The above version of the traditional standing press was made entirely with local woods. The framework is old-growth vertical-grain Douglas Fir, as are the drawer-fronts and top; the platen is Arbutus (Madrone), as are the drawer pulls and the drawer inlays; The heavy 2.5" screw thread is made from fine-grained Western Maple. Local Garry Oak has been used for parts of the screw and platen assembly, as well as for the drawer sides. Drawer bottoms are Western Red Cedar. Black Wenge inlay lines on the press base make it easy to centre books in the press.
Although the version above is made from local woods, I'd normally make it in Mahogany, White Oak or Cherry.
The top section can be removed for shipping; it can also be ordered as a stand-alone press for the bench-top.
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