Once you have made the smart decision to invest some of your hard earn money in a filing cabinet to organize all your paperwork, you should do some thorough research in order to make a well-informed decision.
You will no doubt run into a vast array of filing cabinets in your local office furniture shop, department stores and not to even mention online. There are filing cabinets made from metal, wood, and even plastic. You can get vertical filing cabinets, lateral filing cabinets, and flat filing cabinets. The sizes and color can vary as well – should you go for a black 2 Drawer Filing Cabinet or a white 4 drawer filing cabinet?
To start you off, a particular brand and model which is renowned for being a good quality filing cabinet is the Hon 2 drawer filing cabinet range. Whichever you end up choosing, ensure that you have a set of criteria against which to compare.
HON 314PP 310 Series 26-1/2-Inch 4-Drawer Full-Suspension Letter File, Black
High drawer sides add strength and serve as front-to-back hangrails Spring-loaded follower block in each drawer keeps files upright and neat Thumb latch keeps drawers safely closed Label holders for quick and easy identification of contents File Cabinet Type: Vertical; File Size Format: Letter; Media Stored: N\A; Width: 15-Inch
HON 314CPP 310 Series 26-1/2-Inch 4-Drawer Full-Suspension Legal File, Black
High drawer sides add strength and serve as front-to-back hangrails Spring-loaded follower block in each drawer keeps files upright and neat Thumb latch keeps drawers safely closed Label holders for quick and easy identification of contents File Cabinet Type: Vertical; File Size Format: Legal; Media Stored: N\A; Width: 18-1/4-Inch
Why all the fuss with filing cabinets? They without a doubt can be a very useful device for storing all your paperwork and files. Aside from the practicality, if you choose just the right design and style, it can blend well with your office room, thereby improving the overall aesthetics.
Personally, I found that a wooden 4 drawer filing cabinet works very well for my office. Whichever one you decide on, as you do your shopping, you should take care to check the product thoroughly before handing over your cash. As obvious as this may sound now, I didn’t know at the time of purchase that you should check whether the wood is solid or just laminated on the surface.
Coaster Legal/Letter File Filing Cabinet with Lock, 2-Drawer, Cherry Finish
Cherry Finish 2 Drawer Legal/Letter File Filing Cabinet with Lock. Dimensions: 18.75″W x 21″D x 30″H. Finish: Cherry. Material: Wood. File Cabinet for legal and letter-size files. Two storage drawers with a lock. Antique brass finish hardware. Details and quality of this file cabinet add warmth and beauty to your home office.
Espresso Finish Wood File Cabinet with 3 Drawers
This new file cabinet has solid wood pieces all with an espresso finish. It is on swiveling wheels which makes it easier to move around. Dimensions: 27″ high x 19″ wide x 16″ deep. This item is moderately easy to assemble. There are instructions included. These also can be used for legal size, but hangers will be needed and are not included. This file cabinet is letter size width, but legal files can be used going side to side. You can pick up hangers at any local store for around Six to Ten Dollars
2 Tier Wood Desk Organizer W/ Drawer Shelf Cabinet
This durable 2 tier wood organizer shelf with drawer is all made of Solid Wood and provides 12 X 11 inches of convenient platform area which is just right for picture frames and many other uses. The drawer has 3 compartments which measure 10″ by 3″ wide and 4″ inches in height, where you can store many small items such as money, change, thread, etc. Measurements: * Height: From bottom to top shelf 5″ from bottom to lower shelf 3 1/2″ from lower shelf to higher shelf 1 1/2″ * Measures 1 foot wide by 11″ in length * The pull-out drawer has 3 compartments Each compartments measures 10″ long 3″ Wide and 4″ high
Winsome Wood Writing Desk, Honey
This old-fashioned writing desk is updated with a sturdy frame and a sleek Honey Pine finish. The three drawers and shelf space provide plenty of room to store all of your stationery supplies. Mix and match with the rest of the Studio Home Office line.
Wooden filing cabinets come as either a block of solid wood or are made from medium-density fiberboards (MDF) with laminated wood. The former is significantly more expensive than the latter which merely looks like wood but of course, is not on the same level of quality. If you are low on a budget, then the MDF filing cabinet is a fine choice, but make sure that the manufacturer or seller advertises it as such and prices accordingly.