The Apothecary Cabinet

This large apothecary cabinet is a continuation of the smaller Apothecary Chest I built in July of 2017. The outer cabinet, drawer fronts, and base are solid quartersawn sapele. The drawer boxes are made of ash, and the dividers are made of pine with a sapele edge banding. The 21 drawers exhibit a continuous grain match from left to right, each row coming from the same sapele board. The bottom row serves as a shoe cubby.

The drawers are constructed using a half-blind lock joint, which can also be called a tongue and dado joint. Check out this video to see how this joint is made. The cabinet was finished with 4 coats of wipe on polyurethane. The overall dimensions of the cabinet are 62" x 39" x 11.5". The cabinet sits in the entryway to our house and is one of my favorite pieces I've made so far.