Best of Three: Small Metal Filing Cabinets

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We're going to borrow AT Chicago's regular feature, Best of Three to highlight these remarkably similar, small-scale filing cabinets. Great for organizing office or crafting supplies, these metal storage organizers are small and efficient and come in a variety of colors and styles. Vote for your favorite after the jump...The three we are looking at for value and longevity today are (from left to right):

Bisley's Collection Cabinet is $199.

Pottery Barn's Metal Filing Cabinet is $199.

IKEA's version, HELMER is $39.99.

Personally, we're inclined to go with Bisley. The company offers a wide range of colors, add-on accessories like casters and drawer trays and a five year guarantee. The HELMER's price is very attractive, but the drawers don't run very smoothly and the casters are cheap. The Pottery Barn version is attractive, but at the same price as Bisley, we'd choose the established and respected brand (though a good sale at PB could convince us otherwise). New Yorkers, don't forget that Two Jakes in Williamsburg is an excellent source for Bisley products.

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