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Included with purchase ($20 value).
|Product Type: Lateral filing cabinet||Style: Contemporary|
|Finish: Antique Black with Hansen Cherry||Distressed: Yes|
|Solid Wood Construction: No||Primary Material: Manufactured wood|
|Number of Items Included: 1||Water Resistant: Yes|
|Fire Resistant: No||Scratch Resistant: Yes|
|Wheels Included: No||Drawers Included: Yes|
|File Bars Included: Yes||Locking: Yes|
|Stacking: No||Product Care: Do not use strong liquid cleaners.|
|Country of Manufacture: China|
|Assembly Required: Yes||Installation Required: Yes|
|Additional Parts Required: No|
|Product Warranty: 10 Years|
|GSA Approved: Yes|
Good Value & Great Looking
Kelly from Cypress, TX – Verified Buyer
I hesitated before purchasing this file cabinet after reading the other user reviews... In the end I decided to give it a shot because this was exactly what I was looking for as far as style and the price was low enough I figured it was worth the risk. The delivery was on time, but when my son opened the box to put it together for me, one of the pieces was damaged. I called the toll free number and the person who helped me was kind and efficient, she apologized and said they would send the replacement piece. It arrived as promised and undamaged. :) My son put it together. He said it wasn't as bad as some of the reviews made it sound, but he agreed that it would be nice if a few of the pieces had been preassembled. The drawers are a little finicky (at one point the top drawer wouldn't close), but we have gotten accustomed to how it behaves and it works fine as long as we use it gently. Overall I'm happy with the purchase. It looks really great once it's put together and I can't argue with the value considering the price I paid.
Nice looking piece of furniture lengthy assembly
Ian from Albany, OH – Verified Buyer
My wife was looking for a file cabinet that would better match her home office decor than the beige metal file cabinet that she was using and chose this lateral file cabinet from Bush Industries. The package arrived in good shape and was very heavy- over 100 pounds. I was disappointed to see that the cabinet is constructed entirely from MDF or pressboard, although it is thick and resembles real wood once assembled. Assembly took about an hour and a half, but if you're not experienced in assembling furniture like this then it may take longer than that to put together. Some parts, such as the glides that allow the drawers to slide in and out smoothly were not preinstalled although I felt that they could have been- this lengthens the assembly process. I was able to assemble it by myself but there were some assembly steps that would have been easier if two people were present. I did have some problems with the locking mechanism that keeps both drawers from opening at the same time- it wasn't engaging the bottom drawer properly and was preventing the drawer from closing fully. I removed the locking mechanism, instructed my wife not to open both drawers at the same time, and it seems to be fine. I love the way this piece looks- the finish is very good. Also, it is nice that this cabinet can accommodate either letter or legal size hanging file folders. For the money, this is a great file cabinet, but if you are looking for furniture constructed out of solid wood, this will disappoint you.
Very nice for the price
Bradley from Longview, TX – Verified Buyer
The piece is solid and heavy. The assembly is slightly involved but fairly easy. It took about 2 hours total. It has an "antique" black finish to the sides and front which is what we were expecting. It can take 2 rows of letter files per drawer or 1 row of legal size filing. I took 1 star off because there is a slight crack that shows the underlying unstained wood and one of the drawers had a piece broken off near the back. The broken piece was easily repaired with glue and since it was inside the drawer I don't care much. The package was quite solid and tons of foam so I'm not sure any more packing would have prevented the break, I think it was more that it's veneer and the wood there was a little more fragile. I would buy again
Chazz from Melbourne, FL
I just put this together in about 3 hours. I made a couple of mistakes so I had to disassemble and reassemble portions along the way. The drawings are not 100 clear but ALL the parts were well labeled. The design is decent but it is made out of MDF or particle board like similar Bush products. Quality control was a bit lacking. All the dowel pins just fell right into the holes- no hammer needed! Should have been a transition fit. Also there was a tool mark on the front of one of the drawers that made it through the whole manufacturing process and had the finish just put right over it. Most people wouldnt notice it but I did. You can see it and feel it. I may ask them to send me another drawer face. After I assembled the unit, everything worked fine. No problems with drawers as some people mentioned. They slid in easily. I would buy the product again as it is good design and construction for the price and decent quality. It looks good from 3 feet away. I have a printer sitting on top of it so it works as a printer stand and file drawer for me.
Love my new file cabinet
Maureen from Long Beach, NY – Verified Buyer
I really was pleasantly surpised and happy with the quality of this piece. My husband was kind enough to tackle putting it together. It looked daunting with its many pieces and screws and it took him about 2 hours to put it together. I would have given 5 stars except that when my husband was unpacking the pieces there was wrapping tape across the top and part of the finish came off when he removed the tape. I didn't report it because I didn't want to send it back. I covered patch with wood colored furniture pencil. Nice sturdy functional piece of furniture for the money.
Very nice for the price
Kacia from Batavia, OH – Verified Buyer
For the price this is a great file cabinet. It looks very nice once assembled. The first one took me about 2 hours to assemble and the 2nd cabinet took about 1.5 hours to assemble. The assembly time was not due to difficulty, but because there are so many pieces and the instructions are not perfect. Also, I must say the cabinet as a whole is so heavy I don't think we will ever be moving it out of the room where it was assembled. We had to carry the individual pieces up to the room we wanted the cabinet and assemble it in place. The drawer bottoms are a bit thin, and they seem a bit wobbly in the tracks, but they function just fine even with the drawers full.This is not a high end piece of furniture, but I would recommend this item for the price.
2 Drawer Cabinet
Ed from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA – Verified Buyer
We looked for quite awhile for a 2 drawer file cabinet, this unit popped up on sale. Heavy, yes. Assembly was easy enough, few faults in the instructions. I always glue these kind of projects together and also used longer screws for mounting the sides of the drawers to the rear section of the drawers. After assembling drawer recommend gluing in bottoms with wood glue or hot glue gun to fill gap of routed sections. Unit very sturdy and holds plenty of files.
This is a Substantial Lateral File
L from Boulder, CO – Verified Buyer
Quite a nice STURDY, functional piece. A little confusing to get everything put together 'just right'. There is a notation in directions "you may need an assistant here". And I definitely did! That was about mid-way through and the rest was pretty smooth sailing. It is quite a heavy piece and can accommodate a lot of files! If I needed another file, I would not hesitate to purchase this one again.
Great option for home office
Linda from Peachtree City – Verified Buyer
We purchased this file cabinet for our home office about 3 months ago. It handles both legal and letter size folders. Our 18 year old grand daughter spent about three hours putting it together and only needed help installing the slide out rails. On first glance it appeared we were missing a set. Instructions for that step were vague. This was her first assembly project. The cabinet looks great and is very functional.
Marylee from Bloomfield, NY – Verified Buyer
Purchased two units and am very pleased with the results. Yes, they took a while to assemble. I've purchased unassembled furniture before and knew, if you take your time, familiarize yourself with the parts list and READ the instructions (men), they'll turn out fine! The drawers glide smoothly and I love the pull handles. These are pretty sturdy and attractive pieces for the price. I am considering buying more.