How to Make a 2 Drawer Wood File Cabinet
Right then, lets get things started, you will need two file holders or plastic file holders which can basically be bought from any office supply store. Lay these file folders down & measure the length & width of the folders, when you have completed this basically advertisement a additional inch to your measurements, as this will be important at a later stage.
Can't afford to buy a used filing cabinet? Then think about making your own this is a great project for the D.I.Y man, & can be completed in a day. This project is based on a two drawer filing cabinet but you can basically advertisement more drawers in case you wish.
Now measure the size of the wood according to your measurements ( with the additional inch) you took earlier, & cut each piece to size according to measurements, take note that in case you require to advertisement legs to your cabinet then you will need to take measurements for the legs as well. you can use either screws or nails, screws look best, & you will need hinges & wood stain.
OK, attach the sides to the bottom base & screw or nail these together, you will need to take side board off at a later stage to add your two drawers so use two screws for this side. Now you will need to advertisement the top, make sure the top is measured slightly larger than the bottom base, purely for convenience ought to you require to move your cabinet around. Now take side out & screw in the slide tracking shelve rods for your first drawer. You can purchase these sliding rods from your ironmongery store & they can be cut to measure.
Now cut the board that you removed in half for each drawer & use the measurements of the sides & front of your cabinet as a template to generate you two drawers, use a leveler to make sure you sliding rods are leveled & exact. When you bought you sliding rods you ought to have got it in a set so that you can attach the locking rods to the shelves, so they can slide in & out when secured to the drawers.
Turn the whole thing over & attach the legs, by drilling holes through the bottom of the base from the inside of the cabinet, you can advertisement steel or rubber washers to the screws & secure the legs to the base. Now basically stain your two drawer file cabinet to your liking & give it a fast buff one time it's dried to bring out that shine.
Ever found it a hassle to remove the 2 drawers from a file cabinet? that is because of a locking method & can be a darn nuisance in case you don't know how, check out how to remove the shelves from a two drawer file cabinet without the stress.
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