Card Catalog Cabinet
Offering up storage and a convenient writing surface, this custom cabinet is reminiscent of the old card catalogs found in libraries.
Over the past couple of decades, as the nation’s libraries switched to computer systems for tracking their collections, thousands of outdated card catalogs were cast aside. But many astute individuals recognized the excellent decorative (and functional) potential of these cabinets. Therein lies the inspiration for this project. Our version has genuine label-insert pulls on the drawer fronts and a simple pull-out tray for taking notes. To accommodate the storage of larger items, the outer banks of drawers are double wide. And a sturdy, straightforward stand puts it at just the right height.
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What You Get:
- 12 printable (digital) pages of shop-tested step-by-step instructions
- 80 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
- Detailed instructions on making the locking rabbet drawer joints
- Cutting diagram and materials list
- Retail sources for project supplies
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.