Philadelphia High Chest
Woodworker: Charles Drake
Drake completed this Philadelphia high chest of drawers (24 in. deep by 44 in. wide by 94 in. tall) as part of a class taught by George Slack, a woodworker and teacher in Virginia. The class met one weekend a month for 18 months, with the students working on their projects in between. This is the fifth project Drake has completed with Slack’s help. The mahogany chest, with secondary wood of white pine, is based on one at the U.S. Department of State that Slack had access to for photos and detailed measurements. Drake finished it with gel stain and varnish.