Filing Cabinet

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Project by Carbide posted 06-10-2013 01:20 AM 1139 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After recently remodeling my foyer, the old whit junky filing cabinet that I had just didn’t look the best up against the rest of the room. So I decided to build my own wooden one to match. I used B-2 grade plywood from Menards, red oak from my stock, and Minwax golden oak stain and Minwax wipe on poly for a clear finish. I was actually shocked at how much money it required for materials. I had a total of roughly $375.00 in the project. $95.00 was hardware alone.

-- When it feels like a job, it isn't a hobby anymore.

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#1 posted 06-10-2013 01:54 AM

I have ALWAYS wanted to build one or more of these! Very nice!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#2 posted 06-10-2013 02:00 AM

Beautiful filing cabinet….great job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#3 posted 06-10-2013 10:47 AM

nice job.

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#4 posted 06-10-2013 08:25 PM

Nice , I need the 2 drawer version.

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#5 posted 06-11-2013 01:32 AM

I was looking around for a metal file cabinet to store all my manuals and plans, etc. Then it hit me, I’m a woodworker why ain’t I building it out of wood? Great job and great inspiration, too!

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#6 posted 06-11-2013 03:33 AM

Nice piece. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#7 posted 06-13-2013 04:30 PM

That’s absolutely gorgeous, way better than the metal ones. A sure hit in the foyer. Great work!

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