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Conversion Tables

These tables are used to convert current record capacity to cubic feet:

File Folder Drawers

Letter-size drawer or box

1.5 cubic feet

Legal-size drawer or box

2.0 cubic feet

Letter-size, 36" shelf

2.0 cubic feet

Legal-size, 36" shelf

2.5 cubic feet

 

Shelf Units

Letter-size, 36" long       

2.4 cubic feet

Legal-size, 36" long

3.0 cubic feet

 

Map or Plan Drawers (flat)

2" x 26" x 38"                  

1.1 cubic feet

2" x 38" x 50"

2.2 cubic feet

4" x 26" x 38"

2.3 cubic feet

4" x 38" x 50"

4.4 cubic feet

 

Map or Plan Tubes (roll)

2" x 2" x 38"                    

0.1 cubic feet

2" x 2" x 50"

0.1 cubic feet

4" x 4" x 38"

0.3 cubic feet

4" x 4" x 50"

0.5 cubic feet

 

Magnetic Media

Cassette Tapes (200)     

1.0 cubic feet

Magnetic Tapes (20)

1.0 cubic feet

 

Card File Drawers

3" x 5" x 26" long

0.4 cubic feet     

3" x 5" x 14" long

0.2 cubic feet

3-1/2" x 7-1/2" x 26" long (tab)

0.4 cubic feet

3-1/2" x 7-1/2" x 14" long (tab)

0.2 cubic feet

4" x 6" x 26" long

0.5 cubic feet

4" x 6" x 14" long

0.2 cubic feet

5" x 8" x 26" long

0.7 cubic feet

5" x 8" x 14" long

0.4 cubic feet

6" x 9" x 26" long

1.0 cubic feet

6" x 9" x 14" long

0.6 cubic feet

8" x 8" x 26" long

1.2 cubic feet

8" x 8" x 14" long

0.6 cubic feet

 

For other types of storage, use the following equation:

Length (inches) x Width (inches) x Height (inches) = cubic feet per unit
(1 cubic foot = 1,728 inches)