crea classroom cabinets

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Project by Tag84 posted 01-25-2012 07:33 PM 1998 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

these are 4 cabinets i was assigned to build for the handcrafts classroom.
I made them in the same building, so it was easy getting them there.
This was sort of a sideproject i started in august.
I used mdf for the frames pine for all sides, and triplex as drawerfronts, the drawers were alot of work but once you get a systematic order it went faster. They also cary wheels underneath.
It’s painted acrylic white with a roller.
I could’t find the hardware i needed for the drawers in the store, with the namecard holders, but
i did found them on the web! ;)

a drawer open without handle

i made a little sketch, i used plywood strips inside to get a little bigger screwing surface for the rails. They also function as drawer stops. At the same time it doesnt add to much weight to the cabinets. At the rear i also used plywood strips on each side, because i didnt have a wide enough mdf backplate. all the edges of the mdf are reinforced with pine strips.

-- -Thomas -

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#1 posted 01-25-2012 08:12 PM

Nice work lots of storage.

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

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#2 posted 01-25-2012 08:26 PM

I would love to have a set of drawers like this. Maybe I would be more organized then.

good work,

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#3 posted 01-25-2012 08:33 PM

Do you have drawings for these? It’s a very nice project and you did great.

-- John from Jackson, Michigan

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#4 posted 01-25-2012 09:23 PM

Looks good that should give you tons of storage.

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#5 posted 01-25-2012 09:25 PM

You did a fantastic job on this project, Thomas. Your Handcraft Class is very lucky to have you!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#6 posted 01-25-2012 09:37 PM

thanks guys :) john, i did do a sketch from the 4 up front, to give the lady who gives the classes a better idea.
If you are interested i can make a better plan. I never really work with a detailed plan :)

-- -Thomas -

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#7 posted 01-25-2012 09:48 PM

size is for all 4, height = 43,3 inch. width =29,5 inch. depth =25,6 inch

-- -Thomas -

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#8 posted 01-26-2012 07:25 PM

You did a fabulous job on this project. Very professional. I’m enjoying watching you expand your skills.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#9 posted 01-26-2012 09:43 PM

thank you Vicki! wish you all the best from holland :)

-- -Thomas -

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