I recently completed this chest/cabinet for my wife as an anniversary present. This was based off of a picture of a James Krenov cabinet that he built in the late 80's. The upper cabinet and lower sides are made from Sapele. All of the upper section is made from the same board to maintain color and gran consistency. The front and back are book matched as well as the sides. The lower section was cut from 1 board allowing the gran to run continuously around the piece. The inner drawers are made from zebrawood, and all of the pulls are made from lacewood. The legs and remaining pieces are made from hard maple.