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Small Lockable Filing Cabinet – Wood vs Metal

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Ikea Galant Home Office Small Lockable Filing Cabinet

Ikea Galant Home Office Small Lockable Filing Cabinet

A small lockable filing cabinet is essential to your daily office job. In organized fashion, it is used mainly to store your important papers, files, documents and folders.

Being compact and secure are the things that matter the most when you try to choose the right cabinet. With so many choices at hand, even a small detail of your personal cabinet such as the basic material, matters a lot.

Wooden Small Lockable Filing Cabinet

Wood is one of the basic materials used in building a small lockable filing cabinet. Often mistaken as a weak material, wood is actually a good material for cabinet. Mostly tailor-made, wooden filing cabinet is versatile and durable, which can last for many years.

Moreover, with the classy aura of wooden cabinet, it can be matched perfectly with many, if not most, of your personal furniture inside the office. Being practical, it also bears an efficient locking system for safety.

Despite its classy design and powerful appearance, wooden filing cabinet is not without a weakness. Being made of wood, it is easily susceptible to fire. If you are into colorful and stylish cabinet, wooden cabinet might not be the best cabinet you’d consider to choose.

In term of price, wooden cabinet is also exceptionally expensive more than metal cabinet. And the most important thing, wooden cabinet is not as powerful as metal when it comes down to the locking system because of its simple locking system.

Heritage Lockable 4-Drawer Wooden File Cabinet

Heritage Lockable 4-Drawer Wooden File Cabinet

Sauder Heritage Hill 2 Drawer Lateral File Cabinet in Classic Cherry Finish

Sauder Heritage Hill 2 Drawer Lateral File Cabinet in Classic Cherry Finish

Metal Small Lockable Filing Cabinet

Another basic material for your small lockable filing cabinet is metal. True to its nature, metal is powerful and functional. Even with its compact size, metal filing cabinet can store many files and data, much more than wooden cabinet.

Metal cabinet can be customized to your liking, which makes it more flexible and suitable for your personal taste. Its locking system can also be strengthened from time to time, making it  impossible to unlock without unlocking it with the proper way.

It is also an ideal choice for your tight budget, as metal cabinet will cost you less than wooden cabinet. However, because of its massive customization and flexibility, metal file cabinet is so complicated to take care of.

Corrosion is the biggest concern to be taken care of, since metal-based furniture is susceptible to it and metal cabinet is no exception. Even with its customizable design, you might find it rather out of place in your office, since the design might not fit in rather well with the other furniture.

The delicacy and sensitivity of its locking mechanism are also a massive pain in the head because a small mistake might ruin the mechanism completely.

White 2 drawer metal file cabinet with wheels

White 2 drawer metal file cabinet with wheels

Lorell black metal small lockable mobile filing cabinet

Lorell black metal small lockable mobile filing cabinet

With all said and done, choosing the perfect cabinet for your personal need is not as difficult as it seems. Wooden filing cabinet is suitable for your classy style, fitting for its simplicity and efficiency.

But, if you are a person with the motto of “Safety first,” choosing a metal filing cabinet is a wise decision. With each pros and cons you have known so far, it is time to choose your personal small lockable filing cabinet.

Small Filing Cabinet to Fulfill Your Needs

 
Home office small filing cabinet with lock

Home office small filing cabinet with lock

One of furniture at office or home is small filing cabinet that can be place to store small things such as paper, clothes, or books. People use this furniture as additional or optional household as filling cabinet has good compatibility with room arrangement. Therefore, you just out wherever you want.

Moreover, you will find this kind of cabinet not only at office or workplace, but also in bedroom or closet as storage box. In past time, company used big bookshelves that very heavy and not portable things to move to one spot to others. This shelf transform into small filing cabinet that contains enclosed drawer with key and handgrip to pull out

Now, you can get paper or document quickly. Furthermore, this cabinet function expands to other areas and this thing evolves many times from simple drawer into advanced system that uses Smartphone application to draw out this cabinet.

Lateral solid wood file cabinets with 2 drawers

Lateral solid wood file cabinets with 2 drawers

Types of Small Filing Cabinet

For your reference, this furniture is like the drawer at desk office, so you should touch handgrip at the middle of side cover then pulls that part out. The big question is why this thing is called cabinet, not small filling drawer and why people confuse with application of this term?

Standard cabinet uses side mode type to open enclosed door, so you do not have to pull or push to get anything from inside. One of standard mode in small filing cabinet is vertical type which very popular for many usage and can be found in several place such as library, workplace, storage room, or locker at school.

The length of this cabinet is short and approximately fifty centimeters or adjusted with standard paper size. Since one filling cabinet consists of several drawers, which located like tall building, you can put more just one cabinet to fulfill your need and mark each of them specifically.

Another version of vertical mode is lateral filling drawer. It has long space but still maintain small-enclosed door at outside appearance. You can find this kind of filling cabinet in archive department or library that require space to store important document in same place every time.

Space-saving lateral file cabinet in white

Space-saving lateral file cabinet in white

Advanced mode in this thing incorporates building integration. Make movement to new place is impossible because this drawer is part of building. Moving one small filing cabinet is not easy thing if contain more just one drawer box and you still require assistance from people.

You can pick portable and mobile mode of this drawer. It has tiny wheel at the bottom, so you just push carefully to new spot. Another model is portable drawer that can be detached one by one then you just assembly into one filling cabinet again after find new spot.

How to Pick Compact Filing Cabinet?

Before go shopping at local store or market, there are several important matters as basic consideration to help you get the right small filing cabinet. People think that filling cabinet is not essential as wardrobe at bedroom or desk for office as it does not influence your work significantly. However, getting wrong cabinet will decrease productivity and you might require time to recover some document on big cupboard.

First thing that you have to do is making list of needs in order to increase small filing cabinet function into highest level. It will make you spend money at good stuff. Need is important because this cabinet will be more practical and functional if you use to fulfill needs, so write what everything you need is important .

On the other side, drawer might contain aesthetic part which attracts people to buy but not use properly. As part of room furniture, small filing cabinet will affect directly into room composition. It gives a little different atmosphere for room owner.

After you accomplish basic need of using this cabinet, you can ask to designer or expert about filling cabinet design, pattern, color and anything. This furniture will be no longer simple place to store paper or document because you treat this thing as aesthetic portion.

Lorell 18505 2-Drawer Black Mobile Metal File Cabinet with Shelf

Lorell 18505 2-Drawer Black Mobile Metal File Cabinet with Shelf

Materials of Small Filing Cabinet

Besides design and concept, people realize that material plays major role in furniture production. The good product comes side by side with better quality and the best one uses high-grade material. One of common material in this cabinet is plastic that very lightweight and compact, so people can lift and move to any place easily.

Another advantage of plastic is price. It becomes main reason why many manufacturers produce this cabinet in plastic and customer will buy happily. Metal and stainless steel are other material that can be found in filling cabinet

However, people consider both of them are better than plastic. Metal has durability and longevity, so you might use small filing cabinet for the rest of life without changing new one.

It can be said that this material can save money efficiently. In addition, even though stainless steel is not lighter than plastic, it has strong and firm frame to keep many things inside drawer.

Lorell 17427 Mobile 3 Drawer File Cabinet

Lorell 17427 Mobile 3 Drawer File Cabinet