This file cabinet is wonderfully made. Easy instructions to follow. Pieces marked for assembly. My husband is quite a handyman with lots of experience assembling things. It took him over 4 hours. Don't let that scare you away! This lateral file is well worth the time and money!! Will hold both lateral and regular files. Weight of files is no problem. The only thing I would tell you is the color is not a true bright white like pictured. I was disappointed with the color but am in love with the end result. Our office was painted white with a yellowish tint that made the color look a very light peach. Of course, lighting plays havoc on colors. We repainted our room green and now they look antique white. We also bought the L shaped Fairview desks (2) and finished off the office. It looks great! Very classy. I highly recommend this item. It was shipped immediately and was delivered in just a few days.