I got my old filing cabinet from this awesome office seconds place in Brisbane, it only cost $15 or something like that. However, the more we moved house, the more I loathed the bloody thing. The drawer slides had started to stick and squeal, plus it was big and bulky.
Building this replacement ended up being the perfect lockdown project. I had been looking for an excuse to experiment with rabbet joinery and it looked like I already had all the supplies I needed in the workshop: Caster wheels, plywood, paint, even the drawer slides (well almost, I had to order one extra set online – but that was the only thing, all the other materials I could scrounge at home).
The design of this unit has been heavily influenced by Jean Prouvé and Tom Sachs.
Hi! Subconsciously you already know this, but let's make it obvious. Hopefully this article was helpful. You might also find yourself following a link to Amazon, Lego or eBay to learn more about parts or equipment. If you end up placing an order, I make a couple of dollarydoos. We aren't talking a rapper lifestyle of supercars and yachts, but it does help pay for the stuff you see here. So a massive shoutout to everyone that enables this place. Thanks!