Combo Lateral File/Open Shelves

Known for the efficient way they use space from side to side, laterals are an essential tool in office organization. Many companies need ways to store physical files and track of paper records. This classical design can be applied low profile, to keep space visually open, or up to five high, to provide high density filing and used as space definition.

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Available Colors/Finishes

Choose from 72 standard colors, all at standard price and lead time.


  • Two file bars are included in each drawer, for side-to-side filing. File conversion bars for front-to-back filing are sold separately
  • Units with 2-high shelves allow binder storage on one shelf
  • Units with 3-high shelves allow binder storage on two shelves
  • Counterweights are required in some models and are included as standard

Options and Accessories

  • Laminate drawer fronts may be specified
  • Common laminate tops
  • Polyethylene drawer front fillers increase sound absorption
  • File conversion bars for front-to-back filing
  • Magnetic shelf dividers
  • Magnetic label

Lock Systems

  • Includes randomly-assigned UM Series locks – black-faced, master-keyed, and coreremovable. Other key series are available, including bright nickel LL, and Knoll K
  • Locking system captures drawer fronts on both sides
  • May be ordered to include individually locking security drawers

Load Capacity

Drawer load capacity:

  • 30″, 36″, and 42″ wide drawers is 125 lb

Fixed and adjustable shelf load capacity:

  • 30″ shelf: 95 lbs
  • 36″ shelf: 116 lbs
  • 42″ shelf: 136 lbs

Lateral file metal top load capacity:

  • 30″ wide top: 140 lbs
  • 36″ wide top: 168 lbs
  • 42″ wide top: 192 lbs

Counterweights & Interlock

  • •The safety interlock mechanism is integrated into the drawer slides, allowing only one drawer to open at a time
  • All lateral files with drawers and roll-out shelves used as freestanding cabinets must have counterweight if not ganged together or otherwise anchored
  • Counterweights may be factory-installed or purchased separately to be installed in the field


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