Turn an old file cabinet into a practical storage unit for the garage

Old pieces of furniture are just items waiting to be repurposed. With a little imagination you can come up with ingenious projects that your home can benefit from. For example, this is an old file cabinet. It used to be very useful in the office but, as it became old and out of fashion, other pieces of furniture replaced it. Instead of just throwing it away you can repurpose it and get a perfectly functional storage unit that you can use in the garage.

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This DIY project is very simple. The materials you’ll need are sand paper, spray primer and paint, painter’s masking tape, casters, a peg board and a hanging kit, scrap wood, screws and a power drill. The idea is very simple. You take a file cabinet that used to serve for storing documents and other similar things and you turn into a storage unit but this time for something completely different. Also, it changed its look and instead of being positioned vertically it becomes a horizontal piece.

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Start by sanding and wiping the cabinet clean. Then use primer and paint to give it a fresh look and add a decorative stripe if you want. You can use the masking tape for that. After it’s dry you can continue with the project. Cut the scrap wood to a slightly smaller size than the base of the cabinet. Add the casters if you want to and make sure they are positioned correctly.

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Then use a hand saw to cut the peg board to a slightly smaller size than each end of the cabinet. Next, mount the cabinet to the wooden platform you have created and secure it with screws. At the end you should have a practical, sturdy and easy to move around storage unit for your garage. You can use it to store all sorts of things, from tools to anything else that needs storage.{found on tttreasure}.