Lapthorn Furniture | Chests of Drawers

Chests of Drawers

Chests of drawers are always a delight to make. It is one of the few pieces of furniture that gets “used”, the challenge being able to operate the drawers with the least amount of effort.

These days it has been made more cost effective to use concealed, precision engineered, full extension metal drawer runners, incorporating soft close mechanisms for trouble free operation, without compromising the drawer construction. With loading capacities ranging from 30kg to over 200kg there is a drawer runner for every occasion.

That said, there is nothing like a beautifully constructed traditional drawer with slender oak sides that has been made using hand cut dovetails. There are few things more satisfying than hearing and feeling the faint exhalation of air from the drawer as it is closed. Made well they are as effortless as their hi-tech counterparts.

Whether it be the storing and ordering of clothes, paper files, hard copies of your music collection or indeed your collection of rocks we can make a drawer to suit.