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Oak Filing Cabinet w/ a Twist!

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Project by Damien posted 12-01-2011 07:41 AM 1572 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of my newer builds. It’s an oak filing cabinet, but with a twist. The bottom drawer is set up for filing, but the top ‘drawer’ is actually a step stool. It’s designed to help keep documents (obviously) but also to give a convenient home for a step stool so it’s not always getting in the way and stubbing toes like they normally are in a house.

It was a fun build, all pretty basic but it kept my mind rolling. Hand cut dovetails on the drawer.





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Paul Pomerleau

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#1 posted 12-01-2011 04:03 PM

Very unique…
Functional, practical and beautiful.
Well done.

-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada

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JaLatham

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#2 posted 12-01-2011 04:47 PM

I love the creativity. Never would have thought to do that with a stool… until now.

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MGoBlue7

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#3 posted 12-01-2011 07:18 PM

VERY CREATIVE!!! Thanks for sharing.

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reggiek

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#4 posted 12-01-2011 11:40 PM

Interesting idea. What would happen when someone puts stuff in the top drawer? Is there something temporary for the papers or what have you while the stool is in use? Nice joinery….love hand made dovetails. Great job and welcome to LJ’s…looks like your off to a great start.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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Damien

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#5 posted 12-02-2011 12:35 AM

It wouldn’t be possible to put something in the top ‘drawer’. It is open to the bottom drawer when the stool is out. Anything that someone tried to set in there would just end up falling into the bottom drawer.

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jeth

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#6 posted 12-02-2011 01:41 AM

Great idea and nicely built!

Reading the description I thought the stool might fold out of the front of the cabinet..could be an idea but would mean the cabinet would have to move to where the step was needed..

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