Looks good, but assembly instructions are not very clear so it takes a while to finish. I can't get the lock in mine to work although I followed instructions, but I guess it's not too important. Drawers don't roll as smoothly as I'd like. Fits in my space and holds the printer, so I'll keep it.
Well, this file cabinet is made of compressed wood but it is sturdy. I can slide it under my desk. When I first opened the shipping box, I almost wanted to cry. I felt overwhelmed with all the loosing pieces. I thought I would never be able to put this thing together. But I was wrong. The first night I just tried to make sense with all the pieces. The next morning I am not sure whether I had a good night sleep or what, using the electric screw driver (this is a must have. I got one ***), I (40 year old woman) was able to put the cabinet together within 2 hours by myself without any help. The instruction is semi helpful. The drawing could be improved to provide more details. I had to guess here and there. If the manufacturer can label each piece, that would make everyone's life easier. But that's not the case. So if you want some challenges and save $***, then buy it. Otherwise, don't do it. Just buy the already assembled one.
After weeks of looking for an extra filing cabinet I found this product. Like most Overstock items it was delivered quickly and with no visual damage. The unit is made from a dense particle board and was very very well packed; no smashed corners or scrapes on the fake-wood. I fancy myself as a bit of a flat-packed furniture assembly savant so with the picture instructions I felt armed and ready to put this together in good time. Remember, I'm experienced and the build still took 1.5 hours to complete so grab a cocktail and put on some tunes, this is not a 20 minute project. Instructions were somewhat lacking by not showing more detailed orientation of the pieces as you put them together. Again, not difficult to figure out if you've done such before but if you're new to flat-box assembly, take your time. The pieces are labeled on the ends with numbers corresponding with the instructions, it's difficult to identify the numbers on the side but thankfully there isn't that many. Once assembled the drawers slide out nicely and aligned when in place. The locking mechinism is nice if you want to keep spare checks or more sensetive materials in the filing drawer below. This unit was perfect for my appliation which was dual purpose providing extra files in a closet not requiring daily access as well as where my printer sits. The low profile in height, width and depth made it perfect for my closet but plenty large enough to hold my HP printer. If needed, the casters allow the unit to be moved around although the casters themselves are plastic and don't slide all that great. I do like that the casters have two locks allowing the unit to stay put when you open/close the drawers. Other notable which was indicated somewhere in the product description but may be missed by some is that the files are not facing you. Rather, they are put in the cabinet sideways so depending on your application that may be annoying. For my closet application, straight forward would have been preferred but was aware of the orinitation before purchase. This unit looks nice and coupled with the small drawer and filing cabinet a great peice for the home office. Perfect dimensions for sliding under & converting the modern writing desk into a work-space too!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color was as described, with nice wood tone and espresso/brown color - easily matched other similar furniture tones from Ikea and other products.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Dense particle board, once built quite sturdy
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate size and description