OfficeMax Premium Light Cherry 2-Drawer Lateral File
Nice office file
Great filing cabinet, easy to assemble & good quality for the money. My only complaint is that you can't hang files as I expected. The internal hanging system is like 2 side-by side filing systems, parallel to the front of the drawer. I was expecting one continuous perpendicular system of filing the entire length of the drawer.
October 6, 2014
Nice looking file cabinet
I have been looking for a lateral wood file cabinet for quite awhile so when this went on sale and they gave me a coupon on top of it, I decided to purchase it. I just wish I hadn't waited so long. It is the perfect addition to my office and the quality is comparable to much higher priced cabinets. Shipping was fast and my hubby didn't seem to have much trouble putting it together. Very satisfied.
July 14, 2014
I have to say the quality was pretty well. Some of the pieces are actual wood and the finish is very rich. The assembly was very straightforward and easy to put together.
The top of my cabinet, however, came in bowed, not realizing until the unit was together. I was not missing any pieces, and you get a packet of extra hardware. I didn't use the wood glue extra like recommended but cabinet seems super sturdy.
January 15, 2014
Happy with purchase - works fine in small office
Heavy duty grade it is not, but we have a small office and this is working out well for occasional filing use (few times a day). It locks so is good to keep the curious out. Would not use it for files that get accessed constantly Assembly was straightforward after opening everything and laying things out.
Extra assembly steps we did:
1. Added extra white wood glue to all the joints especially the groove in the drawer sides where the bottom drawer panels slide into. They give you a small tube for the dowels, but we used extra Elmer's wood glue also on all joints and gave overnight to dry before using the finished cabinet.
2. The drawer metal slides also did not have much if any grease, so we sprayed with WD40 and a bit of door hinge oil. Immediate and noticeable improvement! Did that before put drawers in.
3. With the above, we piled both drawers full of hanging folders and not having any trouble. Without oiling the slides, imagine being very disappointed. Extra glue seemed to help. Went back to store and played with floor demo and it seemed less sturdy.
Came with all the pieces and no warping or damage.
Pleasantly surprised to see the drawer front panels, top and some other pieces are solid wood! Not particle board! So expect this piece to be around awhile and not start sagging from humidity and normal wear and tear.
September 8, 2013