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Media Credenza (2nd piece in Office set)

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Project by ShopDogs posted 1318 days ago 2043 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second piece of the 4 pieces that were built for an office in Minneapolis. This credenza will house video equipment in the large conference room. I used the same 3-piece design for the top as I did on the large conference table that I posted earlier today. The figured wood is sapele pomele. It was great to work with and the finish makes the incredible grain pattern shimmer. The trim is black walnut. This case is 65” x 24” x 30” high. I used 8 coats of wipe on oil based poly with 4000 grit final sand.

@ $700 per 4’x8’ sheet, cutting into this sapele pomele plywood makes you really pay attention to what you are doing! The TS blade I used cut like a scalpel. No chips or tear-outs.
Thanks for looking.

Michael

-- ShopDogs, Tulsa, OK The tools aren't the problem-It's the organic interface!





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afranco

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#1 posted 1318 days ago

Very nice

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Chip

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#2 posted 1318 days ago

Beautiful wood combination and terrific craftsmanship Michael. This set is just outstanding… love it. Hope we get a pic of everything together at some point. Looking forward to it…

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Broglea

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#3 posted 1318 days ago

You are right that grain does shimmer. I guess at $700 a sheet it had better. I like the combination of sapele and walnut.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#4 posted 1318 days ago

$700 a sheet I get nervous looking at it :-) Nice work!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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BillyJ

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#5 posted 1318 days ago

Your craftsmanship is superb. Great pictures, too. Looks like you’re going to have to pick up a Blum minipress for the future jobs!

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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ShopDogs

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#6 posted 1318 days ago

Billy,
If you will just keep buying lunch for Cynthia and me, I could afford one. Better still, just send me yours!
Thanks.
M

-- ShopDogs, Tulsa, OK The tools aren't the problem-It's the organic interface!

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RS Woodworks

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#7 posted 1318 days ago

Very very nice! Would you mind sharing what TS blade you used to get such great results?

Ryan

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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ShopDogs

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#8 posted 1318 days ago

Sure, Ryan. I should have identified it from the outset.
I used A freud “ultimate Plywood blade” It has 80 of the sharpest damn teeth you can imagine that are set at a special angle to make incredibly smooth cuts both with the grain and across. I think the blade was less than $100. I only use it for plywood.
Michael

-- ShopDogs, Tulsa, OK The tools aren't the problem-It's the organic interface!

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AttainableApex

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#9 posted 1317 days ago

omg that ply wood is expensive

-- Ben L

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ShopDogs

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#10 posted 1317 days ago

Ben We would all be proud to have made the shipping box it came in! It was 8/4 red oak. And yes, we did salvage it.
I have a whole sheet left over. I can’t wait to hear what the client wants to do with it.
Michael

-- ShopDogs, Tulsa, OK The tools aren't the problem-It's the organic interface!

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sras

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#11 posted 1317 days ago

Another gorgeous piece! I hope you don’t mind a design comment/idea. The 4 doors/3 panels arrangement seems a little distracting. I thought about suggesting 3 doors, but that seemed like the doors would be too big. It took a while to come up with a possible suggestion.
You could grow the two outer doors by just an inch or so such that they line up with the edge of the walnut trim on the top. Looks like about the width of the door stile. Then set up the two center doors such they open up to expose an oversized center cabinet. Might blend with the three panel top better.
Seemed like an idea worth sharing – you can decide if the idea is a good one or not.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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ShopDogs

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#12 posted 1317 days ago

I agree with you Steve. However in this application, the multi-media equipment that will go inside had certain size / configuration requirments. So it had to be 2 compartments of the same size. With regard to a 3 door design in general—If outside hardware is used (door pulls) it always looks lopsided to me. 2 knobs together and one off there by itself. But I sincerely appreciate your design input. I am always interested in a better way to make my pieces “flow.”

Michael

-- ShopDogs, Tulsa, OK The tools aren't the problem-It's the organic interface!

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sras

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#13 posted 1317 days ago

Thanks Michael, there are times when function takes precedence. Still a great looking cabinet! And you have a happy customer. Good point on the 3 door/knob issue. Good reminder if I ever have to go there, maybe just put a finger recess on the edge of the door.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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RS Woodworks

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#14 posted 1316 days ago

Thanks ShopDogs, I will have to try one of those blades for my plywood cutting!

Ryan

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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Randolph Torres

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#15 posted 1251 days ago

all of your projects are top of the line.

-- another tip from cooperedpatterns

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