Wood File Cabinet Tips-How to Install a Lock and to Apply a New Stain

Post On: September 19, 2011

Keeping your important and valuable files needs much more concern. You have to get a cabinet that can safely store these precious things. If you have such cabinet, probably you have to function it. Nonetheless, if you do not have any types of file cabinets, I think you should get one of them. Picking the right cabinet is not conducted randomly or by design only. There are several considerations that you have think first before you make a purchasing. Securing the files will be the first and foremost value. You may also need to regard about the budget. In this post, you will get some tips to install a lock and re-stain the look of your cabinet. So, let me guide you this time.

wood file cabinet

wood file cabinet

I believe that when a certain person has a file cabinet, he or she will put their confidential and important paper and documents inside. For the protection, you need to have a wood file cabinet applying a lock. It is so easy to set up a lock when you find that the product you have bought does not have such feature. Let me tell you the way. The first thing to do is deciding the space to engrave the metal. The position of the metal can be placed on the right side of the cabinet especially on the top side. Then you may hit it using a hammer.

wooden file cabinet

wooden file cabinet

The next thing to do is locating the lock on the provided hole. You need to turn the key. The retaining clip cannot be left behind here. You have to make sure that it has been installed and glided. The linkage piece must be fixed too so that it can keep the lock from sliding. When all of the steps have been completed, you may unlock and lock the key as you want. Leaving your valuable document at home will never make you worry.

office wood file cabinet

office wood file cabinet

Then, you need to turn your eyes on the design and appearance of the file cabinet. If this wood file cabinet has lost its edge, you may need to renew it again so that it glows like the first time your buy it from the store.  Taking out the drawers from the cabinet will be the first step. The second step is that you have to uninstall the metal equipment found in the cabinet. Then you need to get a coat of paint stripped and apply it on the surface of the wood for at least twenty minutes. If there is any old stain found in the cabinet, you may eliminate it by using a putty knife since the metal one will scratch the cabinet. Since this cabinet is made from wood, you need to mop it by using smooth cloth. Sandpaper is a good material that can make the cabinet soft. Additionally, you may use a wood conditioner so that the new stain can be absorbed quickly. Then, you may implement a stain after you think that the conditioner is dried enough. Adding this new stain is based on your personal taste. You may do it until you get the look that you always want.