Stackable File Cabinets

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Project by Sk1pp3r posted 12-29-2013 05:02 AM 2973 views 8 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A set of file cabinets I built as a Christmas gift for a friend at work.

Made with red oak and stained using Minwax Jacobean, finished using a homemade wipe-on poly.

They are actually three separate boxes with 100lb capacity full extension drawer slides. They fit into one another using small pegs attached to the bottom that slip into the top of the box below it.

I had fun designing them in sketchup and building them. This was my first project actually milling lumber from the lumber yard and testing out my planer. No big box wood here! It’s a nice feeling even though it’s still red oak.

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Steve Tripp

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#1 posted 12-29-2013 02:15 PM

Very cool. Beautiful job. I’ve been looking at plans for something like this myself.

-- Steve Tripp, Minneapolis, MN

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#2 posted 12-29-2013 02:37 PM

Great idea and nicely done—sure to be a heck of a lot better than most the junk out there at the office supply stores these days.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 12-31-2013 11:43 PM

I really like these , would be great for making an easy to move desk. casn you post your sketchup file?

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#4 posted 12-31-2013 11:57 PM

I think I still have it. I’ll send it to you once I get home.

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#5 posted 01-02-2014 02:52 PM

It looks great and sturdy, like the practical design and pretty finish. A functional build for the office. Great job!

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