The design of this chest is from Germanic Canadian tradition. The upper chest sides are from a single 13″ plank. The top is from a 23″ wide plank, hand planed and fitted to allow slight irregularities. The double bottom is aromatic cedar. Through exposed dovetails on all three sections are done by hand and eye. Fine brass hardware is fitted and the wood is pore filled and polished with China wood oil.
The rabbeted dovetails on drawers are laid out by eye and cut with hand tools. Rabbeted dovetails are used on the drawers and through dovetails on the case and plinth.