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Michelle Gonsalves-Kirch wrote:
I'd like to know where you found this floating credenza? I see them a lot in design magazine, but can't see to find them in stores/on-line for sale. Where does one look? I'm looking for a floating credenza for the dining-room AND a floating nightstand. Thank you!
   Comment   July 9, 2011
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Floating credenzas: you either find vintage pieces or have them custom made - as I don't know of any mainstream retailer selling them anymore most likely due to product liability issues for damage due to improper installation.
July 10, 2011 at 8:01am   
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Bill Fry Construction - Wm. H. Fry Const. Co.
This sideboard is amazing woodwork from an amazing craftsman.

You can hang just about anything as long as you have the right support for your cabinet and wall structure.

There is quite a bit out there in the blog world on floating IKEA cabinets (to which this fine cabinetry must not be compared).

Here are a couple of floating vanities that were built in Bill's shop (and also quite different from the above) -
Master Bathroom Retreat | Zebra Wood Custom Cabinets | Soaking Tub

Guest Bathroom with Custom Macassar Ebony Veneer Cabinetry and Stone Vessel Sink

:) Rhoda
July 10, 2011 at 8:51am   
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jcchristoph wrote:
Who makes this sideboard/buffet? Where could we get it?
   Comment   December 5, 2013
noelle1969 wrote:
Is it ok to have light wood upstairs and dark wood downstairs? - I have light maple stairs and light maple hardwood upstairs. Our basement had carpet but we are changing to antique maple laminate. How do I merge the new colours. The stairs to basement will be new darker colour, the stairs up the lighter existing shade. Will this look stupid? Both are visible entering at front door.
     Comment   September 28, 2012
ccrou wrote:
This must be George Nakashima's furniture. True?
   Comment   April 6, 2012
marcia57 wrote:
What is the flooring in this room?
   Comment   February 27, 2012
liv4evr wrote:
Where did you find the beautiful candle holders?
   Comment   September 16, 2011
green763 wrote:
How do you remove candle wax from wood tables?
   Comment   March 14, 2011

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Natalie Myers added this to Up and Away: Gravity-Defying Furniture
The floating element of the credenza adds a modern touch to the antique Arts and Crafts style seen in this home. It's quite unexpected and a delightful break from the seriousness of the overall room.
Shawn Gauthier added this to Candles Warm the Winter Home
Make the vignette more enticing with beautiful candleholders. Paired with elegant taper candles, the vignette will provide light in a sculptural fashion.
In the 1940s Knoll furniture company began distributing Pennsylvania craftsman George Nakashima’s polished cherrywood tables and softly geometric chairs. Nakashima’s furniture (like the side table and chair shown here) was museum quality, but he refused to treat it as precious. “A certain amount of scratching and denting adds character to a piece," Nakashima wrote in The Soul of a Tree. "In the trade, surface marring is called distressing; in our family it’s ‘Kevinizing,’ after our son who could, when young, ‘antique’ furniture in record time. To me, there is nothing quite so uninteresting as a shining, perfectly smooth surface that looks as though it has never been used.”Nakashima's daughter, Mira, explained how wabi-sabi influenced him (and continues to guide the work of his studio following his death) in a recent interview. "We depend entirely on the natural shapes and colors of the wood to inspire and determine the course of our work, and never apply artificial colors or shiny finishes," she said.

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