Keep your important papers organized in style with this contemporary four-drawer file cabinet. It features two accessory drawers that are ideal for office supplies, and two drawers with extension slides that hold letter-sized or legal-sized files....more
The Inval four drawer cabinet with a locking system is versatile and contemporary with ample storage to compliment any home or office. This file/storage unit can be used alone as a four drawer file/storage cabinet or with the hutch/bookcase BE-2704 (sold separately).
Color: Espresso/ wenge
Materials: Melamine, engineered wood, metal
Two (2) accessory drawers
Two (2) file drawers with full extension slides (accommodates letter or legal files)
All four drawers lock for added security
Chrome metal handles
Plastic base gliders
Dimensions: 35.4375 inches wide x 15.75 inches deep x 38 inches high
I was excited to purchase this filing cabinet because I had a difficult time finding one that locked mulitple drawers and looked like a decent piece of office furniture. I read in the reviews that it was cumbersome to assemble, and I can tell you that my husband's frustration with this fully supports that notion. It took him nearly a day to assemble partly because we received instructions in Spanish, not English. Also, there are multiple parts that do not fit together well. As a result, the drawers needed to be adjusted quite a bit and I don't know if they will ever be perfect. Once I added my regularly-sized files, I had to shim up the front of the cabinet to avoid it trying to tip over when the bottom drawer is open. I am happy with the look and functionality of the cabinet, but at this price point it doesn't weigh out the frustration it takes to put it together and the fact that the parts don't fit together nicely. Two corners on the particle board for the backside were damaged as well, even though you will never see it. I just expected a little more for the amount of money I paid but it will work for a home office. I would hate to have to use it every day!
The bottom of the drawers use particle board, and I laid some larger files there because they don't fit in the stand file hangers and the weight is supported just fine.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? As expected.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Not as expected
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
Normal mid grade cabinet. Works well & looks good. I don't feel it would hold up to heavy duty use, but for a home office we think it's fine. Putting it together takes a while, but is pretty straight forward. Parts were well marked.
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.
These file cabinets seem perfect for our needs but the reviews contian some awful statements. If the quality is consistent with a majority of the poor reviews, can they be returned? The return policy states new or unused.peg1234 on Jan 31, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello peg1234, yes the item can be returned if it is in new or unused condition. It can also be returned if problems experience are the result of an error. If you have any additional questions please feel free to let us know. Thank you for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 12, 2014
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