Rated 4 out of 5�by 21
Rated 5 out of 5�by Katie Pretty file cabinet; disguises as a dresser well
I've had this cabinet for about a year now and still love it. I have a computer desk in my bedroom and wanted something to keep paperwork in nearby so I bought this. It looks classy and could easily pass as a regular bedroom dresser. I put my TV on top of it, office supplies in the top drawer, and hanging files in the bottom drawer. I was expecting the file drawer to have everything facing horizontally in one big row, but it is actually two rows of files facing front. I think I prefer it this way!
I have not had to move it, so I cannot comment on leg durability. But I've bonked into it with the vacuum a few times and it doesn't have any scuffs. The metal drawer pulls are still secure, and no visible wear and tear on the faux-stone surface either. I like my cabinet.
September 9, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5�by sk212 Just OK
We bought this file cabinet to go along with the Sauder Appleton desks. We like the design and look of them, but the legs are flimsy. During a recent move, the moving company broke one of the legs off, so we had to purchase the same cabinet again (and put it together again, which takes at least 2 hours). Sauder isn't strong and durable and you can't easily replace parts if something breaks.
June 1, 2015
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