Realspace� Magellan Collection 4-Drawer Vertical File Cabinet, 54H x 18 3/4W x 19D, Espresso
Beautiful, but difficult
This file cabinet is gorgeous, but there are 12 million parts. I couldn't do it myself so I had my father, an man who builds furniture from scratch, come over and do it. It took him over an hour and lots of choice words. It is put together, but the drawers stick and look a little uneven.
May 10, 2014
Okay purchase was horrible putting it together
This purchase is okay for your house I bought it for our business an it was a horrible experience putting it together. Doing it yourself is a living nightmare it doesn't come together it comes in a box and I had no idea. Plus it scratched wry easily and shows finger smudges as well.
April 19, 2014
Good Looking File Cabinet
If you purchased this file cabinet you probably are experienced in assembly of the Realspace product line. The assembly of this item has a lock mechanism included in the assembly, as always you must follow the directions closely. The directions for assembly of the drawers shows using the outer holes for the glider screws. I discovered using the second from the outer hole which fits the screw head perfectly allows the drawers to lined up with equal spacing when completed. I went back to the two drawer file cabinets I previously assembled to use the same screw hole on the gliders and the drawers lined up better. This four drawer cabinet replaced a four drawer metal cabinet and has no where near the same space for files. The drawers are made in such a manner that legal files can be placed in either direction, all my files are the letter size (Note: I rated this a Con). No matter which direction you place your files you have the same space. Since I do have letter files, I keep all the files to one side except for the file I am currently working with, this helps with locating the file when returning a document. Time will tell if this is a durable cabinet as well as the other Realspace office furniture I recently purchased from Office Depot.
April 5, 2014
OK value for the money
I bought this because it matches the desk I already own. I love the desk. I needed a letter size file cabinet that locks, I didn't want metal, and this does letter and legal. I was disappointed that for letter size files I had to load the files in the drawers across, side to side, instead of front to back. When I want a file I have to stand to the side of the cabinet after I open the drawer so I can read the files; this adversely affected the location of the filing cabinet. That was not what I wanted but after spending an hour assembling this cabinet, and drawers, etc. I was not about to return it. I know I could buy legal size files or the stand alone hardware that would allow me to load it front to back. I already have files from my old office and I'm not redoing all of them, nor am I spending more money. The whole deal was I bought it on sale at a good price. The lock is worthless as the drawers can be opened with a hard pull. I will have to rig another lock, bummer. I have to say...it looks pretty.
March 12, 2014