Materials Used: American walnut, American cherry, aromatic cedar, and cherry veneer
Special Features: This hope chest features a walnut frame with raised cherry panels. The walnut used for this item is a local Oklahoma walnut that has not been steamed. It contains a dark rich color with traces of purple and red mixed throughout the grain. The unit is very heavy and built to last a lifetime and beyond. The interior is lined with aromatic cedar. The lid features mortised aged brass “H” style hinges that are accompanied by pnematic compressed gas cylinders which assist in opening the chest and prevent the lid from slamming shut. The lid can be secured with a skeleton style key via the full mortise lock. The top of the lid has a decorative cherry veneer that matches the cherry used in the raised panels.