66 responses

  1. loren
    January 21, 2013

    Do you know how much I love card catalog. Can you make one too! Love it.

  2. Lisa
    January 21, 2013

    I love it, love it, love it! I have always wanted one of those. Wish I was a DIY kind of girl…

  3. Mandolyn
    January 21, 2013

    AMAZING! How inspirational!

  4. Jen
    January 21, 2013

    Love this table! Wish i was brave enough to try to make one for myself. :)

  5. Jane
    January 21, 2013

    You built that?! That’s amazing! It looks professionally done!

  6. Marty
    January 21, 2013

    I have been salivating/coveting/dreaming of a card catalog for years! I love books and love the look of one. You bet I’m pinning this and sending it to my hubby. He’ll be thrilled. Not :)
    Marty@Marty’s Musings

  7. Suzanne
    January 21, 2013

    Love this! I am always keeping my eye out for a card catalog and when I do see them, they are too expensive to justify buying one. Your’s turned out just beautiful!

  8. Morgan @ Momma to Binks&Babe
    January 21, 2013

    perfection! i love everything about this!! i purchased a small metal version from hobby lobby when metal storage was on sale but your wooden beauty is what i dream of – enjoy it :) & i hope your boys enjoy storing their treasures in it too ;)

  9. Rachel
    January 21, 2013

    Can’t believe you made that! Looks awesome.
    Thanks for the tips on the stain…it came at the perfect time for me, since Im using that exact same stain, for an aged looks on some crates! Thank you…

  10. Kimberly
    January 21, 2013

    LOVE this! I’m pinning it!

  11. corinna ashley
    January 21, 2013

    OMG! I just got so stinkin’ giddy! Ive seen so many tutorials popping up laely for “card catalog” tables, but they’re just look-like-card-catalog tables. This is legit! Love you for this!

  12. Becky D
    January 21, 2013

    Oh my goodness Stacy! This is so gorgeous! I have been wanting a card catalog forever, but never thought to make one myself! You instructions almost make me think I might be able to do it! I am going to give this to my son and ask him to build it for Mother’s Day :) Thanks for sharing this great tutorial!

  13. MeganM.
    January 21, 2013

    So awesome! I love, love, love it! :) You’ve inspired me to want to make my own!

  14. Gwen @simplyhealthyfamily
    January 21, 2013

    Oh my gosh, I love this! This will be a project I might actually do….. or have my handy sister do for me ;)
    pinned! ;)

  15. Brittany aka Pretty Handy Girl
    January 21, 2013

    Stacy, this is a really cute project! I love your little card catalog. ANd cool trick about the ammonia. I didn’t know that.

  16. jessica@fourgenerationsoneroof
    January 21, 2013

    Wow this came out great! I love that you built it from scratch :)

  17. Lacey Haskell
    January 21, 2013

    OMG… this is amazing – I will be tackling this this coming weekend! wish me luck! I hope it’s as good looking as yours!
    Thanks for the inspiration! xo

  18. Kaysi
    January 21, 2013

    I cannot believe you made that! You are so amazing and talented!

  19. Cyndee
    January 21, 2013

    Absolutely aw-inspiring! What a great job! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome tutorial.

  20. Lynn
    January 21, 2013

    I love love love it.
    I have always loved boxes and stuff like that I love that you made it.
    It is beautiful and you should be proud of yourself

  21. Tina from A Few Pretty Things
    January 22, 2013

    Wow, amazing job, it looks so pretty and…old!

  22. Ruth
    January 22, 2013

    This cabinet is absolutely gorgeous!!!!! I have wanted one of these forever but they are so expensive. I am going to give this a try. Wish me luck!!!!!!
    Thanks for sharing this great tutorial.

  23. Laura @ Laura’s Crafty Life
    January 22, 2013

    You are amazing! You write excellent tutorials as well. Thanks for sharing how you made this. It turned out gorgeous! :)

  24. Kara
    January 22, 2013

    You are simply amazing my friend! It is just beautiful!

  25. Jusa
    January 22, 2013

    Awesome job. Love it.

  26. elaine
    January 22, 2013

    You are definitely a motivated individual where DIY is concerned. It is admirable. I’m about to renew a good portion of my house and hope I can bring the same motivation to my tasks. Hardware prices probably vary because of the cost of metal, which will fluctuate based on the market.

  27. Tracey @ Dont Mess with Mama
    January 22, 2013

    Wow, this looks amazing. You really break it down step by step.

  28. Andi
    January 23, 2013

    Amazing doesn’t begin…am in complete awe of this. Fab job. xx

  29. Danita Courtney
    January 23, 2013

    Outstanding job! I love the fact that you write/design it out on paper first. It helps visualize the process! My husband just made a huge cat tree and he did the same thing. On paper then calculated materials. Way too smart for me! You did phenomenal work making that card catalog cabinet AND making it look just the way you wanted! It’s really lovely!
    You are quite handy with those power tools! :-)

  30. Nicole Stone
    January 24, 2013

    Wow, that is dedication…and it sure paid off. That is a beautiful piece. Very well done!!!

  31. Ellen Christian
    January 24, 2013

    That is so cool. I would love to have that. I wonder if I can con my Dad into making it?

  32. somedaycrafts
    January 24, 2013

    WOW! You are too talented! you make it look so easy! I love the look and am sharing it at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com with my readers!

  33. Korrie@RedHenHome
    January 24, 2013

    You are amazing! You made this sound like it was no big deal, but WE ALL KNOW it was an incredibly detailed, fiddly little project, and you NAILED IT (no pun intended ;-)) Great work!

  34. Mindi
    January 24, 2013

    So very very awesome! I am pinning, and if I ever get brave enough I would love to make one! Your’s is beautiful!

  35. Charlie
    January 25, 2013

    This might be my favorite DIY furniture piece ever! Definitely going to be making one. I’ll let you know when I make it!


  36. Desiree de Monye
    January 25, 2013

    I need to find someone to build one of these for me. I LOVE it!!!
    Thanks for sharing,

  37. Rosemary
    January 25, 2013

    Looks great. Love the dark finish.

  38. Deanne
    January 25, 2013

    I love this- you have done an amazing job in making this!

  39. art.of.66
    January 26, 2013

    Wunderbare Arbeit. Die Kommode gefällt mir ausgezeichnet.

    Liebe Grüße aus dem kalten Deutschland,

  40. Gretchen@Boxy Colonial
    January 26, 2013

    That’s amazing! It looks like a lot of work….until I peek at Craigslist and see the $800-1000 price tags on old card catalogs there. Great job!

  41. Emilou
    January 26, 2013

    Fantastic job, and good tutorial. The pulls really add a lot of character, making it look like an original. Van Dyke’s is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing!

  42. Deborah
    January 27, 2013

    Awesome tutorial! I appreciate the “what not to do’s” as much as the “to do’s.” Your card catalog turned out beautifully. I would love it if you would link this to my new linky party, “What I Accomplished Wednesdays.”

    Have a great weekend!

  43. Jennifer M
    February 21, 2013

    Sooo excited to have found this on Pinterest!!! Been dying to try and build one, knowing I can’t afford an antique. It’s perfect! Pinned from your site, and can’t wait to get started. Thanks!

  44. Carol V.
    April 1, 2013

    I am so happy to have found this. I have been searching high and low for an affordable card catalogue, even if I need to refurbish one. I have my name in with a bunch of consignment shops in the Denver area and even have an alert set for craigslist. So, instead of waiting for who knows how long, I think I will tackle this! Thanks for the detailed how-to!!!!!!! I have happily pinned your site as well!!

  45. Lenny
    April 15, 2013

    You are amazing… really love card catalog

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  47. Lady Delores LeBoeuf
    June 20, 2013

    AWESOME, what a fantastic job you did……………oh how fun to hide such treasures in all those drawers, have fun, Love & Blessings to you/yours…

  48. Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke
    June 23, 2013

    Love this! PINNED!

  49. Joanne Williams
    August 7, 2013

    This is stunning. Better than those overly-expensive ones that you buy on ebay or craigslist. Do you have a materials/cut list for this one?

  50. Robert
    August 16, 2013

    What are the overall dimensions for the piece? I know you mentioned you lost all your notes did you happen to reconstruct them?

  51. Shawnetta
    December 6, 2013

    These label pulls must be in pretty high demand now because they shot up to $6.99 each. I love this plan and I will be making a long one to use as a wine storage/buffet. I have been searching high and low for a horizontal one but now I can customize to my needs. Thanks for these plans.

  52. Lone Jakobsen
    February 12, 2014

    Hello there
    Just got linked to your blog from Denmark and searching for a catalogue card box.
    And I’m totally stealing your SPLENDID WORK AND IDEA to make one for my self right now this very second
    Rushing of to buy some wood and supplies RIGHT NOW THIS VERY moment…… I adore your proff like work
    Thank You for a lovely lovely tutorial on this card box…..♥ ♥ ♥
    And after buying the parts – I gladly hand it all over to my loving very own handyman to make it.


  53. Kris Lee
    March 3, 2014

    I have some great whiskey bottle boxes that I can use for this and avoid having to build the drawers, but what great inspiration. I have been looking for a small cabinet like this to put my makeup in on my bathroom counter, this is the perfect thing, only on a smaller scale.

  54. Carrie
    April 13, 2014

    I was wondering what dimensions you used? I am trying to plan one out myself (thanks to your site) and just wonder what you are using based on size of drawers… Thank you.

  55. Chamali
    June 6, 2014

    I think you’re a genius! Thank you for talking us through this, I would love to make one for myself! xx

  56. Judi
    August 13, 2014

    OMG! Another item that I’ve wanted to make for ages but didn’t really know where to start, so have been putting it off, but now ….. yet another item on my ‘to do’ list, lol.

    Many thanks for sharing your tutorial, it really is appreciated.

    Judi in the UK

  57. LorrieJ
    December 3, 2014

    Thank you for posting this tutorial. I have always loved card catalogs and decided I needed one to store my postage stamp collection. I wanted to build one with dove tails but I love your plan so much better. Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  58. Sonja
    January 13, 2015

    Just a couple of questions…
    I am trying to visualize the sizing of some items. What size were the drawer pulls and the drawers?
    Can I do the ammonia trick on the shiny silver pulls?

  59. Geoge
    January 20, 2015

    Would be nice if all the demensions for building the index card cabinet were given!

  60. Jen R
    April 21, 2015

    This is incredible! I will buy one if you sell me one!

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