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Blog entry by Maclegno posted 01-25-2010 11:00 PM 1110 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

An old wooden filing cabinet I rescued from a dump and re-cycled.
When I found it my plan was to return it to its former glory, but after stripping I found that the frame was made of reasonable wood (?) but the sides were plywood and the drawer fronts some banal wood. I therefor decided to re-design it, Staining the cheap wood black, varnishing the frame, and replacing the old “name plate” handles with modern brass. It now serves as a filing cabinet in my wife’s office.
It’s very satisfying to give a lovely thing a new lease of life (I wish someone would do it to me LOL

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-- Maclegno,Scotsman in Italy



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stefang

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#1 posted 01-25-2010 11:05 PM

What a fine result Gerard! I’ll bet your wife is glad to have this handsome piece. I love the wood and paint contrast. Well done redone.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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christherookie

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#2 posted 01-26-2010 12:05 AM

Wow, that’s great! I’ll be by to pick it up soon. :)

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Beginningwoodworker

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#3 posted 01-26-2010 01:18 AM

Nice job.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Partridge

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#4 posted 01-26-2010 01:44 AM

it looks good

-- I get out in the shop when I can

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Eric in central Florida

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#5 posted 01-26-2010 01:44 AM

Wow Gerard, that came out great!
The contrasting colors work really nice!
A new lease on life for sure!
Good Job!

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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lumberdog

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#6 posted 01-26-2010 03:10 PM

In this throw away society that we live in i like to see projects like this, nice job. This is a big part of going green.

-- Lumberdog.. Michigan

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Dennisgrosen

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#7 posted 01-28-2010 12:38 AM

great recycling on that and when your wife decide to skib it
you can always use it as toolcabinet in the shop

Dennis

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Maclegno

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#8 posted 01-28-2010 04:23 AM

I’d like to point out the locking mechanism on this old girl, it’s the first time I’ve seen “Central Locking” on a piece of furniture.
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Central Lock

-- Maclegno,Scotsman in Italy

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 01-28-2010 07:11 AM

Great save

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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