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Project by zaschaffer posted 04-26-2015 11:26 PM 2258 views 11 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Meet Albus… When designing this credenza I was shooting for something mid century modern looking with a hint of Maloof joinery. The base is made from 6/4 Walnut and I used the Domino XL for the joinery. The cabinet part is Tiger/ quilted maple and was built with domino joinery and instead of clamps I used screws to fasten the cabinet together and then plugged the holes much the way Maloof built things. The top has curved breadboards to keep it flat as do the doors. The interior has two drawers with Blum Blumotion slides. The bottoms of the drawers and the back of the cabinet are painted french blue to add to the mid century feel. The knobs are retro style nickel from leevalley. Finished with 4 coats of Maloof oil.

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#1 posted 04-26-2015 11:30 PM

nice build

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#2 posted 04-27-2015 12:21 AM

And yet another fine piece of furnuture from your shop, great work & craftsmanship.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 04-27-2015 01:04 AM

lovely looking cabinet.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 04-27-2015 04:07 AM

Great looking credenza with a MCM meets modern studio feel.

-- Rick M,

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#5 posted 04-27-2015 10:42 AM

I like the cabinet & I like the base, but for some reason together they give my “art eye” a jiggle. I reviewed all your pieces and you are a terrific cabinet/furniture maker. I can’t tell if it’s the ratio of cabinet to base, or the color differential, or what nags at me. maybe it’s just the picture?(my camera squishes everything) I think for some reason, the cabinet might need to be longer /less tall for that base. ???? or the base needs to be bigger in ratio? maybe I’m having a bad morning & need more coffee? It’s gorgeous work, and thanks for sharing.

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#6 posted 04-27-2015 12:19 PM

yeah i see what michelletwo is saying. for a mid century piece the base is maybe a tad too big for the cabinet. usually the cabinets overhang the bases. however since this is a custom designed piece id say it probably doesnt matter as much. the style and craftsmanship is excellent. i really like this. it has that mid century modern look and i think maybe a little bit of a japanese look with the top of the cabinet. i like the pop of color on the inside as well

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#7 posted 04-27-2015 12:28 PM

Thank you all for the comments and for the suggestions! I probably should’ve added that this was a commissioned piece and those are the dimensions i was given for the cabinet. I feel it would look better stretched out but the customer is always right so I’m told haha. also my photography skills are a bit lacking. it looks a little better in person. I have plans to make myself a longer version of this cabinet after i get a few maloof rockers, desks, and gun cabinets done.

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#8 posted 04-27-2015 12:47 PM

This is a great looking cabinet and a nice design.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 04-27-2015 01:51 PM

great choice on the french blue color, i also like the base on this one

-- "Some get spiritual 'cause they see the light, and some 'cause they feel the heat." --Ray Wiley Hubbard

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#10 posted 04-27-2015 01:56 PM

I’ve looked at it for a long time & when viewed with doors open..the horizontal lines make it appear wider & less tall. with the doors closed it appears taller. So it is the appearance of the doors. Again, it is a wonderful piece & I’m sure the buyers will be thrilled to own it.

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#11 posted 04-28-2015 01:20 AM

Nice work, I see I have work to do on my furniture making skills.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#12 posted 04-28-2015 08:26 AM

Outstanding design. I like this light wood.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 04-28-2015 01:59 PM

I think you’ve achieved what you set out to do….nice build.

-- DJG

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