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Offline Stanleywc

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Mid Century Modern credenza
« on: September 19, 2017, 09:19 PM »


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Offline estley

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Re: Mid Century Modern credenza
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2017, 09:24 PM »
very nice! details please...


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Offline neilc

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Re: Mid Century Modern credenza
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2017, 09:36 PM »
That's really nicely done. 

A classic piece.

Would love more details on the construction, materials and finish.

Thanks for sharing!

Offline Stanleywc

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Re: Mid Century Modern credenza
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2017, 09:45 PM »
It is cherry with miters cut with my track saw on the MFT and reinforced with dominoes.  It is a natural finish with eight coats of thinned varnish applied by hand. We use it as a tv stand. 
« Last Edit: September 19, 2017, 09:48 PM by Stanleywc »

Offline Bob D.

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Re: Mid Century Modern credenza
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2017, 04:42 AM »
Very nice. It does have the ripped from the 50s look. There was some stylish furniture
coming out then that celebrated wood for what it was. I think you captured that look
and I like it.
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Re: Mid Century Modern credenza
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2017, 07:01 AM »
Beautiful work.  Love the cherry.  My parents had that style furniture but theirs didn't look anything near as nice as yours.  Yours I would have wanted to keep.

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Offline RJNeal

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Re: Mid Century Modern credenza
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2017, 07:30 AM »
Nice project with fine detail all the way down to the finish.
Thanks for sharing
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Offline Billedis

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Re: Mid Century Modern credenza
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2017, 10:10 AM »
Very nice, thank you for sharing.  Bill

Offline Holzhacker

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Re: Mid Century Modern credenza
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2017, 10:21 AM »
TV stand
What are you some kind of neanderthal? You don't have your 70" mounted 6' on the wall so it can be seen from everywhere in your open floor plan living room / kitchen [big grin] [big grin]
Very nice piece, that's definitely a piece to hang onto and pass on.
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Re: Mid Century Modern credenza
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2017, 10:26 AM »
Very nicely done. I like the bevel on the frame. Definitely captured the era.  [thumbs up]
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Offline Gerald_D

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Re: Mid Century Modern credenza
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2017, 10:46 AM »
Seeing a piece styled like that brings back a lot of childhood memories.  Well done both in capturing the design and also the craftsmanship.

Thanks for sharing!

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Offline Stanleywc

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Re: Mid Century Modern credenza
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2017, 10:50 AM »
Thanks for the nice comments.

Offline Trevin

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Re: Mid Century Modern credenza
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2017, 02:13 PM »
Friggen BEAUTIFUL!  Very nice work!

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Offline rst

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Re: Mid Century Modern credenza
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2017, 06:10 PM »
Beautifical!

Offline Jim Kirkpatrick

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Re: Mid Century Modern credenza
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2017, 06:28 PM »
Really, really nice, and welcome to the forum, StanleyWC!  I love the little details like the hourglass shaped pull handles and the way the apron meets the legs.  Are those ebony pulls?  I would love to see and hear more on how you turned the legs and the joinery therein. 

Offline Stanleywc

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Re: Mid Century Modern credenza
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2017, 10:32 PM »
The pulls are walnut and the legs were purchased from Matt Burak(I turn but not well). Aprons are attached with dominoes at the leg after matching the radius with a spindle sander. This took a little bit of jigging to accomplish.  The whole base assembly was attached to the case with pocket screws.

Offline waho6o9

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Re: Mid Century Modern credenza
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2017, 09:44 AM »
"Aprons are attached with dominoes at the leg after matching the radius with a spindle sander. This took a little bit of jigging to accomplish."

I like it, good job!

Offline escan

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Re: Mid Century Modern credenza
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2017, 09:54 AM »
well done

Offline Cochese

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Re: Mid Century Modern credenza
« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2017, 09:59 AM »
That's friggin' classy. I think it would look really great with the mentioned huge TV on the wall with this serving as the AV receiver/dish box/video game console stand.

Offline Cheese

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Re: Mid Century Modern credenza
« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2017, 11:41 AM »
Nice job...really nice job! [big grin]

Are the shelves solid cherry or cherry ply?

Also, love the beveled front, the long mitered corners. and the sexy pulls. [thumbs up]

Offline Goz

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Re: Mid Century Modern credenza
« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2017, 03:12 PM »
I made the mistake of sending this thread to my wife and now she wants me to make something similar. I guess I could use the project to justify a bunch of new tool purchases. Right now I don't have the any way to make it! 

But seriously, love the project.  Great details and execution. 

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Re: Mid Century Modern credenza
« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2017, 03:59 PM »
Maybe you can make a matching retro enclosure for the tv and even install some fake rabbit ears.

Peter
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Offline Jesse Cloud

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Re: Mid Century Modern credenza
« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2017, 06:31 PM »
Beautiful piece.  Great design and workmanship.  You nailed it!!

Offline Stanleywc

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Re: Mid Century Modern credenza
« Reply #23 on: September 21, 2017, 10:15 PM »

"Are the shelves solid cherry or cherry ply?"

They are cherry plywood.

Offline Cheese

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Re: Mid Century Modern credenza
« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2017, 10:30 PM »

"Are the shelves solid cherry or cherry ply?"

They are cherry plywood.

Thanks...that’s what I thought because the edges are so crisp.

Offline mike_aa

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Re: Mid Century Modern credenza
« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2017, 11:06 PM »
This is a well built piece.  Two things that stand out to me are the proportions, especially the size of the base relative to the body and the matching wood grain in the doors.  Are the doors Cherry ply?

Nice job!  Thanks for sharing.

Mike A.

Offline Stanleywc

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Re: Mid Century Modern credenza
« Reply #26 on: September 22, 2017, 06:21 AM »
"Are the doors Cherry ply?"

Yes they are with an MDF core...I felt that they would be more stable than laminated wood and it was available in a better grade too. :)

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: Mid Century Modern credenza
« Reply #27 on: September 22, 2017, 07:26 AM »


Great work and the style certainly matches the time.
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Offline arso_bg

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Re: Mid Century Modern credenza
« Reply #28 on: September 22, 2017, 08:16 AM »
Looks great! Awesome!

Offline Holmz

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Re: Mid Century Modern credenza
« Reply #29 on: September 24, 2017, 09:02 AM »
I made the mistake of sending this thread to my wife and now she wants me to make something similar. I guess I could use the project to justify a bunch of new tool purchases. Right now I don't have the any way to make it! 

But seriously, love the project.  Great details and execution. 

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I did the same 30 seconds ago... Then I read your advice.

It is a nice piece.