Wooden File Cabinet Design

Sep 17th

Wooden file cabinet – Building your own filing cabinet may seem like a big chore, but if you buy ready-made filing cabinets, they are half way. Having your files on the list while working is not only useful, it can save you from having to get up from your seat every time you need to recover or check a file. You do not need expert woodworking expertise to make an attractive and functional desktop file cabinet. Sand and varnish the top of the desk if you need it. Desk tops can be purchased in many home and office stores. You can also use a piece of wood, or even recycle a wooden door to use as a desk.

Wooden File Cabinet Plan
Wooden File Cabinet Plan

Then you choose two wooden file cabinet that are about 28 to 30 inches tall. Place the top of the desk in the filing cabinets, which should be placed so that the top has a 2-inch overlap on each side. Trace the outline of the cupboards on the bottom side of the top of the desk. Cut the 1-by-1 wood into 16 5-inch lengths. Miter one end of each 1-by-1 slice at 45 degrees. Kill the miter ends of two pieces of wood to form a 90 degree corner and glue together. Repeat with the remaining pieces so you have eight corners.

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Place the top of the desk upside down for the wooden file cabinet positions plotted are visible. Place a mitered corner over each of the drawn corners and screw in place with the 1 3/4 inch screws. Position the cupboards where you want to go to the desk, and then place the top of the desk over them. Each cabinet should fit comfortably inside the wooden corners at the bottom of the desk, holding the top in place between the cabinets.