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Jun142007

My love for teak credenzas


I absolutely adore teak credenzas (or credenzas that are made of teak-like wood). I have one in my living room (see photo above), a small one in my front hall and a teak-laminate dresser in my library. My parents have 2 and a dining set they are soon wanting to get rid off...now where can I fit.... Anyway, I found some photos of teak and teakish (or at least retro style) credenzas for your viewing pleasure.

Reader Comments (14)

Hi kim
You know what I love more than Teak credenzas is that you love them! You and Jo both have an amzing eye, you impress me time and time again with the stunning content in Desire to Inspire.

14 Jun 2007 | Unregistered CommenterGreg Natale

wow this is nice. i've just acquired my first one in my bedroom and while the drawers don't fit much i am so loving it there :)

14 Jun 2007 | Unregistered Commenterdrey

My grandma has a credenza-style stereo (you know, those antiques that play vinyl albums). It looks a bit like the tattersall love one, but the top slides to reveal albums (herb alpert and the tijuana brass, bacharach, . . .) and a turntable). I've dibs-ed it a hundred times, even though it's pretty safe to assume that neither my mother, aunt nor uncle will have much desire for it. Every time I go visit her I say, "Don't forget, Gram, if you ever decide you don't want your stereo any more, I'll take it off your hands for you." Love it.
This is my first comment, but I read daily! Thanks for the inspiration.

14 Jun 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKrista

Great post, Kim!
As you know, I am a lamp tramp and have a serious pottery jones. I think I'll start looking for a credenza to display my pottery like in the Beth Evans photo. Hmm, pottery on one side and an art lamp on the other. The quest is on.

14 Jun 2007 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy

I'm all wrapped up in a teak jealousy fit over here! Here in San Francisco those credenzas cost a bazillion dollars.
P.S. I really like your blog. Even though it does inspire fits of envy!

14 Jun 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Thanks alot Greg (for making me blush) - means alot coming from a fab designer. Drey - how about sending us a pic of it! Krista thanks for commenting and I hope you get granny's stereo. Peggy - you go girl! Jennifer - thanks!...and I'm kind of glad I left out the fact that I only paid $300 for my 6' long credenza. ;)

14 Jun 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

I hope you get the dining room set!!!

15 Jun 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJessie

$300!! No seriously. Here it would have been at least $1000. I kid you not.

15 Jun 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Well, here it depends where you go. I know a place where mine would have easily sold for $1000. But then there's my fav retro store that sells them that size for around $300. So it pays to do your research here. Or just go to granny's house and get it for free - where alot of my stuff came from.

15 Jun 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

...and mine!!!

15 Jun 2007 | Unregistered Commenterjulia

Yes, dear twin sister, you scored from nonna's house too. She'd be proud we kept alot of her cool furniture.

15 Jun 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

i love the credenza from ruby. i've found a lot of these over the years, but none in very good condition, so i always pass them up. i'm desperately holding out for a nice one...that is not laminate.

18 Jun 2007 | Unregistered Commentereric

eric - you'd go nuts in the retro store where I got mine. all for really good prices, all solid teak and I'd be surprised to find a scratch on them.

18 Jun 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

Oh you've chosen such great images. I have a teak credenza thing too! I'd love to have somethign similar to the Mondo Trasho one as a dresser. Thanks for the ideas.

18 Jun 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLauraB

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