You will obviously need some goggles and gloves to guarantee your safety. If you do not have any old filing cabinets you must have the ability to discover some at a regional second hand store such as Goodwill, Redemption Army or any store that offers secondhand workplace furnishings. When choosing old filing cabinets to utilize, make sure they are in fairly good condition, rust and dent free. You will also require pre-cut sheet metal that will be used for racks and cubby holes, and a welder to attach your shelves to the interior of your metal storage cabinet.
Design and Purpose – Choose the number of filing cabinets you will need and for what functions and after that remove the drawers. Your new metal storage cabinet can fulfill a range of your needs whether they are for storage, or for creating a new desk or work bench by laying some wood or metal onto the top of your filing cabinets.
Interior Shelves and Cubbyholes – With a little direction in welding you can easily create some cubbyholes and shelves for your new metal storage cabinet. You will require some pre-cut sheet metal that is slightly bigger than exactly what you require with the edges folded to 90 degrees so they can be attached by spot welding them to the interior. Once the racks are safe, take another piece of sheet metal and attach it vertically to divide the racks into storage cubby holes. With a little persistence ensure your lines are accurate to make sure all shelves and cubbyholes are level.
Creating Cabinet Doors – Depending upon what will be stored inside your brand-new metal storage cabinet, you might require to produce some doors. These doors will help you keep curious youngsters far from harmful items or chemicals, as well as aid you keep your products more arranged.
Making use of a pane of glass with a metal frame you can connect hinges for a door if you would like to be able to see what is inside at a glimpse. A simpler way of doing this, is to find a door that will fit your cabinet at a regional hardware store. Easier yet if you do not need the glass, is to take another pieced of sheet metal with the edges and corners well sanded attach some hinges and voila! You have a door that opens and closes easily. If you are using your brand-new metal storage cabinet to securely safeguard your costly devices, with a bit more work, you can attach a padlock to it.
You will also need pre-cut sheet metal that will be utilized for racks and cubby holes, and a welder to connect your shelves to the interior of your metal storage cabinet. Step 2 – Interior Shelves and Cubbyholes – With a little instruction in welding you can quickly create some cubbyholes and racks for your brand-new metal storage cabinet. If you are utilizing your brand-new metal storage cabinet to safely guard your costly devices, with a bit more work, you can connect a padlock to it.