There are two types of File Cabinets: Lateral Files and Vertical Files.
Vertical Files are what you think of when you think of traditional file cabinets. They come in letter-size or legal-size, depending on that size files you need to store, and they’re approximately 14-17″ wide. They come out from the wall in varying depths. 28″-32″ depths are fairly common in older cabinets.
Lateral Files are a newer breed. They’re wider and sit closer to the wall, instead of sticking out so far into the room.
They usually accommodate letter-sized files or legal-sized files. They often have built in sides that you can hang legal-sized hanging files on directly. If you need to file letter-sized documents, they have a side-to-side bar you can use to convert them to fit letter-sized hanging file folders. You can also get front-to-back bars that will allow you to file front to back (the way…
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