File cabinets are made of metal, wood, and occasionally plastic. Some people like to to match their file cabinet to existing furniture and décor. It can sometimes be difficult to match the exact wood stains from different vendors. To avoid mixing varying shades of wood many people choose to match other colors found in the room instead. File cabinets are fairly easy to repaint or refinish.
Specialty file cabinets provide storage for documents that are larger or smaller than standard sizes. In addition to legal and letter sized specialty file cabinets, card and oversized flat file cabinets are available. Just like standard file cabinets, options include mobile, locking, and fireproof, with the addition of rotary filing.
Rotary filing provides a "Lazy Susan" mechanism, which is helpful when there is an abundance of documents being stored. Rotary file cabinets are also very secure, as the entire cabinet can be turned around and locked.
Roll, flat, and hanging file cabinets are designed for oversized documents, such as drafting blueprints. These keep the documents stored in a preferred position to reduce wrinkles, creases, and tears.