Basic black metal file cabinet is exactly what I needed for my home office. Arrived undamaged; efficiently packaged. No instructions included but the only assembly required was to attach the (simple and elegant) drawer handles. The lock is adequate, not heavy duty. I did have to add my own felt pads to the bottom so that it would not scratch the floor. Overall excellent value for the price.
Nice sturdy product with appearance as depicted in the Overstock pictures. Color is dark oak, Lots of veneer pieces but doors appear to be solid. Fits very well in a corner and has compact space for storage of miscellaneous items.Takes about two hours to assemble the 13 pieces. You need some mechanical expertise. Philips and flat blade screwdrivers needed and a power screwdriver really helps. (use lowest torque) The dowels were loose in the holes but the glue seemed to act as a filler. You need to wipe off excess glue with a damp paper towel. Its best to lay out all the numbered pieces in sequence and assemble on a utility table. Handles need to be orientated correctly. (Magnetic latches at top, Handles fall down over plates) At step 5, the unit will topple backwards, so you balance it against a wall. The upper magnetic catch is too strong but the magnetic reluctance can be increased by placing a piece of electrical tape over the magnet.
It is a beautiful addition in our home office. It arrives quickly. The book case is nicely made and it is sturdy. The assembly instruction is easy to understand, you can put the whole thing together fairly quickly. Definitely will recommend to friend.
I really like this filing cabinet for my little home office. It tucks perfectly under my home office desk. While it does not come fully assembled, it was easy to put together with well written instructions, took around 30 minutes. I looked around a lot for an industrial style filing cabinet to fit with the rest of my home office furniture. Never knew it’s so hard to find one and I’m glad I found this one. It has an industrial/rustic vibe, roomy drawers and mobile which was important to me. There is a middle wheel to support the bottom drawer when sliding in and out. Keep in mind the bottom drawer doesn’t have a drawer stopper, so if you pull the drawer out too far, when pushing it back in it might not completely flushed in. DO NOT PANIC, it’s not a defect, just a matter of design. Don’t pull the drawer all the way out and if you do, just lift the top drawer and slide the bottom drawer in. I also want to mention that the item arrived well packed, which I appreciates very much. Overall, it’s a perfect filing cabinet that fits the bill and the design need that I wanted. It looks just as good, if not better, than the online pictures.
For the price this is a sufficient file cabinet; lightweight and esy to move. The cabinet comes ASSEMBLED so aside from attaching the casters it's ready to use right out of the box. The construction is sturdy and made of metal (not steel) so I suspect not fireproof ... though I hope to not find out. Handles are plastic and it does come with casters. The top drawer is great for storing supplies such as pens, small electronics, etc. and along with the first file drawer, locks. The lock itself is suffient to keep out curious family members/roomates but wouldn't hold up in an actual burglary.
Buy Two For A Great Desk Alternative!!!!
I bought two of these and now have a great looking and large functional desk. This is a cost effective alternative to buying a standard desk and is great for students because it is easy to move. To make a desk you need the following:
2 - Office Designs file cabinets
1 - closet or bedroom door from your local hardware store (pre-drilled knob hole a + for wires)
1 - roll of Velcro
1 - pint of paint or stain (optional)
Align the file cabinets at the location you want your desk using the door as a guide for alignment. Attach Velcro to bottom side of door and top side of cabinets. Place door on top of cabinets and you're done! For less than $200 you have a six drawer desk with enough space to work on.
Throw away the plastic pieces which make it a file cabinet and buy, for about $10, a "metal letter size hanging folder frame" from any office supply store. This frame will fit in either direction and be low enough so the folder tabs aren't to high to interfere with the drawer above. I'm using it as support for a kitchen desk top which matches my existing cabinets.
The cabinet is almost 21" deep but the drawers are only 13" deep. I didn't want to use of that much floor space without the benefit of the extra file space so I returned the item. The description doesn't state the drawer dimensions, so I assumed they would be proportional to the cabinet. Otherwise, it is really nice looking and pretty easy to put together. If you are not a person who does well with picture instructions, this may not be a good item to purchase.
I would recommend this but clear the day to put it together. It took me 7 hours. I am pretty good at assembling furniture. I ran into a couple of problems - In Step #12, I put piece # 20 in backwards and had to take it all apart to switch it. (The drawers would not have gone in if I hadn't)
I still haven't gotten the bottom file cabinet drawer in. There are no instructions. I'll post a question and see if someone can help.
The box was missing the metal strips that you hang the file folders on, they are going to ship them to me.
The instructions really could be better. Some of the pictures are not accurate, so you're not sure which way the piece goes (as in what happened in Step #12). They do number the pieces (which is helpful) but I couldn't read some of the numbers, so I used process of elimination to figure out what number they were. It wasn't easy to put together, but I did it :)
I bought the 2 drawer version of this a while ago and love it. Am expanding my home business and was so happy they offered the 4 drawer version. It is a very solid piece of furniture and is perfect for my home office. I had a little help assembling but the instructions were clear and I was able to transfer files in a matter of a couple of hours. The finish is true to the picture and the handles dress up the piece nicely.
The product does the trick for my needs. Sleek, stylish, and cheap option compared to most of what is out there. I actually like that it is lightweight since I move often and hate carrying heavy items. I wouldn't let this deter you unless you need something really foolproof. It came assembled and all I did was add the casters and hardware. Easy peasy!
Very nice compact file cabinet for a small office. Made of MDF with laminate surface so it is very heavy. Comes in flat pack so you need patience for the assembly. Lots of little screws and pieces of wood. It took me 2 two evenings by myself. Be patient! Tip: lay out all the wooden pieces and label with sticky notes. There are small labels showing the piece part on each but you have to search for them. Also, use bowls or cups for each package of screws, cut them open and tape the label to the bowl. Other wise you will have a hard time locating the screw you need for each step. Study each instruction page carefully as you go to make sure you have the wood pieces oriented in the right direction and the right screws at hand. (I had the bottom facing the wrong way and had to redo it) It really helps to have a ratchet screw driver, not a power tool. Easy to strip the screws so be firm but gentle. It was worth the effort to put together and such a sense of accomplishment!
Once assembled, this is quite a nice addition to my home office. The ability to set it up for either letter size and legal size folders is nice, or you can mix/match depending on your needs. The wood color is nice and dark with a cherry tint which goes great with my desk and bookshelf.
Assembly was pretty straight-forward. Just follow the directions step by step and be sure to use the wood glue provided for all the wooden dowels in the joints. You might not think so, but it truly makes the joints stronger and provides for a much better piece of furniture. Having a second person for parts of the assembly would've been nice, but one person can put this together pretty easily...it took me about 45 minutes.
I needed a file cabinet to fit into a small space. This "letter" size file cabinet fits the bill. I like the pearl white color and the 3 drawers. It will hold quite a few files and office supplies. For what I paid, I'm happy with my purchase. It's a good file cabinet for a home office. It is sturdy in the sense that it will hold up, but it is not super thick metal for a public office, where you must worry about theft. In a public area, it would be easy to kick in and/or break the lock. I simply need to lock a drawer for privacy, but don't have to worry about robbery, etc.
Only the first 2 drawers lock. I wish the bottom one locked also. The drawers only open 3/4 of the way. I can deal with both features (not a great hardship really) because I didn't want to spend more money to store supplies and papers.
The only parts to assemble are the handles, which was simple. The handles look fantastic, making a cheap file cabinet look expensive. For the money, it's a winner and will not fall apart.
The file cabinet is very nice. I love the large size. It went together very easy and the directions were great. Best directions I have seen in a while. The color is what I expected and I like that as well. would have rated it a 5, but it is pricey.
Matched our Christian 8 drawer Dresser perfectly! we are using this as a bedside dresser/table due to the additional height. It's about 1 - 2" shorter than the 8 drawer dresser. The colors match very well.
The hardest part was the drawer slides and that wasn't so hard. I recommend putting the slides on the side of the drawer after you've completely assembled the drawer. MUCH easier!
about 2 hours for assembly of this and the hutch. Perfect assembly, but I needed to adjust the already installed drawer glides to allow the file drawers to close without hitting the frame. Beautiful. Bought baskets for all open shelves to allow storage of desk supplies. Love this piece
Very nice 2-drawer file cabinet. It was easy to build and fits all the legal-sized folders we needed and it even comes with a lock & key! Thank you Overstock. First time using it and it came here earlier than expected! Had exactly what we needed and I looked everywhere! Trust me. I know we just met but buy this if you need it! LOL.
This cabinet wasn't too difficult to put together, you just need to read carefully. One drawer is a little off, but I think that is user error from building. It's a nice place to store things and have a little extra space.
Be ready to put it together -- at some point the instructions tell you it requires two people (what the hell!). Has a couple of connector thingys that aren't well designed, but once you get it all together it's pretty solid -- definitely not Walmart crap. Looks gorgeous, adds to the decor of an office quite nicely.
the 2 drawer was exactly what we were looking for. Believe it or not, my husband works for an engineering company, and he is using the file cabinet in the extended cab of his work to keep himself orginized. Seemed kind of silly to me when he forst mentioned it, but at times he can have 7-8 jobs going at one time. The file cabinet fits right behind the drivers seat (we did put "gripper pads" under it to keep it from moving. But he loves it! Saves him a lot of time and makes him look more professional at the same time
I did a lot of shopping/comparing, etc. at Sears, Amazon, Northern Tool, Home Depot, and Costco and decided on these shelves from Overstock.com. They are painted black, not typical garage "gray", they fit perfectly in the space I needed them to and shipping was included in the price. They were easy to assemble and they look GREAT in my garage. Now, I'm looking for other areas around the house I can put another shelf unit or two :) I would definitely buy these again from Overstock.com.
I really like the product (especially for the price) bought for my son's room and easily slid under his large modern desk. The only issue is that I had to figure out how to make the bottom drawer to hold hanging folders. The description states File Drawer on Bottom - which I took for granted meant that file folders would hang there. - I just purchased a hanging frame that I believe I can make work for this drawer and cost me another $11. I am still ok with the money spent but I might have kept looking had I known that it did not have hanging files on the bottom.
This is a wonderful mint green color. I love these file cabinets. It was easy to put on the handles on the cabinet. They are light and just what I wanted. I bought 6 of these from another company and later bought 6 more from Overstock.com. They matched exactly. This item is often out of stock, but I am so glad I found the second set of six of these. They came quickly and were in good condition. Overstock.com has always been good about shipping and they are a great place to find whatever you are looking for. They were well worth the money.
Purchased two of the same black cabinets, very good quality, came well-packed but nonetheless, both were dented upon unpacking. I suspect it happens during shipment. The dents were small and could be overlooked, though I prefer to purchase dent-free. I purchased these and put a hollow, painted door on top for a desk, which works well and thus, the dents were of no consequence to me. I kept the products and am happy with them
Keep paperwork organized with wood or metal file cabinets from Overstock.com. Ideal for home offices, corner cabinets maximize limited floor space while amping up the style quotient in your room. Look for a rustic wooden file cabinet with bronze-finished hardware to complement Southwestern decor, or choose a cabinet with cup-style pulls and bun feet to put the finishing touch on a Cape Cod-inspired office space. If you work in several areas of your home, select a file cabinet with wheels for easy portability. Instead of traditional drawers, consider a cabinet with baskets for storing files and paperwork to lend a casual feel to your space. From single-drawer units to tall multi-drawer models, you can find a file cabinet in the size, style, and material that suits your needs.
Types of Filing Cabinets
Tall and slim, vertical filing cabinets store files within their drawers from front to back. Some people find that this design provides easier access to files than lateral filing options, but it is mostly a matter of personal preference. This design makes better use of floor space than a lateral cabinet, but does tend to protrude away from a wall a little more.
Wider than a vertical filing cabinet, a lateral filing cabinet organizes files from left to right instead of front to back. Lateral filing cabinets are designed to lie more flat against the wall, but tend to be less tall than vertical filing cabinets, though this is a trend instead of a rule.
For additional convenience, some filing cabinets are mounted to rolling casters or wheels, making them mobile and more versatile. Most casters are equipped with a locking function to prevent unwanted rolling, but it is always best to ensure that the casters lock before making a purchase.
Useful for storing particularly wide files, a flat filing cabinet features drawers that are long instead of tall. This design is perfect for laying maps, charts, sketches, and other wide documents flat against the bottom of each drawer instead of standing them up inside.
Filing cabinets are most often made from sheet metal for durability and professional neatness. One added benefit of a metallic filing cabinet is that magnets can be used to decorate the exterior or hang additional files on it like a fridge. Sheet metal filing cabinets come in a wide variety of neutral finish options to match any modern office decor.
Providing all the contemporary utility of a metal filing cabinet paired with the rustic charm of wooden furniture, a filing cabinet made from wood is a handsome and practical storage option for any workspace. As with other wooden furniture, a wide variety of finishes and colors are available to help you find exactly what you need.
Second one I bought...
My parents use these for their documents and files.
Perfect file cabinet.
This file cabinet was fairly easy to put together and fit into my decor perfectly.
Exactly what I wanted
love the look of this filing cabinet, too pretty to be tucked away in a closet.
Love Love this file cabinet real easy to assemble LOVE IT!!!!
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