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


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Q & As

John Lewis Abacus Large Filing Cabinet 4.2 5 21 21
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
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
Nice product Went together quite well, note that it is quite narrow and takes the smaller A4 Esselte hanging folders. 15 June 2014
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
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
Just what I wanted! Like the matching Abacus desk I bought, a well made item, good quality fixings complete with a separate set of spares, not that they were needed. Clear instructions in well written English, where the only criticism would be that the runners that one has to fix to the carcase are "handed" and the instructions rely on you spotting this and looking VERY carefully at the diagrams. A few words in the instructions at that point would help! While they are at it, it is woth noting that the rails for suspended files take A4 files, not the old foolscap size. This did not bother me but anyone thinking of simply moving their old files en masse from another cabinet would do well to check first. 02 February 2013
Fit for purpose. We purchased this to replace an old metal 4-drawer cabinet which clashed somewhat with our room decor ! We are very pleased with it and it certainly suits us - although clearly some re-arrangement of files was required ! I would however say that we found it quite testing to build. We are not DIYphiles but nor are we complete idiots or novices - the instructions however could be a wee bit clearer. Despite this our only problem was that we had fitted the runners the wrong way. (Advice for future purchasers - look VERY CAREFULLY at the diagrams in the instructions.) 09 January 2013
Smart attractive unit My only concern was with the quality of the assemble instructions. I had already purchased the Abacus desk and put it together but somehow I managed to put the rails on upside down with the filing cabinet. The cabinet is of good quality and is a very useful addition to my home office 12 December 2012
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