For a client:
(although the cabinet holding the computer is vented, the client decided
against a door (wisely, IMO).
Lord no ... that is extremely badly made, built-in cabinetry.
And that is the reason I went to the trouble of putting the 8 file
drawers in shop built cases, _within_ the bottom built-in "cabinets".
I did not think the cabinet infrastructure that you can't see will last
long enough, or even take the load of 8 file drawers full of files.
What your see is typical of the stupid/greedy/give-a-shit builder, and
unskilled, unsupervised, illegal immigrant labor consumers must put up
with when they buy a home these days. Particular house was built about
seven years ago, recently resold for circa $1.1 million, and the
cabinetry throughout is basically nothing but TOTAL shit.
They are only meant to look good, not work, or stay together for any
length of time.
Pardon the rant ... just tired of having to work around this crap, and
being outbid by cut rate shitheads who simply don't give a shit.
Sad ... but what you get in this mollycoddling, progressive, poorly
educated, entitlement culture of ours, where looks trump soundness, and
stupid is epidemic.
In this life, we tend to get what we pay for. The sad thing is that too many people equate pleasing to the eye with quality and are incapable of looking past the cosmetics to judge the craftsmanship. Finish: Maloof?
On Tuesday, August 27, 2013 9:01:19 AM UTC-5, Swingman wrote:
I know you were not tickled with having to make great work "fit in' with
shoddy workmanship. And don't take this as any thing but a complement,
it all looks like it was always there. Great job!
Was it the customers decision to have the file cabinet doors swing
together in the center rather than the all swing right or left depending
on the side of the desk that are on? Seems a bit counter productive to
have to ride the chair to the middle of the cabinet and or get up and
walk over to the middle of the file cabinet. The fix would be easy
should he find that function/ease of use is more important than how it
He was given the option ... his wish is my command.
And I was damned glad, because I would had to have broken out the pocket
hole jig to get two of those out of square, toe nailed in, smaller at
the top, move around with your hand, stiles secure enough to hold two
BTW, Happy Birthday, youngster!
Karl, that's nice. Who's design? Your's or the clients?
A little dark, but very nice. What is that a mocha stain?
My pref would have been for more room under the desk, but it's not for
me. Looks very functional otherwise.
On 8/28/2013 10:40 AM, email@example.com wrote:
That is the cabinet carcass that will hold the file drawer. The pieces
of wood on both sides of the slide are there to position it and keep it
in place while attaching it to the sides of the carcass. They are
That is a really big project. I was curious, did you attach the face
frame with (Festool) biscuits or cut dados? The first approach seems
like it would be faster, but I'm not sure whether the quality would be
as consistent (for me). Thanks again for yet another lesson.
Festool uses Domino floating tenons, not biscuits. ;~)
IIRC Swingman did not build the cabinets rather the file drawer
insert-able cabinets that fit inside the existing cabinets. I believe
everything, the face frames, doors, etc were already there. He build
the file cabinets to fit like they were always there.
Swingman and I generally attach face frames to the carcass of a cabinet
using dado's on the back sides of the face frame. and I generally use a
back face frame also, mounted the same way.
On Tuesday, August 27, 2013 6:45:24 AM UTC-5, Swingman wrote:
You know, I never know if I should be more impressed by your mastery of CAD as is apparent in your drawings, or your work. Both are always top shelf.
It is always great to see your work and honestly, I haven't seen a project of yours I didn't like.
Thanks for posting. Since my company has been in "repairs only" mode for a few years I haven't gotten on the Sketchup wagon like I should have. Maybe when things slow down a bit for the holidays...
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