Differences in Furniture File Cabinets

November 7, 2017 Posted by kyu7

You can find Furniture File Cabinets in either metal or wood. A metal file cabinet will be a stronger and more durable cabinet. Depending on the quality of the cabinet sometimes they will come with a 5 to 15 year manufacturer warranty. Sometimes you will find a good durable wooden filing cabinet. The manufacturer warranty is not usually as good and usually 1 to 5 years. The drawers that have the roller ball slides on them will deliver smooth action and fully extend. No matter if it is a metal or wood filing cabinet.

Most Furniture File Cabinets are made to file folders with tabs in a forward looking method. One of the must have options on a file cabinet you purchase should be the full drawer extension. This will keep a file draw from being completely pulled out and the files in the back can be accessed easy. There is also a safety feature that is on most file cabinets called a anti tilt device that prevents more than one drawer to open at once. This will prevent all the weight of the files to cause the cabinet to fall over. One further way to prevent this from happening is to start the filing system in the bottom cabinet.

Furniture File Cabinets can be bought in many sizes, styles, and quality levels. File cabinets are really useful and can be used in any room of your home. If you are looking for a wood cabinet there are many styles to pick from. They come in Mission, Contemporary, and Traditional styles. There are several standard sizes available: 1.Letter size- generally hold 8.5 x 11 paper 2. Legal size- hold 8.5 x 11 and 8.5 x 14 paper 3. Lateral file- come in 2 or 3 drawers and hold both size of papers as the legal size cabinet 4 Personal size – generally smaller and hold 8.5 x 11 letter files.

The lowest quality wood Furniture File Cabinets are generally the ones you buy that are self assembly. You will want to stay away from these and look for solid wood such as Pine, Cherry, or Oak. When purchasing a cabinet always check out the runner system. You want to make sure the drawer pulls out smoothly and evenly. In order to be a wise consumer you must take into consideration these pointers. If you stick with the wood and stay away from the self assembly cabinets you should have no problem with your purchase.

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