Art Deco Credenza
One of my earlier pieces (I did it about 15 years ago) was this credenza. I saw a picture of one similar in a magazine. I knew I wanted to try to make a piece of my own from the stock I had been selling to customers. I knew I had the best veneer around and the unusual variety that I had would make a stunning cabinet. This….was my breakout piece. I ended up selling it to an older gentleman in New York. For a while, he was my biggest fan.
The sides and front are claro black walnut bookmatched veneer. The top is a combination of red gum eucalyptus veneer and buckeye with a step down style. The piece is 48″ side to side, 24″ deep and 30″ high. The side doors are bent. I created those with two sheets of 3/8″ bendable plywood. Putting them together makes the door very stable. The door pulls have a chevron shape and are made of black walnut. The inside has a brilliant maple veneer back. I also used maple veneer strips to finish the ends of the shelves that are made of furniture grade birch plywood. It was, happily, a success.