I'm an inveterate scrounger, so when I saw two used file
cabinets put out for recycling; I decided to recycle them myself. I needed a
larger tool cabinet for my garage shop, and I thought I could make them work.
Bingo! A super-strong
tool cabinet for almost nothing, complete with nifty little label holders, in
less than an hour. Granted, the drawers are too big for hand tools, but they're
perfect for larger and awkward tools. I use them for a big angle grinder and a
buffer, a welding helmet and face mask, a reciprocating saw and a couple of winches
(plus miscellaneous weird stuff you don't want to know about.) Even if you have
to buy used file cabinets, you'd still get a super-cheap tool cabinet. The going
rate seems to be about $10 per drawer.
— Ken Collier, Editor in Chief
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You ,managed to make it a new one with just 3 easy steps. Must say you are quite talented. I ma glad you shared this with us.
A person who scrounges and re-purposes is one saving resources. This lessens the impact on the "dumps". Keep up the good work. Woodworker/ScroungerJim
Cool. My buddy has a whole bunch of them in his shop for just that purpose: bulky tools that don't have their own storage cases and won't fit in other cabinets. They make solid, durable tool storage.
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