In order to house the electronics for the TV and stereo, the bottom "drawers" are actually a single carved piece of wood that hinges down for access to that space.
The compass rose was constructed of walnut and maple on a cherry ground with borders of ebony, herringbone inlay, and cross-grain English oak. Each corner has a constellation in mother-of-pearl stars.
One of the few times I used true Honduras mahogany for a commission. The finishing took almost as long as the building!
Built to house a plasma screen TV, the case has a separate back compartment to house cooling fans and remote access to stereo, DVD, and TV functions.