Looking for a Flat File? Your Area Might Be In Here

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Seraphim
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Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:59 pm

Anyone selling one here in Austin?
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hunterjax
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Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:03 pm

cotis wrote:about to refinish this guy. it's in absolutely wonderful condition and so glad we came across it. going for a darker stain to match the rest of our furniture.

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have finished pics of this Cotis?

would love to see how it turned out.
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turnJBup
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Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:46 pm

Man, I am after one of these wood ones.... Beautiful.
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sez752
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Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:10 am

I have an extra flat file if anyone is interested in it. It's a big boy measuring 47" wide and 36" deep. Just a grey 5 drawer. Not in perfect condition but not roached either. I'm in St.Louis,MO. Message me if interested. Cheers!
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kskreider
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Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:35 am

Merced, CA / Los Banos, CA

https://merced.craigslist.org/fuo/d/oak ... 19815.html

No affiliation just to much for my blood without currently being employed...
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ryefish75
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Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:19 pm

Rockford Files:
https://rockford.craigslist.org/for/d/n ... 80492.html
Blueprint / Flat-File Cabinets ($200 each 5-drawer modular section. Take 3 sections for $500, or 4 for $600)
(These are 2.5" deep drawers and each module is 43.5" wide x 32.5" deep)

I also have blueprint cabinets that measure 41.25" wide x 28" deep with 5" deep drawers.
Each module has 3 drawers. Two modules make a stack with a base. I have four modules and two bases.
$350 for two modules and a base (3rd photo)

Large White Blueprint Cabinet 50" x 38" interior drawer space. Includes two packages of new paper. $350 (2nd photo)
VenomAT
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Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:10 pm

Dumb question. Is the concept here to buy a flat file storage cabinet (metal) then line it for archival purposes, put in a museum drop box?

I have enough prints now in my basement in foam core that it's starting to get unruly and looking for a solution that doesn't cost 500-600 dollars.
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earlgreytoast
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Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:22 pm

Shouldn’t cost more than $300 if you check Craig’s list in your area regularly. Once you have it, no museum drop box needed. Just a sheet of glassine in between each print. Increases the safety and enjoyment of your hard-earned collection immeasurably.
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geezer
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Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:09 pm

Just picked up a nice 5 Drawer 29"x41" for $30 at a yard sale.
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bhutanpro
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Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:15 pm

I've got a large metal one for sale in the Coachella Valley, in case any one in soCal is looking.
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UncleRob
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Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:43 pm

There's a free one that popped up in Washington, NJ. Outside looks a bit rough but you never know.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 855668970/
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