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Mailee16/01/2010 19:50:50
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I have been busy in the workshop over the last few days building a filing cabinet for the good lady indoors.

It will be mainly made out of MRMDF and will also be painted that ghastly silver grey colour.

It will be a little different from the standard filing cabinet though as it will also house our CD player and our collection of CD's.

It will eventually have double glass doors on the upper section and racks for the CD's.
Delete16/01/2010 20:40:59
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One question what is MR MDF. I know MDF but dont understand the MR bit.
Mailee16/01/2010 21:02:23
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Hello Roger, it stands for Moisture Resistent and is slightly denser than the DIY house brand. It is usually under the name Medite board at the timber merchants. 
Oddjob16/01/2010 21:16:56
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Looking good so far Mailee.  Looking forward to finished pics.
Could you tell us were you got the drawer runners?
Sparky16/01/2010 23:18:15
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Looking very good Mailee, like Richard, look forward to the next batch of images.
You can get those type of drawer runners at B&Q, usually white but I did find chrome type there before......roughly priced £13 (pair) 24".
Big Al17/01/2010 09:01:44
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Screwfix is a better place to buy full extension drawer runners from. They only sell 3 size's though, 450, 500 and 550 mm long with the 550mm ones costing £8.49 a pair. Axminster sell full extension drawer slides with a self close feature built in, again they only sell 3 different size's, 410, 460 and 510mm long with the 510mm costing £6.25 a pair.
Mailee, are you sure that your MDF is moisture resistant? Usually MR MDF is green in colour, with fire retardant MDF is red in colour. I look forward to seeing the cabinet when it is finished.
Looking good so far.
Alan T.17/01/2010 10:26:07
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Hello Guys,
                     It never ceases to amaze how the regular members on this site are collectively have almost encyclopaedic knowledge on so many subjects. It's heart warming in this cruel world to see them help each other so willingly. Thanks for the info on drawer runners.  Long may it continue.     Alan T.
Joe O 317/01/2010 15:05:16
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Mailee: Looking good so far, i await the next instalment
Alan T: I totally agree with what you said/ wrote.
Ron Davis17/01/2010 15:56:55
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Alan, try stumping them with a quiz!
Wolfie17/01/2010 17:44:40
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Nice job so far Mailee. I look forward to seeing the finished article, well done
Derek Lane17/01/2010 19:26:48
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Great job so far Mailee looking forward to the compleated article.
Mailee17/01/2010 22:49:26
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I bought the runners from 'Ironmongery' Richard, they were about £6 per pair. They are the roller bearing ones and not the ones with wheels. Yes big-all it is MRMDF although this one isn't green all the way through it has a green core and a lighter coloured outer. It is certainly denser than the stuff from B&Q as I had to use some of this for the drawer fronts that I had lying around.
Delete18/01/2010 18:18:07
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Thanks for answering my question
Mailee31/01/2010 18:13:00
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I finally got the cabinet painted at long last. I also got the top section assembled.

I still have a back to put in it and the rails for the files,

not to mention the glass for the doors.

I will have to blow out the runners as they got a bit of dust in them and are a little tight.

Will of course keep you all posted again.
Derek Lane31/01/2010 19:29:03
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Looking good probably look better when it is in its final place in the house.
I like the doors for the top cabinet especially when viewed straight on

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