What is a Lateral File Cabinet?

Office Furniture Lady

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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