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Project by tim0001 posted 12-28-2011 01:09 AM 1450 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This credenza is a rebuild of an antique my daughter purchased. It was in bad condition and not much was usable except the inside frame. I dismantled the traced and recut the pieces to original shape. The case is jatoba (Brazilian Cherry), the door fronts are veneered with Myrtle burl. It was a realy fun project. The jatoba was salvaged shipping crates.

-- TimV

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#1 posted 12-28-2011 01:13 AM

Wow it looks like a million dollars. Fantastic Job.

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#2 posted 12-28-2011 01:20 AM

Great looking did an excellent save.

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#3 posted 12-28-2011 01:41 AM

Lovely piece. Nice work.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#4 posted 12-28-2011 03:00 AM

Excellent job restoring/rebuilding the credenzaq. It looks great.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 12-28-2011 03:07 AM

Probably better than the original…even if you don’t say so. “1930” piece?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 12-28-2011 03:25 AM

Beautiful Credenza.

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#7 posted 12-28-2011 03:25 AM

Beautifull! One day when I grow up I will be able to do work like that!

Would love to see progress pics if you have them.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#8 posted 12-28-2011 05:03 AM

Shipping crates? Send me some of those! What do I have to order to get shipping crates made of jatoba? You did a great job on this.

-- Some problems are best solved with an optimistic approach. Optimism shines a light on alternatives that are otherwise not visible.

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#9 posted 12-29-2011 05:15 AM

Sweet! Love that look.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#10 posted 12-29-2011 04:39 PM

That is quite an amazing piece

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#11 posted 01-05-2012 07:31 PM

I actually have a credenza that looks very similar to that.. The side cabinets look wider, but the legs and struts look the same (sorry for the bad pic, its the only one I could find)

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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