Storage cabinets are furniture items that provide a hidden or protected space for items that are not usually needed on a day to day basis. A storage cabinet can be found in almost any environment, including office spaces, kitchens, closets, and even built in to common furniture pieces, like credenzas and shelf cubbies. These allow contents to either be hidden from view behind operable doors or be open faced and easily accessible. With the ability to store important documents or loose materials, most workplaces offer employees shared office storage cabinets to keep visible surfaces like desks cleverly clean and clutter free.
There are many ways of organizing and sorting items within a storage cabinet which include: using a color-coded filing system, grouping like items, using a magazine file, or placing supplies in varying drawers and baskets. All of these methods will keep the storage cabinet looking clean and objects out of sight but within reach.
Storage cabinets vary in size depending on its use or whether they are custom built, but will typically range from 16 inches (40.6cm) to 24 inches (60.96cm) in depth.
Flammable, oxidizing, and explosive chemicals that include liquids, gases, and solids should be stored in a flammable storage cabinet. Examples of these combustible substances include: acetone, petrol, paint thinners, and old film. It is important to note there are nine classes to separate dangerous goods with Class 3 being approved for storage in a flammable storage cabinet.