This diminutive and elegant chest is inspired by the simple lines of Shaker furniture, yet designed with a contemporary feel. Hand-cut, through-dovetails on the corners of the case offer strength and beauty. Traditional frame-and-panel shelves on the interior allow for wood movement and provide a smooth, solid-wood surface. The matched drawers are joined with ‘French’ or sliding dovetails, with solid wood bottoms. The lid is made from a single bookmatched board, held flat with cherry breadboards on the ends. It will swing open on custom forged strap hinges currently being made by a blacksmith. Inside the case is a small box with a lid, called a till. When you open the chest lid, you swing up the till and prop the lid on it, letting you root through the chest with both hands free. The chest stands on dovetailed bracket feet made from cherry. The interior is finished with shellac, while the exterior has several coats of oil. Once the chest is complete, the outside will receive a topcoat of urethane for durability and protection.
This chest measures 18″ w. x 37″ l. x 20″ h.
We make this chest to fit your home and budget. Please call us at (828) 398-9701 to discuss your specific needs.