|Project by nelson||posted 10-14-2009 02:20 PM||1697 views||6 times favorited||6 comments|
I made a desk a couple of years ago that I was never happy with. The second to last picture shows what I originally made.
The biggest portion of this project was the custom file cabinet. It used good quality Blum slides since the file has a lot of weight. They work great in a situation like this.
The supporting structure was mostly assembled with pocket screws, since I needed to be able to bring it up the stairs from my basement shop.
I recently got a Ridgid R4511, so this was my first project with it. The drawer fronts for the file cabinet were raised on the table saw, which ended up being a challenge, but I didn’t really have a choice as I don’t have a router table yet. I’m hoping that will be the next project though.
Oh yes. Most of the wood is recycled from a room in my house where we took down some of the oak paneling.
Also, this was the first project that I completely designed in SketchUp. It proved to be immensely useful and provided significant accuracy to the project.