holm oak chest of drawers

the drawer fronts and top of this four-drawer chest are made of holm oak, supplied by Greenways nature volunteers and needs-must felled in the parks of ipswich, making it incredibly environmentally friendly.

holm oak chest of drawers

the carcase is made of oak veneered birch ply to allow the use of modern swoosh drawer runners- because the piece is 4′ wide, i used the super heavy duty versions

holm oak chest of drawers

holm oak is an invasive mediterranean species not much used in the UK…… despite the fact that it is 50% harder than english oak and the grain is spectacular

holm oak chest of drawers

the matt bronze handles ensure the drawers are pulled centrally to ensure longevity of the runners