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The African Touch Campaign Chest is a beautifully crafted piece of handmade furniture. It consists of two chests of drawers mounted one on top of the other in the true tradition of British Campaign furniture. The corners and sides are protected by solid brass imported corner blocks and straps.
The drawer boxes, bases and the cabinet backs are crafted from the solid African hardwood. 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 man-made boards to save on weight, cost and time.
The drawers run on imported roller bearing slides to give a smooth action.
For more information on this iconic piece, please see ‘Description’ below.
This design is true to original British Army campaign chests, otherwise known as a military chest. These are the iconic and most commonly sought items of campaign furniture. True to the tradition of British Campaign furniture, this piece consists of two chests of drawers. The original reasoning was that it allowed the campaign chest to be separated for ease of carriage. Also the two halves of two chests could be laid side by side to make a base for a bed! The corners and sides are protected by solid brass imported corner blocks and straps.
Materials and construction.
The African Touch Campaign Chest is beautiful piece of handmade furniture. The drawer boxes, bases and the cabinet backs are crafted from the solid African hardwood. 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 man-made boards to save on weight, cost and time.
Another alluring feature of our dedication to the finest joinery is that the drawers are all constructed using through dovetail, and sliding dovetail joints. These are the choice of a true craftsman. 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!’
The drawers run on imported roller bearing slides to give a smooth action. The solid brass handles are true to the Military furniture tradition.
Where is the Campaign Chest used?
The Campaign Chest is an excellent storage solution for bedrooms, offices, restaurants and lounges. It is a statement piece, so it can be used to enhance the décor and prestige of a room.
Maintaining your Campaign Chest
Maintaining your Campaign Chest
To protect your lacquered finish place your Campaign Chest away from direct sunlight. Apply a good furniture wax or polish, initially twice a month, thereafter once a month. Apply sufficient to thinly cover the surface. As it dries (becomes dull) buff with a clean cloth until a beautiful sheen is achieved. Between waxings, keep the finish clean with a soft cloth or duster, and buff without wax.
Material used: 2 African hardwoods hardwood are available.
- Zambezi Teak (Baikiaea plurijuga) formerly known as Rhodesian Teak. One of the hardest timbers in the world of exceptional beauty and grain.
- African Bloodwood (Pterocarpus angolensis) aka Kiaat or Mukwa. A much lighter hardwood than Zambezi Teak, Bloodwood is a fine hardwood that finishes exceptionally well and has a very rich, mixed grain and colour varying from honey brown to deep red brown.
- Lacquer. This gives a clear, hard finish that brings out the colour and grain of the timber beautifully. It prevents water marks and is easy to maintain.
|Zambezi Teak||965mm (38 1/2”)||1000mm (40”)||500mm (20”)||195kg (430lbs)|
|African Bloodwood||965mm (38 1/2”)||1000mm (40”)||500mm (20”)||120kg (264lbs)|
- Your The African Touch Campaign Chest will be carefully packed with air-o-thene foam protected by double walled cardboard crate.
- Packed Sizes:
|Zambezi Teak||1000mm (40”)||1025mm (41”)||525mm (21”)||200kg (440lbs)|
|African Bloodwood||1000mm (40”)||1025mm (41”)||525mm (21”)||125kg (275lbs)|
Approximate shipping costs:
|Australia New Zealand||$700.00|
|North, West East Africa||$700.00|
We offer a 15 year warranty on your The African Touch Military Chests of Drawers for any flaws in construction or material (except natural imperfections such as knots, stress cracks etc.) Miss handling or inappropriate use of the product will invalidate the warranty.
We will supply you with our suggested care and maintenance guidelines to ensure life-long enjoyment of your furniture. However we cannot be held responsible for repairing / replacing this product if you don’t follow these guidelines.
We build with timber harvested from natural forests. The charm of this material is that no two pieces are exactly the same in colour, character or grain, and they will contain natural imperfections such as knots, stress cracks and so on that enhance their authenticity and attractiveness. As a result no 2 pieces will ever be identical and products may have natural imperfections. However, these will never be allowed to compromise the quality of construction of your piece.
The African Touch will not in any circumstances be liable for any claim which falls outside the scope of our warranty or for any consequential damages whatsoever.