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Project by Ick posted 04-01-2012 05:40 PM 1647 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally got an idea out of my head that had been there far too long. I wanted an open face cabinet to sit above my antique school teachers desk in my study. One of the design criteria was that I wanted to be able to display my old (almost antique, but worthless) PC Jr., from the 1980’s. This determined the size of the side cabinet bays.

I also wanted to dress it up with some crown molding, and had seen an article on dentil molding. I made some dentil molding in the shop, and I think it really adds a pop to the crown molding.

Along the way of building this, the drawer glides on some cheap filing cabinets fell apart; so I decided to add some matching (reasonably) cabinets to the desk. One challege on the cabinets was the width is fixed by the size of a standard hanging folder, and the desk has 1 1/4” legs; so the solution I came up with is to make the front look like it had 1 1/4” legs, while the legs are actually part of the drawer fronts. Another challenge was making the drawer pulls. In a weaker moment, I’d replaced the original drawer pulls on the desk, and who knows what happened to them over 35 years; but I attempted to recreate them from memory (couldn’t find anything like them on the web).

-- Craig, Oklahoma





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Vinnie

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#1 posted 04-01-2012 06:19 PM

Craig, Very nice job! Very professional looking.

Vinnie

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#2 posted 04-01-2012 06:32 PM

Craig,

Nice cabinet. You mastered in the desk also.

-- Back home. Fernando

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#3 posted 04-01-2012 11:42 PM

That is a nice addition to the home. Beautiful cabinetry.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#4 posted 04-02-2012 02:21 PM

Well done great looking project.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 04-06-2012 01:07 AM

Beautiful work!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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