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A non-plywood 4 drawer filing cabinet #1: The design

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Blog entry by GCM posted 04-30-2014 09:29 AM 1362 reads 2 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of A non-plywood 4 drawer filing cabinet series Part 2: A half scale prototype »

Here is my attempt to build an affordable wooden 4 drawer filing cabinet.

I rule out:

Plwood, as it is way too expensive in Australia for anything but the most expensive style of furniture.
MDF, I built a single draw prototype and, even when using frame construction, it was way too heavy.
Melamine, may be a good choice but for this project I don’t think it looks good enough.
Solid wood, as it is too expensive.

My current choice is to go with premium (knot free) pine and pine panelling (not knot free unfortunately).

The style is intended to be country/rustic/shabby chic

I attach the first iteration, I think it may be top heavy, and I might turn the panelling around to reduce the number of V-grooves.

I have a Sketchup file if anyone is interested in a closer look. I can’t see anyway to upload anything but images here but as this is my first “blog” perhaps someone can confirm that (or not).

Anyway if anyone has any suggestions, critique, tips, all will be appreciated.

-- Make things as simple as possible, but no simpler.



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