Realspace� Premium 2-Drawer Laminate Vertical File, 27 1/2H x 18 1/2W x 16 3/4D, Light Cherry
Nice Quality Wood File Cabinet
As other positive reviewers have said, I really think you get a nice quality wood filing cabinet for the price...especially if you make 2 simple adjustments to the installation instructions.
1) Buy a pack of 36 x 1/4" Fluted Dowel Pins from your nearest hardware store as the ones that were supplied are loose and the 1/4" fit perfectly snug
2) Use a quality wood glue along all joints (I used Titebond) and you will have a VERY sturdy cabinet.
September 2, 2014
Very Nice File for the Money
This is a great purchase for someone that wants something that looks nice and is well built, who can put stuff together on their own (don't waste the bucks having the store do it) and needs to shepherd their dollars. Ordered it on-line and it arrived in excellent shape in two business days. Unless you're used to hefty loads, get some help with the package. Instructions are straight forward and the small parts are niftily separated for each step in the assembly process. Note, however, that the pre-drilled holes for the top, sides and braces (not the drawers) are a bit too large for the dowel pins provided. If you're at all handy get a 36" x 1/4" dowel for about a buck, sand it down a tad and cut new pins to length. You will find that everything aligns perfectly. Judicious use of YOUR OWN wood glue will build out something far sturdier than the display model in the store, especially if you sparingly glue the joints as well as the dowels (are you really planning on taking it apart later?). Don't know why but the dowel pin holes for the drawers were a bit smaller and took the provided fluted pins. Just select one that fits from your now ample supply (I found that even the provided pins vary slightly in diameter). A previous reviewer said that he had a handful of the little round cams that broke. He may have been a gorilla - but avoid his temptation and just snug them nicely, letting the glue on your joints do the strengthening instead of the metal pins and cams. Such a nice result that I'm now considering dumping an old metal file for the 4 drawer model.
July 5, 2014
I am 76 years old and I had no difficulty assembling this product. The instruction drawings were very clear and the sequential part packaging was very helpful. Once assembled, the product looks and functions very well as the drawers open and close very smoothly. The flexibility to use standard or legal size files is a plus.
April 26, 2014
Purchased this file cabinet to replace a large metal one. Arrived next day, packaged very well and was in perfect condition. The instructions to assemble were easy to understand (I am a 70-year old woman). The parts were well marked. When completed (took me about 1-1/2 hours), I found it to be extremely sturdy and the drawers glided smoothly. Am very happy with this purchase.
April 26, 2014