13 Best Office File Cabinets

List Updated September 2020

Bestselling Office File Cabinets in 2020


Z-Line Designs 2-Drawer Lateral File Espresso Cabinet with Black Accents

Z-Line Designs 2-Drawer Lateral File Espresso Cabinet with Black Accents
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Finished in espresso with black accents
  • File drawer accommodates letter and legal size hanging files
  • Full extensions glides ; Heavy duty glides for durability and easy file access
  • Metal rails for easy filing
  • Includes lock for security

Z-Line Designs 2-Drawer Lateral File Cabinet, Black

Z-Line Designs 2-Drawer Lateral File Cabinet, Black
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Finished in black with black accents
  • File drawer accommodates letter and legal size hanging files
  • Full extensions glides
  • Metal rails for easy filing
  • Includes lock for security

Lorell SOHO Mobile Cabinet, 21.80" L x 18.00" W x 33.10" H, Black

Lorell SOHO Mobile Cabinet, 21.80
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Full high-side drawers for letter-size, hanging file folders
  • Designed with supply drawer and easy roll casters
  • Lock secures top two drawers.
  • 4 casters for easy mobility
  • This is ideal for the workplace

Ameriwood Home Core 2 Drawer File Cabinet, Espresso

Ameriwood Home Core 2 Drawer File Cabinet, Espresso
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Your office will be organized in a flash with an Ameriwood Home Core 2-Drawer File Cabinet
  • Decorative handles give you easy access to drawers that hold letter-sized files
  • Assembly required. Dimensions: 24.4375"h x 15.5625"w x 14.75"d. Shipping weight is approximately 40 lbs.
  • An espresso finish looks sophisticated in your home office
  • Laminated particleboard was used for construction

Calico Designs File Cabinet in Black 51100

Calico Designs File Cabinet in Black 51100
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Overall Dimensions: 22" L x 15.75" W x 23" H
  • Top 2 Drawers Inside Dimensions: 12.5" W x 17.25" D x 2.25" H
  • Bottom Drawer Inside Dimensions: 12" W x 15.25" D x 10" H
  • File Cabinet Accommodates Letter or Legal Size Files, Locks to keep your business private
  • 5 Casters, 1 on the file drawer for added stability , Ships fully assembled (except for casters)
  • 5 Casters, 1 on the file drawer for added stability, Ships fully assembled (except for casters)

Bush Furniture Key West 2 Drawer Lateral File Cabinet in Washed Gray

Bush Furniture Key West 2 Drawer Lateral File Cabinet in Washed Gray
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • File drawers accommodate letter and legal size files
  • Full extension ball bearing slides on drawers provide easy access to materials
  • Matches Height of desks for an extended work surface
  • Sturdy and attractive post Leg design
  • Authentic Washed Gray Finish with Aged bronze hardware accents

LLR18573 - Lorell SOHO 18 3-Drawer Vertical File

LLR18573 - Lorell SOHO 18 3-Drawer Vertical File
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Accommodates letter-size hanging files
  • Lock secures top two drawers
  • Three-quarter drawer extension
  • 3-drawer file cabinet is best for personal use
  • In offices where occasional file retrieval is required

Office Dimensions 18" Deep 3 Drawer Metal File Cabinet Organizer with Pencil Drawer, Black

Office Dimensions 18
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Features 2 file drawers and a pencil storage drawer
  • Full high-side drawers provide storage for other office essentials
  • Top drawer perfect for small supplies
  • Smooth glide suspension
  • Lock secures top two drawers

DEVAISE 3-Drawer Metal Mobile File Cabinet with Lock, White

DEVAISE 3-Drawer Metal Mobile File Cabinet with Lock, White
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • 24.4" height - 3 drawers mobile filing cabinet fits under most desks.
  • One lock with 2 keys controls all three drawers, keeps your business private.
  • Two stationery drawers and one filing drawer support letter-size file folders.
  • Five casters: front two casters can be locked, center caster prevents tipping.
  • Overall Dimension: 15.4"W x 19.7"D x 24.4"H.Fully assembled except casters.

Sauder Edge Water Lateral File, 33.307" L X 23.465" W X 29.37" H, Estate Black

Sauder  Edge Water Lateral File, 33.307
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Drawers with full extension slides hold letter or legal size hanging files.
  • Patented, interlocking safety mechanism allows only one drawer open at a time.
  • Estate Black finish.
  • Assembly required

Z-Line Designs ZL2266-2OLU 2-Drawer Washed Oak Lateral File Cabinet

Z-Line Designs ZL2266-2OLU 2-Drawer Washed Oak Lateral File Cabinet
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • Finished in Washed Oak with brushed nickel accents
  • File drawer accommodates letter and legal size hanging files
  • Full Extensions Glides
  • Metal rails for easy Filing
  • Includes Lock for security

SONGMICS Steel File Cabinet 3 Drawer with Lock Mobile Pedestal Under Desk Fully Assembled Except Casters Black UOFC60BK

SONGMICS Steel File Cabinet 3 Drawer with Lock Mobile Pedestal Under Desk Fully Assembled Except Casters Black UOFC60BK
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • REINVENT YOUR WORKSPACE: This mobile file cabinet keeps office supplies organized and files away important documents for a compact storage solution; the sleek and modern finish is an easy fit for office or home study
  • MOVES ANYWHERE: Rolling on wheels, the 23.62" high filing cabinet easily fits under most desks; 5 casters, 2 lockable, 1 under the file drawer for added stability; comes assembled, only need to attach the wheels
  • 3 LOCKABLE DRAWERS: A built-in lock with 2 keys secures all 3 drawers which run smoothly on ball bearing slides to keep your documents safe; 2 supply drawers with a pencil tray and 1 file drawer provide plenty of storage and extend fully for easy access
  • FITS HANGING FILE FOLDERS: Deep high sided bottom drawer with 2 extra steel hanging rails can accommodate A4, F4, letter sized and legal sized suspension files
  • STURDY & DURABLE: This pedestal (15.35 x 20.47 x 23.62 in) is made of solid steel construction for long lasting durability and bears up to 330lbs in total; meets ANSI/BIFMA standard

Scranton and Co 4 Drawer Letter File Cabinet in Black

Scranton and Co 4 Drawer Letter File Cabinet in Black
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • Commercial vertical 4 drawer letter filing cabinet
  • Letter Size
  • Precision steel ball-bearings provide the ultimate in smooth and quiet drawer performance
  • High-side drawers accept hanging file folders, eliminating the need for additional accessories
  • Core-removable lock allows optional one-key convenience for multiple files

What You Should Know About Office Cabinets

File cabinets play such an important role in the office environment that its important for buyers to find a quality file cabinet that will do the job efficiently without any fuss.

File Cabinet Stability

The natural function of all file cabinets is to hold important documents or files. When full, file cabinets can become quite heavy, and if it were to topple over, could cause serious injury. That's why it's so important to make sure that the file cabinet is stable and secure no matter how full it gets.

When shopping, whether it's for a metal filing cabinet or wood file cabinets, make sure to look for one that has an anti-tipping feature. This will prevent the filing cabinet from tipping or falling no matter how full it is, or how many drawers are open at one time. Other file cabinets have a locking mechanism that only allows for one drawer to be open at a time, which will prevent one side of the filing cabinet taking on too much weight.

You'll also want to make sure that the drawers open close smoothly and easily. If you have to jerk open the drawer, then something is wrong and it's a potential safety hazard, as you could end up tipping the file cabinet on top of yourself. The drawers should open smoothly whether they're almost empty or completely full.

File Cabinet Security

Sometimes the files you're storing are sensitive in nature, and shouldn't be available to just anyone. Luckily, there are file cabinets with locking mechanisms that keep out prying eyes. Many file cabinets have a centralized locking system that requires one key that will unlock every drawer, saving you the hassle of finding an individual key for each drawer.

If you're planning on storing very important documents in your file cabinet, then you might think about finding a fire-proof cabinet. These cabinets can withstand excessive temperatures for (up to) hours at a time, all the while keeping the contents of your cabinet cool and safe from the heat and flames. While these file cabinets are generally more expensive, they add that extra layer of security for those who are looking to prevent any and all accidents.

Filing Cabinet Durability

Filing cabinets are usually a fairly durable piece of office furniture, but there are different types of cabinets, each offering a higher level of quality. As a general rule, metal filing cabinets will last longer than their more expensive, wood file cabinet counterparts. That's not to say you can't find a wood cabinet that will last for years, but the less aesthetically-pleasing metal cabinet is your best bet for an iron-man file cabinet.

Whether you are shopping for a metal filing cabinet or a wood file cabinet, make sure to take your time and choose a quality file cabinet that meets all of your prerequisites.

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