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Project by Andreas posted 03-11-2012 07:14 PM 1789 views 17 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This credenza was a bit of a design experiment for me. I wanted to try a piece with external structural elements that framed the carcass. I also tried to bring in some oriental design elements. It’s made from walnut, figured cherry and maple with ebony handles and plugs. The exterior is sealed with a single coat of 2lb shellac followed by five coats of BLO and poly. The interior is three coats of shellac. I’m quite pleased how it turned out.

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#1 posted 03-11-2012 07:51 PM

Awesome piece man! love your design great work!

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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#2 posted 03-11-2012 08:23 PM

Beautiful work, love the design!

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#3 posted 03-12-2012 02:07 AM

I like the wood you used and the asian design. Great work.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#4 posted 03-12-2012 02:32 AM

great design. You certainly captured the intentyou are afetr with the external stucture and asian influence. I alsolike the arch in the drawer fronts and the contrasting wood colours. it all came together, great work.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 03-12-2012 12:36 PM

Really nice piece!

-- Nancy

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#6 posted 03-12-2012 03:06 PM

Now that is a really interesting piece of work. The curves and slight asymmetry make it stand out.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#7 posted 03-12-2012 05:02 PM

Very Nice, the Curvature threw me off for a second there I thought it was just the perspective of the picture, very interesting.

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#8 posted 03-12-2012 05:30 PM

Oh what an outstanding design and execution! Very cool!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#9 posted 03-12-2012 05:42 PM

Very intriguing design. It sort of looks like Greene and Greene go to Japan to build a bandsaw box… That certainly came out nice looking, but I am curious about those drawers, are they even depth or did you vary that?

-- My workshop blog can be found at

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#10 posted 03-12-2012 05:53 PM

Outside of the ordinary and nicely done.

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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#11 posted 03-12-2012 06:16 PM

Thanks for the kind comments everyone! I was quite excited to share this piece with you.

dbhost: I love the Greene and Greene in Japan comparison. That made me laugh. The drawer carcasses are all even depth but the drawer front overhangs the cabinet below to form the curve.

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