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Offline rjboch

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Recent Build - Credenza (aka Family Room Toy Chest)
« on: March 15, 2020, 12:12 PM »
I noticed there has not been many recent posts of projects so I thought I would share my recent project.

I built this credenza for our family room. Basically it's a huge toy chest. Dimensions are approximately 60"x32"x18" (actually built to metric) and I used two sheets of 18mm (case sides, top, bottom, 2 shelves, base, and 3 drawer faces), half sheet of 12mm (3 drawers), and one sheet of 6mm (case back and drawer bottoms) baltic birch plywood. Joinery includes mostly dominos (4 and 5mm), glue, and a few strategically placed Kreg pocket screws. Drawers built out of 12mm baltic birch with 4mm dominos, glue, and 18g brad nails and ride on soft-close slides.

Build time was a very slow 2 months (while juggling work, kids, and other responsibilities) and I finished with 8 coats of water-based wipe-on poly and light 500g sanding between coats. Tools used in build include: TS55 Saw, OF1400 Router, Domino 500, MFT/3 Table, 1400 (holey)/3000 guide rails, CT Midid, parallel guides, ETS 125 Sander, hole drilling set, Grex 18g Greenbuddy, TSO GRS-16PE Rail Square, and Seneca Metric Domiplate.

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Offline Don T

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Re: Recent Build - Credenza (aka Family Room Toy Chest)
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2020, 12:18 PM »
Looks great. Clean lines.
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Online WarrenT

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Re: Recent Build - Credenza (aka Family Room Toy Chest)
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2020, 12:39 PM »
Your credenza looks great and the lines between the inset drawers and the case are very crisp.  Nice job.

What kind of drawer slides did you use ?

Offline gunnyr

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Re: Recent Build - Credenza (aka Family Room Toy Chest)
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2020, 12:45 PM »
I always enjoy the exposed Baltic Birch edges, well done!
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Offline jobsworth

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Re: Recent Build - Credenza (aka Family Room Toy Chest)
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2020, 03:23 PM »
real nice clean build look great

Offline Rick Herrick

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Re: Recent Build - Credenza (aka Family Room Toy Chest)
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2020, 04:57 PM »
Very cool.  Can I assume its in the Mid Century Modern theme ?  I am really liking this time period and there seems to be lots of different ways to get it.  You did a great job here.

Offline Bert Vanderveen

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Re: Recent Build - Credenza (aka Family Room Toy Chest)
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2020, 07:33 AM »
Very cool.  Can I assume its in the Mid Century Modern theme ?  I am really liking this time period and there seems to be lots of different ways to get it.  You did a great job here.


I think exposed plywood edges is more a seventies/eighties thing. Victor Papanek was very influential at the time (and still is worth reading up on) & furniture became more 'basic' — as in the sense of exposing construction and no frills materials.
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Offline Chris Cianci

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Re: Recent Build - Credenza (aka Family Room Toy Chest)
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2020, 09:49 AM »
That’s a great piece, As a hobbyist I appreciate you mentioning how long it took you and the other commitments you had to juggle prior to completion. It helps me keep things in perspective as I learn along the way. Thanks for sharing!
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Offline Rick Herrick

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Re: Recent Build - Credenza (aka Family Room Toy Chest)
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2020, 11:01 AM »
I think exposed plywood edges is more a seventies/eighties thing. Victor Papanek was very influential at the time (and still is worth reading up on) & furniture became more 'basic' — as in the sense of exposing construction and no frills materials.

Thanks for the name/reference.  I will look him up.