Oak Filing Cabinet w/ a Twist!

  • Advertise with us
Project by Damien posted 12-01-2011 07:41 AM 1997 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of my newer builds. It’s an oak filing cabinet, but with a twist. The bottom drawer is set up for filing, but the top ‘drawer’ is actually a step stool. It’s designed to help keep documents (obviously) but also to give a convenient home for a step stool so it’s not always getting in the way and stubbing toes like they normally are in a house.

It was a fun build, all pretty basic but it kept my mind rolling. Hand cut dovetails on the drawer.

6 comments so far

View Paul Pomerleau's profile

Paul Pomerleau

307 posts in 2476 days

#1 posted 12-01-2011 04:03 PM

Very unique…
Functional, practical and beautiful.
Well done.

-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada

View JaLatham's profile


52 posts in 2152 days

#2 posted 12-01-2011 04:47 PM

I love the creativity. Never would have thought to do that with a stool… until now.

View MGoBlue7's profile


55 posts in 2585 days

#3 posted 12-01-2011 07:18 PM

VERY CREATIVE!!! Thanks for sharing.

View reggiek's profile


2240 posts in 3053 days

#4 posted 12-01-2011 11:40 PM

Interesting idea. What would happen when someone puts stuff in the top drawer? Is there something temporary for the papers or what have you while the stool is in use? Nice joinery….love hand made dovetails. Great job and welcome to LJ’s…looks like your off to a great start.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

View Damien's profile


21 posts in 2171 days

#5 posted 12-02-2011 12:35 AM

It wouldn’t be possible to put something in the top ‘drawer’. It is open to the bottom drawer when the stool is out. Anything that someone tried to set in there would just end up falling into the bottom drawer.

View jeth's profile


251 posts in 2621 days

#6 posted 12-02-2011 01:41 AM

Great idea and nicely built!

Reading the description I thought the stool might fold out of the front of the cabinet..could be an idea but would mean the cabinet would have to move to where the step was needed..

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics