Mobile File Cabinets & Vertical File Cabinets

Styles

File Pedestal: File pedestals contain two file drawers, with or without lock, in a vertically stacked arrangement. Many file pedestals are set on casters to allow easy mobility.

Freestanding Pedestal: Freestanding pedestals are stationary or mobile storage and/or filing pedestals that can operate alone. Select pedestal designs are non-freestanding and require mounting underneath a work surface.

Locking Pedestal: Locking pedestals are filing pedestals or storage and filing pedestals that contain locks for security. A single lock may secure the two file drawers, the bottom two drawers, or only a single drawer in the pedestal, and select models have individual locks on all drawers for enhanced security.

Mobile File Cabinet: Mobile file cabinets are usually two-drawer or three-drawer filing units set on casters for easy mobility to support sharing, transport, and busy work environments.

Mobile Pedestal: A mobile pedestal usually contains two locking file drawers or a bottom file drawer and two upper storage drawers, all in a compact, vertically stacked unit set on casters to enhance transportability, sharing, and accessibility.

Open-Top File: Open-top file units have a box-like or tub-like design, with file folders placed upright in the storage compartment and the top is left open for easy access.

Rolling File: Rolling file units are typically bin-style file compartments set on casters for mobility. Filing pedestals with casters can also be considered rolling files.

Stackable File Units: Stackable file units are individual file storage drawers or cabinets that have a customized design for stacking to accommodate growing file needs.

Storage and File Pedestal: Storage and file pedestals contain a mix of file and utility drawers for accommodate business office needs. The storage and file pedestal may be set on casters for mobility or feature a removable top for installing underneath a desk or work surface.

Suspended Pedestal/Hanging Pedestal: Suspended or hanging pedestals are usually two-drawer file pedestals or three-drawer file and storage pedestals that have unfinished tops to connect to the underside of a desk or work surface creating the look of a hanging or suspended pedestal layout.

Tub File: A tub file is a bin-style filing compartment, with open top or removable lid to access the files within.

Components

Archive Box: Archive box designs are locking and non-locking file and document storage units for keeping records, legal paperwork, or other files that must be retained for possible future use.

Casters: Casters are wheels designed to support the weight of a filing pedestal or storage unit, allowing mobility for easier transport and sharing.

Cheque Box: A cheque box is a locking collection-style box for accepting payments, rent, or storing other small documents for safekeeping.

Drawer Dividers: Select mobile and file units include utility drawers with included drawer dividers. Many drawer dividers are removable for convenient customizing to suit different needs.

Flip-Down Drawer: A flip-down drawer is a drawer with a drawer-front that has a hinged connection along the bottom edge. The hinge allows the drawer to flip open, creating a work surface, keyboard drawer, laptop storage, or for other functional use.

Full-Extension Runners: Full-extension runners are metal drawer slides that support file drawers at a fully extended position, allowing full access to the entire file drawer while maintaining the drawer’s position within the file cabinet so the files do not spill or fall.

Grommet Hole: Grommet holes are placed in back panels, sides, and/or top surfaces to allow wire access to throughout the file cabinet and to support neater technology setups.

Levelers: Levelers are components found on the legs or base of filing and office furniture that adjust to compensate for uneven floors, reducing unwanted movement or wobbling.

Locking Lid: Filing bins and carts with locking lids feature a lock that secures the sliding or lift-off lid to enclose the files within the compartment and secure them for safekeeping when not in use.

Locking Top Drawer: Locking top drawer indicates only the top drawer of a mobile file pedestal or file cabinet locks for security.

Removable Core Locks: File cabinets with removable core locks allow for quickly rekeying locks when needed. The core of the lock is simply replaced with a compatible replacement core that will operate with the new compatible core’s keys.

Removable Top: Removable top refers to pedestals with removable top panel, allowing the pedestal to mount underneath a matching desk or work surface for space-saving storage and/or filing options.

Shared Lock: Shared lock indicates the file cabinet or storage unit has a single lock that secures more than one compartment or drawer.

Sliding Lid: Select file units offer a top-access design, with lid that secures to contain files safely and slides open for access when needed. The sliding lid usually stays within the sliding tracks but folds down against the side or end of the filing compartment when open.

Unfinished Top: Unfinished top usually refers to a pedestal with an open top designed solely for combining with a desk or workstation for suspended, hanging, or under-desk pedestal use.

Utility Drawer: Utility drawer is a storage drawer in storage and file pedestals, sometimes with removable drawer dividers included for organizing smaller office and desk items.

File Pedestal
File Pedestal

Freestanding Pedestal
Freestanding Pedestal

Rolling File
Rolling File

Suspended/Hanging Pedestal
Suspended Pedestal/ Hanging Pedestal

Archive Box
Archive Box

Cheque Box
Cheque Box

Full-Extension Runners
Full-Extension Runners

Construction Materials

AA-Grade North American Hardwood Veneer: Wood veneers made of North American wood are composed of only wood grown in North America. The AA-grade veneers indicate the highest quality.

Baked-On Enamel: Baked-on enamel is a paint finish often used on steel or other metal parts of furniture design, baked to cure the paint for a durable, long-lasting surface finish. The enamel is often set with a glossy appearance from the baked-on setting process.

Damage Resistant Finish: Damage resistant finish refers to the durable laminate or melamine surface finishes that offer scratch-resistant, stain-resistant, and heat-resistant properties in an easy to clean and maintain design.

Distressed Detailing: Distressed detailing can include a variety of manual details added to a furniture design for decorative effect such as highlights from sanding or dry brush strokes, watermarks, knockdown, wormholes, and indents. Side trim, fluting, crown and base moulding and other carved details enhance the antique-style appearance.

Environmentally Friendly Powder-Coat Finish: Environmentally friendly powder-coat finish is a paint finish applied to steel and metal components using a dry powder-coat finishing process for an eco-friendly design. The result is a durable, scratch-resistant finish that often has a smooth non-glossy appearance.

Finished Back: File cabinets and mobile file units with finished backs are able to move anywhere in an office or workspace without concern for backside visibility.

Finished Top: Finished top refers to pedestals and file cabinets that have a top surface with finished design to complete the overall freestanding unit.

Hand-Rubbed Finish: Hand-rubbed finish usually refers to wood stain applied by hand using a multi-step process for rich, penetrating color and classic attention to detail.

Heavy-Duty Polypropylene Construction: Polypropylene plastic creates a durable, impact-resistant design used in various file cabinet and mobile pedestal units for frosted window-style designs and other decorative effects.

High-Tech Catalyzed Lacquer: High-tech catalyzed lacquer is a topcoat or finish applied to wood stain and veneer finished furniture products using a two-part process. The lacquer is applied to the surface but will not set on its own. A catalyst is applied to cure or set the lacquer for a durable, protective finish.

Impact Resistant Edge: Impact resistant edge refers to a protective band added to the edges of furniture and file cabinet panels to conceal rough edges, protect the surface finish, and provide a smooth look and feel. The edge band is typically made of PVC plastic, vinyl, or other impact-resistant material.

Impact Resistant Finish: Impact resistant finish typically refers to high-pressure laminate or thermofused melamine, with a damage-resistant surface that stands up against scratches, stains, heat, and exposure.

Injection Molded Plastic: Injection molded plastic is a plastic polymer design using a customized mold into which molten plastic is injected, filling the mold completely for consistent quality results. The finished product is durable, often impact-resistant, and is a common design feature of many office and storage furniture collections.

Mortise and Tenon Joinery: Mortise and tenon joinery refers to a type of wood furniture connection created to resemble a lock and key-style fit between two wood components. A cutout is made in one of two joining pieces, with a matching shape cutout of the second component, allowing the two to fit together closely.

Oven-Dried 100% Gypsum Insulation: Gypsum is a typical insulation material used in fireproof storage unit design. The oven-drying process removes water or moisture from the Gypsum, enhancing the fireproof and heat-resistant qualities of the insulation.

Particleboard: Particleboard is a core panel designed from wood materials, sawdust, wood chips, and other wood pieces, mixed with a resin or bonding agent and formed into panels with uniform thickness. The result is a durable core panel for wood furniture production with reliable uniform strength at a lower cost than solid wood.

Phosphate Pretreatment: Phosphate pretreatment is a zinc-based coating applied to metal components before painting or finishing to ensure the metal surface is clean and free of corrosion for a durable, attractive finished result.

PVC Edge: PVC edge is a band or strip of PVC plastic attached to the edges of core panels to conceal rough edges, protect the seam where the core panel is bonded to the surface finish, and provide an attractive finished design.

Radius Edges: Radius edges are edges along the sides, top, or fronts of file cabinets and storage furniture, presenting a smoothed, rounded look and feel for softer appearance and safer, more comfortable use.

Semi-Finished Back: A semi-finished back is a back panel with the upper third or half finished to match the rest of the design. The lower two-thirds or half are left unfinished, designed to be concealed with the back against a wall or other furniture product.

Separate Insulated Compartments: Fireproof file cabinets are designed with separate insulated compartments for each file drawer, ensuring the individual drawers remain safe and protected in accordance with the fireproof design. In the event of damage to one compartment, the other compartments can remain protected.

Solid Wood Construction: Solid wood construction indicates the entire product is made using hardwood components as opposed to wood products. Wood products are those designed using wood but not solid wood.

Thermofused Laminate Finish: Thermofused laminate finish is a durable finish applied using multiple layers with a decorative top surface layer available in a wide variety of colors, styles, textures, and patterns. The layers are bonded with an adhesive-like substance, using heat and pressure to secure the bond for a permanent finish. The laminate finish is durable, scratch-resistant, and often stain-resistant and heat-resistant.

Thermofused Melamine Finish: Thermofused melamine finish is a laminate finish with fewer layers than traditional laminate but the same stain-resistant, scratch-resistant, and heat-resistant design. Using heat and pressure, the melamine is bonded permanently to the surfaces of furniture and file cabinet components.

Unfinished Back: Unfinished backs are the back panels of file cabinets that are left unfinished. The design is intended to line up with the backside against a wall, desk, or other furniture component to conceal the unfinished back.

Veneer Finish: Veneer finish is made using sheets or slices of real wood, applied with laminate to the surfaces of file cabinets and other wood-style furniture. The veneer slices are finished using classic-style wood stain, often applied by hand and in multiple steps to ensure long-lasting rich colors. The veneers are sealed and protected by a topcoat such as lacquer or varnish.

Welded Steel Construction: Welded steel construction indicates the file cabinet ships assembled, either fully or partially, with the manufacturer welding steel components during production for a long-lasting permanent connection.

Features

ANSI/BIFMA: File cabinets and mobile file pedestals listed as ANSI/BIFMA certified or compliant are products that have been verified as within design, quality, and/or safety standards set and checked by the American National Standards Institute and the Business and Industrial Furniture Manufacturers Association.

Green Features: Green features indicate the use of at least one environmentally friendly design or production feature such as the use of powder-coat paint finish or recycled materials.

HIPAA: HIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996; a legal standard for the storing, management, and sharing of healthcare and health insurance documents and patient records and information. Many locking file cabinets and storage units are verified as being within HIPAA standards, making them ideal for use in medical offices, clinics, and related work environments.

ISO: ISO refers to the International Organization for Standardization; a worldwide organization responsible for verifying manufactured products meet minimum safety and quality design standards for all professional fields and specialty work environments.

Legal-Sized: Legal-sized refers to the standard U.S. legal paperwork sizes of 8½” by 14” for a longer sheet than standard letter-sized paper, typical of legal offices and courthouses.

Letter-Sized: Letter-sized refers to the U.S. standard 8½” by 11” paper size used in standard copy machines, printers, fax machines, and other office uses.

Weight Capacity: Listed weight capacity indicates the maximum safe weight a storage unit, shelf, or file drawer can hold at a given time, assuming the weight is evenly distributed for balanced support.

Wire Management: Wire management is usually built into the furniture designs, allowing neater setup of computer or technology devices for professional use. Grommet holes, wire channels, and cable storage bins are used in some furniture models, depending on the collection.

UL Listed: UL listed products have been verified as within quality, production, and/or safety standards of the Underwriters Laboratories.

UL 350 with Impact Rating: UL 350 with impact rating is a fireproof quality rating given to fireproof file cabinets and storage units that can protect contents in the event of a fire, keeping the interior from exceeding 350°F, usually for one hour, and maintain integrity in the event of a building collapse or fall from three stories/floors.