|Project by GCM||posted 04-13-2015 08:13 AM||1019 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
Here is my attempt to build an affordable wooden 4 drawer filing cabinet.
I ruled out:
Plwood, as it is way too expensive in Australia for anything but the most expensive style of furniture.
MDF, I built a single draw prototype and, even when using frame construction, it was way too heavy.
Melamine, may be a good choice but for this project I didn’t think it would look good enough.
Solid wood panelling, as it is too expensive.
I decided to go with premium (knot free) pine framing and pine panelling (not knot free unfortunately).
Joinery is mostly pocket screw as I have no intention of allowing Matthias Wandel to jump on any of my furniture.
The style is country/rustic/shabby chic, finished with home made chalk paint and home made finishing wax (due to Linn from the Darbin Orvar YT channel).
All in all the objective was achieved, an all solid wood (mainly premium pine) 4 draw filing cabinet (one draw is actually a stationery cabinet). The use of reclaimed pine lining helped keep costs under control. Not a skerrick of plywood in the whole thing, and, most importantly, no fat, greedy, lazy, rip-off merchant Australian plywood supplier was involved or fed during the whole of this project ;-) Oh! and the same can be said of paint suppliers too!.
Only 2 more to go!
Build blog http://lumberjocks.com/GCM/blog/40955
Sketchup plan available.
-- Make things as simple as possible, but no simpler.