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Project by Themailman posted 12-08-2015 02:22 AM 999 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this for my father in laws office. Made from pine. It was left unfinished because my father in law wanted to paint it himself and pick out hardware for the drawers. I haven’t had a chance to get updated pictures since he finished it.

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#1 posted 12-08-2015 02:49 PM

That is a really impressive outfit. A job well done.

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#2 posted 12-09-2015 01:03 PM

Thankyou Bob. It took the longest time for me to make. Mainly because I could only work on it for a few hours at a time between work and family activities. also the largest build at the time I’ve ever done. It was a huge challenge for my skill set, but very rewarding.

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#3 posted 12-09-2015 03:16 PM

Very nice! I need to build myself something just like it. Is this your design?

-- Chris - Would work, but I'm too busy reading about woodwork.

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#4 posted 12-09-2015 11:25 PM

Well done, some great work on this big project.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 12-10-2015 11:40 AM

Great looking project! Why would he want to paint it? A clear finish would bring out the grain and knots, making IMHO, a nice piece of furniture. JMHO.
Edit: Went back and looked at the pictures in detail. The corner cabinet with the file slots is awesome!

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#6 posted 12-10-2015 03:06 PM

My, but I like this one. I need to build something close to this for one of my sons and my daughter-in-law who share a small home office.

-- Noel

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#7 posted 12-10-2015 08:52 PM

Thankyou all for the compliments. I never expected all the kind words when I joined this site.
chris- yes it was my design. I unfortunately don't have sketch up, just pencil paper and imagination.
knothead62- I guess I should’ve been more specific, and I agree with you on no paint. He does a really nice white wash or some might call it pickling, I think, that still shows the grain and knots. And thankyou about the file slots. That was a must have for him because he owns a painting And restoration company and keeps all the jobs in binders until they get filed away.

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