Hikido Credenza - Wall Mount

The title of my work is Hikido. Hikido are sliding doors of all style and function in Japan, including shoji and fusuma in addition to the sliding doors used in tansu and sashimono. I admire the sashimono-shi, who work by hand to create subtle masterworks which reveal their beauty and masterful design over a life long relationship with their user.

The credenza is made of American Black Walnut - the case is finished in blonde shellac. Details, such as the wedges used to seat the exposed tenons are made in Gaboon ebony. I carefully select quietly grained, slow growing and strong material to feature in my work. The wood chosen grows over decades and centuries, to respect such material one must create work that stands to last the test of time.

This credenza is made by hand and with hand tools from the beginning process of material preparation on through to joinery and finishing. Every joint cut with hand saws and chisels, every surface prepared with a series of hand planes. It is important to note that I do not sand my work, every surface offers the user to experience the subtle texture left by polished blade.

The cabinet features two wire pass throughs which are removable, to allow for electronics to be placed in the cabinet. The cabinet hangs on a wall cleat and has a 1/8" reveal to create the appearance of floating. The attachment is invisible once the cabinet is installed onto the wall.

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