Published at Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 - 23:36:31 PM. Office-Cabinets. By Myriam Gilson.
These office cabinets can also be used as a workspace. The top surface of the cabinet can be converted to a desk such that you get the benefit of both storage and workplace in a single piece of furniture. Since the drawer does not take up much space when opened, it does not require as much walking space. By opening the drawer a little, you get access to a lot of files. However, these benefits are offset by storage capacity when compared to vertical cabinets.
Know what gauge the parts of the cabinet are made of such as the hinges, shelves, doors and overall body. Also the environment that the cabinet will be used in will determine how strong a cabinet is needed, with office cabinets needing less strength than industrial type cabinets. It's a general measure that you should always know what your load capacity limit is per shelf and unit before you purchase a cabinet. Office cabinets which handle files and paper only need typically 22 gauges while factories and industrial facilities may be looking at 12 to 16 gauges, dependent upon what their storing in their given situation. A typical office cabinet can hold anywhere from 150 to 200 lbs per shelf while an industrial cabinet can hold double that weight to 2,000 lbs per shelf.