I was required to design and manufacture a joinery item, incorporating different materials and including a number of different manufacturing processes.
When designing the piece I looked to include functionality along with it being aesthetically pleasing to ensure the examiner was drawn to look at the credenza in detail.
I included two contrasting coloured timbers and veneers into the project - silver ash and a Tasmanian Blackwood. The main body of the credenza was Tasmanian fiddleback veneer. I book matched and press this veneer to create a mirrored pattern. Silver ash solid timber was used for the legs and the inside of my drawers, and Tasmanian Blackwood Birdeseye was used for the drawer fronts.
Processes used in manufacture included: dove tail joints, domino joints, mitred joints, mortice and tendon joints, shaping round over for the legs, an intricate design inlay, biscuit joints, as well as hand sanding and finishing.
This project has intensified my love for design