2 & 4 Drawer File Cabinet Plans


Guys,
I've been looking for detailed plans for two and four drawer file cabinets. I am not particular as to whether they're free or charged, I'm simply not having much luck so far finding plans.
TIA,
Jeff
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DAGS on file cabinet plans and you'll find some. Remember - google is your friend.
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wrote:

I don't have any plans but I'll give you my notes on sizes from having built them in the past:
FILE DRAWER SIZES
16" minimum interior width for legal size. 10" high drawer box with 1/2" bottom and 1/2" reveal below This allows 1/4" below drawer box and 1/4" above the tab for total height of the opening of 11 3/4"
It is easy to adjust this for letter size.
Something to note is what sort of hardware you will use if you are going to use hanging files.
There are several types. The simplest overlays a 1/2" drawer side but I always used thicker stock, so I used the type that fit into a groove run into the tops of the sides.
This comes in at least two flavors. I've used the plastic but prefer the straight metal type for more than occasional use.
Make sure you leave enough room for tabs above the file folders -DAMHIKT.
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Fine WoodWorking did a cover story on these files with measured drawings in the latter part of 2004.My copy is buried in preparation for moving.
Go to taunton.com , then go to FWW and do a search. You can probably buy just that story with the drawings online.
Gary Curtis Los Angeles
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Mike, I've done some Google searching, and just didn't find what I "think" I'm looking for.
Tom, thanks for the sizing info, appreciate it.
Gary, thanks for the Taunton tip. I ended up going to Amazon and getting two books that I guessing will be a big help before I start this project, which is gutting my office and ending up with new wiring and lighting, and two walls of computer desk, file cabinets, storage and shelving.
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I guess it's all a matter of taste. I did the search and the first set of plans it came up with was a cabinet that I thought was the nuts - was sure you'd find it great too. Shows how much I know, huh?
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On Tue, 3 Jan 2006 22:35:09 -0500, "Mike Marlow"

I would have measured the file folders and made 2 or 4 boxes around them and then another box around those. I don't know anything either though.
-Leuf
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Tue, Jan 3, 2006, 10:35pm snipped-for-privacy@alltel.net (MikeMarlow) who apparently is a person of little taste, says: I guess it's all a matter of taste. I did the search and the first set of plans it came up with was a cabinet that I thought was the nuts - was sure you'd find it great too. Shows how much I know, huh?
You apparently used a different version of google. Anyway, he said he did "some" googling. Betcha he didn't check his local library either. Or the archives.
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(Mike Marlow) who

Yeah... I use the browser version. Shoulda thought about that myself.
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Wed, Jan 4, 2006, 3:14pm snipped-for-privacy@alltel.net (MikeMarlow) admits: Yeah... I use the browser version. Shoulda thought about that myself.
LMAO
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The Jeff Heyen entity posted thusly:

Did you do a search using     "fiking cabinet" plans
I did (typo) and came up with a few. :-)
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