Realspace� Premium Wood File, 4 Drawers, 55 2/5H x 21W x 18 9/10D, Dark Cherry
Overall initial result is good. It looks good and is functional. Assembly took two hours not including unpacking and cleaning up all the trash. I agree the color is not dark cherry, but rather light cherry. Purchased in store so, the color is what I wanted.
During assemble: The holes in the drawers for the handles are about a eighth of an inch too close, so getting the screws started is difficult. I ran out of glue on the second to last drawer. Take care not to over tighten and strip the fasteners. The factory installed screws holding the rails to the side of two of the drawers were installed at an angle and caused the drawer operation to be rough, I re installed them in new holes.
Keep in mind this is made of particle board. Whether the panels under stress will bend and sag over time will not be seen for a while. Suggest you make sure it is level and doesn't rock on uneven floor, and don't move it while loaded. If it is put in the back of a truck and it hits a bump the fasteners will quickly break out of the particle board.
Overall a good choice for a non abusive environment, where the cost of real wood and dowel construction is not justified and metal won't fit the decor.
July 25, 2014
Very Nice File Cabinet
We are very pleased with the quality of this file cabinet. After researching many 4 drawer, wooden file cabinets, we chose this one based on the reviews. It seemed this file didn't have a problem with drawers aligning properly like other files. And others didn't complain of difficulty with putting it together. We found all of this to be accurate. It was very easy to put together. I was able to build it with the help of two of my children who really wanted to help. Everything was aligned properly. We didn't have any problems with holes not being drilled in the correct places. The file is pretty solid and stable. The color is really more of a light cherry instead of dark. It is a beautiful piece of furniture for our library.
June 14, 2014
A little difficulty putting together since 2 holes not properly predrilled. Took about 3 frustrating hours to complete. In the end looks nice.
June 7, 2014
This is a decent file cabinet. It ended up looking pretty nice in the room we put it in. The door locks are not too terribly strong, so I wouldn't put extremely valuable items in this.
It took my husband several hours to assemble and he reinforced the drawers with glue. He said the parts were all there.
My only complaint is that the rail to hang the file folders doesn't stay in place.
April 7, 2014