Two Drawer File Cabinet

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Project by Grapevine posted 12-23-2008 12:51 AM 2087 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently made this file cabinet from plans in WS mag. It will replace an old metal one I’ve hated for years. The false drawer fronts were an interesting twist on this they’re supposed to look like single card files like in the library (when I was a kid) and once it was completed I came to appreciate it more. As I have to do most of the time, I used a lot of “extra” wood I had left over from other projects. Of course like all plans that call for ¾ plywood and dimension it that way, (The box stores only sell the slightly thinner size) so that is challenge in itself. It would be nice to have an unlimited budget for lumber one of these days!!! The stain is MinWax Golden Oak and the finish is the usual mix Polly/Boiled Linseed oil/Mineral Spirits.

Thanks for looking and of course all comment welcome.

-- Jeff - Grapevine, Texas - Tight budget = creativity, resourcefulness and a clean scrap bin...

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#1 posted 12-23-2008 01:09 AM

Very nice, great work. I like the color of the finish.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 12-23-2008 01:54 AM

Nice looking file cabinet. The finish looks great. Good build.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#3 posted 12-23-2008 06:22 AM

I too remember this plan in WS. You’ve done a great job with it.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#4 posted 12-24-2008 07:13 AM

Beautiful project. THANKS

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#5 posted 12-27-2008 06:31 AM

I liked this project when I saw it, really liked the card catalog look. Nicely done.


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

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#6 posted 02-22-2010 04:34 PM

excellent work .

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#7 posted 02-22-2010 04:44 PM

Nice file cabinet.

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#8 posted 08-21-2010 01:54 PM

This is a very nice cabinet. Very impressive.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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