Cherry Filing Cabinet

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Project by JimYoung posted 01-13-2015 03:09 AM 1266 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch


Here is my new file cabinet (blog here ). The design is my own from a photo found online and drawn in Sketchup. The frame is mortise and tenon, with a couple of dovetails. The side panels are plywood veneered with quarter sawn cherry veneer that I vacuum bagged with epoxy. The drawer boxes are 1/2” birch plywood with box joints. Hardware is 100# full extension slides with soft close feature. Finish is three coats of Arm-R-Seal satin with 0000 steel wool between the second and third coat. Thanks for looking.

-- -Jim, "Society is well governed when its people obey the magistrates, and the magistrates obey the law." -- Solon

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#1 posted 01-13-2015 05:09 AM

Looks good to me! I’ll have to check out the blog when I have a little more time. A file cabinet for my wife is on my short list of projects to be done asap.

-- Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

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#2 posted 01-13-2015 12:55 PM

Very well done.

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#3 posted 01-13-2015 02:57 PM

Looks very nice and smooth. Cherry is such a beautiful wood.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#4 posted 01-14-2015 12:45 AM

Great job on this file cabinet. I’ll betcha that you build another one when you find this one too small … Nice job on the grain matching on the drawer fronts, that just sets it apart.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#5 posted 01-14-2015 01:02 AM

Very nice Jim.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#6 posted 01-20-2016 06:46 PM

Thats amazing Jim. Great work.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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