A filing cabinet is a type of storage furniture meant for storing and categorizing important paper documents. Typical filing cabinets have two to four drawers each, and contain multiple file folders within that can be pulled out via a small handle on the exterior of the cabinet. Most filing cabinets also have a label holder fixed on the front for organization and identification. Found in offices and places of work, the different types of filing cabinets include single box, vertical and lateral filing cabinets which are commonly made from 18-gauge sheet metal or from a wood composite.

How do you remove file cabinet drawers?

The first step is to open the drawer and pull it to its stopping point. Then, put both hands on the sides of the drawer towards the back. Metal tabs should be located on either side. Push the tabs in, lift the drawer up, and pull it out.

What is a file cabinet?

A file cabinet, also known as filing cabinet, is a piece of storage or office furniture meant to store important paper documents. These documents are typically separated into file folders, which are then placed into the drawers of the cabinet.

How do you replace a lost file cabinet key?

One will need to contact the cabinet manufacturer to request a key replacement. This costs money and it can take up to a few weeks to retrieve the replacement. If unable to wait for the new key because there are documents to get to, it is important to take note of the brand, model, and other necessary information of the file cabinet and then contact a locksmith.

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IKEA Erik File Cabinet

The IKEA Erik File Cabinet features three drawers, all lockable from a single lock at the top right and a compact size ideal for both home and office filing. Though it is heavy, it is practical and stands on its base, with the primary materials being steel and Pigmented epoxy.

The IKEA Erik File Cabinet has an overall height of 41” (104 cm), width of 16.125” (41 cm), and depth of 19.625” (50 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the IKEA Erik File Cabinet with height, width, and depth dimensions
The IKEA Erik File Cabinet features three drawers, all lockable from a single lock at the top right and a compact size ideal for both home and office filing. Though it is heavy, it is practical and stands on its base, with the primary materials being steel and Pigmented epoxy.

The IKEA Erik File Cabinet has an overall height of 41” (104 cm), width of 16.125” (41 cm), and depth of 19.625” (50 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the IKEA Erik File Cabinet with height, width, and depth dimensions
IKEA Erik File Cabinet
Height:
41” | 104 cm
Width:
16.125” | 41 cm
Length:
Depth:
19.625” | 50 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Powder-coated steel
Designer
IKEA
Year
2006

Drawings include:
IKEA Erik File Cabinet front elevation, side, plan

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IKEA Galant Storage Combination - Tall, Wide (2-Wide)

The IKEA Galant Storage Combination (Tall, Wide, 2-Wide) features four filing drawers at the lower level and four open storage compartments at the top level ideal for keeping a wide range of office and household items. It also takes up lots of floor space, but little wall space and the top surface is long enough to deposit items.

The IKEA Galant Storage Combination (Tall, Wide, 2-Wide) has an overall height of 63” (160 cm), width of 63” (160 cm), and depth of 17.75” (45 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the IKEA Galant Storage Combo (Tall, Wide, 2-Wide) with height, width, and depth
The IKEA Galant Storage Combination (Tall, Wide, 2-Wide) features four filing drawers at the lower level and four open storage compartments at the top level ideal for keeping a wide range of office and household items. It also takes up lots of floor space, but little wall space.

The IKEA Galant Storage Combination (Tall, Wide, 2-Wide) has an overall height of 63” (160 cm), width of 63” (160 cm), and depth of 17.75” (45 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the IKEA Galant Storage Combo (Tall, Wide, 2-Wide) with height, width, and depth
IKEA Galant Storage Combination - Tall, Wide (2-Wide)
Height:
63” | 160 cm
Width:
63” | 160 cm
Length:
Depth:
17.75” | 45 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
ABS plastic or wood veneer; particleboard structure
Designer
K Malmvall & E Lilja Löwenhielm (IKEA)
Year
2017

Drawings include:
IKEA Galant Storage Combination - Tall, Wide (2-Wide) front elevation, side, plan

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IKEA Alex Drawer Unit

The IKEA Alex Drawer Unit features five storage compartments ideal for storage of paperwork, general households, and items of clothing in a kids' room, craft room, and home office. It works well in small places, and you can add or remove drawers where necessary or use it for your desk support.

The IKEA Alex Drawer Unit has an overall height of 27.5” (70 cm), width of 14.125” (36 cm), and depth of 22.875” (58 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the IKEA Alex Drawer Unit labeled with height, width, and depth in plan and elevation
The IKEA Alex Drawer Unit features five storage compartments ideal for storage of paperwork, general households, and items of clothing in a kids' room, craft room, and home office. It works well in small places, and you can add or remove drawers where necessary or use it for your desk support.

The IKEA Alex Drawer Unit has an overall height of 27.5” (70 cm), width of 14.125” (36 cm), and depth of 22.875” (58 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the IKEA Alex Drawer Unit labeled with height, width, and depth in plan and elevation
IKEA Alex Drawer Unit
Height:
27.5” | 70 cm
Width:
14.125” | 36 cm
Length:
Depth:
22.875” | 58 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Particleboard and fiberboard; acrylic paint
Designer
Johanna Asshoff (IKEA)
Year
2012

Drawings include:
IKEA Alex Drawer Unit front elevation, side, plan

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IKEA Galant Drawer Unit - Wide

The IKEA Galant Drawer Unit (Wide) features a standard-size two drawers ideal for keeping office paperwork and documents and a small footprint making it fit in a tight workstation or home office. The damper drawers allow for silent and gentle closing, and the top surface is large for offloading books and office accessories.

The IKEA Galant Drawer Unit (Wide) has an overall height of 31.5” (80 cm), width of 31.5” (80 cm), and depth of 17.75” (45 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the IKEA Galant Drawer Unit (Wide) labeled with height, width, and depth in plan and elevation
The IKEA Galant Drawer Unit (Wide) features a standard-size two drawers ideal for keeping office paperwork and documents and a small footprint making it fit in a tight workstation or home office. The damper drawers allow for silent and gentle closing, and the top surface is large.

The IKEA Galant Drawer Unit (Wide) has an overall height of 31.5” (80 cm), width of 31.5” (80 cm), and depth of 17.75” (45 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the IKEA Galant Drawer Unit (Wide) labeled with height, width, and depth in plan and elevation
IKEA Galant Drawer Unit - Wide
Height:
31.5” | 80 cm
Width:
31.5” | 80 cm
Length:
Depth:
17.75” | 45 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
ABS plastic or wood veneer; particleboard structure
Designer
K Malmvall & E Lilja Löwenhielm (IKEA)
Year
2017

Drawings include:
IKEA Galant Drawer Unit (Wide) front elevation, side, plan

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IKEA Micke Drawer Unit

The IKEA Micke Drawer Unit is ideal for individuals who need a simple movable file storage system. It has a small footprint, and the space in the four drawers can accommodate other documents beyond project files. The IKEA Micke Drawer Unit has casters for moving the unit around a room, and you can combine it with a desk and drawer units to extend the work surface.

The IKEA Micke Drawer Unit has an overall height of 29.5” (75 cm), width of 13.75” (35 cm), and depth of 19.625” (50 cm).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the IKEA Micke Drawer Unit with height, width and depth measurements
The IKEA Micke Drawer Unit is ideal for individuals who need a simple movable file storage system. It has a small footprint, and the space in the four drawers can accommodate other documents beyond project files. The IKEA Micke Drawer Unit has casters for moving the unit around a room.

The IKEA Micke Drawer Unit has an overall height of 29.5” (75 cm), width of 13.75” (35 cm), and depth of 19.625” (50 cm).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the IKEA Micke Drawer Unit with height, width and depth measurements
IKEA Micke Drawer Unit
Height:
29.5” | 75 cm
Width:
13.75” | 35 cm
Length:
Depth:
19.625” | 50 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Particleboard and fiberboard; acrylic paint
Designer
Henrik Preutz (IKEA)
Year
2010

Drawings include:
IKEA Micke Drawer Unit front elevation, side, plan

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