Congratulations to jim ashley on the facebook. Some models of filing cabinets may not have locks and you might wish to add one for security purposes.
If building a new drawer you can follow my simple drawer tutorial but adjust the size to accommodate the files.
How to make a file cabinet drawer. To make she prepped and spray painted the cabinet drilled holes for the legs and attached all of the pieces. You ll want to create two identically sized pieces for the sides and two to create the front and back. If not for under 10 i ve found a diy solution to turn deep drawers into hanging filing drawers.
How to make a hanging filing folder cabinet out of walnut plywood. Once in the documents filing cabinet i have created many different folders just as i would have in a traditional filing cabinet. To make the drawer sides rip 1 2 plywood to the depth of the existing drawer depth.
Turn the filing cabinet over and drill four holes for the legs. Or maybe you are lucky and have another filing system and your files are now hanging and organized. Drill the drawer pulls into the front of the frame the hardware is what secures the photo frames to the front of the filing cabinet drawers you can t count on the hot glue holding forever.
My old filing cabinet fell apart so i decided to build myself a new one. How to create a hanging file drawer. When planning your cabinet make sure to leave 1 clearance above the top of the file drawer so the hanging file tabs will clear the faceframe or drawer above the files.
I use the documents filing cabinet for my school things. Do you have deep office drawers that house junk. I built my drawer 14 wide by 10 deep.
Use a hot glue gun to adhere the photo frame to the front of the filing cabinet drawers. So i am giving free sketchup plans for it. As you can see there are folders for personal things and work things all together and even a couple that need to be re filed.
Super easy end table side table or nightstand. Get the filing cabinet plans. This week i am making a 2 drawer filing cabinet for my grandfather join me as i walk you through building this simple construction oak cabinet.
Be aware that no lock is impregnable and truly important papers may need to be secured in bank vaults or fire proof home safes. Cut the plywood to length at the full dimensions of the drawer box. Blogger chelsey andrews of the paper mama transformed old filing cabinets into a darling vintage inspired piece.
Fortunately adding a lock to a filing cabinet is a quick and easy procedure. Woodworking tutorial project that any woodworker can make with basic woodworking tools. That leads me to my office drawers.