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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).

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Craig, Very nice job! Very professional looking.

Vinnie
 

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Craig,

Nice cabinet. You mastered in the desk also.
 

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

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Well done great looking project.
 
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