This drawer cabinet and cupboard was one of three pieces of furniture commissioned for the dining room of an Edwardian house. A traditional style was appropriate both to the character of the house and the other furniture in the room and mahogany was requested to match the dining table. This provided a challenge – true mahogany is an endangered species and expensive. However, I was able to find some timber from a source approved by the Forest Stewardship Council, one of the few organisations to provide a trustworthy assessment of sustainability. The drawer sides and backs are made from english ash to add a little contrast and lightness to the interior and feature hand cut dovetails.