French Fry Friday #5: Drawers With Hanging File Rails

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Blog entry by Chris Davis posted 01-27-2012 02:31 PM 9012 reads 1 time favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Okay, I haven’t posted a French Fry Friday post in a while. This is where I talk about those small things or accessories that normally get overlooked in my project post.

This week I am taking a look at file drawers. There are several ways to accomplish this task. The most popular way is to use a rack system. Just make sure you leave enough room for it to slid in there.

Rockler has a slip on system, where is very cool and easy too. With it being plastic I bet the hanging file folder will slide great on it.

I prefer to keep it all natural. What I do use to cut a dado in the top edge of the drawer box and use the box itself as the rail system. I doesn’t take lone. I cut it right after I dado our for the bottom. Flip the board over readjust the height and fence. Cut the dado on the outside and I leave about 3/16”. The only draw back, as with the slip on, is the cabinet width is fixed. If you need a wider cabinet you may have to make the files lateral.
hanging file folder
hanging file folder

Lateral Style (for cabinets that need to be wider)
Lateral File drawer

I’ve even put them under beds
Drawers under bed

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