Features 20” Wide X 12” Deep X 14” Tall
Commissioned going away gift for a respected military leader. This chest was designed to mimic in appearance and construction chests found commonly in the Campaign Furniture genre. It contains several small details that highlight the craftsmanship and quality found in high end furniture.
Construction Details: Handcrafted from a single Mahogany board. Mahogany is a wood traditionally used in campaign furniture because of it’s attractive appearance and stability when exposed to varying moisture and temperatures. The alignment of grains across adjacent surfaces is a small detail that provides balance and improves the appearance without being obvious. The joinery used is thru dovetails. This provides an attractive edge detail and durable construction. The darker end-grain from the adjacent board is clearly visible. The end grain is darker because it absorbs finish more readily than side grain.
Premium brass hardware was selected for the handles and hinges. The brass handles are inset for an attractive low profile appearance. These handles are polished and unfinished. Over time, they will age to an attractive patina.
The chest was finished with three coats of clear lacquer and three coats of wax. This provides a durable easy to maintain finish.