A celebration of British hardwoods at Heal's

Watch a woodsman at work in Heal’s windows when young designer-maker Sebastian Cox crafts his new five-drawer tallboy.
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“I want to show off the great choice of timbers here in Britain,” says Cox, who prides himself on his fine dovetails.
The tallboy is available in 10 British hardwoods — ash, oak, chestnut, beech, sycamore, London plane, walnut, cherry, elm and hazel.
He harvests the coppiced hazel himself from a wood in Kent. Customers can order chests of drawers in any assortment of the timbers on view.
  • March 15, 16, 22 and 23 at Heal’s, 196 Tottenham Court Road, W1 (020 7636 1666; heals.co.uk)

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