Practical 3 drawer file cabinet

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Project by revanson11 posted 12-23-2016 06:09 PM 1189 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wife decided that we had out grown our old 2 drawer file cabinet and asked me to make a 3 drawer one. I had some red oak boards lying around so I figured I would use them up with this project. I tried to add a little visual flair to an other wise mundane piece of furniture. The real trick to this project was to build in enough structural support for the front of the cabinet. The back has a full size panel to make it sturdy but the front only had the 3/4” framing. I used under mount slides, 2 per drawer.

-- Randy, Central MN

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#1 posted 12-23-2016 06:36 PM

Really nice job

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#2 posted 12-23-2016 06:51 PM

Looks good. Dressed them up nicely.
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#4 posted 12-24-2016 02:23 AM

Really nice. So many details that make it stand out.

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#5 posted 12-24-2016 02:00 PM

Lovely file cabinet. You added some very nice detailing. I especially like the drawer fronts. Nice work.

-- Ron, Montana

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#6 posted 12-24-2016 02:27 PM

great build

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#7 posted 12-25-2016 02:03 AM

Very nice design and build.


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