Looks great! I never would have chosen something with drawers for my first project! Your ambition however seems to have been a great success, amply rewarded. I too am curious as to what type wood you used? Does it have an oil base finish or clear varnish or lacquer applied?
Congratulations on a great first project.
Great job! I'm such a sucker for these posts with toolboxes/chests, the various designs, materials, and joinery used in their construction, tops the list of my favorites. I feel a toolbox or bench should be everyones first "real" project, you took no short cuts and were quite ambitious. Thats a real testament to character. Keep it up, I look forward to viewing more projects.
Is there some type of spring loaded or push action mechanism to open the drawers?