Furniture Office / September 26, 2018 / Barry Caya
Some metal file cabinets have stops that prevent more than two file drawers being open at one time. Wood lateral file cabinets are easier to incorporate into an office decorating scheme because they come in colors that match other office furniture. Wood lateral file cabinets are typically made from medium density, laminated fiberboard and usually have ball-bearing slides for smooth drawer opening and closing. They are generally made to hold either business size files or legal size files. They come in styles that resemble low profile dressers, with decorative pulls, and they also come in sleeker styles with "half moon" shaped indents built in instead of pulls or handles. Wood finishes of every kind are available, including paint finishes. Lateral file cabinets - particularly those made from wood - are very popular in home offices, particularly when the home office doubles as a bedroom, dining room, or family room. They look much more "homey" than standard metal vertical file cabinets, and are much easier to incorporate into any decor scheme. Less expensive models require assembly, but usually the only tool needed is a screwdriver. More expensive models will be pre-assembled.
Ergonomics are Important Reception desk furniture needs to be designed so that a person sitting at the furniture all day will be comfortable. Ergonomics provide the optimal design for an office desk, chair, computer keyboard, monitor, and telephone. Each item needs to be in comfortable reach of the receptionist without causing too much clutter on the desk top. The chair should offer a good amount of back support for the receptionist who will spend up to 8 hours sitting there each day.
Because even a two-drawer wood lateral file cabinet can accommodate reams of paper without hogging too much floor space, they are a top pick for home offices, medical offices, schools, government agencies, and any office that is required to hold large quantities of paper files. A Wood Lateral File Cabinet seems to enjoy more popularity than its cousin, the standard vertical Wood File Cabinet. They may be more sturdy due to the weight but at any rate they seem to do the job intended and are especially popular in the legal and medical professions. The Wood Lateral File Cabinet pictured is labeled as a Laminate Wood Lateral File Cabinet, 3 Drawer and Four Drawer and is marked with a hefty retail price of over $3900.00. It is a bit pricey but you have a choice of 24 colors (see color chart below) and it looks more like a built in cabinet instead of a normal wood lateral file cabinet.