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post #1 of 3 Old 12-14-2011, 09:55 AM Thread Starter
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Rolling tool chest

Could not figure where to post this, but I am planning and designing!

I am in need of a tool chest, The cheap ones are junk and I cannot justify the expense of a quality one.

Had an idea and need some feedback.

I am looking at a Hon lateral file cabinet 4 drawer. The dimensions are approx 36" w x 19" d x 53" h. My idea is to remove the top 2 drawers . Install 6 to 8 full extesion ball bearing slides and make 6 to eight wooden drawers with 3/8" plywood bottoms and some casters and presto changeo, rolling tool chest for little money.

This would give me 6-8 drawers, for tools, I have not figured how many drawers would be optimal yet. and 2 large drawers for ------ well big stuff.

I do wonder if it might be top heavy and unstable?

Any thoughts, ideas, input or wisecracks greatly appreciated. JIm
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i'd be wondering the about stability issue also, when mobile. i don't think the sidewall thickness will support much side-side strain, imagine they have just enough material to hold it vertical without buckling. just build the whole thing out of wood. you'll be happier.
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thanks for the input

I do not think weigth would be an issue, anything I put in the drawers will weight a whole lot less than a drawer full of files.

I've may do wood, but the cabinet would be fast and cheap! JIm
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