Please excuse the parrallax in the images. I took these after delivering the drawers. As the deadline to attach the top at the stonemason's approached, I needed more time to work on the drawers, but the island was ready. I made wood slides, fit them into the island, and took measurements. The client picked it up to fit the top, and I subsequently finished and delivered the drawers, based on the measurements. Not having the island to fit the drawers to while building them was a challenge. I delivered the drawers and planed off the tops of the slides to fit them in perfectly with a block plane.
The Island supports a quartz top, supplied by the client. The client wanted an island narrow enough for his kitchen, with drawers and a shelf, and to house a few bar stools on the other side.
The drawers have curly maple fronts and feature handcut through dovetails. To allow for knee room, the drawers are fairly shallow, but the sides extend far beyond the backs, making for a full extension two-part slide. Simple and effective. The slides allow for knee room with a double-ogee.
The finish consists of boiled linseed oil, wax free shellac, and paste wax, making for depth and chattoyance.