Mission, Arts and Crafts, Handmade Nine Drawer Chest of Drawers
THE CHEST IS 54" TALL AND THE TOP IS 20" X 36"
The finest construction techniques were used to make this piece of casework. There are dovetailed drawers that have center guides and are side hung on handmade wooden glides. Full, solid dust panels between the drawers, are dovetailed into the legs. Corner blocks on the dust panels assure that this piece will be solid for many, many decades.
THIS IS AN ELEGANT AND WELL PROPORTIONED DRESSER.
THIS PIECE IS BEAUTIFUL THROUGHOUT, IT WILL SATISFY THE MOST DISCRIMINATING TASTE.
Hand cut paneled sides. FULL dust panels for strength. Side hung, center guided, dovetailed drawers glide smooth as silk on their wooden runners. 5/4" thick top...MASSIVE throughout, these pieces weigh nearly 350 lbs!!!
Case pieces are a thorough test of our talent. Never a production piece, each one develops a "personality" in the shop. The drawers and case are numbered, and the piece is signed and given a shop # for future reference. We keep full notes on the construction and finish.
The drawers are center guided and side hung on handmade, hardwood glides and slides. 5/4" lumber is used on the case and top, and the side paneling is resawn and matched from thicker boards. Traditional mortise and tenon construction. The dust panels are dovetailed into the legs. The drawers are dovetailed construction.
FULL dust panels and reinforced at all stress points. The case is battleship strong. The piston fit of the drawers rewards with a satisfying "woosh" of air as the drawers are opened and closed. The case is sealed and the air enters and exits at the top in back. No drawing floor dust into the case onto your clothes !!
I could go on and on. Our case pieces are our finest work. Long hours are spent assembling and fitting each and every component. Prior to that, every detail is considered.
We have a wide range of drawer pulls available, this piece has our favorite on it. Cast bronze, they are artfully crafted, cleanly fashioned and comfortable to use.
CURRENTLY, OUR LEAD TIME IS UP TO 6 MONTHS. To many people, this is not a problem. For years, we tried to maintain some work in stock. That has become nearly impossible now.
PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE AND PAY FOR THIS ITEM IN FULL. WE WILL RETURN YOUR PAYMENT. WE WILL ONLY ACCEPT A DEPOSIT TO SCHEDULE TO BUILD ONE.
BY USING THE "ADD TO CART", YOU ARE AGREEING THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THE ITEM HAS TO BE SCHEDULED AND BUILT, AND THAT THIS PROCESS CAN TAKE AS LONG AS 24 WEEKS.
IS IT WORTH THE WAIT.....OBVIOUSLY, A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK SO. OUR LEAD TIME HAS BEEN THIS LONG FOR OVER TWO YEARS.
PLEASE.....MUST READ......ORDER THIS PIECE TO BE BUILT.....
EMAIL US FOR CURRENT LEAD TIME.....PLEASE DO NOT SEND PAYMENT IN FULL.
WE WILL INVOICE AND SCHEDULE.
PLEASE CONTACT US TO SEE WHAT THE LEAD TIME ON A PIECE LIKE THIS WOULD BE.If the lead time is longer than 12 weeks, we only ask for a $100. scheduling deposit.
When we are about to begin, we will invoice you for a 30% deposit. We send out color samples at this time for you to make a color choice. As we near completion, we will invoice for the balance and shipping. We will gladly quote approximate shipping at any time, but the actual shipping will depend on the situation at the time of completion.
THIS IS NOT THE WORK OF "FURNITURE BUILDERS" WE ARE PROFESSIONAL CABINETMAKERS THAT TAKE PRIDE IN THE BEAUTY AND DURABILITY OF OUR WORK. THE HAND WORK, AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL ARE EVIDENT THROUGHOUT THIS PIECE.
AS GOOD AS IT GETS....STYLING......CRAFTSMANSHIP....
ATTENTION TO DETAIL.....COLOR.....AND FINISH
WE REALIZE THAT DEALING WITH AN UNKNOWN, DISTANT OR NEW SELLER, ESPECIALLY ON AN ITEM COSTING SEVERAL HUNDRED TO SEVERAL THOUSAND DOLLARS, OFTEN REQUIRES A GREAT LEAP OF FAITH.....NOT TO WORRY....EVER....WITH US. COPY AND PASTE THIS LINK TO SEE OUR 125 FEEDBACKS ON EBAY FROM FURNITURE SALES, A LITANY OF PRAISE AND APPRECIATION THAT FEW CAN EQUAL.YOUR INTEREST AND CONCERNS ARE OURS. WE PRIDE OURSELVES IN CUSTOMER CARE THAT CANNOT BE MATCHED.
LINK TO CUSTOMER FEEDBACK: http://www.dryadstudios.com/html/feedback___customers__comments.htm
Where else can handwork of this quality, and appearance be bought? NOT AT OAK EXPRESS....NOT AT THE BEST FURNITURE STORE IN TOWN....THEY ALL GET THEIR STOCK FROM CHINA. YOU HAVE TO GO TO AN UPSCALE GALLERY SPECIALIZING IN HAND MADE FURNITURE. WE KNOW....we sold to them for many, many years.
The grain is very elegant and well matched. The finest construction and finish are evident throughout this piece.
ALL of our work is handmade,one piece at a time. We use machinery to produce the components. After that, there are far more chisels and hand planes used than power saws and sanders....HANDMADE WITH A DEEP HAND RUBBED FINISH.
In 25 years of hand-crafting hundreds of pieces of Arts & Crafts furniture, I have never had a disatisfied customer.
A complete measure of our talents and capabilities can be viewed on our web site. WWW.DRYADSTUDIOS.COM
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Our Finish is second to none....It is Deep...Rich...and Elegant. We wet every part, and the finished piece, with hot water many times as we sand them, before staining. This raises the grain several times, and guarantees the finish will still be as elegant in 100 years as it is now....
Between each coat of the stain, sealer, glaze, and three coats of lacquer, we sand the piece with 320 grit for a FINISH THAT IS AS WONDERFUL TO FEEL AS IT IS TO SEE. FINALLY, We HAND RUB the entire piece with rubbing lubricant and FINE Scotchbrite pads for a JADE SMOOTH FINISH.
The nature of the type of DYES, and GLAZE that we use produces a finish that emphasizes the different texture in each board, rather than attempt to make every square inch the same color. This produces color patterns that match those found in early Mission antiques.AS MUCH AS OUR FINISH BLENDS WITH ANTIQUES, IT IS A DURABLE, MODERN FINISH. WE USE THE FINEST VINYL SEALER AND WATER RESISTANT LACQUER. IT IS HIGHLY ALCOHOL AND WATER RESISTANT.
THIS IS GALLERY QUALITY HAND CRAFTED FURNITURE WITH A WONDERFUL HAND RUBBED FINISH.....IF YOU ARE NOT COMPLETELY SATISFIED WITH THE QUALITY, RETURN IT FOR A FULL REFUND AND SHIPPING ONE WAY....NO QUESTIONS ASKED.
DRYAD STUDIOS...ALL 5 OF US...HAVE BEEN MAKING THE FINEST ARTS & CRAFTS FURNITURE AVAILABLE, ONE PIECE AT A TIME,FOR THE PAST 22 YEARS. ALWAYS HANDMADE....SLOW AND EASY.....WE TAKE OUR TIME, AND GUARANTEE OUR RESULTS.
OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS WE HAVE LAUNCHED OUR WEB SITE, AND WEANED OURSELVES FROM DESIGNING AND MAKING CUSTOM PIECES IN MULTIPLES FOR GALLERIES AND ARTS & CRAFTS DEALERS.
TAKE GOOD CARE OF THIS FURNITURE.......
IT WILL OUTLAST YOU, YOUR CHILDREN, AND THEIR CHILDREN......
THE SHIPPING CALCULATOR IS AN ESTIMATE.
THE SHIPPING CALCULATOR IS AN ESTIMATE.
THE SHIPPING CALCULATOR IS AN ESTIMATE.
CONTACT US WITH YOUR TOWN AND ZIP. WE WILL SEE WHAT CARRIER IS BEST.
EMAIL US WITH YOUR TOWN AND ZIP FOR AN ACTUAL SHIPPING COST.
SHIPPING COSTS ARE SKYROCKETING....WE SEARCH FOR THE BEST WAY TO SHIP AND THE SAFEST WAY TO PACK. ALWAYS DELIVERED TO YOUR HOME. ALWAYS INSURED. WE RECYCLE SUPERLATIVE PACKING MATERIALS, FOAM,PLASTIC WRAP AND CARDBOARD... PASSING THAT ON TO YOU,WE PACK THESE FREE OF MATERIAL COST.WE PACK THESE FOR A "NO PROBLEM" SHIPPING EXPERIENCE.
WE OFFER OUR TRADITIONAL "NO REGRETS" MONEY BACK GUARANTEE.....LOVE IT, OR PACK IT BACK UP AND WE WILL HAVE IT PICKED UP.....FULL REFUND INCLUDING SHIPPING ONE WAY...NO QUESTIONS ASKED
Shipping is ESTIMATED....please send your town and zip for an exact shipping cost. We will probably use Roadway, or UPS FREIGHT to ship this piece.
Shipping cost includes all packing, insurance at 150% of the value, and Residential Delivery.
We apologize for the high cost of shipping. Though we have a discount with several shippers, we still recoil at the cost. The chest is priced far below retail...even with the shipping considered, it is a terrific bargain.
WE GUARANTEE OUR WORK TO EXCEED YOUR EXPECTATIONS.
WE GUARANTEE THAT OUR FINISH WILL SPOIL YOU FOREVER.
WE GUARANTEE THE FINEST FIT, FINISH, AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL, PERIOD.
FAILING THAT, WE WOULD FULLY REFUND THE PURCHASE PRICE,
ON SAFE RETURN OF THE FURNITURE.
NO QUESTIONS ASKED.
SHIPPING IS VIA COMMON CARRIER. WE HAVE GOOD DISCOUNTS WITH SEVERAL FREIGHT COMPANIES, AND WE PACK THE ITEMS WITH RECYCLED CARDBOARD, FOAM WRAP, AND FOAM BOARD. WE GET THE PACKING PRACTICALLY FREE, AND PASS THAT ON TO YOU.
PLEASE CONTACT US WITH YOUR TOWN AND ZIP CODE FOR AN ACCURATE ESTIMATE OF CURRENT SHIPPING COSTS.