credenza - quarter-sawn walnut

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Project by joejt posted 310 days ago 1806 views 10 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This credenza is six feet long and 18” deep. The key feature is continuous grain all around making it look like a solid block. Started with a nine foot panel veneered with quarter-sawn walnut. Starting at one end, return the corner, across the front cut out the doors and drawer fronts, return the next corner and finish on the second 18” end. It stands on 6” tapered walnut legs. The raised top is a design feature to get height without a slab-sided look. This stands in front of a large wall-mounted flat panel TV.

-- joejt

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#1 posted 310 days ago

Great job on your continuous gain feature! Good looking credenza.

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#2 posted 310 days ago

Awesome job Joe. She’s really a beauty.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#3 posted 310 days ago

wow – that’s a great piece!

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#4 posted 310 days ago

Stunning! That’s my idea of honoring the wood and creating a functional heirloom piece of work.

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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#5 posted 310 days ago

very elegant, modern design! Love the walnut!

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#6 posted 310 days ago

Beautiful work. Great concept and execution.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#7 posted 310 days ago

That is something sweet. I am going to need to get some quarter-sawn walnut for my next project. Where did you pick up your’s?

-- John

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#8 posted 310 days ago

very nice

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#9 posted 310 days ago

Your projects go from simple to sublime. I like how you put wood together! Nice movement in this piece.

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#10 posted 310 days ago

nice work

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 310 days ago

I am adding some more pictures of the credenza in the shop when it was completed. I thought it would be nice to show how it looks with the doors and drawers opened. The drawers are dovetailed maple with 5/8” thick sides, undermount full extension soft-close slides. Dovetails are machine cut.

-- joejt

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#12 posted 310 days ago

Wow what a beautiful credenza. Walnut always looks great….excellent job.

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#13 posted 310 days ago

Fantastic design, wood/grain choice, and execution. One of my all time favorites.

-- Chris @ Atlanta - JGM - Occam's razor tells us that when you hear hoofs, think horses not zebras.

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#14 posted 310 days ago

Very well done!! Great looking piece

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#15 posted 307 days ago

love the continuous grain, raised top, simple lines and great execution
wonderful job

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