- Hand Made Apothecary Chests -

by Stan Pike - furniture maker

Tel: (413) 624-7116 Or: stanpike27@gmail.com

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Note: Prices may vary depending on the kind of woods used.


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Typical drawer detail drawing:

Apothecary Chest Designs

Here are some design examples to give an idea of what can be made.

Other designs are possible and encouraged.


9 drawer apothecary W=30 1/8" x H=26" x 14" D

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11-drawer CD storage apothecary unit W=37 3/4" x H=23" Cabinet holds approximately 510 CD's.

11-drawer CD storage / stereo cabinet in a modern apothecary design. W=51 1/2" x H=36 1/2x D=22" Cabinet holds approximately 950 CD's.

6 drawer apothecary chest W=40 7/8" x H=19 1/2" x 20" D

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12 drawer apothecary W=47 1/2" x H=35 1/4"

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20 drawer apothecary W=53 3/8" x H=42 1/32"

This cabinet is primarily designed for the storage of paper and artist supplies.

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18 drawer apothecary W=47 1/2" x H=41 11/16"

25 drawer apothecary W=47 1/2" x H=47 1/8"

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33 drawer apothecary W=48 1/2" x H=53"

15 drawer apothecary W=60 3/8" x H=36 3/4"

22 drawer apothecary W=60 3/8" x H=44 1/8"

30 drawer apothecary W=60 3/8" x H=50 1/2"

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39 drawer apothecary W=60 3/8" x H=56 1/4"

11 drawer apothecary W=60 3/8" x H=25 5/8"

18 drawer apothecary W=51 1/4" x H=28 1/2"

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large 40 drawer apothecary W=93" x H=40"

large 42 drawer apothecary suitable for CD Storage W=57 1/4" x H=59"

large 90 drawer apothecary W=68 1/4" x H=59"

27-drawer apothecary chest inverted design. W=48 1/2" x H=52" This is a very unusual and striking design.

52-drawer apothecary chest inverted design. W=61 3/4" x H=65 3/4" This is a larger version of the above design.

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Typical drawer detail drawing:

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To see how I make my drawer pulls or knobs


I always strive for clean design, without ornamentation. Chests may be made from a wide variety of woods although hardwoods are recommended. Mixing and matching woods for the top, sides, drawer fronts, knobs and pegs can give a wide variety of interesting looks. Secondary woods are usually basswood or poplar, sometimes clear #1 grade pine. I enjoy making dovetailed joinery by hand, as the look is more visually appealing and I join cabinet sides with hand cut butterfly inlays whenever needed. All surfaces, inside and out are finely sanded and finished. All drawers are made to perfection, allowing them to slide freely with an almost airtight fit without using manufactured metal slides. I prefer natural finishes such as oil and wax, wax only or sometimes I use a urethane mixture to protect against water when necessary. The pieces of furniture I make will last for generations with only a little care. I want these to last because I put so much effort into making them.

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