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Project by zlatanv posted 1607 days ago 1250 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished my latest project. Very nice couple wanted me to duplicate a file cabinet they had purchased from a furniture store over 20 yrs ago. Made a transfer copy of the grove detail to make a template and used a Bosch Colt to cut the groves, had to do lots of practice runs. Hardest thing was trying to find matching hardware. Made of oak, 3 coats of lacquer. First time using lacquer, really works well, has been cold here so kind of though to keep the garage warm. Last picture is the original piece. Turned out well I think.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX





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Beginningwoodworker

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#1 posted 1607 days ago

Nice file cabinet.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Chase

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#2 posted 1607 days ago

I was thinking about making a filing cabinet at some point. Where did you get the hardware across the top of the drawer to hang the files from?

-Chase

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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zlatanv

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#3 posted 1607 days ago

Got the hanging rail from Rockler, made of plastic, didn’t like that, hope its durable.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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Kindlingmaker

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#4 posted 1607 days ago

A beautiful cabinet! Well done!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#5 posted 1607 days ago

Looks like you didn’t find the hardware, but they have to be able to tell them apart some how ;-)) Nice work. Looks like yoiu matched to realy well.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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David

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#6 posted 1606 days ago

What type of drawer slides did you use there? I built a file cabinet last year (still haven’t posted) and purchased some full extension slides from Rockler that I just couldn’t get to work. Ended up going to a local Home Depot and bought some cheapies which work fine. Took me all weekend just to get the slildes in as I had a lot of problems with them! What a pain. Looks great. Thanks for sharing.

David

-- dcutter

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zlatanv

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#7 posted 1606 days ago

Hey David, used Rockler Centerline slides cl-755, ball bearing, heavy duty, full extension, rated at 150lbs. Had to shim the back of one on the bottom, had a little play in it, I guess my drawer was out of square a 1/8, not allot but it made a difference.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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lilredweldingrod

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#8 posted 1569 days ago

Hey Z,
Very nice matchup! Beautiful piece of furniture.
Rand

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