Title: Sapele Credenza

Wood Species/Finish:  Solid Sapele / Hardwax Oil

Designed/ Made: September 2016

Dimensions:  36" tall, 72" wide, 20" deep

Design Elements: Solid carcass joined with dovetails and wedged mortise and tenons, Knife hinge doors, Pinned mortise and tenon legs, hammered copper top, book match veneered doors, patinated knife hinges.

 

Credenza in the home of the client with Sapele table in foreground.

Credenza in the home of the client with Sapele table in foreground.

Fully book matched front.

Fully book matched front.

Solid Sapele casework, Shellac and wax interior finish. 

Solid Sapele casework, Shellac and wax interior finish. 

Through and wedged mortise and tenons join the cabinet top to the gables on the top, while dovetails join the case on the bottom. Their patterns are mirrored for symmetry.

Through and wedged mortise and tenons join the cabinet top to the gables on the top, while dovetails join the case on the bottom. Their patterns are mirrored for symmetry.

Hand hammered copper top on the credenza

Hand hammered copper top on the credenza

Traditional dovetail drawer with applied veneered fronts.

Traditional dovetail drawer with applied veneered fronts.

Minimal black hardware.

Minimal black hardware.

Natural interior in solid Sapele wood

Natural interior in solid Sapele wood

Patinated solid brass knife hinges.

Patinated solid brass knife hinges.

Detail of the base: pinned mortise and tenon joinery. 

Detail of the base: pinned mortise and tenon joinery.