credenza - quarter-sawn walnut

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Project by joejt posted 09-02-2013 02:09 AM 3213 views 11 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 09-02-2013 02:34 AM

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

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#2 posted 09-02-2013 03:02 AM

Awesome job Joe. She’s really a beauty.

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#3 posted 09-02-2013 03:09 AM

wow – that’s a great piece!

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#4 posted 09-02-2013 04:33 AM

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

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#5 posted 09-02-2013 06:52 AM

very elegant, modern design! Love the walnut!

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#6 posted 09-02-2013 10:19 AM

Beautiful work. Great concept and execution.

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#7 posted 09-02-2013 01:19 PM

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?

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#8 posted 09-02-2013 02:17 PM

very nice

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#9 posted 09-02-2013 02:59 PM

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 09-02-2013 03:17 PM

nice work

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#11 posted 09-02-2013 04:42 PM

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 09-02-2013 10:48 PM

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

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#13 posted 09-03-2013 12:35 AM

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

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#14 posted 09-03-2013 01:52 AM

Very well done!! Great looking piece

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#15 posted 09-05-2013 03:44 PM

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

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