Stitched Sideboard in Ash & Natural Cord

Aimee Betts, Gareth Neal
The Stitched Sideboard is a collaboration between embroidery and braiding specialist Aimee Betts and furniture designer-maker Gareth Neal. Commissioned by The New Craftsmen and exclusively handmade by luxury cabinet makers, Lydiates in Herefordshire. This four-door sideboard is made with hand-braided front and side panels using a combination of tonal coloured cords. The finely spaced stitchwork holds individually milled slats in position and allows for the structure of the Solid Ash woodwork to deliberately be seen, both internally and externally. The two internal shelves reference traditional haberdashery display cabinets, and the doors are finished with luxury brass hardware and hand-milled brass handles. Bespoke options available.

This product is available in bespoke variations, please enquire for further details.

Material Ash Veneer, Solid Ash, Osmo oil finish. Brass hardware. Mix of cords (K Leather, Waxed Cotton, Hemp) in a range of natural colours.
cm: Width 215.5cm, Depth 54cm, Height 76cm
inches: Width 84.8in, Depth 21.3in, Height 29.9in
Care Instructions Dust with soft lint free cloth.
Lead Time: 18-20 weeks


The stitching, reminiscent of rows of wishbones, has been meticulously hand-braided by Aimee, using a combination of leather, hemp and waxed cotton cords, applied to a distinctive ash panel frame. The doors and side panels are specifically designed to incorporate Aimee's stitching techniques - each of the dowels and batons are cut to size by hand and held in place by the cords.