Presented To

Department of Mechanical Engineering


This project covers the design and fabrication of an office file cabinet. The cabinet is to keep and secure files and document for future record.

With the four drawers, it has a storing capacity of over a thousand files.

Detail design of the cabinet, material selection were carried out. This cabinet is mainly for office use.



Title page i

Certification ii

Dedication iii

Acknowledgement iv

Abstract v

Table of content vi


1.1 Introduction 1

1.1 Purpose of the Project 2

1.1.1 Objective of the Study 3

1.1.2 Scope and Limitation 3

1.2 Literature Review 3

1.2.1 Hole 3

1.2.2 Basket 4

1.2.3 Box 5

1.2.4 Cain 6

1.2.5 Wood 6

1.2.6 Metal 8


2.0 Selection of Material 9

2.0.1 Cost of Materials 9

2.0.2 Availability of Materials 9

2.0.3 Portability 9

2.0.4 Durability 10

2.0.5 Strength 10

2.1 Main Parts of the Cabinet 10

2.2 Materials/ Specification 11

2.2.1 Top Cover 11

2.2.2 Top Frame 11

2.2.3 End Frame 11

2.2.4 Front Frame 11

2.2.5 Rear Frame 12

2.2.6 Handle 12

2.2.7 Drawer 12

2.2.8 Drawer Divider 12

2.2.9 Base/ Bottom 12


3.0 Fabrication Process 13

3.1 Marking out Operation 13

3.1.1 Qualities of Measuring Tools 13

3.2 Cutting Operation 13

3.2.1 Orthogonal Cutting 14

3.2.2 Oblique Cutting 14

3.2.3 Cutting Precautions 15

3.3 Welding 16

3.3.1 Types of Welding 16

3.3.2 Welding Safety precautions 17

3.4 Fabrication Equipment 17

3.5 Fabrication Procedure 19

3.6 Assembly 20

3.7 Testing 20

3.8 Safety Precautions 20

3.9 Maintenance 21

3.10 Cost Analysis 22


4.0 Conclusion and Recommendation 23

4.1 Conclusion 23

4.2 Recommendation 23

References 25

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