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Postby oldgreg on Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:29 pm

Now that looks familiar
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Postby iambillyg on Thu Nov 19, 2015 5:22 pm

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Postby Pineapple007 on Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:58 pm

theperfecttree wrote:$185 in North Austin: http://austin.craigslist.org/fuo/5322296107.html

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This is mine and its my extra flat file at my shop. Its a vintage all wood flat file with brass handles. I modified it and throw some legs from ikea on it and wood topper. I stained the wood topper and sealed it with polyurethane. Hit me up if your interested.
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Postby Diabolos80 on Sat Nov 28, 2015 6:03 pm

I think I'm going to start hunting for a flat file in Houston. I've been putting it off but I'm amassing too many prints to frame or sandwich. I checked CL, but I got about 790 listings for file cabinets and office furniture. Does anyone have any tips on keywords to whittle down the list? Or, better yet, anyone in Houston looking to move one?
P.S. I don't mind a fixer upper.
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Postby iambillyg on Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:32 pm

flat file, architecture, blueprint, CAD, etc.
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Postby rubberneck on Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:39 pm

Diabolos80 wrote:I think I'm going to start hunting for a flat file in Houston. I've been putting it off but I'm amassing too many prints to frame or sandwich. I checked CL, but I got about 790 listings for file cabinets and office furniture. Does anyone have any tips on keywords to whittle down the list? Or, better yet, anyone in Houston looking to move one?
P.S. I don't mind a fixer upper.


I got one of mine from an engineering company here in Houston, letting older wooden units go due to digital age.

So much CAD and PDMS based deliverables are all electronically stored nowadays that there is zero need for em along with the electronic archiving of older engineering drawings.
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Postby Diabolos80 on Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:00 pm

Thanks guys. I've amended my searches to include your suggested terms. Got one possibility, waiting to hear back from the seller.
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Postby theperfecttree on Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:39 am

$100 in westlake (austin)

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Postby Diabolos80 on Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:06 pm

http://houston.craigslist.org/fuo/5354184423.html

Are these way overpriced or is it just me? What would be a fair offer for the tan one on top?
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Postby rubberneck on Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:22 pm

Diabolos80 wrote:http://houston.craigslist.org/fuo/5354184423.html

Are these way overpriced or is it just me? What would be a fair offer for the tan one on top?



Well overpriced for sure. $150 is doing them a deal.
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Postby Diabolos80 on Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:32 pm

Yeah, thanks RN. Maybe not even worth the offer, then. Not real big on the metal anyway. I'd like a nice wood piece so it doesn't look ridiculously out of place in the bedroom. Oh well, the search continues.
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Postby mike123230 on Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:32 pm

Diabolos80 wrote:Yeah, thanks RN. Maybe not even worth the offer, then. Not real big on the metal anyway. I'd like a nice wood piece so it doesn't look ridiculously out of place in the bedroom. Oh well, the search continues.


You're in Houston?
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Postby Diabolos80 on Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:10 pm

Yessir. Been on the hunt for about a month now, but it seems like it's slim pickins. I've got permission to buy my own Xmas present this year.
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Postby Diabolos80 on Sat Dec 26, 2015 4:54 pm

Okay guys, I need some help I think. I've been on the hunt for 6 weeks now and I haven't found diddly. I've been searching CL and ebay at least twice a week, I've checked in with a few architecture firms, and I've exhausted leads at local art stores and framers. Nada. If someone here has any leads on a flat file near Houston, please let me know. Save me before I rage buy a brand new $600 unit.
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Postby mike123230 on Sat Dec 26, 2015 5:17 pm

Diabolos80 wrote:Okay guys, I need some help I think. I've been on the hunt for 6 weeks now and I haven't found diddly. I've been searching CL and ebay at least twice a week, I've checked in with a few architecture firms, and I've exhausted leads at local art stores and framers. Nada. If someone here has any leads on a flat file near Houston, please let me know. Save me before I rage buy a brand new $600 unit.


Just gotta be patient. Eventually something will pop up, just gotta be ready when it does. Also check Austin and Dallas and then make a day trip out of it.
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