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Buchanan Elm Chest of Many Drawers

The Buchanan Elm Chest of Many Drawers is named after the 15th president of the United States because he is buried in the cemetery where the tree was locatedThe tree is an American Elm wood. This custom chest contains nine drawers all of the same size. All drawers are dovetailed.

Old Road Furniture has several figured elm slabs in various sizes from an American elm tree that was growing in historic Woodward Hill (or Buchanan) Cemetery. When living the tree was 6 feet in diameter and was on the national register for big trees! The tree died several years ago and after its death, needed to be cut down to ensure it did not damage the historic cemetery making these slabs environmentally-friendly. 

This is a custom chest that we have made in the past but can make again. Or we can use this piece as a starting point for other custom cupboard.

We can make custom chests in a variety of styles, using a number of woods, and to the size specifications of your room. Visit our custom furniture page for more information about a custom piece.

Please contact us for a quote on a custom chest.