Realspace� Premium Wood File, 2 Drawers, 30H x 21W x 18 9/10D, Dark Cherry
I have now purchased three (3) of these
The Realspace� Premium Wood File cabinet is a brilliant cabinet. Unlike some of Office Depots furniture which has cheap papered on wood the Realspace Premium Wood File feels sturdy and solid, and even if the wood overlay rips the undercoat is stained dark brown. The undercoat makes it so any rare rips don't show.
I own two 2-Drawer and one 4-drawer. The 4-drawer I have had for over a year now and no problems. When I moved I took it with me and the movers didn't package it properly and it scratched off some of the overlay; the overlay was removed, but the undercoat is stained so you can barely notice the scrape.
My other two 2-drawers I use as bedside tables, and put drinks on them every night. The overlay is sealed very well and does not let any of the condensation cause wood rings or swelling.
I have owned many file cabinets before this one and this has some of the biggest drawers I have seen. They are very deep which allows you to fit more files than traditional cabinets, which have a shorter drawer.
2 out of 3 were ready to go no problems. One of the cabinets I got I had an issue. The top of the cabinet had the drill holes reversed. This meant the flat end of the cabinet would go on the front and the extended end would go on the back. But with a simple drill and some quick measurements I drilled new holes and the issue was fixed (as the item comes with glue I used that as extra support for my new screw holes to help keep the screws well positions).
I personally would have returned it, but out of the five office-depots that are within 20-minute driving distance none of them had any of the Realspace� 2-drawer Dark Cherry in stock.
These drawers, just like most cheaper furniture, is made out of particle wood with an overlay. On some pieces of furniture this is fine, on others it can be terrible. On the Realspace� I found no issue with this. All of the interior pieces are solid wood, so when you pull out the drawers they do not look cheap. This is definitely a plus as most furniture its the interior that they skimp on.
If you're looking for a drawer I would recommend the Realspace� cabinet series. I rate this a 4-star because I had one defective unit, but I was able to fix it myself. If I didn't have the know-how to fix it myself this would have deeply upset me and my review would probably be a 2-star. Reality is, these are great cabinets that don't look cheap.
August 16, 2014
Color is RED not Dark Cherry
I have one of these from years ago and it is a good looking functional file cabinet. I ordered a new one to match my Dark Cherry office. I returned it for the color. The color is completely different from all my other Dark Cherry furniture including the exact same file cabinet that I ordered from Office Depot a few years back. It is more of a medium shade, not dark. I also found it difficult and extremely time consuming to put together (I didn't put the first one together myself).
July 5, 2014
Looks Good With One Flaw
Very good looking item. Requires some effort to assemble, but anyone with just a little bit of patience should have no problem. The one significant problem (flaw) is the misleading description of the color. The item is listed as dark cherry, but it is far removed from that color. It looks good next to my genuinely dark cherry office desk, but stands out like a sore thumb because it is about four shades lighter than my desk. A very good looking item if you can live with the color. I can live with the color but would have preferred a true dark cherry to better match my desk.
June 21, 2014
Easy enough to assemble - seems very sturdy. Haven't had it long; but very satisfied with quality and value for home office. Nice furniture-quality appearance complements decor.
March 1, 2014