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Wood, Pipe, Metal Filing Cabinet Desk

  • June 11, 2018

seanessa
seanessa
seanessa
seanessa

My sister-in-law started her own restaurant and needed a desk in her tiny 5'x8' back office space. She needed to include a filing cabinet in this small space. The safe was bolted to the floor so there was not much wiggle room. With such a tight space, the desk would need to be simple enough to assemble in the back office.

I used Jamie's plan (https://jaimecostiglio.com/2018/04/diy-stained-wood-desk-tutorial.html) as the inspiration for this build. Since my sister-in-law's budget was low with a new business, I was able to reuse a broken dining table from the restaurant for the top of this desk and found the filing cabinet off of Craigslist. The only new items I bought from Home Depot were the 1/2" steel pipe pieces.

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      • WOOD FOR TOP (MY DIMENSIONS WERE 48" X 22")
      • 2 DRAWER FILING CABINET (MY DIMENSIONS WERE 18" DEEP X 29" HIGH X 15" WIDE)
      • 1/2" FLOOR FLANGE
      • 1/2" X 2 FEET BLACK STEEL PIPE
      • 1/2" X 12" BLACK STEEL NIPPLE
      • 1/2" BLACK IRON CAP
      • 1/2" BLACK IRON THREADED TEE
      • 1/2" FLOOR FLANGE X 2
      • 1/2" X 2 FEET BLACK STEEL PIPE X 2
      • 1/2" X 12" BLACK STEEL NIPPLE X 2
      • 1/2" BLACK IRON CAP X 2
      • 1/2" BLACK IRON THREADED TEE X 2
      • 1/2" BLACK IRON THREADED TEE
      • 1/2" X 2' BLACK STEEL PIPE X2
      • 1/2" X 12" BLACK STEEL NIPPLE
      • 1/2" X 2.5" BLACK STEEL NIPPLE X 2

Comments (2)


  • What a neat idea to build the desk around a file cabinet! We like that you used the piping too!
    By RYOBI NATION, on June 12, 2018
    • thank you!
      By seanessa, on June 15, 2018

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Wood, Pipe, Metal Filing Cabinet Desk

by seanessa
Jun 11, 2018
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My sister-in-law started her own restaurant and needed a desk in her tiny 5'x8' back office space. She needed to include a filing cabinet in this small space. The safe was bolted to the floor so there was not much wiggle room. With such a tight space, the desk would need to be simple enough to assemble in the back office. I used Jamie's plan (https://jaimecostiglio.com/2018/04/diy-stained-wood-desk-tutorial.html) as the inspiration for this build. Since my sister-in-law's budget was low with a new business, I was able to reuse a broken dining table from the restaurant for the top of this desk and found the filing cabinet off of Craigslist. The only new items I bought from Home Depot were the 1/2" steel pipe pieces.