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Modular Office - Wide Bookshelf/File Base

February 19, 2010 |
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Turn a simple bookcase into a drawer! With this simple plan, you can modify the Modular System Wide Base to become a file storage (or anything else) system. Acutal reader photo built from this plan

Modular Office - Wide Bookshelf/File Base

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Dimensions

Dimensions: 
Modular Office - Wide Bookshelf/File Base
Dimensions: 
Fits inside the Modular Office Wide Open Base Cabinet

Materials and Tools

Shopping List: 

Shopping List for ONE Drawer
1 – Set of 12″ Undermount Drawer Slides
6′ – 1×10 Board
4′ – 1×12 Board
1 – 1×16, 4′ Length
2″ Screws
Glue
Wood Filler
Sandpaper
Finishing Supplies
Optional – Lateral File Hanging System

2 inch screws
1 1/4 inch finish nails
wood glue
wood filler
120 grit sandpaper
primer
wood conditioner
paint
paint brush
Tools: 
measuring tape
square
pencil
safety glasses
hearing protection
circular saw
nailer

Cut List

Cut List: 

Cut List for ONE Drawer
Bottom) 1 – 1×16 @ 37 1/2″ (You will need to trim the long edge 1″)
Sides) 2 – 1×10 @ 14 1/2″
Back) 1- 1×10 @ 36″
Face) 1 – 1×10 @ 38 1/4″ (Measure to fit)

General Instructions

Follow the same general directions you used to build the Modular Office Wide Open Base Unit

Step 1

Modular Office - Wide Bookshelf/File Base

Bottom. Cut your bottom out of a 1×16 leftover from the bookcases. Then you will need to trim the long edge 1″ to get the above measurements.

Step 2

Modular Office - Wide Bookshelf/File Base

Sides. Fasten the sides as shown above, using 2″ screws and glue.

Step 3

Modular Office - Wide Bookshelf/File Base

Back. Fasten the back to the sides. Also fasten through the bottom into the back. Use 2″ screws and glue.

Slides. Install the drawer into the bookcase using the undermount slides. The drawer will be inset from the front of the bookcase 3/4″.

Step 4

Modular Office - Wide Bookshelf/File Base

Slides. Install the drawer into the bookcase using the undermount slides. The drawer will be inset from the front of the bookcase 3/4″.

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Ana~ you inspire me every

Ana~ you inspire me every day. I am planning on getting a nail gun this weekend so that I can start on the many projects I have in mind.

posted by Mom (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-02-19 07:55

Here are some pulls that

Here are some pulls that would look cute on the drawers. I found them via a blog post by Tracery Interiors this morning (not affiliated with them whatsoever). Thanks SO much for drawing these up!!!

Label pulls

posted by Kelli (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-02-19 07:56

Awesome!

Awesome!

posted by I See Badgers (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-02-19 08:20

Thank you so much! This is

Thank you so much! This is just what I requested. I may try and put doors instead of drawers on these. Thanks a MILLION!

posted by Hutchings Home (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-02-19 08:52

Hey Ana,Are you thinking of

Hey Ana,

Are you thinking of adding plans for the "pull down desk top" that was pictured yesterday with the bookcase? I'd love to make that, just don't know how to do it.

posted by Christy (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-02-19 09:35

Thanks Kelli! And yes, can't

Thanks Kelli! And yes, can't wait to put up the plans for the secretary top. I love this collection, it's so simple and all the pieces build on each other!

posted by Ana White (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-02-19 11:14

This would be my dream craft

This would be my dream craft room! I cant wait to have the space! Thank you Ana, you rock!

posted by Isabel (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-02-19 11:28

Love it! Just referred my

Love it! Just referred my brother to your sight because his wife has always wanted him to build something for her for her birthday, they've been married almost 6 years! I told him this is the year with your blog! He is so stoked!

posted by Amber (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-02-19 12:02

Ana, drawers are

Ana, drawers are intimidating. If you are thinking of doing another video would you please do a feature on adding the slides. I can't wrap my head around how it's done without actually seeing it done. Love your blog, I can't wait to try to build something.

posted by Beth (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-02-19 12:26

I agree with Beth--I'd love

I agree with Beth--I'd love an "Ana tutorial" on how to do drawers & slides. I think many of us would be more willing to tackle projects with drawers with some more of your awesome tips!

posted by snowphish27 (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-02-19 15:16

I am so inspired by your

I am so inspired by your ability to make all these wonderful things...I passed this site on to my daughter( who asked for an air compressor and nail gun for Christmas) and she is in love with all your stuff!

posted by mrs. c (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-02-19 15:44

I think I'm going to try this

I think I'm going to try this tomorrow...

From what I understand of the plans, I think the drawer front is going to end up being too short. The opening in the drawing is 11.75" high and the drawer is cut from 10" boards. I would think you'd want the drawer front to measure 11". Is this right, or am I reading things wrong?

posted by Shelane (not verified) | on Mon, 2010-03-08 23:48

What is the 4 ' 1X12 board

What is the 4 ' 1X12 board for? It looks like everything but the bottom of the drawer is cut from 1X10's??

Please advise, because I want to cut the drawers ASAP. The rest if finished...thanks, Leda

posted by LedaP (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-03-19 20:24

oh, I'm guessing the drawer

oh, I'm guessing the drawer front is cut from the 1X12 based on the last comment before my question. Is that right?

posted by LedaP (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-03-19 20:28

It's for the face of the

It's for the face of the drawers

posted by Ana White (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-03-19 20:28

ah, in the plans it says the

ah, in the plans it says the face is cut from a 1X10. Thanks!!

posted by LedaP (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-03-19 20:29

hopefully pics coming soon :)

hopefully pics coming soon :)

posted by LedaP (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-03-19 20:30

Is this what I am looking

Is this what I am looking for?

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0006HFAVQ/ref=pd_luc_mri?...

Or do you have a better suggestion/site for finding these undermount slides? None of our Big Box stores had them...

posted by LedaP (not verified) | on Sun, 2010-03-21 22:24

Step 1 measurements

Ana - the directions in step 1 say the bottom is 36.5", but the illustration says 37.5". Can you clarify this for me? Thanks.

posted by June (not verified) | on Sat, 2011-04-16 12:59

Drawer slides

I am having a horrible time finding slides that will work in for this project. I finally found some on line that are 12" and undermount rated at a decent weight http://www.drawerslides.com/p/ac-3132-12sc however in the document tab it states that the drawer slide = outside drawer box length. SO I am wondering do I actually need a 14 or 15" slide?!?!?!?!?

posted by BarbLP (not verified) | on Tue, 2011-06-21 21:50

Please someone respond!!!

I will be having a baby via c-section in 9 days and have purchased on 2 seperate occassions 2 different types of slides (the nearest orange or blue store is 3 hours away) and I really would like to get this prject complete before baby arrives so that I can FINALLY have all my paperwork in an appropriate space. THANKS

posted by BarbLP (not verified) | on Tue, 2011-06-21 21:56

Barb, I got 12" Accuride

Barb, I got 12" Accuride slides from Woodcraft and they work great. I had a hard time with this one too!
Congratulations on your baby!

posted by june (not verified) | on Tue, 2011-06-21 23:00

Perfect

Thanks!! Those were the ones I was looking at online, I will order today then.

posted by BarbLP (not verified) | on Wed, 2011-06-22 08:51

Wheres the rest

Were is the link to the cabinet that the drawers fit in I cant find them

posted by Guest (not verified) | on Wed, 2011-08-10 08:37

directions

this is the same link to the drawers which is what is pictured above I am looking for the unit the drawers fit it

posted by Guest (not verified) | on Thu, 2011-08-11 07:15

Drawer Bottom Mystery

I have seen 2 ways to attach a drawer bottom: inside the sides, and under the sides.

http://www.march7.com/DrawerMystery.jpg

What are the criteria for choosing one over the other? Which will hold more weight? How do undermount vs sidemount slides influence the choice?

I am planning to combine features of this plan, plus "Eco Office File Base - Made with PureBond Formaldehyde Free Plywood" to make a 'chest of drawers' for the kitchen.

Thanks!

posted by Guest (not verified) | on Sun, 2011-08-28 04:57

I hope trying Brass Cup Bin

I hope trying Brass Cup Bin Pull will look more good.
http://www.rensup.com/Cabinet-Pulls/28007.htm

posted by larson | on Wed, 2014-03-05 01:51

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