Lakeside Credenza

This Credenza is a commissioned piece along with the accompanying Lakeside Table.  A cabinetmaker's indulgence; no expense was spared in its design and construction. The case is solid Sapele joined with dovetails and wedged mortise and tenons. The doors are veneered with Madrone crotch veneer in a book matched pattern to accent the proportions of the piece and are hung with patinated solid brass knife hinges. The top has a hand hammered copper tray inset, and the base is solid Sapele. 

This piece was featured in Fine Woodworking Magazine in June of 2017

36" tall, 72" wide, 20" deep

 Fully book matched front.

Fully book matched front.

 Solid Sapele casework, Shellac and wax interior finish. 

Solid Sapele casework, Shellac and wax interior finish. 

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

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

 Minimal black hardware.

Minimal black hardware.

 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.

 Natural interior in solid Sapele wood

Natural interior in solid Sapele wood

 Detail of the base: pinned mortise and tenon joinery. 

Detail of the base: pinned mortise and tenon joinery. 

 Patinated solid brass knife hinges.

Patinated solid brass knife hinges.