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Project by BrianHurstWW posted 08-25-2019 10:14 PM 1233 views 6 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this media credenza out of cherry and walnut. The door panels are made from the crotch of a flowering cherry tree that used to be my front yard. (thanks to mdzehr for help with resawing!!). And the drawers are poplar. I finished it with Maker Brand Simple Finish with wax sealer. The top is 67 inches wide.





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#1 posted 08-25-2019 10:35 PM

Truly a wonderful piece.

-- I've quickly learned that being a woodworker isn't about making flawless work, rather it's fixing all the mistakes you made so that it appears flawless to others! Jay - FL

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#2 posted 08-25-2019 10:39 PM

Wow! That is an absolutely stunning piece of craftsmanship!

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#3 posted 08-25-2019 11:25 PM



Truly a wonderful piece.

- jutsFL

Thanks jutsFL. I enjoyed making it.

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#4 posted 08-25-2019 11:26 PM



Wow! That is an absolutely stunning piece of craftsmanship!

- BurlyBob

Thank you BurlyBob. I was happy with how it turned out.

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#5 posted 08-26-2019 12:18 AM

Great design and very attractive.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#6 posted 08-26-2019 01:26 AM



Great design and very attractive.

- swirt

Thank you swirt.

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#7 posted 08-26-2019 02:29 AM

That’s beautiful! I really like the cherry door fronts.

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#8 posted 08-26-2019 02:30 AM



That’s beautiful! I really like the cherry door fronts.

- TylerAnderson


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#9 posted 08-26-2019 02:34 AM

Beautiful Piece Brian!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#10 posted 08-26-2019 03:41 AM

I agree with everyone’s comments. Gorgeous piece especially the cherrywood. The through mortises are a wonderful detail. What part of the credenza are those on? Well done! Hope you get to hang on to this heirloom piece for a while.
Jon

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#11 posted 08-26-2019 10:32 AM

WOW! Nice job!

-- Petey

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#12 posted 08-26-2019 11:12 AM

Beautiful. This one is going right to my favorites list.

-- Tim in Tucson

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#13 posted 08-26-2019 12:39 PM



I agree with everyone s comments. Gorgeous piece especially the cherrywood. The through mortises are a wonderful detail. What part of the credenza are those on? Well done! Hope you get to hang on to this heirloom piece for a while.
Jon

- MrWolfe

MrWolfe,
Thanks, glad you like it. And I do plan to hang onto this one. The three dividers that separate the two sections behind the sliding doors have tenons at the top and bottom going through the top and bottom of the case. The legs are lapped with the horizontal pieces of the case, the skirts have tenons on the ends into mortises on the legs.

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#14 posted 08-26-2019 01:51 PM

Brian, that is a really nice piece, the design is great, and then add those flowering Cherry crotch panels on the sliding doors, and it’s memorable. Lot of eye candy, while still being very stately.

First I had heard about this Maker brand Simple Finish Is it really as simple as wiping on 2 coats 10 minutes apart, wiping the excess, and letting it cure? If so it could soon be my new favorite finish, what your showing looks great on the pics I am seeing.

Thanks for sharing.

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#15 posted 08-26-2019 02:40 PM



Brian, that is a really nice piece, the design is great, and then add those flowering Cherry crotch panels on the sliding doors, and it s memorable. Lot of eye candy, while still being very stately.

First I had heard about this Maker brand Simple Finish Is it really as simple as wiping on 2 coats 10 minutes apart, wiping the excess, and letting it cure? If so it could soon be my new favorite finish, what your showing looks great on the pics I am seeing.

Thanks for sharing.

- therealSteveN

Steve,
Thanks for your kind remarks.
The finish looks absolutely wonderful on the walnut, I’ll try to post a pic of that. And it’s pretty simple if you’re finishing a small piece. I put the finish on, wait 15 mins and add another layer – taking extra care with the spots that drink it up too quickly. I use the finish with wax so put a little elbow grease into it when wiping it off and it gets a real nice silky feel. With a large piece with lots of undersides it takes some fast work to get it all done while it’s still wet. It’s also completely vegetable oils (I think BLO and carnouba) so it’s environmentally friendly. It has that strong BLO smell for a few days but does cure nicely.

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