John Lewis Abacus Large Filing Cabinet

Product information

This large solid oak and veneer filing cabinet provides stylish and practical storage at home or at work. It includes two deep drawers, providing ample room to store unwanted clutter, and runners in each drawer for A4 hanging files.

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Assembly Required
Self assembly required
John Lewis
Care instructions
Wipe with a damp cloth and dry thoroughly. Do not use chemicals or abrasive cleaners as this may damage the product.
Country of Origin
H74 x W43 x D65cm
Eligible for International Delivery
Furniture Range
Oak veneer

Editor's Notes

The John Lewis Abacus collection features smart, contemporary home office pieces made from oak solids and veneers with a distinct grain. The great value pieces are simple and practical in style to complement any home décor. 

Please note: Not all of our Furniture ranges are on display at every branch. Please phone your nearest branch to check before you visit.


UK mainland delivery within 7 working days; may be longer for N Ireland, island and rural postcodes


International delivery not available


We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Q & As

Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 24 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Filing Cabinet Really nice piece of furniture. Originally wanted a cheap and cheerful filing cabinet but after a disaster realised it was best to pay extra. Matches a desk already bought from John Lewis. Very pleased. Only criticism as in other reviews is that you can't use standard files but they were not hard to find. Prompt delivery. 10 November 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Filer Like this. Same as others, needs to be 5mm taller to match the desk. Difficult to tell which way round the runners for the drawers go. Could do with an arrow to point or something. 29 June 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Nice unit but the drawers are not deep enough Don't be fooled by this filing cabinet. The drawers are significantly less deep than the unit so there is a void at the back, and it does not hold many files. There is no lock and the files are A4 size, which is not as useful as foolscap. On the plus side it looks very nice. You have to decide if you want style over substance. Finally if you are matching it to the desk in the same range it is not quote as tall. We had to put some hardboard squares under the legs to raise it. 16 September 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by sturdy filing cabinet great additional file storage which sits beside my Abacus desk, only issues are that it has no lock and isn't exactly same height as the desk. 30 July 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good looking and good quality I purchased three items from this range, and am truly delighted with them. They look good of course. What is not so obvious from the website is the solid quality of the furniture, the smooth running of the drawers and the lack of that “flatpack nightmare”of any missing pieces! I agree with many previous reviewers that the estimated construction time is laughable (I’m not sure why they feel it necessary offer this information anyway). Fortunately, having been forewarned by previous customers, this did not cause any frustration, especially as the end result was so good. We were also grateful for the warning from other people about lining up the camlocks correctly and would agree with those people who have suggested labelling the wooden parts themselves would make life easier than trying to recognise them from a drawing. As for the filing cabinet specifically: there was one slight disappointment in that the height in reality was several millimetres less than the desk, meaning it doesn’t provide a smooth, larger work surface when placed side by side. However, this was easily sorted out by adding some thick felt pads to the feet. Also, be aware the drawers do not extend the full depth of the filing cabinet. This means the storage space is not as great as you may expect. I’m guessing this is a safety feature to prevent a fully open drawer making the cabinet top heavy, but it would be helpful for this information to be given on the website. 24 June 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nice product Went together quite well, note that it is quite narrow and takes the smaller A4 Esselte hanging folders. 15 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Practical piece of furniture This modern filing cabinet with its effortless style is a practical piece of furniture that makes a simple addition to our daughters bedroom. It is very well made and the quality of the materials is excellent and has a lovely finish. Whilst I am very confident that it will last quite sometime, I do feel it was slightly overpriced but bought it together with the Oak desk. On balance I am very happy with this purchase. 01 May 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very useful and sturdy addition to my home office Whilst very pleased with the filing cabinet we found that constructing the unit took much longer than the 35 minutes mentioned in the instructions, which were generally good but could be clearer in one or two places (as other reviewers have noted). The product is good quality overall, but there were several minor flaws in the finish, none of which were sufficiently bad to warrant return. Although this was disappointing, the unit is a very useful addtion to my office. 17 March 2013
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