walnut and black stain file cabinet

Tax season is here and I quickly realized how much I needed a filing cabinet. So I designed and built one to fit under my desk that also matches the black and walnut aesthetics in my office. For this build, I used ash that’s stained black for the case and drawer boxers, and then used walnut for the drawer front.

The case is made from 3/4” ash and walnut lumber that I got from Rockler.

Download the DIY File Cabinet Project Plan

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Watch: How to Make a DIY File Cabinet

using Rockler Deluxe Panel Clamps to assemble a wood panel

The drawer boxes and cabinet panels are made from 3/4"-thick Ash lumber. I clamped the boards using the Rockler Mini Deluxe Panel Clamps

applying Rubio Monocoat wood finish to ash lumber

The drawer boxes and cabinet are finished with Rubio Monocoat Oil Plus 2C Wood Finish


installing undermount drawer slides

The drawer boxes are mounted on Soft-Close Undermount Drawer Slides. The Rockler Undermount Drawer Slide Jig makes it easy to install the slides.


Watch: How to Install Concealed Undermount Drawer Slides

attaching drawer faces to file cabinet

Drive 1-1/4" screws through the inside of the drawer boxes to attach the walnut drawer faces.


Alex Fang from Bevelish Creations

This file cabinet project was designed and built by Alex Fang from Bevelish Creations.

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