There are many advantages to owning a metal storage cabinet, with the main advantage being protecting your items from exposure to weather or from people who may want to steal them, since many cabinets come with locking mechanisms, which you can use to keep your items safe. Aside from this, metal storage cabinets offer a great way to organize your materials and getting rid of clutter around your home, such as in your garage or in your laundry room. Laundry room cabinets are a great place to store all of your household items such as your detergents, unused water hoses, ironing boards, and other things you don’t need except for certain times in the day.
If you insist on using storage or file cabinets that you already own and want to convert them to mobile cabinets, try making your caster base out of 12 gauge metal opposed to using an existing dolly that may be too large or small for your particular cabinet. It’s recommended that 1 to 2 inch angle iron would be preferable with solid welded beads throughout the armature to ensure the integrity and strength to handle the cabinet’s weight.
The wood the cabinet is made of will be a factor, as well. Cabinets made of pine or other extremely soft woods are very cheap. Particle board or MDF cabinets are even cheaper. However, these aren’t the strongest materials around, and they tend to bow over time, especially if much weight is put in them. MDF can also be very heavy. A natural hardwood cabinet will cost a lot more than these cheaper models, but it’ll also last almost forever. Oak and maple cabinets are a real lifetime investment.
Remember to carefully measure the place where you’ll be putting your cabinets. Don’t just eyeball it or go from memory – get out a measuring tape and a pencil, and write down the precise measurements of the area. This will prevent problems later on. Too many of us have purchased furniture with no measurements on hand, only to discover that it didn’t fit right later. It only takes a minute to get good measurements, and it can save a lot of hassle later on.
Modern-day storage cabinets can be found in every household, office, school, bank, etc. They are used to store clothes, cosmetics, utensils to books, files and stationery products and a host of other items. Art demonstrator cabinets, metal storage drawer cabinets, paper storage cabinets, modular drawer storage cabinets and steel storage cabinets are mostly used by offices. Offices also use stackable office filing cabinets, media storage cabinets, etc. These are great tools not only for office paper management, but also to fulfill multi-media storage requirements like stacking compact discs and floppies. Office storage cabinets not only protect information that one regularly uses for reference, but also eliminates clutter on a desk.