Mid century inspired walnut credenza

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Project by jcsterling posted 02-17-2016 03:00 PM 2549 views 10 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mid century modern inspired cabinet with two sliding doors. Spalted maple door panels were resawn from thicker stock. The plank used for the top had a crack with a bark inclusion and I decided to use it as a focal point . 3 Butterflies/bowties were used to strengthen the crack. The bark area at one end was very loose and i reinforced it with system 3 epoxy. I added a little soapstone to add a little more interest. I am very happy with how this turned out and look forward to having it debut at the 2016 Philadelphia furniture show. Thanks for looking

-- John , Central PA , on facebook:!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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#1 posted 02-17-2016 03:11 PM

Gorgeous piece. I love it. I’d be a buyer if I was in the market for one for sure.

Nicely done

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#2 posted 02-17-2016 03:18 PM

Impressive piece, beautiful wood.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 02-17-2016 03:37 PM

I think, that this is your best yet. Great work and design.

-- Paul from New England "No man is a failure who is enjoying life". William Feather

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#4 posted 02-17-2016 04:39 PM

oh john, this must have ben a pleasure to build, i love the sliding doors, spalted maple was perfect for contrast, and the top, oh man, that is a gorgeous piece of walnut, i know it will grab the attention of those who see it…..what a grand piece of furniture…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 02-17-2016 04:42 PM

love this piece and i love that you left that inclusion in.most furniture makers would throw that in the scrap pile,but i love making imperfections the did a great job on design and build congrats.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#6 posted 02-17-2016 05:49 PM

Very, very nice. Clean lines, but with organic details. Beautiful.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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#7 posted 02-17-2016 05:50 PM

thanks for the compliments. I really love this piece . attached is photo of the sister piece to this cabinet.

-- John , Central PA , on facebook:!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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#8 posted 02-17-2016 06:29 PM


My two favorite American woods! Nicely crafted in your style and in the form of other styles. I’m curious about the panels in the third shot as the grain is horizontal and the finished piece is vertical?. Is the complete project an evolution of thought?

Hope you have a great time at the show!

Oh yeah “Nice piece!”

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 02-17-2016 08:18 PM

Absolutely awesome piece – well done!

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#10 posted 02-17-2016 11:44 PM

lovely work

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#11 posted 02-18-2016 12:56 AM

Another beauty from your talented hands. I love the use of the “flawed” wood for the top.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#12 posted 02-18-2016 12:56 AM

Lovely looking MCM credenza—should do very well at the furniture show!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#13 posted 02-18-2016 01:03 AM

Thanks everyone.

not sure what you mean DocSavage45

-- John , Central PA , on facebook:!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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#14 posted 02-18-2016 02:38 AM

I am very fond of this piece, it looks to be very well constructed with lines that call back to furniture that heralded in the studio furniture movement. I like that the dutchmen don’t pull your eye from the beautiful grain choice. Clean lines and a very well proportioned piece. Definitely will be an eye catcher no matter where it is placed. One of my favs, thanks for sharing.

-- Brian Noel

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#15 posted 02-18-2016 03:10 AM

I was referring to the front panels

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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