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Oak, cherry, brass and leather credenza

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Oak and cherry credenza
Credenza in living room
Red LED display
LED light
Oak and cherry credenza - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Oak and cherry credenza

I needed a place to store the stereo, cable, TV, apple TV components under a wall mounted TV. I wanted to design a visually appealling and functional item which would make people take a second look or smile. The carcass is made of quarter-sawn, steam bent oak, each strip is composed of three 1/4" peices which have been glued together, in the hope that there will be little/no wood movement. The cherry on the bottom is finished with a dark, Watco walnut oil, the intent was to allow your eye to focus on the oak and not be distracted by the cherry. The blue leather and brass trim provide a pleasant contrast of materials whlle the LED lights, which can be set to slowly change color, or remain in a fixed color, add movement and surprise to the credenza. 

Design or Plan used: My own design - Hayward Zwerling

posted in: Reader's Gallery, cabinet, modern, steam bending, sideboard, Oak, credenza

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