Quarter sawn white oak, sanded to 320, boiled linseed oil finish. The drawer is air tight and closes in slow motion similar to Richard's drawer -- my favorite part of piece. Gift for mom for Christmas. She lives in New Mexico, hence the turquoise and silver handle. Had a blast making it, plans and video tutorials were spot on.
A really enjoyable build. Not much timber required and lots of interesting shaping and joining. I used Scots Pine a.k.a European redwood with a shellac finish. The drawer pull was one I already had. I think two pulls would have been better for a smoother movement. Sadly we have no use for it and have yet to find it a suitable home!