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File Boxes

Slotting for File Boxes

Slotting is offered for file boxes that use hanging files with bars. The drawing to the right illustrates the specifications of the bar slots.

  • The standard for dimension ‘A’ is half the thickness of the box side, i.e. 1/4” for 1/2” thick sides, 5/16” for 5/8” sides.
  • The standard for dimension ‘B’ is 1/2” unless otherwise specified by the customer.
  • The following configurations are offered for Letter and Legal size hanging files.
  • Letter and Legal file configurations can be combined into one box.
  • The metal file rods are NOT included (check with your local distributor).
  • When ordering specify the configuration: LT1, LT2, LT3, LG1, LG2, or LG3

The recommended minimum interior box height is 9-1/4”.  Recommended exterior minimum box heights would be as follows depending on the bottom thickness and bottom inset.

Minimum Order Height for… Bottom Thickness with… Bottom Inset
9-3/4” 1/4” 1/4”
10” 1/4” 1/2”
10-1/8” 3/8” 1/2”

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  • File slots are centered on the front and back.
  • For a LT1-LG1 combination, both set of slots are centered. There is no common slot.

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  • All slots are on the sides of the drawer and referenced from the front slots which start 3/4” back from the inside of the front.  The slots will be centered on the sides if the inside depth dimension is less than or equal to 13-1/2” for a LT2, or if the inside depth dimension is less than or equal to 16-1/2” for a LG2.
  • For a LT2-LG2 combination, the front slots are common for both file sizes.
  • The front slots start at 3/4” back from the inside of the front for inside box depths greater than16-1/2”.  For inside box depths less than or equal to 16-1/2”, the slots are centered front to back.

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  • File slots are centered on the front and back on each half of the box, with the center space between the files twice the distance as the space on each end.
  • For a LT3-LG3 combination, the outside slots are common for both file sizes.