Eight Drawer Cabinet of Dubious Origin

Welcome! Forums General Woodworking Discussions Projects Eight Drawer Cabinet of Dubious Origin

Viewing 9 posts - 16 through 24 (of 24 total)
  • Author
  • #14683

    Serhiy – I have some scrap wood spanning my bench on which I pile a lot of the wood I have. It gives an extra bonus of adding more weight to the bench, making it more stable. I also put some on top of two book cases and sometimes leave some piled in the hallway. I bribe my girlfriend into letting me do so by making her as many things as I can. 😉

    The bench pile:

    Wood under my work bench.

    The drill press is a bench top model and runs relatively quiet, making it a great alternative to hammering mortises and it keeps the neighbors from complaining. relatively cheap from HD, too. Hopefully we’ll be moving to a house soon and I’ll have more space.

    David – I have two shop assistants, both Bengals. The one pictured is usually very well behaved and will hang out while I work. Her sister will attack the sharp edge of a chisel, so I have to keep my eye on her at all times. I usually appreciate the company though; they make quite tolerable supervisors.

    Cat two, drawer inspector:

    Drawer inspecting cat.

    Halifax, Canada


    Great job, Jeremy! I admire your patience. The whole story is an inspiration for me.
    I see that you have used the Stanley’s saw for rip cut. Could you write me what is the model and do you recommend it to cut pine along?


    Hi Piotr,

    The model of saw is Stanley Fat Max 20-047 (20 inch, 9 tpi)

    It is $30 before tax here in Canada.


    • It did the job
    • Did not bind
    • Cleared sawdust reasonably well on the rips, but the boards were only 3 3/4 inches wide
    • Works great for plywood, reasonable at cross-cutting, etc. so it’s not a one-trick pony


    • It’s not a dedicated rip saw, and I feel confident that a proper 9 tpi rip would out-perform it
    • Thick kerf
    • Cannot be sharpened (it’s disposable)

    It should be ok for pine but will require some patience.

    Good luck!

    Halifax, Canada


    I really, really, like this chest. It may have neen a lot of work, but I think it’s something to be proud of.

    David Gill

    Great achievement converting a stack of 4″ x 2″ offcuts into a fine cabinet You should be very satisfied

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    Matt McGrane

    Love the project, elvishefer. I’m another fan of using home center or recycled wood. Probably because I’m such a cheap-wad. Great work.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    David R.

    Wonderful project, I really like how it turned out. Lots of work, lots of experience gained and made something useful and lasting from mostly cut offs. Congratulations.

    from Germany


    Thanks for the kind words everyone!

    The cabinet is still holding up… The wood may not be the best but the joinery techniques are solid (thanks Paul Sellers).

    Happy Holidays,

    Halifax, Canada

    Frank Joseph

    SWMBO is correct it is too nice for the shop
    Very nice it shows what good training can do along with good application.

    In South Jersey the good part of New Jersey, USA.

Viewing 9 posts - 16 through 24 (of 24 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.