Lateral Filing Cabinet to Dreamy Dresser in 5 Minutes

Heather Brown
by Heather Brown
5 Minutes
The moment I saw these Kimball filing cabinets at Goodwill, I knew I had to have them. Sure, it took six guys to lift one into a truck that I had to rent to haul them. Sometimes you just have to go with your gut and jump on a good deal.
I'm talking about a NINE FOOT DRESSER that rolls out like a dream!
I take back the sighs I gave when my too-frugal son used a metal filing cabinet he found on the curb for a dresser in college. Stephen was right; filing cabinets as dressers ROCK!
An attorney had just donated his office furniture to Goodwill, and these solid wood lateral filing cabinets were priced just $20 each!

There is a 9 ft topper solid piece that goes over it. Each drawer is lockable, but there was no key.

So inside I had to unscrew a lock and take it to a locksmith to have a key made. I was told that sometimes the key number is written on the back, so you may not have to do this. But it takes just a minute to unscrew the lock and pop it out.
The dressers came with the file folders and metal innards. I simply pulled them out manually and left in the front bar, but it can also be dismantled.
Lockable drawers!
Deep drawers!
20 pairs of my husband's cargo shorts and room for more!
They roll like a dream!
My only dilemma: how many drawers my husband got. He ended up with 3 😂.
Lateral filing cabinets are now my dream dresser. And the kids can't get in them 😍.
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