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Project by Safetyboy posted 2344 days ago 1054 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an office cabinet I designed and built to fit a specific space in our home office. It holds all our binders, files, and office junk, but keeps it all looking really neat.

Sides and shelves are oak ply, the rest is all red oak. Finish is Minwax Provincial, 5 coats of wipe-on poly, and one coat of paste wax for the feel.

I’m mostly happy with the results – I’d like to get better at picking wood that matches over the whole project, but I guess that just takes practice.

-- -- Kevin in Mentor, Ohio





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GaryK

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#1 posted 2344 days ago

Looks great. It’s nice when you can build exactly what you want.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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rikkor

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#2 posted 2343 days ago

Great office organizer.

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 2343 days ago

Kevin,

That is a nice piece of furniture. The finish looks good and the wood selection looks fine to me. There are some subtle differences between the woods but this simply adds detail to the project.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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mrtrim

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#4 posted 2343 days ago

great looking project ! the wood differences are how you can eaisily spot hand made pieces from store bought that is made from particleboard and shrinkwrapped with contact paper . that stuff is very uniform in color and grain . great work

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Critterman

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#5 posted 2343 days ago

Kevin, great project and it looks great. Like Mr Trim says it is much better than those cheezy store bought cabinets the charge a small fortune for. I say it looks great, nice job.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 2343 days ago

Great looking cabinet!

I’m not one who sweats much over grain matching. Every piece of wood is unique, and that is as it should be.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Safetyboy

119 posts in 2344 days


#7 posted 2342 days ago

Gee, thanks for the encouragement guys. After looking at some of the stuff you all have made, it makes me feel even better to get some nice comments from folks who’ve made such other beautiful pieces.

-- -- Kevin in Mentor, Ohio

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Bill Butler

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#8 posted 2322 days ago

Love the look of inset drawer fronts. From the looks of it, you nailed it.

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sandhill

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#9 posted 2322 days ago

Good job Bill, you did fine.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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Beginningwoodworker

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#10 posted 2036 days ago

Nice cabinet.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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