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Project by Snowbeast posted 10-12-2014 02:50 PM 1990 views 15 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m very new around here so I thought I would try a test posting.

Some time back I got tired of fighting with the cheapy metal file cabinet I had and decided to build a wood version. After much online scrounging for ideas, I found a plan for a Sideless Side Table in Wood magazine. A little bit of tweaking on the dimensions and I ended up with this.

It is made with red oak and the drawers are sized to hold either letter or legal size files. The handles are suede leather over hardened leather bases. As you might guess, I take the road less (if ever) travelled.

Comments and critiques are always welcomed. Can’t get better if I don’t know what to fix.





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BigJerryWayne

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#1 posted 10-12-2014 04:05 PM

Very nice.

-- An oak tree is just a nut that stood it's ground.

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Redoak49

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#2 posted 10-12-2014 04:12 PM

I like the clean look. It appears that you have quartersawn oak on the sides and plain sawn on the front.

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Snowbeast

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#3 posted 10-12-2014 07:22 PM

Thanks guys.

Redoak49 – I just use the wood I can get from my supplier without paying too much attention to the details of how it’s cut. Probably should look a little closer in the future.

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clieb91

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#4 posted 10-13-2014 01:00 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. A great first posting I really like the look and if I decide to add a filing cabinet to my Office Suite I’ve been working on I hope you don’t mind me borrowing the idea. It would fit in perfectly.
Look forward to seeing more projects.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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drewpy

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#5 posted 10-13-2014 04:56 AM

Nice first post. I like the simple clean look. A closer picture of the handles would be cool. Welcome to LumberJocks and thanks for sharing.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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Richard

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#6 posted 10-13-2014 03:26 PM



I m very new around here so I thought I would try a test posting.

Some time back I got tired of fighting with the cheapy metal file cabinet I had and decided to build a wood version. After much online scrounging for ideas, I found a plan for a Sideless Side Table in Wood magazine. A little bit of tweaking on the dimensions and I ended up with this.

It is made with red oak and the drawers are sized to hold either letter or legal size files. The handles are suede leather over hardened leather bases. As you might guess, I take the road less (if ever) travelled.

Comments and critiques are always welcomed. Can t get better if I don t know what to fix.

- Snowbeast

Don’t see much to Fix here. Great job andd it looks very nice.

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DavidFisher

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#7 posted 10-13-2014 09:37 PM

I think it looks great. Very nice design as well. The thing I would be concerned about is the drawers falling out. Are there slides or locks or something that will prevent them from falling?

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Snowbeast

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#8 posted 10-13-2014 11:38 PM

David – I was concerned with that also. If you look closely at the top back center of the middle drawer you can see a small stop block screwed to the back panel. Not much to it but it works.

Chris L. – Borrow away. I used somebody else’s idea as a starting point and did my own thing with it. I surf the net a lot to find ideas and techniques to try to integrate into my works. One day I’ll actually try some.

Drew – I added a pic of the handles. I cut 2 quarter circles from 3/4” stock and attached a piece of thin leather which was then soaked in CA glue. It turned out too splotchy for my taste so I covered it all with dark brown suede leather.

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