Chawton open DresserPart of our Chawton collection
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.
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.
Whether you want to turn a few of your dresser’s shelves into your very-own wine cellar-style storage, or you’ve always dreamed of a library ladder to reach the uppermost shelves, we’ve created accessories to help you do just that. You’ll find them here. This size dresser also comes as a ready-made set with ladder in tow.
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 pop into one of our stores to get started, or browse the whole collection online here.
Why this dresser?
There are lots of ways you can arrange Chawton, but this setup’s designed with smaller rooms and a more traditional look in mind. The name, ‘classic’, comes from the combination of a triple-height top cabinet with a single-height one above – a look that uses classical architectural proportions and feels completely at home in a period property.
Choose to span wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling, opt for glazed shelving over open and drawers over doors, create a dresser for a low-beamed cottage or a bookcase for a sloping-ceilinged barn – with Chawton, the choice is entirely yours.
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 to the cup-shaped ones for the drawers – is finished in deep, dark Bronze. Just the thing to go with the contemporary cabinet style (but not too modern for a traditional home), it’ll create a strong contrast against Snow and a tone-on-tone look with Ink.
In detail: the shelves
The oak shelves 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.
- Furniture orders to the mainland UK and Northern Ireland come under our white glove service.
- Your order will be delivered within 5-10 days if the piece is available now.
- Orders placed from outside the UK or Ireland will be delivered by our international courier partners.
- Read our full delivery policy here.
- You can return any item 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.
- For tailored items and fitted cabinetry, we can only refund 80% of the cost.
- Read our full returns policy here.
Need to know
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.