How Do I Decide What Is Necessary Inside Each Cube?

The basic building blocks of any modular work station are as follows:

ItemIssues To Consider / How Used


Which height is optimal? 35", 42", 48", 54", 62", 66", 80" (standard Haworth™ panel heights). The level of privacy or interaction required between employees will determine height. In general, taller panels are more expensive. You can easily mix panel heights within a given installation for functionality or aesthetic reasons.

Work Surfaces

24" deep or 30" deep? 24" deep is the most popular, however if the occupant needs extra space to lay out blueprints or large documents, 30" deep may be more appropriate. Is a corner work surface necessary for a computer monitor, or is a rectilinear ("L" shape) work surface configuration all that is needed? Corner work surfaces are typical in about 95% of the installations we do.


Provides overhead storage for books or binders. Low versions are available where space is at a premium, and extra deep versions are available where maximum storage space is required. Most of the installations we do have at least one shelf per cube.

Flipper Door

Flipper doors turn a normal shelf into a lockable unit that can hide clutter at the end of the day. Typically most installations have one shelf and one flipper door per cube.

Pedestal File

What mix of filing and collateral storage is needed?

  • 3" high drawers are called "pencil" drawers and are good for storing pencils, pens and other small items.
  • 6" high drawers are called "box" drawers and are good for storing larger desk accessories.
  • 12" high drawers are called "file" drawers and are set up for filing regular or legal size Pendaflex folders.

We can create any combination of the above drawers depending upon one's individual needs. Typically most cubes are equipped with one (1) box/box/file pedestal file and one (1) file/file pedestal.

Pencil Drawer

A small drawer that is typically installed beneath a corner work surface. Good for storing pencils, pens and other small items.

Lateral File

Two drawer lateral files which fit under a work surface are typically used inside a cubicle only when the occupant has relatively large storage and filing requirements. If the filing space is not needed, they tend to steal valuable leg room, and thus are better suited to larger cubicles.

Tack Board

A useful accessory to tack frequently used pieces of paper in a readily available location above the work surface. Usually placed above the two "return" work surfaces in each cube. You can tack papers directly onto Haworth™ panels without a tack board, however the surface is not intended to support a considerable amount of paper weight, and eventually the fabric will become tattered.

Adjustable Keyboard Pad (AKP)

Used to support a computer keyboard. Provides more work surface space for the occupant, as well as facilitating ideal ergonomic adjustment of keyboard.


Speed - delivered as fast as 1-2 weeks

Installation - performed only by our full time, in-house installation team

Customization - match fabrics, paint colors and furniture to your space

Reliability - 40 years in business, 25+ employees, 30,000+sf warehouse

Quality - professional cleaning/new fabric/painting at our warehouse

Hassle-Free - one person start to finish for quoting/design/install/follow-up

Affordable - new, used or AS-IS -- we have something for every budget