This is an adaptation of a craftsman style cabinet featured in Woodsmith Magazine #137. As featured the cabinet had three small drawers and one large drawer at the bottom of the cabinet. To make it fit the space we had available, I added a second set of three drawers and moved the large drawer to the top of the cabinet. We're using the cabinet as a side table in the dining room and my wife thought it made more sense to have the large drawer up top where it was easier for her to get to the tablecloths she stores there. The space behind the door she uses to store several sets of seldom used candle sticks.
The case is built of oak 3/4" plywood, but the drawers, door, top, and base are made from 30-year old air dried myrtlewood.The drawers on this project became my first attempt at making dove-tail joints and I was very pleased with the results. The entire cabinet was stained with MinWax Cherry, finished with seven coats of Deft Semi-Gloss Brushing Lacquer. And, of course, outfitted with beautiful Horton Brass Dark Antique Drawer Pulls.
This cabinet fits nicely with the crafstman style dining table (made from the same stash of myrtlewood) that I built earlier this year.