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Bench/filing cabinet


kyleepete
kyleepete
kyleepete
kyleepete

I've been wanting to build a bench for the end of my bed and was also looking to get rid of my hideous metal filing cabinet. So I built a bench that also doubles as a filing cabinet. This really was an easy build and I'm kicking myself for not doing it sooner!

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  • Nice job! It's great to have a spot to sit that also saves space and allows you to get rid of other not-so-pretty furniture pieces. 
    By RYOBI NATION, on July 23, 2018

  • What is the finish? 
    By markemark, on July 23, 2018
    • I used tintable chalkboard paint from Lowes. I can't seem to remember the color, but I know it was from their favorites list. 
      By kyleepete, on July 26, 2018
    • Then I used lime wash to give a more dimension.  
      By kyleepete, on July 26, 2018

  • Love the color! 
    By Natnatbug, on July 27, 2018
    • Thank you! 
      By kyleepete, on July 27, 2018

  • Super cute color and design
    By RockyJ, on July 29, 2018

  • Can we see how you access the filing cabinet portion now that it's on it's side? 
    By NewYorkDave, on July 30, 2018
    • I’m currently out of state on vacation but I’ll upload a pic when I get back. 
      By kyleepete, on August 1, 2018
    • I took a picture of the filing bench/filing cabinet open but in order to upload a new pic (edit) it says that the project will be deleted and I'll have to resubmit it. The top on this piece basically just opens up. I installed a continuous hinge on the back and used a support hinge to keep it open. I put rails on the inside where the files can hang. If you have any more questions let me know!
      By kyleepete, on August 18, 2018


  • I. Need. This. 
    By Idrmofjeanne, on August 1, 2018
    • You should build this! 
      By kyleepete, on August 1, 2018

  • Good job Kylee!
    Love the filing cabinet idea.  
    By Craigslist, on August 1, 2018
    • Well thank you. 
      By kyleepete, on August 1, 2018

  • Love the color. 
    By Shaddit54, on August 9, 2018
    • Thank you. 
      By kyleepete, on August 9, 2018

  • I hate my metal filing cabinet as well.
    By Mamabear18, on August 9, 2018

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Bench/filing cabinet

by kyleepete
Jul 21, 2018
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I've been wanting to build a bench for the end of my bed and was also looking to get rid of my hideous metal filing cabinet. So I built a bench that also doubles as a filing cabinet. This really was an easy build and I'm kicking myself for not doing it sooner!