Arch Edged Chest
Inspired by the tangent of a curved tree trunk, the Arched Edge Chest of Drawers has been constructed using two timber species, predominantly ironbark timber retrieved from disused telegraph poles in New South Wales.
The dovetailed drawers have been constructed using recycled mountain ash timber lining boards. The hand turned legs are recycled ironbark and fossilised red gum from the Murray River.
The entire piece has been designed and constructed using as little hardware as possible in an attempt to highlight the versatility of timber and the skill and functionality of timber joinery techniques. The drawers, for example, use dovetail joints and slide on hand rebated timber drawer guides instead of steel drawer runners. The curved handgrips add to the organic simplicity of the design and do not detract from the front view of the chest, allowing the magnificent timber to be the star of this piece.