There are many other kinds of lockable tool storage to choose from besides just cabinets. Tool chests can range from small boxes to big, heavy, complex chests that can easily store hundreds of tools. The cost grows with the size and complexity of the chest. Boxes that can be bought for no more than $100 tend to be small enough that you risk the possibility of them being carried off if left unattended. On the other hand, the larger chests are not portable. The number of tools needing to be stored will help determine what size of chest is needed, as well as whether the tools are used mainly in the garage or if they need to be carried elsewhere.
Wood cabinets work in just about any room of the house, and are effective in the office, too. There are even options for use in basements, sheds and garages. High quality cabinetry will hold up to just about any conditions, as long as you take good care of it. Whether you want a cabinet fixed to the wall or a free standing one, there are enough options on the market to provide what you’re looking for. Just make sure you pay attention to a few things before you buy.
Most of these industrial cabinets are designed for highest quality and heaviest capacity available with warranty/guaranty. They are great for heavy industry or anywhere where maximum capacity is important along with durability and toughness. Other types of parts storage cabinets or bins are made of plastic or some artificial fiber etc. they are preferred over metallic storage cabinets for better quality, less maintenance, less wear and tear. Moreover, they are lighter in weight and easier to carry from one place to another.
Offices also use metal storage cabinets in many different applications. There is, of course, the basic filing cabinet, either 2 drawer or 4 drawer. The modern office, however, has many more options available. Everyone has seen the huge filing system in their doctors offices; long lines of open or closed shelf space, operated by a hand wheel to get to one shelf or another. If every shelf were stationary, they would take up too much floor space, which is often limited. By using cabinets that are moveable in this way, precious floor space is conserved. There is also a storage cabinet that is ubiquitous but not necessarily obvious: the mail cart. Some are made of wire baskets, but others are fully cabinets that are capable of being locked.
For reasons I could never understand some rooms were built without closets or storage cabinets. In the case of such rooms storage options will have to be added. The choice of added storage will depend on your tastes and budget. There are fabulous antique armoires and storage cabinets that can be picked up from boutique antique collections. Check your Yellow Pages for the contact information of antique dealers in your area. Equally functional and much less expensive options can be found at stores like Ikea or Home Depot or Lowes.
Most people have more than one pair of shoes. Therefore, it is very important to keep the shoes in a single storage location. Thus we store our shoes in shoe storage cabinets. Storing shoes in the storage cabinet actually save us some space and keep things organized. Most people like wooden shoe cabinet crafted from cherry wood or oak wood. Some shoe cabinets come with cross panel door or without the door. A standard size shoe cabinet can store approximately 20 pairs of shoes.