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DO YOU NEED A GOOD SCREW?... FOR YOUR RADIO, CAR OR OAK CABINET??

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DO YOU NEED A GOOD SCREW?... FOR YOUR RADIO, CAR OR OAK CABINET??

Recently, a rather ordinary little cabinet came into my possession that had an interesting construction with 1/2 inch thick solid oak drawers but top and sides panelled with an oak veneer overlaid ply fitted with rather naive nail fixing.  The drawers had patinated file tabs attached with nails with a slot in them giving the appearance of screw fastening.  Even curiouser are the vertically aligned drawer handles for they are glued to the drawer front!!!!!!    Could this be a cabinet maker apprentice piece or just a utilitarian cabinet with a workshop made carcass from whatever materials were to hand yet utilising commercially...

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