This is my first piece to be completed in the year 2012, and, for my poor family’s sake, let’s hope it’s not the last. It is a companion piece to a desk and wall cabinet that I had already made for the same client, a suite of furniture all out of similar materials. This little cabinet is solid wood throughout and made from local woods that came from trees growing in the area where I live.
The pecan came from a dead tree that fortunately was milled into lumber before the processes of decay had rendered it completely unusable, and the walnut from a tree that was growing too close to an urban dwelling and had to be removed. The pecan had been sawn into 2 1/2″ thick planks which I was then able to resaw and get nice, book matched panels for each side of my little credenza.
The credenza is on casters so that it can be easily moved around, and because it sits out in the middle of a room most of the time, I wanted it to look good from the back as well.
At my client’s request the doors retract back into the cabinet when they are open. The interior drawers are mounted on full extension glides to provide easy access to the contents stored inside.
Like the rest of the material in this piece, the drawer bottoms are solid wood as well and came from an east Texas shagbark hickory tree.
In the design I am playing with tapers and arches. All of the vertical lines taper slightly from bottom to top, and most of the horizontal lines have an arch or curve. I even added little arches to the bottom ends of the corner posts.
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