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Project by retArch posted 06-05-2017 08:00 PM 2969 views 25 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got tired last year of having art supplies scattered all over the house when I was looking for them, so I decided to build a cabinet that would consolidate everything in one place. The frame is made of solid walnut (dovetailed by hand) and drawers are cedar fencing boards from HD. Dividers within the drawers are strips of foam core board.

-- Old Architect, Cedar Hills





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HickoryHill

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#1 posted 06-05-2017 08:01 PM

Awesome, love the look!

-- Jim, Michigan

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#2 posted 06-05-2017 08:26 PM

I think that is what I need for all my daughters’ art supplies. Very clean lines, simple but elegant. I like it.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#3 posted 06-05-2017 08:53 PM

very nice. make another and you have a tool box.
did you put dividers in the drawers? moveable?

-- Jeff NJ

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retArch

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#4 posted 06-05-2017 09:04 PM

Jeff, I cut strips of foam core board (Hobby Lobby) and hot-glued them in place.

-- Old Architect, Cedar Hills

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#5 posted 06-06-2017 12:16 AM

Wow…I really like this! I just finished up a cabinet very similar to this for my drawing and measuring equipment, except mine has two sets of four drawers side by side. Mine is birch that is trimmed out in walnut and the drawer pulls are nearly just like yours. You did an excellent job on this!

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#6 posted 06-06-2017 12:51 AM

Lou319,
Have you posted your cabinet? I’d like to see it.

-- Old Architect, Cedar Hills

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#7 posted 06-06-2017 01:53 AM

Very nice;y done.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#8 posted 06-06-2017 02:07 AM

That is one of the best art cases I’ve seen.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#9 posted 06-06-2017 02:29 AM

Awesome project. This should be a top 3 project.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#10 posted 06-06-2017 04:40 AM

Realy awesome work on dovetails and drawers. It looks so great and colourful when opened and filled with all office accessories.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 06-06-2017 09:26 AM

Great design an nicely executed. A pleasure to see. The cedar seem to work well for the drawers – how is it to work with?

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#12 posted 06-06-2017 09:45 AM

Beautiful cabinet! So nice to have all your art supplies together and ready for when your muse inspires. Is it on wheels? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#13 posted 06-06-2017 11:48 AM

Very pretty

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#14 posted 06-06-2017 12:35 PM

Awesome!
Can’t let my Daughter see this.

-- Doug...

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#15 posted 06-06-2017 12:36 PM

This is a wonderful storage cabinet for tools, drawing instruments, or even many collections of various collector’s items. It could be useful in woodshops, craft rooms, art rooms, etc. It’s very practical and nice looking.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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