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Office Designs 2 Drawer Vertical File Cabinet, Graphite, Letter, 18''D (14443/17783)Office Designs 2 Drawer Vertical File Cabinet, Graphite, Letter, 18''D (14443/17783)
76.49
Item #490199
Model #14443
  • Vertical file cabinet
  • 2-drawer
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Hirsh Industries 2 Drawer Vertical Mobile File Cabinet Pearl White, Letter Size, 18''D (19634)Hirsh Industries 2 Drawer Vertical Mobile File Cabinet Pearl White, Letter Size, 18''D (19634)
109.99
Item #1235594
Model #19634
  • 2-Drawer vertical file cabinet holds letter size files
  • Pearl white finish
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Staples 2-Drawer Light Duty Lateral File Cabinet, Locking, Letter, Black, 30"W (52141)Staples 2-Drawer Light Duty Lateral File Cabinet, Locking, Letter, Black, 30"W (52141)
299.99
Item #2806762
Model #18938/52141
  • Light duty lateral file cabinet for everyday use
  • Two-drawer light duty filing cabinet holds letter size documents
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HON 310 Series 4-Drawer Vertical File Cabinet, Locking, Letter, Black, 26.5"D (H314.P.P)HON 310 Series 4-Drawer Vertical File Cabinet, Locking, Letter, Black, 26.5"D (H314.P.P)
385.99
Item #794404
Model #HON314PP
  • Four-drawer vertical filing cabinet holds letter-size documents
  • Black, Metal
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Staples 2-Drawer Vertical File Cabinet, Locking, Letter, Putty/Beige, 26.5"D (13440D-CC)
187.99
Item #470381
Model #13440D-CC
  • Vertical file cabinet for everyday use
  • Two-drawer filing cabinet holds letter size documents
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Staples Commercial 4 File Drawer Vertical File Cabinet, Locking, Putty/Beige, Letter, 26.5"D (13443D)Staples Commercial 4 File Drawer Vertical File Cabinet, Locking, Putty/Beige, Letter, 26.5"D (13443D)
229.49
Item #470383
Model #13443D
  • Vertical file cabinet for everyday use
  • Four-drawer vertical filing cabinet holds letter size documents
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Staples 2-Drawer Light Duty Vertical File Cabinet, Locking, Letter, Black, 18"D (52149)
89.99
Item #2806262
Model #16737/52149
  • Light duty vertical file cabinet for occasional use everyday
  • Two-drawer light duty filing cabinet holds letter size documents
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Staples Commercial 4 File Drawer Vertical File Cabinet, Locking, Gray, Letter, 26.5"D (13445D)
280.99
Item #470384
Model #13445D
  • Vertical file cabinet for everyday use
  • Four-drawer vertical filing cabinet holds letter size documents
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HON 310 Series 2-Drawer Vertical File Cabinet, Locking, Letter, Black, 26.5"D (HON312PP)HON 310 Series 2-Drawer Vertical File Cabinet, Locking, Letter, Black, 26.5"D (HON312PP)
229.99
Item #794339
Model #HON312PP
  • Vertical file cabinet for everyday use
  • Two-drawer vertical filing cabinet holds letter-size documents
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HON 310 Series 2-Drawer Vertical File Cabinet, Locking, Letter, Gray, 26.5"D (H312.P.Q)
269.99
Item #794354
Model #HON312PQ
  • Vertical file cabinet for everyday use
  • Two-drawer vertical filing cabinet holds letter-size documents
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In offices with a lot of paper files to keep track of, a metal filing cabinet offers space and a natural compartment. Typically built from strong steel, metal office filing cabinets keep files safe and well-organized. Many also have locks to restrict access to key holders and authorized personnel only. Filing cabinets come in a range of sizes and shapes, with each suited to its own filing system. You'll find a variety of file storage systems at Staples®.

Types of Metal Filing Cabinets
Vertical filing cabinets are the most common type in modern offices, and these relatively tall, thin models are what most people think of when the subject comes up. Standing an average of 5 feet tall, and designed with 4 or 5 drawers each, they make good all-purpose and general-use filing cabinets. Vertical models are narrow, to save floor space in a crowded office, and they work well for long-term storage, especially in the hard-to-reach bottom drawer. Keeping more frequently used files in the top drawer makes them easy to get at when they're needed.

Metal lateral file cabinets are another popular design. These sturdy models are much shorter than vertical units, often standing less than 3 feet tall, and they often fit under cubicle desks and make a good choice for quick access to files an employee uses daily. Their two or three drawers tend to be a lot wider than those of other cabinets', so they can have the same or similar storage space. File dividers help organize the contents within the drawers, rather than using separate drawers for different files.

Storage Space Inside Metal Filing Cabinets
How much space a cabinet has for files largely depends on the number and width of the drawers. A 42-inch-wide lateral cabinet, for instance, can provide more than 20,000 cubic inches of volume for large files and other items. Vertical cabinets usually have a lot less space per drawer, but they stack more drawers into a single casing, and so the space they offer is equivalent to the lateral models.

Metal Filing Cabinet Accessories
Most filing cabinets can be even more useful with a few accessories added to them. Wire hangers, for example, sit inside the drawer and can accommodate hanging file folders that vastly improve most filing systems. One folder, for instance, may hold all of the current month's personnel reports, while separate folders hold previous months' records.

File dividers are another helpful accessory that most cabinets have room for. Dividers split up blocks of files across the drawer and permit easy grouping of documents into large categories or year-long blocks of back records.

Can Metal Filing Cabinets Be Moved?
Some filing cabinets can be easily rolled across the floor on built-in casters. These wheels rotate freely through 360 degrees, which makes steering them easy, and many have locking mechanisms for when the cabinet needs to stay put.

How Big Are Metal Filing Cabinets?
Cabinets vary in size, but a vertical model is likely to be about 26 inches wide and five feet tall. Lateral cabinets are much shorter, but an under-the-desk model can be up to four feet wide.