Hollister Credenza

Jory Brigham

Crafted from a solid body of walnut, the Hollister is designed to showcase the soul of the material itself. It’s namesake alludes to the “Nine Sisters” of central California, a chain of nine volcanic peaks created over 20 million years ago.

Historical significance is not lost in this piece, as Jory’s central inspiration in creating the Hollister was to design around the character of the walnut. “I’m really drawn toward bringing out the characteristics of the wood in my pieces,” Jory elaborates. With the Hollister, it was unnecessary to add much color or get too carried away with lines that conflict with the natural beauty of the walnut. Every opportunity is taken to accentuate the grain and highlight every organic detail within the wood itself.

Length: 67" Height: 28" Depth: 19"

  • 10 lessons
  • 213 min
  • $99.00
  • Hollister Credenza MDF Templates

    If you want to hit the ground running and don't feel like making your own templates, add these to your order.

Here's what we'll cover:

  1. Intro and Case Panels

    The case consists of two solid panels that receive waterfall miter joints.

  2. Case Dados

    Dadoes are cut into the case parts.

  3. Case Assembly

    The case is carefully glued together achieving gap-free miters.

  4. The Base Part 1 – The Legs

    The legs are cut to shape.

  5. The Base Part 2 – Stretchers and Assembly

    The stretchers are cut, mitered and then glued to the legs.

  6. The Door

    The door is constructed first, then carved with a unique pattern.

  7. Finishing

    The parts that are complete at this point receive their finish.

  8. Drawer Fronts

    The drawer fronts are cut to size, receiving a mitered return on one end.

  9. Drawer Boxes and Slides

    The drawer boxes are constructed and mounted in the case using metal slides.

  10. Hardware and Finishing Touches

    The final hardware components are made and installed.

What will I receive?

  • Detailed cut list and plans including a PDF (Metric and Imperial) and patterns so you can make your own templates.
  • Hours of detailed video instruction (10 Videos) showing every step of the build.
  • All videos and plans are digital and will be available for download upon purchase. 

What will I learn?

  • Walnut grain selection
  • Using sleds for tricky cross-cuts
  • Bevels and miter cuts
  • Waterfall Miter Construction
  • Festool Domino Joinery
  • Clever glueup strategies
  • Power carving a door panel
  • Making shop-made roller hardware
  • Custom brass pull construction
  • Blum Movento Slide installation
  • Drawer construction
  • Hardwax Oil Finishing

What will I need?


  • 50 BF of 6/4 Hardwood
  • 22 BF of 4/4 Hardwood
  • 1 Sheet of 1/4″ Plywood


Jointer, Planer, Table Saw, Miter Saw, Bandsaw, Router, Router Table, Drill/Driver, Track Saw (or circular saw with guide), Festool Domino, Random Orbit Sander, Chisel, Angle Grinder with Kutzall disc for door carving




I really enjoyed this project. I’ve been woodworking for less than two years, and as recent retiree, I wanted to fill my time with an endeavour that not only rewarded me with beautiful pieces of furniture, but also learn different techniques, and also how to overcome what I like to call ooopsies. The time spent milling the raw wood and seeing progress to its completion gives me an appreciation for something that honestly I never thought could ever achieve. This is my second build in Jory’s line of furniture items. The other being the Hank chair. I love the way Jory goes about explaining the build the way he goes about building it and encouraging you to take try different ways to achieve the same result, or as he sometimes says, maybe even better. My hobby has now turned into a passion. Thank you for that!

Henry Viger
Guild Member
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About Your Instructor:

Jory Brigham is a California-born artist, designer and builder with a passion for creating lasting works by hand. Growing up among generations of woodworkers and craftsmen, Jory discovered his own creative voice within the family trade at an early age. Though his artistic inspiration pulls from decades throughout the twentieth century, many of Jory’s designs play with colors and textures to pair unique perspectives with classic, mid-century balance.

Jory now creates in his dream shop located in Paso Robles, California, where he pulls inspiration from the beautiful landscape that surrounds him. He loves sharing his knowledge and space while teaching workshops for woodworking and furniture design, along with running his primary furniture business. His main motivation is to show his two children the value of hard work and passion for their chosen career path, while constantly growing personally and pushing the limits as an artist.