This is one of the pieces we are working on at the moment. It is a wall cabinet in brown oak with a cherry interior. Brown oak is darker than normal oak because the tree was attacked by a fungus. The close grained cherry makes a nice contrast in colour and texture. The finish is shellac and wax.
The dowels sticking up from the shelf are to secure it to the vertical divider beneath. Once the glue had dried these were cut off, then secured in the shelf with a rosewood pin driven through the centre which expands the dowel.