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Forum topic by mahdee posted 11-14-2013 08:58 PM 731 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mahdee

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11-14-2013 08:58 PM

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Hi guys and gals.
Don’t want to reinvent the wheels if someone has dimensions for a file cabinet, I would appreciate it very much.
Thanks.

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MrRon

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#1 posted 11-14-2013 10:28 PM

Normally the space between the drawer side and the cabinet is 1/2”. Some very heavy drawer slides can be 5/8” or more.

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#2 posted 11-15-2013 12:17 AM

MrRon that seem to be a pretty big gap but I can see the hardware allowance may require that.

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#3 posted 11-15-2013 03:53 PM

Select your drawer slide hardware first and use the specs from them to develop your other sizes. Of course you also need to determine the internal size for the drawers which depends on what size documents you will be storing and whether you will use a hanging file framework…

Good Luck!

Be Careful!

Herb

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mahdee

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#4 posted 11-16-2013 03:06 PM

Thanks Herb. You are right, will be looking for the hardware first. I also need to figure out how to design the cabinet so it doesn’t tip over when the drawer is fully opened as I want it to be mobile. Don’t want to extend the bottom support for it but may have too.

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#5 posted 11-17-2013 05:31 AM

I just realized you were asking for side drawer file cabinet dimensions…

I believe those are better known as “lateral” filing cabinets. This guy has what looks like decent plans free here.

Once again, good luck and Be Careful!

Herb

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mahdee

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#6 posted 11-17-2013 03:50 PM

Herb, thanks a lot. this is an excellent basic start point. Appreciate it.
Mahdee

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Lee Barker

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#7 posted 11-17-2013 05:18 PM

Be sure to allow clearance on the top for tabs. If you measure a metal cabinet, it can be misleading because they can pound that stuff until it is real thin!

Kindly,

Lee

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#8 posted 11-17-2013 08:19 PM

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