Rated 3.5 out of 5�by 126
Rated 3 out of 5�by Pops Looks good but quality is lacking
I bought one of these along with three shelving units. I had to borrow fasteners from my shelving units to assemble this unit. The top is defective and a replacement has to be ordered and then reassembled. A drawer front is also defective. The corner was broken away but the factory applied the laminate. Now i need to order a replacement and go through reassembly. The back panel was not included in the box of parts. This has to be ordered also to complete the assembly. The quality of the finished edges is also defective. I had to go over all of the seams and edges with a black Magic Marker to make the unit more presentable. The veneer color [espresso] is much more appealing than plain black. But the quality control is lacking. I have purchased and assembled a lot of Sauder brand furniture and have never had these issues. The reviewed product comes from China and the lack of quality control is evident inthe manufacture and packaging of this product.
November 19, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5�by April light & unsturdy
drawers don't lock when one is open. this causes product to tilt.
November 16, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5�by Stovixcas Extremely difficult to assemble!
This is a nice piece of furniture, however, the assembly of it was horrendous! There were hundreds of packets and the assembly directions were terrible. I hired a handyman service to assemble it for me and it took him over 3 hours and he said it was the worst set of directions he had ever seen. The assemble of this piece cost me more than the piece itself. I have learned that it is better to purchase furniture already assembled than to take the time and effort to try to assemble it yourself!
November 6, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5�by Kelsey Perfect Size, but ...
I really want to give this product 5 stars for appearance and 0 stars for ease of assembly. I think I will really like this file cabinet ~ once I finish assembling it! It's been 3 hours and I still have to build the drawers. I have assembled many types of furniture over the past 40 years, and this piece is really trying my patience.
Some helpful information:
* Maximum weight allowance is 100 lbs for top surface, 25 lbs for upper drawer and 38 lbs for bottom drawer.
* Hanging files only. Drawer bottoms are flimsy and not designed to support weight.
* Each small part - screws, nails, etc - is in its own clearly labeled plastic bag. ALL large parts are clearly labeled.
* Step 1 - Slide rails - part O - must be disassembled before installing. Small diagram in bottom right-hand corner of page. Very easy once you figure it out. Also, installed rails are flush with the edge of the side. In the diagram they appear to overhang the edge, but if you look ahead to Step 3, they are flush with the edge.
* Step 3 - Install parts D and H - above the F1/H combo on the diagram - with the unfinished side facing out. This is important for attaching the back piece.
* Step 5 - Really small hands and lots of patience needed for the L1 screws.
* Step 7 - Align the back with the TOP of the cabinet.
* Steps 9-12 involve assembling and installing the drawers. They look very involved but fairly straight-forward. Hope to complete this sometime today!
October 18, 2015