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Not on the small side, but--

Map [or flat file or engineer] cabinets make excellent storage furniture, large ones usually measure 48 inches [122 cm] long by 30 inches [76 cm] or 36 inches [92 cm] wide with drawers about 2 inches [5 cm] deep and up to 20+  drawers.  Nowadays, most available new are made of metal but wooden ones sometimes turn up.  They often break down like old style closed lawyer's book shelves into 'stackable' units of 4 or 5 drawers each.  Cost new depends on supplier & quality anywhere from $100-$200 per unit.   Still, a saving over similar custom built items, unless [like some of our members] you have cabinet-making skills.

Used ones sometimes available via estate sales or public office [land records, military installation or surveyor] liquidation/upgrade sales.  

Metal one usually have a sort of acid free paper mat drawer lining; wooden ones often are not lined.   They are heavy, bulky but very useful.  

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