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Two Drawer File Cabinet

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Project by Grapevine posted 2069 days ago 1843 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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Max

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#1 posted 2069 days ago

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

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

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griff

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#2 posted 2069 days ago

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

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

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Woodhacker

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#3 posted 2069 days ago

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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John Gray

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#4 posted 2068 days ago

Beautiful project. THANKS

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

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clieb91

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#5 posted 2065 days ago

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

CtL

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

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lou

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#6 posted 1642 days ago

excellent work .

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Beginningwoodworker

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#7 posted 1642 days ago

Nice file cabinet.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 1462 days ago

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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