|Project by Alan Maude||posted 02-17-2012 08:34 AM||1083 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
This is my first project post to Lumberjocks. This is a two drawer file cabinet built using plans from Rockler. The cabinet is made out of Birch plywood for the top and sides, edge banding is Cherry and Mahogany and the drawer fronts are Maple. This project was fairly straight forward with the exception of the drawer fronts. Maple makes Oak look like a soft wood. I should have made the drawer fronts from narrower width stock using biscuits. The board I purchased was over 14 inches wide. Since it was not perfectly flat it was difficult to cut square. Also cutting the raised panels on my table saw was a bit nerve wracking due to the hardness of the wood. In the first photo you will notice imperfect alignment of the top drawer front with the case. The project is finished with three coats of clear gloss polyurethane finish. My next project with be a library table. Any suggestions regarding styles, plans and dimensions would be welcome.