This is an Ikea "SNACK" box hack. A perfect upgrade from that tiny filing box with a flimsy handle that you used as a student; this filing drawer rolls along the ground and can sit unobtrusively under a bench or shelf.
I recently decided that I would transfer all my files to a hanging/suspension system. However, I didn't want a tall 4 drawer filing cabinet, and despite much searching - I found nothing in the UK that fitted my requirements of being low profile, modular and expandable. I discovered several (expensive) "Filing Benches" in the US that looked good, but despite toying with the idea of making something similar - I thought I would leave it to someone with superior woodworking skills.
So this is what I settled on - A very sturdy, mobile filing system made with simple techniques that require very little DIY skill.
Have fun playing with the design - I welcome improvements and suggestions. If you make something similar - I'd be really interested to see your take on it.
Enjoy my first instructable!
Step 1: Tools Needed
Nails (panel pins)