The Apothecary Chest

This little chest was a piece built for my father-in-law. He needed a place to store his watches and this is the design we came up with. Each drawer can comfortably hold two watches. This design inspired the larger 3 x 5 Apothecary Chest (shown below) and the much larger 3 x 7 Apothecary Cabinet.

The box is made entirely of solid sapele, save for the drawer boxes which are maple. The drawers are constructed using a half-blind lock joint which is both sturdy and nice looking. The base has four legs that each have a rounded taper. The skirts have an ornate curvature that gives this piece an older, traditional look. The chest is finished with three coats of danish oil.

The larger 3 x 5 chest below was a custom order based on the original 3 x 3 chest and is made of solid walnut and ash. I do make these on made-to-order basis; contact me if you are interested in something similar.