Rated 3.4 out of 5Â by 5
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Martha546 Overall, a Great, Functional Cabinet
After reading many reviews, I was a little hesitant about attempting to assemble this cabinet. But, if you plan to devote a day to it, you can do it yourself. I do stress, an entire day with little interruption. It took me ten hours. If you have young ones at home, plan on taking a couple of days.
The boxes had to be unpacked and the contents moved some at a time, as all three were too heavy and large to be move in their delivered state, unless you have a hand truck.
The assembly went fairly smoothly, and the directions were easy to follow if you paid attention to the illustrations, showing notch positions, etc. Putting the table top on by myself was a little challenging, but it got done.
The four flat drawers provide great storage for delicate papers and artwork, and the deeper drawers are great for bulkier items. The nice sized top adds workspace to my studio, which you can never have too much of.
The addition of this cabinet to my studio has increased efficiency and enable much better workflow.
June 4, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Chris Unique cabinet but over priced and poor quality
This is 2nd one of this type of cabinet I have assembled, and it had the same type of problems as the first. I bought it because of the unique design meets my needs. Unfortunately the boards are poor material and crack easily. Some of the wood drawer parts were warped which was probably why one of the screws went in at wrong angle resulting in a drawer that would not hold together. Cam-locks were of poor quality -- one anchor was defective resulting in ability to install that cam-lock. Again instructions were insufficient resulting in having to redo assembly. One of the necessary screws was missing. Item costs way too much for all these problems.
July 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by AdrienneAK Highly, Highly Recommend! Fantastic Quality! We love it!
So impressed with the quality of this furniture, I ended up purchasing 8 pieces to create a full craft room/homework room. My whole family loves it! Enjoyed wrapping presents this Christmas with the tall tables and not hurting my back! The furniture is larger and of better quality than I expected! I did hire a handy man to assemble all the pieces, I believe that added to the quality! I had an issue with one piece and I contacted home decorators and they immediately shipped out a replacement part. I would definitely recommend this line of furniture!
December 26, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5Â by MapMan What I needed, but poor quality
I'd give two and a half stars if I could.
Like another of the reviews I'd read of this product, its major redeeming feature is that I could not find anything else like it short of blueprint file cabinets (ugly, expensive). This is certainly more decorative, and serves the purpose I bought it for--holding maps and large drawings.
However, all the knocks on the quality are justified: the boards are poor quality, the screw holes occasionally misaligned, and a number of the screws would not tighten (without adding some pieces of toothpick into the hole, an old trick). I had a ball bearing fall out first time I inserted one of the drawers. Yep. Given the cost, disappointing.
I have assembled and own my share of Ikea stuff, I'd rate IKEA a notch up on this. Wish I'd taken a picture as to how this arrived...box in tatters, packaging falling out. Directions were a bit difficult to follow. Watch your steps closely, and yes, read them through beforehand. Product is heavy, too, just an fyi.
So here is where I repeat: this is the product I wanted. I'd searched a lot, this was the answer, and it will fulfill my needs. With care, I expect it will last, and the color option is nice. If it fits your needs, great, but heads up on what you are purchasing.
September 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by PKay Well made.
This is a well made flat file cabinet. A lot of assembly but it went together perfectly. It took us 5 hours working together (husband and wife). Instructions were well written. Well worth the time and effort. I love this flat file for my watercolor full sheets and other art items.
July 23, 2013