How To Build an Easy Welding & Woodworking Industrial Reclaimed Filing Cabinet



what's going on guys I'm John Maliki and today we're building a reclaimed wood industrial filing cabinet Here I am sawing down some old house timber to make the panels for the cabinet I'm going to cut these down into whatever dimensions I need in my specs from 1/2 inch to 3/4 to one inch for the top sides and all the drawers I do this first and glue those all up and then I go ahead and assemble it after Here I am gluing up a panel I'm using daps rapid fuse this is a cool product it dries in 30 minutes that way I'll have to keep things in clamps overnight and it doesn't take them as long to do an entire project I'll glue up two panels here in these clamps and let them sit for about a half hour while I'm working on some other stuff and by the time I'm done with that these are ready to roll Here I am ripping down the panels – with this pretty standard simple process I go ahead and do everything a little heavy and wider what I'm doing glue up that way I can really dial in and adjust what I need perfectly after everything has dried so after I cut down all the panel's to width and length I go ahead and cut down the face frame rails and Stiles and use pocket holes to put those together blow up here is pretty simple just putting the final rail in on the phase frames I go ahead and screw those in and get ready to assemble the carcasses for the boxes so I'd like to priests and everything before I go ahead and assemble for projects like this just makes my life easier I'm using the Festool Road Tech's it takes away a lot of material and really helps flatten out these panels I absolutely love it I purchased it a while back and it saved me a ton of time and a ton of money here I'm building the carcasses for the insides of cabinets I go ahead and use some glue and Brad nails to hold it together temporarily until I can countersink some wood screws into the front and back all the screws get covered up by the metal strapping that I'm going to weld around the box after this so you won't see them and like I said I'm gonna use some counter Southwood screws to hold the box together permanently and then I'll cover these up with some angle iron as I weld the metal part of the box around it after now moving on to the angle iron framing I do the same thing here and cut all of my pieces beforehand and that way I can just get right into assembly after here I am tacking together the face frames I went ahead and mocked these up on the front of the cabinet first that way it was to size and then for the other three I built this jig that way the spacing was there now a couple of them were a little bit thin on it so I had to fill it with some weld and that's what I'm doing here I'm just pulsing some tacks on top of each other to give me a surface to actually build those welds into after that I go ahead and grind them down which is standard for my process since I'm not the best welder and I'm not really comfortable with having exposed welds it works well and it looks really cool when you're finished after I get the face frames laid on there I go ahead and tack the side rails to hold the whole box together the box itself that gets a little bit of charring on it but in this instance it looks kind of cool when I can go back with some sandpaper and get rid of it effort moving on to the drawers I've already had these panels cut and now I'm just cutting a rabbet into the bottom of each drawer you can see I use a dado stack in my table saw here for this it makes it really simple and then I'll go ahead and assemble the boxes with Brad nails and I'll actually use countersunk screws just like I did on the carcass now the drawers are built I'm moving on to installing these slides here I'm using a tape measure and a square to make sure they're Square to the front of the drawer and I'll go ahead and install all of the slides inside the carcass first and then use some spacers and alignment to put the drawer itself into the box so now I have all the sliders installed I'm using some spacers to install the drawers themselves what I'll do is pull out the slider slowly and screw it into the drawer as it slides out and then I'll take it out and finish all the rest of the screws in the side of the drawer go ahead and repeat the same process on top with the same spacing that I want the spacing for the George doesn't really matter it's a face frame is what matters the most here I have two of the same size drawers so in this instance I was able to just use a 3/4 inch spacer and screw those in you see it's pretty simple this is a pretty easy way to install something for like a single drawer like this and it works well and I've worked it use it for a while now once I have the drawers installed I go ahead and add the face frames I will Brad these from the inside and then use some screws to permanently attach them next I'm going to install the top of the cabinet inside the carcass I'm just using pocket holes here I'll drop it inside the carcass and use some glue and screws to attach it I bust out the brand and add my signature to the back of the pieces and then go ahead and apply finish I'm using water-based poly acrylic and I really like that unreclaimed what it doesn't yellow and it holds up pretty damn well to attach the pulls I'm using just some angle iron and I countersunk some screws into the front of them I'm just aligning them to the center of each drawer front and attaching them with wood screws so what's up guys I thank you for watching this video these turned out pretty cool they are made of completely reclaimed barnwood and wall studying everything as you saw in the video I made panels and I also used apps rapid fuse to do all the glue up for this project awesome product there everything dries in 30 minutes and you're able to really really really pick up the speed once you're able to build whatever you're doing because you don't have to keep things and clamps forever I want to thank you all for watching again if you like this 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