This was my 3rd ever project and quite a challenge. It is made of Teak(I think), mahogany( I didn't cut down the tree alot was given to me that was probably cut 15 years ago),beech wedges, and birch ply for the back pannels.the upper rear brace and case bottom are hand cut dove tales, the kerf bars are through tennons with wedges, the shelf is dadooed and the panels are held in grooves. It took me about a week to cut all of the joinery by hand. This was also the first time I edge glued a bored. Great project and it is a great show of piece everyone who comes in my shop is instantly drawn to it.