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Project by edwood1975 posted 06-06-2017 03:48 PM 642 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know that it has been a little while since I have been on the site but its only because my computer was down and to be honest I needed a little break.

This project has been long over due and I was tired of tripping over my files and Sketchup plans so I decided to make myself this filing cabinet.

I thought that I would save myself some money and just use 3/4’ sheet goods and stain it, I also a a few first in this project such as I never used iron on veneer before and it came out ok.. I think its a skill you get better at the more you use it…

Dimensions:
Height 60” x 17” Wide x 24” Deep

Drawer & Slides:
I used 21” full extension soft close drawer slides and I am glad I did.

Solid Wood Trim:
Since I was going for the shaker style I used 2×1 solid oak for the drawer fronts and over I think it came out great.. I also used oak veneer iron edging to cover up all them unsightly plywood edges.

One of the problems I encountered was how to hang the actual files and I scored the internet and came up with a very practical and inexpensive way of achieving that: I purchased some flat 1/8” x 1/2” flat aluminum bar and cut a 1/8’ kerf in the front and back of the drawers and just slotted them home.

I hope you like
Thanks Ed

-- Ed





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BurlyBob

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#1 posted 06-06-2017 03:59 PM

Now that I really like, especially with the top cabinet door.

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#2 posted 06-06-2017 04:03 PM

Great looking filing cabinet Ed. I like the extra space at the top. Nice build….

Computers….they will drive you insane! Glad your back up and running again!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 06-06-2017 04:14 PM



Great looking filing cabinet Ed. I like the extra space at the top. Nice build….

Computers….they will drive you insane! Glad your back up and running again!

- woodshaver Tony C

Thanks Tony C

-- Ed

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#4 posted 06-06-2017 04:14 PM



Now that I really like, especially with the top cabinet door.

- BurlyBob

Thanks BurlyBob

-- Ed

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#5 posted 06-06-2017 04:17 PM

Very nice work.

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

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#6 posted 06-06-2017 07:37 PM

Everybody needs a filing cabinet otherwise their papers become a disaster. That is a very nice filing cabinet that you have made for your shop and it will be a great addition to your organization.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#7 posted 06-07-2017 02:46 AM

Thanks for this. I’ve had a need for one such on my build list for a while (which will still have to wait), and your functional but attractive design is a great inspiration. Thanks, too, for the diagram which gives a nice ‘guide’ to a great build.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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#8 posted 06-07-2017 03:14 AM



Thanks for this. I ve had a need for one such on my build list for a while (which will still have to wait), and your functional but attractive design is a great inspiration. Thanks, too, for the diagram which gives a nice guide to a great build.

- balidoug

Thanks for the kind words if you need actually build specs I can email them to you o have them on Sketchup .. if I think of it I’ll post the entire plans

-- Ed

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#9 posted 07-05-2017 09:32 PM

Nicely done Ed

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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