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)
Step 2: Materials Needed
(this is a standard size in the UK - i'm sure something similar can be substituted)
Cut four 255mm lengths :
- Measure & mark batons with measuring tape, pencil and set square.
- Affix batons to solid surface with two clamps - I used the edge of my kitchen table, but whatever you use will get damaged.
- Cut batons to length using wood saw.
"RILL" castors from Ikea
20mm x 4mm Steel Rod
(I bought 2 x 2metre lengths which allows me to make 3 boxes with some spare)
"SNACK" box from Ikea (56cm x 37cm x30cm)
Step 3: Construct "SNACK" box
You can paint the plywood first if you want.
If you're feeling strangely peckish - you can have a snack of some description, maybe even a cup of tea. :)