Cubicles 101

There are many cubicle options when considering office furniture systems. FastCubes Cubicles 101 makes it easy for you! We’ve outlined the cubicle accessories and add-ons you can choose from when buying cubicles.

Cubicles 101 - Available Options for Cubicles

Cubicle Options

Binder Bin w/Lock

Shelf with an overhead locking door. The door is on a horizontal hinge and opens upward. Ideal for large item storage.

Task Light

Fluorescent lamps which can be attached under binder bins, full-height and half-height shelves. Provide extra light for dimly lit areas.

Full Height Ends

Shelf with higher ends than half height; found in cubicles with taller side panels. Ideal for storage of folders, binders, or papers.


Metal connecting pieces located between fabric panels. For aesthetic use as well as making cubicles more sturdy.

Glass Stackers

Small glass panel that sits on top of a fabric covered panel. Provides additional lighting and visibility in cubicles.

Fabric Stackers

Fabric panels that sit on top of other fabric covered panels, designed to increase the height of the cubicle walls for privacy.

Half Height Shelf

Used on cubicle walls of 47"+, these are lower height in terms of where on the cubicle they are located and lower height shelf walls.


A board that you can "tack things onto" — papers, calenders, pictures. Ideally located in an area easily visible by the employee.

Finished Ends

Metal end covering for aesthetic purposes. Also keeps cubicles more sturdy. Located at the ends of fabric panels toward the outside of the cube.

Fabric Options

Various grades and color options are available for FastCubes cubicles. See our Fabric Options page for additional details.

Kick Plate & Metal Bases

The cover on the bottom of the panel. Designed to keep the panels from acquiring dirt and also keeps the cubicle more sturdy.

Keyboard Tray

Pulls out from the keyboard worksurface area. Commonly used in cubicles with limited surface space but can be used in all cubicle sizes.

Pencil Drawer / Center Drawer

Small drawer located at the center of a worksurface, generally used for storage of small items such as pencils and other office supplies.


Wires are run behind kick plates and metal bases providing employees with electric needs (computers, scanners, etc) with electrical outlets.

Box Box File (BBF)

One of the most common drawer/storage pedestals used in office cubicles today. These pedestals come with a lock above the top drawer.

File File (FF)

This option provides more storage space for documents and folders. A lock on the top file keeps confidential documents secure.

2 drawer lateral file (lateral file)

A larger lockable version of the file file pedestal and is mainly used for mass document storage and other larger office supplies.


Support to keep the work surfaces in place and to stay attached. These are located just under the worksurface and are attached to panels.

Work Surfaces

Basically the "desk" portion of the cubicle, these are available in different colors and provide a sturdy working area for an employee.

Power Pole

Pole that carried electric to the cubes from above

Base Feed

Electric hook up to a wall or floor outlet