Craigslist Flat File Refinishing Project

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Postby Baker on Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:30 am

Probably will be a couple weeks on mine since we have friends coming in town this weekend, but Ive got my paint ordered as well.
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Postby jester on Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:07 am

Your before and after pics are unreal, killer job, really looks amazing...

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Postby pkoddity on Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:54 pm

I figured somebody in here could tell me, but is this a good deal?

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/fuo/3354685865.html
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Postby daviddelgadoh on Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:28 pm

pkoddity wrote:I figured somebody in here could tell me, but is this a good deal?

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/fuo/3354685865.html


I paid more for mine, but it was in better condition...
I'd maybe offer to take 2 of them for $300 and if he declines just pass. People on here have found some for like $50-75, so if you're really patient you'll find some super inexpensive ones.
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Postby jamel-d on Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:46 pm

pkoddity wrote:I figured somebody in here could tell me, but is this a good deal?

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/fuo/3354685865.html

I paid @$225 for two 5 drawer sections plus base. Needed some handles and one roller missing. But hey for storage it's perfect.
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Postby pkoddity on Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:37 pm

Asoli wrote:Any advice on how to fix drawer fronts if they're dented in? I was thinking about putting a 2x4 in front and pounding out from behind.


Did you ever fix your dent? I got a dent on drawer too.. Thinking of what to do...
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Postby mes58 on Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:35 pm

about how long do you have to wait between coats of paint before you can sand and apply the next coat? thanks
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Postby summoner on Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:44 pm

mes58 wrote:about how long do you have to wait between coats of paint before you can sand and apply the next coat? thanks

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Postby maden on Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:28 pm

Ignore the Google, read the can. It will also tell you if you need to sand or not.
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Postby mes58 on Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:55 pm

thanks guys. picked up 2 flat files. gonna give this a go.
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Postby smm24339 on Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:09 pm

5 drawer cabinet for 600 bucks...

They look very nice but price-wise seem a bit high.

I'd be much obliged for any advice.

Thanks


http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/for/3405177515.html
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Postby sixstringer on Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:34 pm

easy pass...not a good deal at all.

this is more like it and still a tad high

http://dayton.craigslist.org/bfs/3435000058.html
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Postby smm24339 on Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:36 pm

sixstringer wrote:easy pass...not a good deal at all.

this is more like it and still a tad high

http://dayton.craigslist.org/bfs/3435000058.html



Many thanks. I appreciate the perspective.
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Postby evilpresence on Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:54 pm

I picked up the 46" flat file version of the OP today from craigslist for $100. Took two months of waiting but it eventually popped up for the right price. Thanks for the post OP, I'll be doing a similar project in the spring.
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Postby summoner on Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:58 pm

Has anyone priced out having a flat file powder coated?
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