Archive for Virginian Credenza

Delta Rose Console

Posted in Artisanal, Furniture Making, Woodwork with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 29, 2012 by johnwiggers

J. Wade Beam is one of America’s most iconic furniture designers.

After several years working at the legendary Dunbar Furniture Company of Berne, Indiana Wade became Design Director and VP of Sales and Marketing at Brueton Industries Inc. of New York.

It was during this time we worked with Wade to develop many new products for the Brueton collection, including the Virginian Credenza show here.


The elliptical shape of the plywood bend on the Virginian was extremely difficult to achieve, but our success with the final result made this credenza a favorite of all the custom furniture pieces we have ever made.

Following completion of his tenure at Brueton in the mid 1990s, Wade began to dabble with other experimental designs. One of them was a wall hung console he called the Delta Rose.


Measuring 84″ long x 18″ deep x 36″ high this console was extremely angular in form, with high polished Ribbon Sapele ends flanking a triangular gold leaf center wedge.

Although called the Delta Rose, this console became unofficially known as the “Klingon Warship” in our shop. (Star Trek fans might see the humour here).

Custom Elliptical Oval Credenza

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 6, 2012 by johnwiggers

In my recent television interview with Howard Green of BNN (Business News Network) I was asked to describe a favorite furniture piece made over the past 30 years.

My answer was the Virginian Credenza, which was designed by J. Wade Beam and has been made by us exclusively for a company called Brueton for almost 2 decades.

Recently we completed a custom variation of this credenza.

Measuring 96″ long x 19″ deep x 29″ high this piece was carefully crafted from a spectacular bundle of silver dyed figured Sycamore veneer.

The solid maple bullnose edge was stained and toned to match.

On top of the credenza a special enclosure was made to conceal a flat screen television.

The finished credenza was specially crated for shipment via ocean container to an installation in Moscow.