Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hans Extremely Sturdy Cabinet
We bought just the one cabinet to place under our 48 bottle wine refrigerator in the garage. It has worked extremely well. Takes just a couple of minutes to put the feet on the cabinet and it was ready to go. Now we don't have to get on our knees to choose a bottle of wine.
March 29, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bear59801 Heavy duty
Made in China, in case you were wondering... They are made with heavy 18 gauge metal, continuous door hinges, and magnetic closures in addition to the locks. All three cabinets I got were keyed alike, so they are probably all the same. The single shelf pulls all the way out on ball bearing slides, and can be relocated. Unfortunately it does not seem to be possible to obtain additional shelves. I wish the bottom could also be pulled out on slides.
The only assembly required is bolting on the feet, should you want to use them. Attaching the feet was not too difficult, I did have to run a 1/4" tap through most of the threaded holes for the feet. This is easiest to do if you turn the cabinets upside down. Remember the heavy gauge metal? Best to have a helper unless you are quite strong.
I found it nearly impossible to bolt the two cabinets together. You can't really see the holes and it is very difficult to get fingers in the space where the bolts and nuts have to go, as the double inner wall had sharp edges and was in the way. I finally gave up and settled for two out of 4 bolts.
I ordered 2 of these, and also a matching 5-drawer chest, all on sale. Very pleased with the chest as well. Watch for sales, these seem to go on sale quite often at a significant discount. At full retail price they are not nearly as good a value. Home Depot delivered them for free, and even put them in the basement room where they needed to go. That was much appreciated because they are quite heavy, around 100 pounds or so!
I also ordered (later) a bamboo top to turn them into a workbench, it was very stout and good looking. I will be getting more of these cabinets when I build my new shop, but I will have to figure out a better way to get them bolted together.
If that issue were solved, and additional shelves were available, I would have given this item 5 stars.
April 26, 2016