File Cabinets | Filing Cabinets

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 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 Alex Drawer Unit - Tall

The IKEA Alex Drawer Unit (Tall) features nine drawers for storage and a size that occupies less floor space. It is perfect for smaller workspace, home office, dorm room, and bedroom for stacking general household items and paperwork. You may have to secure the furniture on the wall to prevent it from tipping over.

The IKEA Alex Drawer Unit (Tall) has an overall height of 45.625” (116 cm), width of 14.125” (36 cm), and depth of 18.875” (48 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the IKEA Alex Drawer Unit (Tall) with height, width, and depth dimensions
The IKEA Alex Drawer Unit (Tall) features nine drawers for storage and a size that occupies less floor space. It is perfect for smaller workspace, home office, dorm room, and bedroom for stacking general household items and paperwork.

The IKEA Alex Drawer Unit (Tall) has an overall height of 45.625” (116 cm), width of 14.125” (36 cm), and depth of 18.875” (48 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the IKEA Alex Drawer Unit (Tall) with height, width, and depth dimensions
IKEA Alex Drawer Unit - Tall
Height:
45.625” | 116 cm
Width:
14.125” | 36 cm
Length:
Depth:
18.875” | 48 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Particleboard and fiberboard; acrylic paint
Designer
Johanna Asshoff (IKEA)
Year
2012

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

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USM Haller Half File Credenza
Illustration of the USM Haller Half File Credenza with a person for scale

The USM Half File Credenza was designed by Fritz Haller and Paul Schaerer as a modular set of office furniture. This luxurious filing cabinet has two different compartments, with the top compartment door being a drop-down and the bottom door as a file drawer. Both drawers can be locked and unlocked with a twist of a coin. The exterior structure is made of chromed steel and holds the powder-coated steel panels together.

The USM Haller Half File Credenza has an overall height of 29.0” (74 cm), width of 31.0” (79 cm), and depth of 15.0” (38 cm).

Elevation and plan drawings of the USM Haller Half File Credenza with measurements for width, depth, and height
The USM Half File Credenza was designed by Fritz Haller and Paul Schaerer as a modular set of office furniture. This luxurious filing cabinet has two different compartments, with the top compartment door being a drop-down and the bottom door as a file drawer.

The USM Haller Half File Credenza has an overall height of 29.0” (74 cm), width of 31.0” (79 cm), and depth of 15.0” (38 cm).

Elevation and plan drawings of the USM Haller Half File Credenza with measurements for width, depth, and height
USM Haller Half File Credenza
Height:
29.0” | 74 cm
Width:
31.0” | 79 cm
Length:
Depth:
15.0” | 38 cm
Weight:
Area:


Materials
Steel frame, powder-coated steel panels
Designer
USM (Paul Schaerer & Fritz Haller)
Year
1961

Drawings include:
USM Haller Half File Credenza front elevation, front (objects and person), side, plan

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IKEA Galant Storage Combination - Low (2-Wide)

The IKEA Galant Storage Combination (Low, 2-Wide) features four rectangular shaped drawers for filing office papers and documents. It is low-lying hence ideal for rooms or offices with a low ceiling. The top surface is extended, allowing you to deposit books, electronics, and even box files.

The IKEA Galant Storage Combination (Low, 2-Wide) has an overall height of 31.5” (80 cm), width of 63” (160 cm), and depth of 17.75” (45 cm).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the IKEA Galant Storage Combo (Low, 2-Wide) with measured height, width and depth
The IKEA Galant Storage Combination (Low, 2-Wide) features four rectangular shaped drawers for filing office papers and documents. It is low-lying hence ideal for rooms or offices with a low ceiling. The top surface is extended, allowing you to deposit books, electronics, and even box files.

The IKEA Galant Storage Combination (Low, 2-Wide) has an overall height of 31.5” (80 cm), width of 63” (160 cm), and depth of 17.75” (45 cm).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the IKEA Galant Storage Combo (Low, 2-Wide) with measured height, width and depth
IKEA Galant Storage Combination - Low (2-Wide)
Height:
31.5” | 80 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 - Low (2-Wide) front elevation, side, plan

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IKEA Galant Storage Combination - Tall (2-Wide)

The IKEA Galant Storage Combination (Tall, 2-Wide) is a storage cabinet made of six filing drawers of the same size. Its large size makes it ideal for places where there is luxurious space and allows you to add units hence saving floor space and an optimal use of wall space.

The IKEA Galant Storage Combination (Tall, 2-Wide) has an overall height of 47.25” (120 cm), width of 40.125” (102 cm), and depth of 17.75” (45 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the IKEA Galant Storage Combo (Tall, 2-Wide) with height, width, and depth
The IKEA Galant Storage Combination (Tall, 2-Wide) is a storage cabinet made of six filing drawers of the same size. Its large size makes it ideal for places where there is luxurious space and allows you to add units hence saving floor space and an optimal use of wall space.

The IKEA Galant Storage Combination (Tall, 2-Wide) has an overall height of 47.25” (120 cm), width of 40.125” (102 cm), and depth of 17.75” (45 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the IKEA Galant Storage Combo (Tall, 2-Wide) with height, width, and depth
IKEA Galant Storage Combination - Tall (2-Wide)
Height:
47.25” | 120 cm
Width:
40.125” | 102 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, 2-Wide) front elevation, side, plan

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