Walnut Credenza

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Project by guitarchitect posted 07-26-2015 09:36 PM 1795 views 8 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have some progress photos but they aren’t very good (and don’t show much).

This is a walnut credenza that I built in the spring – the stainless steel base took a while to get fabricated but it was just recently completed!

The whole case is walnut-veneered plywood, with 1/8” hardwood edging on most sides. On the front of the top and bottom pieces (and the shelves), I used 3/4” hardwood edging and dowelled it into place with a dowelmax. If there’s one thing that I learned on this project, it’s that 6’ long plywood isn’t nearly as flat as you want it to be!

The drawer fronts are all solid walnut. I would have liked to bookmatch them but I’m not set up to really be able to do that. In order to avoid putting hardware on the drawers (and in order to reduce the profile of the fronts), I bevelled the back of the fronts. It makes them look quite thin and also serves as a finger pull for the drawer.

Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 07-26-2015 10:51 PM

You made a fine job of what is way more tricky than it looks. Well done….

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#2 posted 07-26-2015 11:17 PM

I love it. Very nice job. Quick question if I may. Are the legs made of Walnut as well or are they brushed metal. Its hard to tell from the photo’s

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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#3 posted 07-26-2015 11:36 PM

I love it. Very nice job. Quick question if I may. Are the legs made of Walnut as well or are they brushed metal. Its hard to tell from the photo s

- ScottKaye


My bad – I forgot to note that in the description. The base is fabricated out of stainless steel. I considered making it out of wood but in the end felt that the stainless accents the wood a bit better (and is far more durable when it’s that minimal… it is taking a lot of weight with the drawers full of CDs/DVDs, so the wood version of the base might have been quite chunky to achieve equal strength)

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#4 posted 07-27-2015 05:53 AM

Wow. Just Beautiful.

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#5 posted 07-27-2015 11:43 AM

Walnut is beautiful wood and perfect for such modern designed furniture. Great piece.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 07-27-2015 12:23 PM

Nice work and very practical.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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