I’d like to create a filing cabinet that I can take to any future house. Still, it needs to fit in the space I have now. It also needs to not be fugly.
The solution: Martha Stewart’s Office in a Chest
I measured my mother’s hanging folders for her cabinet. 13” from hook to hook. That means the interior of the chest needs to be at least 14” and the exterior would thus need to be at least 16” wide.
Due to the size and shape of the room I’m in, 30” is the maximum length of the chest.
Ideally, it would be at least high enough to sit on. Ideally, it would have cushion on top, one I could upholster to match my stuff. And most importantly of all, I’d need to be able to install a padlock, somewhere out of the way so it still looks nice.
Have to obtain the chest first, then worry about creating the filing system within later. 13 months ago