RaeLynn's file cabinet

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Project by Topapilot posted 04-15-2008 08:07 AM 3220 views 18 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s the finished file cabinet I mentioned in my blog. It was designed to match the computer desk (complete, but no pictures yet; it’s covered in files…) I made at Christmas, and to hold a monster printer on top. The construction is red oak, red oak vaneer ply (from LSV, the local hardwood supplier, and really crap), and walnut. The legs have the “Blacker House” design I picked up from Darryl Pearts book, and the drawer handles are similar to handles I’ve seen elsewhere. The finish is one coat of 1/3 BLO, 1/3 Varnish, 1/3 MS; then multiple coats of wiping varnish made by thinning with mineral spirits.

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#1 posted 04-15-2008 11:02 AM

Beautiful cabinet! The contrasting woods work really well together and the pulls are fantastic. I am a big fan of wooden “hardware”. I also like using the finish you used. Fine job.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#2 posted 04-15-2008 11:05 AM

Top-A, Beautifully done. I love the simple clean lines and natural finish. It’s seems a shame to cover that lovely top with a printer.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#3 posted 04-15-2008 12:09 PM

This is a beautiful cabinet. The drawer pulls and walnut inlay adds visual interest to the piece.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 04-15-2008 12:33 PM

Superb craftsmanship, fine lines, and beautiful top. Well done. I too am a big fan of wooden hardware and praticing making mine for upcoming projects.

-- When you are at a point in life and you think there is nothing more to learn, then you must understand that you have learned nothing at all. Billy

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#5 posted 04-15-2008 12:55 PM

Not only functional but also beautiful. Great job.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#6 posted 04-15-2008 03:09 PM

Very nice, almost a shame to cover the top up with a printer

-- Joey~~Sabina, Ohio

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#7 posted 04-15-2008 03:11 PM

Well done!

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#8 posted 04-15-2008 04:16 PM

Beautifully done!

-- Bill, Florida

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#9 posted 04-15-2008 04:58 PM

A beautiful cabinet, with fine craftsmanship.

I’m afraid to see what you can make with material that isn’t crap.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#10 posted 04-15-2008 05:12 PM

Those drawer pulls ar sweet. I am still contemplating the pulls for my project. Well done!

-- Scott - Chico California

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#11 posted 04-15-2008 06:20 PM


-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#12 posted 04-15-2008 06:24 PM

GREAT looking table- practical yet elegant – nice job.

Curious to what you used for joinery on the top and also sides.

-- Bill - - Ad-Marketing Guy, Ramsey NJ

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#13 posted 04-15-2008 07:06 PM

Fantastic looking cabinet! Great job.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#14 posted 04-15-2008 07:09 PM

looks great

-- making sawdust....

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#15 posted 04-15-2008 11:07 PM

The first part of the blog shows some of the construction:
I rabbited the legs to hold the panels. The top is a glue-up with a loose spline used for the breadboard ends.

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