cutlery with the Orford tray that fits neatly into the drawer.?You'll also find height-adjustable feet behind the skirting so uneven flooring won’t be an issue.

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The materials: oak

Oak’s sense of tradition together with its distinctive (but not too knotty) grain makes it our go-to timber. Our wood is durable when it comes to knocks, but we’ve further protected it from spills with a Dark Vintage Oak IsoGuard finish – our natural, VOC-free, oil-based formula that doesn’t mask the timber’s character.

The materials: tulipwood

We use tulipwood because it’s strong, smooth and has very few knots, which is the ideal surface for painting. But when it comes to the application, we know that not all furniture and every colour needs the same method, so that’s why we vary the number of coats and use hand-finishing techniques specific to each piece.

Design detail

The cupped handles are finished in dark bronze. They’ll complement whichever colour you choose from our carefully curated palette, whether it be our go-to Snow shade or deep blue Ink.  

To ensure the drawer glides smoothly into place, we’ve used soft-close runners which sit hidden underneath.

In the open cabinet you’ll find an oak shelf resting on strong metal pins that screw into the sides – the pins are finished in bronze to match the handles and will allow you to easily adjust the position up and down. The shelves in the middle and base of the cabinet are both removeable and reversible, and they have cut-outs for cable routing so wires can be neatly tucked away.

Doing the right thing

This long-lasting piece is created with wood from the Appalachian Mountains, a region where for every tree harvested or decaying, 2.4 naturally grow back in its place which contributes to forest regeneration. The wood then goes to our production house, where a dedicated team is leading us towards becoming the most sustainable home and lifestyle brand by 2030. Not only is the production house powered by highly energy-efficient heat pumps, it also reuses and recycles as many by-products as possible to reduce waste and thereby, do what we can to take some of the pressure off our planet. As well as the wood, our paints are made with both people and planet in mind, too. They're water-based, extremely low in VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds, which release harmful chemicals and unpleasant odours), are suitable for plant-based lifestyles, and they've never been tested on animals. Each pot is made in the UK by our trusted partners who have been mixing paint since 1740.

Chawton's design story

Inspired by the age-old concept of full-wall libraries, the Chawton has been on quite a design journey, all of which you can read about on our journal. Once you’ve discovered Chawton’s story, take a peek at the rest of the collection, or if you’d like advice on how to create a configuration that suits you, just pop into one of our stores to speak to a member of our friendly, well-informed team. You can find your nearest here.

    Need to know

    Chawton’s freestanding design means that you can easily add or take away sections yourself. However, if you have a full-height Chawton (with a base and top), we recommend you attach it to the wall – you may want a professional to do this to be on the safe side. One of our experts would be happy to help with this as part of our delivery service.   Natural timber will 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.   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. If you decide to add top cabinets to your sideboard in the future, you’ll just need to swap out the work surface top for a dresser-ready one. These have holes in them, so you can bolt the extra cabinets on. Everything you’ll need to add to your sideboard will be included when you buy the extra pieces, from the bolts and wall brackets to the Allen key.

    Delivery

    • If your order is over £150 (or €250 in Ireland), your delivery will be free.  
    • For orders under £150 (or €250 in Ireland), it’s £6.95 (or €30 in Ireland). 
    • If your order is available now for UK mainland delivery, we'll deliver it within 5-10 working days. Otherwise, it’ll arrive in the estimated time frame stated above and at checkout. 
    • Furniture orders to mainland UK or Northern Ireland will arrive via our white glove service. We’ll unbox and position your items, assemble anything that’s needed and take away the packaging for recycling. 
    • If you’re ordering outside mainland UK or Northern Ireland, items will be sent through our international delivery partners.

    Read our full delivery policy here.

    Returns

    • You can return most items within 28 days of delivery, but you may be charged for a courier or collection service
    • If you cancel your order within 24 hours, you will be fully refunded
    • You are unable to amend, cancel or return made to order and painted to order designs

    Read our full returns policy here.

    External Colour

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    Snow
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    Seasonal Paint
    Orkney White
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    Fossil
    Old Chalk
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    Dove Grey
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    Honed Slate
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    Lead Light
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    Timber
    Driftwood
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    Grey Oak
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    Silver Birch
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    Walnut
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    Smoke
    Charcoal
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    Fog
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    Mist
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    Smoke
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    Spice
    Juniper
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    Paprika
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    Pink Peppercorn
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    Salt
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    Clove
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    Nordic
    Powder Blue
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    Aqua Blue
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    Alpine
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    Snow
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    Plant
    French Grey
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    Cactus
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    Lily
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    Moss
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    Finishes
    Off White
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    White
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    Antique Salt
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    Ink
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    Saffron
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    Pebble
    Shell
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    Shingle
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    Cobble
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    Shale
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    The Archive
    Calico
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    Limestone
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    Fine Mahogany
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    Cotswold
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    Peat
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    Mustard
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    Olive
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    Blakeney Blue
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    Burnham Red
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    Chestnut
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    Teal
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    Sage
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    Old Rose
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    Flax Blue
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    Quince
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    Warm Black
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    Constable Green
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    Rhubarb
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    Potter's Pink
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