I also tried a few new things in this project. For example, I used a dado and rabbet joint as opposite to the simpler rabbet joint I have used for most other drawers. I didn't like it that much, it's a bit harder to make because you need to be precise with the depth of the dado and I don't think it's any stronger than a normal rabbet joint. As a matter of fact, because I also made a dado to fit the bottom of the drawer, it leaves a small square piece of wood at the intersection of both rabbets which is pretty odd.
I also used a router flush trim bit to trim the edges of the top, which i left a bit longer for this purpose. That works really well. I really like the look of the cross sections of this russian birch because they have so many layers.
I am finishing it with Danish oil and wipe on polyurethane, which is a type of finish I haven't tried before either.
This is how it looks like from the back. I joined all the pieces with pine dowels and glue, no nails.