File Cabinet Tray

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Project by wuddoc posted 07-11-2018 01:45 AM 1077 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In the Wood Buddies Shop flat surfaces are like magnets attracting stuff. In our case cleaning supplies for vehicles were kept on top of the file cabinet and constantly rolled, fell, or blew off from the wind when the overhead door(s) were open.

From some small pieces of 3/8” plywood we designed and built a tray for the file cabinet. Some filler and left over aerosol paint completed the project.

Grooves were cut in the tray sides high enough so when the tray bottom was inserted in the tray walls it created an overhang allowing the tray sides to fit down over the file cabinet. A notch was cut for the file cabinet lock. By doing the side overhang the tray is now removable from the file cabinet.

-- Wuddoc

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#1 posted 07-11-2018 03:52 AM


-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 07-11-2018 01:41 PM

Nice work and very practical!

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 07-11-2018 02:51 PM

Anytime you make something that solves a problem I consider it a success…..Well done.
To make it even more portable I say take it a step further and cut handle holes in the sides to make it easier to lift off and carry.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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