Storage Credenzas

Storage credenzas are rectangular storage units, roughly the size of a desk, with cabinets and/or drawers in the base to accommodate storage.

Styles

Buffet Cabinet: Buffet cabinets are usually 36”-high or similar standing-height for comfortable access while standing, and can contain storage drawers or closed cabinets for organizing a wide range of office and conference room essentials.

Combination Storage Credenza: Combination storage credenzas feature cabinets with doors, open shelves, and/or drawers for organizing a variety of items.

Executive Credenza: The executive credenza style usually offers file drawers, box drawers, and closed cabinets for storing and organizing items in the executive office or other professional workspace.

Lateral File Credenza: Lateral file credenza units have four lateral file drawers that typically accommodate letter-sized or legal-sized file folders with the option to place folders in front-to-back or side-to-side orientations.

Locking Pedestal: Locking pedestals are storage and/or filing pedestals with drawers that lock for security. The lock mechanism may secure multiple drawers as a shared lock, or individual locks may be present on drawers for individual drawer access, depending on the credenza or pedestal design.

Storage Buffet: A storage buffet is a rectangular storage unit, with a finished top and decorative style for storing business essentials and using the top as a display shelf. The buffet is usually taller than a credenza, for standing-height access to the top; the average buffet is 36”-high.

Office Credenza: Office credenzas provide storage support in style, offering a variety of storage support features that vary between credenza designs. Open shelf storage, file drawers, box drawers, and cabinets are all features found in credenza design.

Open Storage: Open storage usually refers to open shelves, such as the shelves of a classic-style bookcase. These can also be cubbyholes or other open space that accommodates storage and organizing efforts.

4-Door Credenza: A four-door credenza usually resembles two conjoined two-door cabinets, with center divide separating the two cabinets in the middle. Each cabinet usually has a fixed-height bottom shelf and an adjustable middle shelf for customizing to suit different needs.

Buffet Cabinet
Buffet Cabinet

Executive Credenza
Executive Credenza

Storage Buffet
Storage Buffet

4-Door Credenza
4-Door Credenza

Components

Adjustable Shelf/Removable Shelf: Removable or adjustable shelves have a series of pre-determined positions that allow users to move shelf pegs or pins to reposition as desired.

Box Drawer: A box drawer is a standard storage drawer with back, sides, and bottom, and decorative drawer front. Box drawers may be finished on the inside, lined, or contain removable dividers or pencil tray depending on the credenza design.

Computer Base: A credenza with computer base will feature built-in compartments and cable management for organizing computer setup. CPU storage shelf, platform or cabinet with vents, grommet holes and wire management, and a keyboard and mouse shelf or drawer are all typical aspects of a computer base storage unit.

CPU Storage: CPU storage typically refers to a compartment, shelf, cabinet, or separate platform designed for the computer tower or CPU to allow easier setup and use.

File Drawer: File drawers accommodate file folders, usually with a choice of letter-sized or legal-sized files.

Fixed-Height Shelf: A fixed-height shelf is a shelf installed in the storage unit or frame with only one possible location.

Glass Doors: Glass doors in credenzas and storage furniture are often framed with wood or metal, with the door hinges attached to the frame for stability and strength. The glass is usually tempered glass or shatter-resistant acrylic, and can be clear for visibility, frosted or textured depending on the furniture design.

Grommet/Mouse Hole in Back: Grommet hole or mouse hole in back refers to a drilled hole in the back panel of a storage credenza or other furniture unit, designed to allow cables and wires to pass through the back panel for access to electrical outlet or to organize wires for neater setup and use of modern technology.

Hinged Drop-Front Center Drawer: Hinged drop-front center drawers have drawer slides like traditional drawers and a box-like design with back, sides, and drawer bottom. The drawer front is attached with a hinge near the lower edge, allowing the drawer front to drop open for comfortable access to a computer keyboard or other stored items.

Letter-Sized Files: Letter-sized refers to the standard 8½” by 11” paper used for printers, copiers, and related uses.

Legal-Sized Files: Legal-sized refers to the longer 8½” by 14” paper size used for legal documents or in legal-sized file folders and printing.

Mouse Hole Shelves: A Mouse hole in shelves generally indicates a flattened or cutoff corner or a notch placed along the back of a shelf to allow wire or cable running within a cabinet or storage compartment.

Sliding Doors: Sliding doors in a credenza frame are set in runners or rails that allow one door to slide behind or in front of the other, and vice versa.

Solid Wood 5-Piece Drawers: Solid wood 5-piece drawers indicate the drawers are entirely composed of solid wood panels, including the bottom, sides, back and front components.

Raised Base: A raised base usually indicates a credenza or furniture design set on legs for a completely raised base. The raised base offers protection in the event of spills or during cleanup, and increases reachability for contents stored in the lower portion of the furniture element.

Vertical Cable Management: Vertical cable management is accommodated by mouse holes and notches in shelves within a storage compartment or by wire channels built into the legs or frame of storage furniture, allowing cables to run vertically for easy computer and technology setup and use.

Wood Doors: Wood doors are usually solid wood with finish on both sides. The design conceals stored contents for a neater presentation, and the doors are often hinged but can also be sliding wood doors or other styles depending on the furniture collection.

Storage Credenza with Box Drawer
Box Drawer

Storage Credenza with Computer Base
Computer Base

Storage Credenza with Raised Base
Raised Base

Construction

AA-Grade North American Wood Veneers: Veneer finish is graded with AA-grade being the top of the line quality for furniture and decorative use. AA-grade North American wood veneers are made using top quality wood veneers grown and produced in North America.

Adjustable Glides: Adjustable glides or leveling glides allow a storage unit to stabilize on uneven floors. The glides typically screw or rotate to adjust in height for taller or shorter legs to meet the floor and stabilize for wobble-free use.

All Metal-to-Metal Connections: All metal-to-metal connections refer to the use of threaded metal inserts installed in wooden panels to secure screws and bolts for stronger connections and reliable assembly.

Aluminum Trim: Aluminum trim generally refers to a band or strip of aluminum with satin finish that is applied around the top, base, or other aspects of a credenza or furniture piece for decorative effect.

Base Trim: Base trim can be smooth or decorative moulding or accent pieces added to the front or front and sides of the frame for traditional wood craft design.

Cast Iron Pulls: Cast iron pulls are drawer pulls, cabinet handles and knobs that are composed of high-quality cast iron for an antique-style appearance or chic accent effect.

Cherry Inlay: Cherry inlay is a cherry wood finished band or strip placed in a custom-sized groove or cutout, usually along the top finished surface of a wood or wood veneer furniture element. The result is a smooth, flush appearance and a topcoat or protective lacquer is usually applied over the entire surface for a smooth feel.

Dovetail Joinery: Dovetail joinery is a type of wood assembly that uses fan-shaped wood cutouts in one half of two adjoining pieces, and coordinating fan-shaped pieces on the other to fit together like puzzle pieces, interlocking for secure connection.

Ebony Inlay: Ebony inlay is a dark or black wood finished band that is applied to the surface or other aspect of a wood or wood veneer furniture piece. The inlay is placed in a cutout or groove, custom-sized for a perfect fit to result in a smooth surface. The overall surface is then finished with topcoat or lacquer to seal and protect while covering the inlay seams for a smoother look and feel.

European Hinges: European hinges are contained within the storage compartment and adjust with two screws that secure the two adjoining hardware components. One hardware component is attached to the backside of the door while a corresponding hardware component is positioned to the inner side panel of a cabinet. The two hardware pieces fit together and secure with two screws that accommodate leveling as needed.

Finished Back: Finished back refers to products with a finished backside or back panel. These products may specify fully finished back or partially finished back; usually indicating the upper portion is finished for viewing. Furniture with finished backs can be arranged in any orientation, with backside visible if desired.

Finished Veneer Interiors: Drawers and/or cabinets with finished veneer interiors have durable wood veneers on the insides, including base, shelves, back and sides, for an enhanced high-quality design.

Front Moulding: Front moulding refers to moulding applied only to the front top and/or bottom of a storage unit, bookcase, or desk. The flat moulding-free sides accommodate close side-by-side positioning and grouping with coordinating furniture elements.

Full-Extension Slides: Full-extension slides refer to the metal hardware connecting drawers to the pedestal or storage unit frame. The slides fully extend, allowing full access to the drawer’s contents, and many feature safety stops to prevent the drawer from sliding completely out of the credenza or pedestal.

Hand-Matched Wood Veneers: Hand-matched wood veneers describe premium-quality wood veneers that have been matched for grain pattern and appearance to create a higher quality finished product.

Hand-Rubbed Finish: Hand-rubbed finish refers to wood stain finish that is applied using multiple steps and by hand for close attention to detail and focused application for rich, penetrating wood tones and colors.

Hardwood Construction: Hardwood construction typically indicates that the entire product is composed of real hardwood elements as opposed to plywood, fiberboard, particleboard or other wood material.

High-Gloss Finish: High-gloss finish protects wood stain for lasting appearance and provides a brilliant shine and reflective surface.

High-Pressure Laminate Finish: High-pressure laminate finish is bonded to furniture core panels using heat and pressure, providing a lasting finish that resists scratches, stains, and other damage from regular use. The laminate has several layers and comes in a wide variety of colors and styles, with options varying between furniture collections.

High-Tech Catalyzed Lacquer Finish: Lacquer finish is a popular wood furniture topcoat option that protects from scratches and regular use. The high-tech catalyzed lacquer finish is applied with two products, the lacquer and the catalyst. The catalyst cures the lacquer to a hard, protective topcoat finish that lasts.

Matching Edge: Matching edges refer to edges of storage credenzas and other furniture that have been finished with laminate, melamine, veneer, or an edge band of PVC or vinyl, in colors or patterns that match the surface finish.

MDF Core: MDF core is medium-density fiberboard, constructed using wood fibers and an adhesive or resin.

Melamine Finish: Melamine finish is a durable laminated finish using fewer layers than high-pressure laminate but providing significant scratch-resistance and stain-resistance. The melamine finish is applied using pressure and heat to securely bond to the core panels and the finish is available in a wide range of colors, patterns, and styles.

Storage Credenza with Front Moulding
Front Moulding

Mitered Corners: Mitered corners are made with wooden panels that are joined by cutting the adjoining edges on a 45° angle to form a neat corner angle with the two pieces.

Mortise and Tenon Joinery: Mortise and tenon joinery refers to a wood working approach that uses a cutout shape on one wood panel to fit into a coordinating cutout space in the adjoining panel for a key-like connection to reinforce assembly.

PVC Edge: PVC edge is a band or strip of polyvinyl chloride plastic, shaped and sized to fit the edges of a furniture piece, tabletop, or other element. The edging is applied to conceal the seam where the core panels meet their respective finishes, such as laminate, melamine, or veneer. The edges also cover raw core panel edges for a comfortable and safe design.

Removable Core Locks: Removable core locks have cores that can be replaced for quick and easy rekeying.

Self-Closing Hinges: Self-closing hinges protect the structural components of a storage unit by preventing the door from slamming into the frame. The hinge catches the door before it closes then slowly returns it to the closed position.

Semi-Gloss Enamel Finish: Semi-gloss enamel finish provides a protective layer over wood stain finish with a low-glare quality for more comfortable viewing and use in brightly lit office, conference room, or business settings.

Shaped Moulding/Pilasters: Pilasters are decorative trim or details running vertically along the front or sides of a frame, base, or other furniture element. Pilasters may be smooth or carved for decoration. Shaped moulding refers to crown or top trim and base trim that is generally made of hardwood and carved or sculpted for decorative effect.

Solid Wood Base: Credenzas and furniture with solid wood base have hardwood base construction as opposed to particleboard, fiberboard, or other wood material core.

Solid Wood Edge/Trim: Credenzas and furniture with solid wood edge or solid wood trim have real hardwood edges and trim, even if the primary core panels are made of wood material such as plywood or particleboard. The hardwood edges or trim are added to the design and the finish is often veneer applied over the core and edges to create the appearance of a single piece.

Stained and Sealed Interiors: Stained and sealed interiors refer to drawers with wood stain finished interior panels, sealed to protect for lasting appearance with regular use.

Unfinished Back: Unfinished back indicates the backside or back panel of the storage credenza or other furniture element is unfinished and generally not presentable for show. These products are typically arranged with the backsides against walls or other furniture to conceal the unfinished backs.

UV Topcoat: UV topcoat generally refers to protective topcoats that resist UV damage such as fading. UV topcoat can also be used to refer to topcoat finishes that are cured or set by UV light.

Veneer Finish: Veneer finish is a wood furniture finish process using thin slices or sheets of real wood for the grain pattern and appearance, and stained with wood stain for rich color and classic wood furniture design. The sheets or slices are applied to furniture with laminate or similar bonding process, and the entire product is often finished with topcoat, lacquer or other protective finish.

Walnut Edge: Walnut edge typically refers to a hardwood edge made of walnut wood around the sides, trim, top, or base of a furniture element. The edge may be decorative with carved or sculpted detailing, or smooth or rounded for different styles.

Wood Products: Wood products refer to particleboard, fiberboard, MDF core, chipboard, and plywood, or any other material made from wood but not in the natural hardwood form.

Storage Credenza with Mitered Corners
Mitered Corners

Features

Green Features: Green features are design and material aspects considered to be environmentally friendly such as the use of eco-friendly powder-coat paint finish on steel components or the use of recycled materials in select product lines.

HIPAA-Compliant: HIPAA-compliant indicates a secure file storage system that meets criteria set by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

Weight Capacity: Weight capacities are listed to ensure the credenzas and storage units are used properly and safely. A weight capacity refers to the maximum safe weight that a shelf or storage unit can support.

Wire Management: Wire management ranges from grommet holes to integrated wire channels depending on the design or furniture series. The concept aids neat and organized computer and technology setup for professional appearance and safe wiring.