While the most common type of file could be a vertical file a lateral file cabinet has many attractive advantages. It’s built with volume, style and strength in mind. Reams of paperwork also can be accommodated in it, without taking up much floor space. It is also more efficient than the vertical stacking of several binders.
A lateral file cabinet resembles a utility cabinet with drawers horizontal, like a dresser. Hanging files are usually hung from side to side instead of front to back, and vertical cabinets. Some cabinets come with versatile inserts that can be used in any way.
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Lateral file cabinet is most commonly made of steel or wood. Some are designed with a storage cabinet or pantry upstairs office supplies, and two or more drawers underneath. A model of low, two wooden boxes can double as a table or fax or printer stand. There are also cabinets designed for wall mounting.