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Cubic Conversion Chart

Cubic Foot Conversion Chart
Item Type Description Cubic Feet
Boxes Standard records storage box 15” x 12” x 10” 1.2 cu. ft.
Cabinets Letter size file drawer 1.5 cu. ft.
Legal size file drawer 2 cu. ft.
Lateral file drawer 2.5 cu. ft.
Watson file (12” deep) 5.5 drawers 1.5 cu. ft
Watson file (15” deep) 3 drawers 1 cu. ft.
Watson file (18” deep) 2.5 drawers 1 cu. ft.
Cards Card file 3” x 5” x 14” .2 cu. ft.
Card file 4” x 6” x 14” .2 cu. ft.
Card file 5” x 8” x 14” .4 cu. ft.
Card file 6” x 9” x 14” .6 cu. ft.
Plans Plan file 2” x 26” x 38” 1.1 cu. ft.
Plan file 2” x 38” x 50” 2.2 cu. ft.

Cubic Foot Equivalency Formula:
L x W x H (inches) divided by 1728 (inches) = cubic feet per unit