Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a West Elm Inspired Design Workshop File Cabinet Components! Moving right along through this fun and industrial collection of modular office (or closet) pieces!
- Tape Measure
- Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
- Kreg Jig
- One sheet of ¾” plywood
- 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
- Edge banding for plywood, optional
- One set of 14” drawer slides
- 2” casters
- Wood filler
- Wood glue
- Finishing Supplies
- 2 – ¾” plywood at 17-1/4” x 22” – Sides
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 13-3/4” x 20-1/2” – Back
- 2 – ¾” plywood at 13-3/4” x 17-1/4” – Top & Bottom
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 13-3/4” x 16-1/2” – Shelf
- 2 – ¾” plywood at 11-1/4” x 14” – Drawer Bottoms
- 2 – ¾” plywood at 6-1/2” x 14” – Smaller Drawer Sides
- 2 – ¾” plywood at 12-3/4” x 14” – Larger Drawer Sides
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 6-1/2” x 12-3/4” – Smaller Drawer Back
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 12-3/4” x 12-3/4” – Larger Drawer Back
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 6-1/2” x 13-1/2” – Smaller Drawer Front
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 12-3/4” x 13-1/2” – Larger Drawer Front
Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.
If using edge banding, it will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood before assembly.
Cut the pieces for the bottom and back. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in all four edges of the back piece. Attach to the sides as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws locating it ¾” down from the top and ¾” up from the bottom.
Cut the piece for the top, bottom, and shelf. Drill pocket holes in each end of the top and bottom piece. Drill pocket holes in three edges of the shelf. Attach as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the drawer fronts. Cut the notch in the front of each piece using a jigsaw.
Cut the pieces for the drawer boxes. Drill pocket holes in each end of the sides as well as all four edges of the bottom. Assemble as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The front will overlap the drawer box by 3/8” on each side. Install the drawer slide hardware according to the manufacturer’s instructions. For an easy tutorial, click here. Make any necessary adjustments. There will be a 1/8” gap around all sides of the drawer fronts.
Attach the casters to the bottom of the cabinet.
Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School
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