Rated 3.9 out of 5�by 18
Rated 5 out of 5�by ElliAllie Great informal office furniture
Bought this and matching desk. Review is same for each, except to specify that the lateral file only has one drawer that holds file folders (the bottom). Upper drawer is just a deep drawer, but turned out to be a great place to keep all my miscellaneous office supplies. Just didn't have as much file space as I had expected.
BOTH DESK AND LATERAL FILE: Overall, they look as good as they do in the picture. Some minor finish issues at corners, but not more than I would expect given the price. I'm using these for a home office just off the main living area. Would not look appropriate in a formal setting or high-powered office.
The functionality is great. Drawers/keyboard drawer roll easily and close properly. One desk drawer can wobble into keyboard drawer when closing, but minor issue. Been using for four months now and they are holding up very well.
Both came with clear & illustrated instructions on how to assemble, step-by-step. Working on a carpeted space, I assembled each unit in about four hours, checking and double-checking against the instructions. The actual assembly steps were easy, just have to make sure you're following along correctly. Only needed help with a couple of steps (the instructions so recommend), and again when moving the finished piece into final location. Assembly could be done in about three hours if you were so motivated, but most of it is better as a one-man job.
Delivered in very heavy boxes (one box per item) -- You probably won't be moving the box around once it is delivered to your site. (The delivery company did a good job of communicating delivery time and were happy to carry boxes into my house). Make sure you have a spot on the floor to put the boxes down flat on so you can open each box there and carry the pieces to where you want the completed furniture. It's a lot easier to cart the pieces around than the unopened box or the finished item. The boards are padded with lots of Styrofoam sheets, so expect to be vacuuming Styrofoam crumbs off the pieces before assembly.
April 28, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5�by Ally Disappointed
The assembly instructions are difficult to follow. I have assembled other Sauder pieces without issue. Part way through assembly and the anchors have pulled from the side, splintering the pressboard. Now the piece is useless. I purchased the matching L-shaped desk; I'm thinking my best bet would be to return it and not even attempt to assemble it. While $550 isn't a ton of money to spend on office furniture, I expected a little more.
March 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5�by windhausen52 Great Product but.time consuming assembly
I love the product very durable...and heavy duty. Love the faux marble top..looks like it might withstand a lot of wear and tear
March 2, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5�by Deb Mistake with predrilled wholes
Unfortunately, we would not recommend this product. During the assemble we found that the front left leg was predrilled and glued incorrectly - extremely frustrating!
March 2, 2015