What are the different types of file cabinets? We have steel, wood, lateral, vertical, and just about any other arrangement you can think of. Whether you are furnishing a school office, law firm or medical practice, there are plenty of functional and durable file cabinet choices. Our models come from leading manufacturers including HON, Sandusky Lee, DMI and Martin Furniture.
What are the most important things to consider when choosing file cabinets?
When choosing a filing cabinet, the preliminary considerations should be for office space and the kinds of documents that need to be stored. Papers come in different sizes, and you don’t want to be forced to fold documents or use up extra space for no reason if you get a unit that has inappropriately-sized drawers. File cabinets come equipped to hold letter- or legal-sized files, so before ordering you should figure out which size your workplace uses.
Once the paper size has been determined, the next consideration should be office space arrangement. If you are planning on putting filing cabinets in a separate storage room, you might be able to be more flexible about space as clutter is less of a problem in an area that clients don’t see. If there is a certain area of a personal office or shared workspace that is allotted for filing, it is necessary to determine which configuration will be the best fit.
What is the difference between lateral and vertical file cabinets?
File drawers come in either lateral or vertical arrangements. Vertical files have a smaller footprint and a lower capacity per drawer. Lateral files have large drawers that can fit many papers but they take up more floor space. With the vertical arrangement, units can sometimes get quite tall. The lateral configuration generally leaves some open wall space above the unit so there is room to hang a picture a diploma, or even a wall-mounted cabinet above it.
What style file cabinets should I get?
The typical, most budget-friendly choice is a steel file cabinet. Steel filing cabinets are sturdy and tough and are available in a huge selection of colors. With multiple hues, a file room can be color-coded to make it easier to locate necessary documents. However, while steel filing cabinets are tough and budget-friendly, they might not fit in so well in a law office or accountancy firm.
If you are looking for a style that will blend in with, or even enhance a professional workspace, wood filing cabinets are the best option. Many of our models are part of classic or contemporary office furniture collections so they can be matched perfectly to office desks, hutches and more. Wood is strong and reliable and has an attractive natural appearance.
File drawers don’t have to be part of stand-alone units. If you need something that can accommodate documents as well as office supplies or electronics, we have storage units which include filing drawers as well as cabinets. This winning combination enables professionals to keep everything they need stored in one convenient place.
Where can I file blueprints and other large papers?
When oversized documents such as diplomas, blueprints and drawings need to be stored, special filing equipment is required. In order to fit blueprints into a drawer that is meant for letter or legal files, you will have to fold them. If you prefer to keep documents uncreased, they can be stored in our great blueprint storage racks or carts. For a locked option, consider a flat file with individual drawers in which multiple drawings or documents can be stored securely.
There is nothing more frustrating than dropping a file full of confidential documents and watching as papers scatter everywhere. When files have to be moved from one place to another for meetings or planning sessions, it is easy for papers to slip out along the way or become exposed to prying eyes. Mobile file cabinets enable you to avoid these dangers and inconveniences. Rather than having to carry papers from floor to floor, the whole locked unit can simply be rolled to the desired location without compromising anything.
What is the most durable file cabinet?
Irreplaceable documents and critical information need the optimal protection. It is not enough to keep papers under lock and key. Fireproof file cabinets will protect important documents for up to an hour in direct flames. If you want to ensure that your papers have the best protection possible, they are the ideal choice.
A well-organized office is sure to impress clients and potential partners. With the right file cabinets from Hertz Furniture, you can keep all documents secure and readily-accessible for quick retrieval. If you need help selecting the right style or figuring out exactly which model will fit best in the space you have allotted, contact the Hertz Design Center for free project-planning advice.
With this broad collection from Russwood, you can get everything you need. Attractive wood finishes and classic designs will set a relaxed tone that enables students to stay on task. With budget-friendly prices and a great warranty, the bookshelves and computer tables are certainly worth the investment.
The obvious place to start when thinking about a library is the bookcases. Even in a modern day setting where computers are increasingly important in research and school work, most people still need books on occasion. Some volumes simply cannot be obtained online, and there are many people who still prefer to hold a physical book in their hands.
A library requires strong bookshelves that can accommodate volumes of various sizes. Russwood has beautiful wood bookcases that will give your literature and reference materials the respect they deserve. They are available in a choice of finishes with solid wood shelves that are designed to support the weight of books. Adjustable-height shelves are very important because they maximize bookcase capacity and accommodate volumes of various sizes. In a room that houses novels, non-fiction, encyclopedias and much more, having the flexibility to rearrange, catalog and organize a space is critical.
You can trust the Russwood library experts to bring you the ideal bookshelves. A modular design featuring starter and added pieces enables you to create a perfect fit in almost any room. This arrangement saves space and money, so you might just be able to squeeze in a few extra books. Shelving is available in both single- and double-faced units so you can create long rows of classics or a featured selections wall.
While bookcases are quite important, there are other arrangements of displays and shelving that can enhance your patrons' experience as well. Newspaper racks keep the daily post in good condition, so you can keep students up to speed on current events. Book displays are great for featuring volumes that are relevant to a certain time of year or school-wide theme.
Encourage students to look things up and understand on a deeper level with some well-placed dictionary stands. When commonly-used reference books are put in a prominent position, everyone will be more likely to use them. Rather than simply glossing over unfamiliar terms, dictionary stands make it easy to just walk over, verify a definition and continue reading.
Once you have the right spaces and shelving for books, you want to make sure that all of your patrons have an appropriate place to sit and study. The ideal is to provide a variety of workspace options so people can have quiet personal study spaces as well as appropriate venues for working on group projects or conducting research on the computer. Library tables are available in a selection of shapes and sizes for various configurations and personalized arrangements. Study carrels are also important to have for when students want to work independently. Library carrels make it easier for students to stay focused as they work, and provide convenient ways to keep books organized.
No modern library is complete without some appropriate computer furniture. Much of the research that students do for projects and papers is conducted on the computer, so you will need some computer tables in your study space. Choose from more open tables, or even computer carrels, which create a personal workspace for online research and essay composition.
When the patrons have been taken care of, and you have selected all of the Russwood library furniture that facilitates diligent study and provides an appropriate place for your book collection, don't forget about the librarians. Making sure that a library stays organized and operates efficiently is no easy task, especially when there are many volumes in one space. Having a functional circulation desk will make the whole check-out and organization process smoother for everyone.
Library circulation desks from Russwood come in a selection of configurations to provide all of the features you need while fitting in the allotted space. With the option for a book return with a matching book truck, patrons can easily return books. When it is time for reshelving, librarians can simply roll out the cart and begin the process, without having to take an extra step to transfer everything into a book cart. However, even with this arrangement, having a few book carts for organization and large-scale moves can still be quite helpful.
Russwood Library Furniture is designed to create a functional and inviting study space. With this appealing collection, you can get everything you need to outfit a study space with coordinated hues at budget-friendly prices. Choosing all of the necessary library furniture and determining the ideal arrangement can be quite a challenge. If you need help in any step of the selection, layout or installation process, contact the Hertz Design Center for free project-planning advice.