The Dresser was constructed of Figured Cherry, Walnut, Teak, Hickory, Western Red Cedar and Wenge. The Walnut base has four dado joints. The Dresser was constructed of two continuous boards of Cherry glued up. The top is affixed to the sides with a 1/8th" rabbit acting as a set guide for the sides. There are four internal dowels on each side with three plugged screws. The bottom is set to the sides with six plugged screws. All joints are glued as well.
The drawers have classic hand cut, zero entry dovetails, in addition to the dado sides, which accepts a pair of teak rails to carry the drawer. Each drawer has six half blind dovetails with dados for the bottom shelf and back. The rails in Teak are naturally oily, providing for smooth operation. The rails are mounted on the carcass with elongated screw holes, allowing for movement of the Cherry throughout the seasons. Of note, the first two screws in the front are not in elongated holes, as they will serve to keep the rails and the drawers in proper place through the seasons. The back of the Dresser is ship-lapped in Western Red Cedar and framed in Cherry.
The handles are constructed of Walnut and Wenge. The Walnut cross member is dadoed into the Wenge. This joinery was all cut by hand.
The Dresser is finished in five coats of Tung Oil and the sides of the drawers are finished in Tung Oil and Wax. It is a good idea to freshen up the Tung Oil once a year with a lint free cloth moist with Tung Oil. It is also recommended that Wax be placed on the sides of the drawers once a year.
There are many options which you can go with on this piece. It can be made of Walnut or another wood species, we can go with a Cherry wood that has a less complex grain, the joinery can be simplified. We can talk and design this piece to your specifications.
50"H x 20"D x 30" W