The Zambezi and Standard Chests of Drawers

The African Touch Chests of Drawers re beautifully crafted pieces of furniture. For the Zambezi six broad, deep drawers are arranged in two columns of three. The five drawers of the Standard are made up of two side by side at the top, with three very wide, deep drawers below. The drawer boxes, bases and the cabinet backs are crafted from the same solid Zambezi teak as the rest of the cabinet. This shows our dedication to bringing you the finest furniture products built from the finest materials – other furniture makers will build these components from softwood and manmade boards to save on weight, cost and time.

The Zambezi Chests of Drawers

The drawers run on imported roller bearing slides to give a smooth action. The slot handles give a modern feel to the piece while providing a comfortable opening action, but timber drawer pulls can also be selected. Please let us know your preference when ordering, which can be done via the ‘Contact Us’ page on the web site.

The Standard Chests of Drawers

Another alluring feature of our dedication to the finest joinery is the fact that the drawers are all constructed using through dovetail, and sliding dovetail joints – the expert’s choice. This is what Fine Woodworking Magazine, America’s foremost magazine in professional woodwork, has to say about dovetail joints: ‘Considered one of the strongest and certainly the most beautiful of joints, the dovetail exacts a stiff price in terms of skill for the strength and good looks it provides. Dovetails are probably the strongest method for joining two pieces of wood, surface to surface, with the grain running in the same direction. The dovetail joint provides considerable mechanical strength because when the joint is assembled, it can’t be twisted or racked. And the shape of the dovetail makes it impossible to take apart in one direction and difficult in the other. This joint stays together — even without glue!’