View Full Version : Off-Topic; Storing drawings in 8 flat file drawers

09-05-2009, 08:01 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Sep-2009/175956-illustration_for_model_stand_copy.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Sep-2009/175956-mode_stand_face.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Sep-2009/175956-model_stand_W_OPEN_DR.jpg

09-05-2009, 08:02 PM
I'll answer questions as you ask

09-05-2009, 08:08 PM
That's a useful piece! I was going to make something very like that for my blank papers and matting and put it under a bed since it would be a bit big to sit out. How big is it? Looks like pine? I see the drawers run on tracks which is very reliable .. butt joints? Dovetails?

09-05-2009, 08:53 PM
The top is 5/4 pine joined side to side with biscuits;the frame is 3/4 inch birch ply and the drawers are poplar. The piece is 17 in. high and 68 X 53, perfect for a models stand. I built another one that's in my basement that's about 40x42 that holds 10 drawers so the whole thing is about 80 inches wide. the drawers are mortised and glued and screwed together with a 1/4" floated bottom. I'll show other things of interest.I doubled up the 3/4" ply in the center so it's 1 1/2". strong enough to hold a model.

09-05-2009, 10:43 PM
I should have mentioned at first that we can't start a thread about woodworking in this forum. I don't know where at WC we could .. but we're only supposed to post drawing things here.

Being a woodworker myself I kind of forgot that in my interest. Oops.

09-05-2009, 10:58 PM
But there's no rule saying that it can't go into our off topic chat. :) Can this entire thread be moved there??

09-06-2009, 02:23 AM
That's true Charity .. I don't have the power to move it nor do I know if it's possible ... perhaps the powers that be can do so. If not, we can always continue the conversation in there.

09-06-2009, 02:38 AM
You're right about it being a bit off-topic...even though it is a device for storing drawings...so on that fact alone, I will leave it in here but change the title to reflect the content.:) I'm moving it to Tips and Tricks as I feel it's a useful thread!

09-06-2009, 04:12 AM
Sorry Deidre, thanks for helping, perhaps the Studio tips and framing forum would have been a better choice.:crying: :crying: :crying: :crying:

09-06-2009, 05:50 AM
Hey ....the main thing is we are getting to see your beautiful work Giancarlo! :clap: :clap:

09-06-2009, 07:31 AM
The problem is that there really isn't an appropriate place at WC to post and discuss woodworking in general. I buiild wooden boxes which in many ways are works of art due to the woods chosen and the way I use the figure. I would actually like to post them on their own someplace here, but instead I must mix them in with a drawing. Now that we have a weekly chat thread it would be allowed to put them in there as well. The only other place I know is at the woodworking forums at www.taunton.com.

09-06-2009, 05:08 PM
studio and framing forum seems the most likely to post in

02-17-2010, 07:05 PM
How great it would be to have the talent to build things like this. They look great! My father was an engineer, back in the day where they used huge drawing tables and had those big giant flat file units to store blueprints etc. My brother has the flat file units, 2 of them with several drawers each, stored in his basement. He is holding them for me till I have the space for them later this year.