The 7-Drawer Handmade Mini-Chest from Volk
Multi-hyphenate talent (painter-musician-craftsman, to be exact) and Rhode Island School of Design BFA-holder Brian Volk-Zimmerman started building custom, one-of-a-kind wood furnishings at a Brooklyn Navy Yard workshop in 2006. With a nod to a woodworking ancestor of his from the 1800’s, Volk-Zimmerman handcrafts wooden masterpieces like this seven-drawer mini-chest made from solid walnut atop a splayed-leg stand. Its poplar drawers are lined with fabric, and the piece is finished in oil and wax for the perfect sheen. The vintage pump organ drawer pulls lend an old-world sensibility to the 52” high, 12” wide, 10.75” deep chest, available directly from Volk for $4900 along with a wide and beautiful range of other painstakingly crafted pieces and custom designs.