Our chests

Each one of our silverware chests is hand made from locally grown and sawn lumber. We offer three types of silverware chests.

Lidded chests have one drawer and a hinged lid, and offer storage for up to 16 place settings. The drawer and the lid are fully lined with your choice of velvet. The lid includes a slotted knife holder that keeps knives clean and separated from one another. The drawer includes a lined slotted holder for forks, spoons, and other cutlery. All of our lidded chests feature 90 degree stop hinges to support the lid while in the open position.

Three-drawer silverware chests feature lined drawers. Our customers like these chests because silverware is stored flat and is easily accessible. The top drawer includes a slotted and lined knife holder, while the middle and lower drawers are lined similarly to the lidded models.

The mini buffet silverware chest is much more than just a silverware chest. This piece of furniture will add elegance to any dining room and has ample room for larger silverware sets. Drawers are fully lined with slotted knife and cutlery holders. The lower cabinet is perfect for storing china or a stoneware dining set between meals.

The wood

We offer several wood types to fit a variety of tastes and décors.

Antique Chestnut is reclaimed locally from old barns. This wood contains nail and spike holes, distinctive worm holes and tracks, and a varying grain pattern. A chest made from this wood is given the same high quality finish as our other woods.

Cherry has a light reddish tone when new and darkens with age, especially with exposure to light. It is a fine grained wood, finishing beautifully.

Walnut is a darker wood with a clear grain figure. It has a warm chocolate brown tone and can be stained to help retain its naturally dark color. Walnut tends to lighten over time.

Quarter-Sawn White Oak is a very dense hardwood with a straight grain. A sawyer reveals this characteristic by sawing the log at a right angle to the growth rings of the tree. This exposes the “flake,” an outstanding and unique feature of this wood.

Other woods are available upon request. Just ask!

Modesto

Modesto Silverware Chest

Sheraton

Sheraton Silverware Chest

Galleria

Galleria Silverware Chest

Regent

Regent Silverware Chest

Cierra

Cierra Silverware Chest

Towne

Towne Silverware Chest

Gallery

Gallery Silverware Chest

Symphony

Symphony Silverware Chest

Oval

Oval Silverware Chest

Dovetail

Dovetail Silverware Chest

Crescent

Crescent Silverware Chest

Mini Buffet

Combining storage for dinnerware behind the raised panel doors, and velvet lined drawers for the storage of silverware, the buffet doubles its usefulness. It stands 30 inches high, and the top measures 29 inches wide by 18 inches deep, and also serves as space for a lamp or accessory.

Mini Buffet Silverware Chest
Mini Buffet
Mini Buffet

For additional information and all available options, please check out our brochure or contact us with any questions.

Furniture

All our furniture is designed, built, and finished in our shop. The hardwood we use is timbered from local forests and milled at a family operated sawmill. Many of the pieces we build are specifically requested by our customers.

chestnut endtable

Occasional or dining tables. Contemporary or Traditional. We provide a Table Option, Pricing and Info package. Just ask!

book shelf

A nice thing about simple design and quality: It just keeps on doing its job. See and purchase this 6 tier bookstand on Etsy.

chest

Lingerie chest from our Windward Bedroom Suite. Fine craftsmenship and a flawless finish make this a timeless addition to any bedroom.

Available Now - Windward Bedroom Suite!

The White Oak Bedroom Set below is built in our woodworking shop in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. White Oak is a close grain wood, harder than Red Oak, that will not readily dent or show wear.

chestnut endtable
chest
book shelf

Pieces are available individually or as a set. Side panels are constructed of solid wood. The 7/8 inch thick top has an attractive 30 degree undercut bevel, and the entire dresser is finished with a top grade catalyzed lacquer for a rich, long-lasting finish.

Panel Bed Queen Size

The Windward Bed is constructed of thick solid wood with no veneers used. The headboard and footboard posts are 3½ square, and the 80 inch long support rails are 1 inch thick and 6 inches wide. The rails join the posts with a steel pin and a 3/8 dia. bolt. This is a very strong and wiggle-free method of assembly. An assembly wrench is also supplied. Four hardwood mattress support slats are included. In the photograph the mattress height is 28 inches from the floor. The bed rail is 8 inches from the floor. Dimensions are 65 ½ W x 88 ½ L x 51H.

Panel Bed
Panel Bed
Panel Bed

Double Dresser with Mirror

The Windward Double Dresser features eight drawers mounted on full extension ball bearing glides (100 lb. capacity) for ease of motion and durability. You don’t have to push them in with a kick, and they will not sag with age or use. The drawers provide ample storage. Construction materials are ¼ inch plywood for the dresser back and drawer bottoms, with 9-ply ½ inch plywood used for the drawer backs. All other construction materials are solid hardwood. Dimensions are 54L x 18D x 38H. The mirror is 29 ½ W x 33H x 2D. It easily slips on and off without tools.

Double Dresser with Mirror
Double Dresser with Mirror
Double Dresser with Mirror

Nightstand

The Windward Nightstand features three drawers mounted on full extension ball bearing glides (100 lb. capacity) for ease of motion and durability. The drawers provide spacious storage. Drawer sides are ½ inch hardwood. ¼ inch plywood is used for the nightstand back and drawer bottoms. 9-ply ½ inch plywood is used for the drawer backs. All other construction materials are solid hardwood. Dimensions are 24W x 18D x 29½H.

Nightstand
Nightstand
Nightstand

Lingerie Chest

The Windward Lingerie Chest is a good choice for a small bedroom. The six spacious drawers feature full extension ball bearing glides (100 lb. capacity) for ease of motion and durability. Drawer sides are 1/2 inch hardwood. Drawer bottoms, drawer backs and chest backing are quality plywood, which add strength with less weight. Dimensions are 24W x 18D x 51 1/2H

Lingerie Chest

Lingerie Chest

Lingerie Chest

The Windward Suite above is available now. Contact us for purchase, delivery time or if you would like a set made to your specifications. Wood type can be cherry, walnut, or maple. We can ship to any US destination and will estimate shipping costs at your request. We carefully package the furniture for shipping or it can be picked up at our business location. Contact us with any further questions.

Toys

Real toys make it possible for children to imagine and create. Virtually indestructible, our wheeled trucks, forklifts (“the coolest toy ever!”), and trains go all over the place, working without breaking. Designed for children old enough to make engine noises, the robust quality and realistic features make these toys a safe addition to any play space. Made right here in our shop by Great Wooden Toys, a little division of Becker Furniture.

wooden forklift toy
wooden forklift toy
wooden trucks

Specials

We invite you to shop our Great Wooden Toys workshop, where you can purchase all of our products, including ready-made silverware chests. Inventory in our Etsy store changes often so be sure to check back regularly.

cooling rack

Our cooling rack/trivet set is made from Cherry. The ends of each slat are beveled for a finished look. The racks are rubbed with a food grade oil and seasoned at a low oven temperature for oil penetration.

Camp Chair

Combining the comfort of an Adirondack lawn chair with the convenience of the Byer of Maine lounger camp chair, this collapsible hardwood camp chair is compact and comfortable.

magnetic knife holder

Our magnetic knife holders are available in a variety of woods and styles. Check out our Etsy store for more details.

Contact Us

We'd to help!

To place an order for custom furniture, please contact us by phone or email.

To order toys, please visit our Etsy store or contact us by phone or email.

To find out more about our silverware chests or to place an order, please download a silverware chest brochure.

Silverware Chest Brochure
Becker Furniture
226 Goodhart Rd.
Shippensburg, PA 17257
717-530-6732