Difficult to put together. Initially put the top drawer lock in backwards but even after it was refitted correctly the drawer still doesn't lock. Doesn't really matter as I didn't plan to use the lock anyway. Deep enough bottom drawer for hanging files to hang properly and the top three drawers are long enough to lay plans flat.
To all of those who wrote reviews on this item that indicate the instructions are flat out wrong, just a note, I put this thing together in about two hours, ALMOST made a mistake on the placement of the tracks for the lower file drawers. The picture makes it look like the tracks are misaligned. They are not. It's a raised perspective shot that's almost impossible to see, but it's there. Use common sense when reading these poorly-written instructions, and at the end of the day, you will have no problems. The only reason I'm not giving this item five stars is because the drawers wiggle back & forth a little bit (bad tracks, I'm assuming) when they are pulled out fully. Aside from that, it's a pretty solid piece of furniture that looks very nice in my home office.
I was hesitated in ordering this because of problem reviews. My husband, who is handy said that he would make it work. However, putting it together really presented no problems. The directions are horrible, but it worked well just following the numbered pieces. Some reviews cited drawers that don't fit quite right, but we had no trouble. The back pieces were cracked and from other reviews, I believe that Overstock would have replaced them. However, once they were put in place, the cracks were difficult to see and once the drawers were installed, they couldn't be seen at all, so I decided not to seek replacement. By no means is this a fine piece of furniture, but for the price paid, it is good value. It's in a home office and provides much storage space with two additional drawers which I use for extra printing and office supplies. I also purchased the desk which matches this and it's a nice set.
This product looks pretty good in the pictures, but the quality is not terrific. I don't believe it would hold the amount of files it's sized for as it is not all that sturdy. It was a little difficult to put together compared to some of the other home assembly furniture we have purchased in the past. My husband ended up adding an additional panel of plywood on the back to give it more rigidity. It looks nice, but I don't imagine it will hold up well and we will would not purchase this name brand product again.
This item is exactly what I wanted to include in my office space for my new business, no other product exists like it, therefore I bought it, knowing the reviews were so bad. Not happy! No directions included, very poor construction. A total nightmare to put together! Now that it is together, quality is very very poor.
I purchased 3 of these to go wall-to-wall in my office. Lots of drawer space. It's great to have the height and width of these. I paired it with two bookcases on top of each end one and put a TV in the middle. Really made the entire room look spacious and streamlined. Only downside is that the drawers are a bit rickety, but for the price, it's still good.
Several scratches in the drawers when received. Lock mechanism does not work. Will not line up with holes in the pre fab cuts. Overall is made very cheaply and as I do want another one as needed 2 of them. Do not believe I will order another one.
I am very good at building furniture, many of the pieces in my corporate apartment are **** and I never had a problem. I could not make this file become square enough to get the drawers to fit. The rails were wider than the drawer and after 10 hours of working on building this I simply gave up. It was flimsy, broken, scratched, and ugly. It was too frustrating to take it part to return it. I threw it away.
All the reviews same the same thing and I should have listened. I experienced the same: 1) the directions are horrible. It did take a while to put together, and the assembly wasn't that difficult - after you figure out on your own what to do. It would be MUCH easier with better directions. 2) the top two drawers align with the frame, but the bottom two (file cabinets) do not. AT ALL. They are about 1-1.5 inches indented from the outer frame. 3) the lock is shoddy. It locks, yes, but when you give locked drawers a tug, the opposite side of the cabinet still tugs open a little. Also, note that the lateral drawers don't hold files laterally. Instead, they hold two rows of files per drawer, perpendicular to the front of the drawer. Sort of a waste of space, as if the files were held laterally, you could get a lot more in each drawer. I should have noticed this in the picture with the drawer slightly open. Overall, it looks nice, but I expected "espresso" to be chocolate brown - this is more blackish brown - and doesn't match my espresso desk. For the money, it's not worth the piece of furniture purchased.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? a little darker than "espresso" - more on the blackish with some brown side.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. durable pieces but shoddy when put together
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? half
This is one of the most poorly manufactured pieces of furniture that I have ever put together. I'm pretty good at putting furniture together, but this took an entire day because so many pieces didn't actually fit - holes had to be adjusted, pieces had to be forced together to fit, etc. When we finally got it together, it managed to stay together for just a few months before drawers started coming apart and literally falling onto the drawers below. This is the biggest waste of money ever.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. very, very poor
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? fine