Easy to put together. Found its easier if you put in plugs (sorry, don't know technical word for that) when you're ready to use them. Then the parts always line up and it even goes together quicker. I put it together by myself, 64yo female. Since it is basically 2 separate items, the weight was not bad at all. I bought 2 of these and have them standing side by side. Didn't have a problem with the doors. Although I dropped one, so that one is chipped. Otherwise, no damage to any of the parts.
Mainstays Storage Cabinet, Multiple Finishes
- Assembled item dimensions (L x W x H): 21.31 x 15.44 x 59.88 Inches
- Mainstays 4 Door Storage Cabinet keeps your home organized
- The interior of the cabinet includes 2 adjustable shelves and 1 fixed shelves
- Decorative handles complement the classic look and refined lines
- Laminated particleboard for a finished and complete look
About This Item
Mainstays Storage Cabinets, Multiple Finishes:
- Mainstays 4-door storage cabinet keeps your home organized
- The interior of the cabinet includes 2 adjustable shelves and 2 fixed shelves
- Decorative handles complement the classic look and refined lines
- Espresso finish goes well with any room decor
- Laminated particleboard
- Assembled item dimensions: 59 7/8"h X 21 5/16"w X 15 7/16"d
- Assembly required
- Complete your office with the Mainstays student desk or 2 drawer file cabinet, sold separately
- 4-door storage cabinet is available in multiple colors including Black Forrest, Northfield Alder and White Stipple
I ordered this storage cabinet to use in my diningroom to store all of my small appliances in to get them out of sight. It shipped sooner than was stated and arrived in good shape. The assembly was pretty simple but I would suggest that they use descriptions along with the picture drawings in the instructions. That would make assembly a lot easier. The cabinet fits perfectly in the space I had for it and it held everything I needed to put into it. As you can see from the photo the color is very close to the maple finish on my buffet and it looks nice in the room. I was able to put all of my small appliances in it and even had room to put the plastic bin that stores my bird seed in the bottom of it to get it out of sight. I've only had it a week but, so far, I'm very pleased with it.
Good for extra storage
I bought 3 of these.
Pretty easy assembly. First one was confusing with hinge install but there's only one way to do it obviously. When installing backing with nails, know that the cabinet doesn't lay down flush due to design. I used packing foam blocks to stabilize/support the cabinet better for nailing on the backing. The backing is basically strong cardboard but is necessary to add stability/rigidity to the cabinet. I'm overall pleased with the cabinets. Will be using them as pantries for food storage in my kitchen. The wife is happy, so I'm happy. You won't beat the price.
Nice medium storage
We were looking for two (2) low priced storage cabinets that roughly matched the desk in the office. They were $64 when we bought them, and we used ship-to-store to save on shipping. Size The photos show them standing alone, so they LOOK like tall upright cabinets. But remember, they're just shy of 5 feet tall. I'm only 5'9" and I can rest my chin on the top. This works for us, though. Both the kids can get to the top shelves. The specs say they're 21.3" wide, but the hinges are EXTERNAL! They'll be 23"+ wide with the doors open, so you can't put them right up against each other, or right up against a wall or other surface to the side. We are using one as a game and puzzle cabinet. Some of the larger board games had to squeeze tightly into the cabinet! Check your stuff, because again, they look bigger in the pictures. They're 20 1/16" wide inside, and 14 5/8" deep. The shipping boxes are 35" x 17" x 7.5" so I got both of them into the trunk of my Altima. They're heavy though, weighing in at 65 lb each. Assembly The instructions are straight forward for the most part, and there weren't any acrobatics involved. Everything lined up on both units I assembled, but, I offer two cautions: 1. Some of the letter stickers were missing. Check your hole configurations carefully. Some of the pieces are very similar in shape and size, but the instructions clearly show all mount points, so you should be able to discern the correct pieces just by the pre-drilled holes, even without the labels. 2. If you're a stickler for parallel lines and 90 degree angles like I am, you're gonna have to futz with the doors a lot. There's quite a bit of play in the way the hinges mount, and you have to line everything up JUST RIGHT to get the doors squared up nicely. Also, I had them just the way I wanted on the tile floor, but when I moved them to a carpeted room, one of them shifted. :( I had to shim one side to get the doors lined up again, and I'm sure I'll have adjust it again once it's loaded and has fully sunk into the carpet. Appearance There is almost no red in "Cinnamon Cherry". I can't tell the difference between this and "Espresso" Use I talked about the size. Again, measure your stuff first! I like the plastic latches that hold the doors closed. They're quiet, and you can move them forward just a bit so there no wood "clunk" when they shut. Also, they're a bit front-heavy, so USE THE WALL STABILIZER!! Drywall is WAY cheaper to fix than a child. My 5 year old pulled hard on the upper doors and it came up on the back end before the latch released!! Overall I like these cabinets. I wish I'd picked up 3, cuz they're full already.
Nice for the price
Great price, decently sturdy. Most things lined up on the money, except the backing which caused a few of the tack nails to pop through the veneer - but nothing major. Instructions were easy enough to understand and it took about an hour to put together. The handles and catches are cheap black plastic, but look ok for now - they're standard size so upgrading to nicer metal handles and magnetic catches will be easy and inexpensive enough. All in all a good product that looks nice. I would buy another if I needed it.
Good for Storage in an Apartment
I purchased 3 of these for my apartment kitchen. The first one was a challenge, but by the 3rd one I had it down, except that I broke one door because I put the wrong one on the top. You have to handle the wood very carefully because you can easily chip one and it can't really be fixed. I ordered a replacement door and it arrived in no time and I just screwd it on!! They look really nice and can store food, supplies, stationary and shoes! Great for the single person. For any chips, I just used a black marker and colored it in. Can't even tell. They are very heavy, so I had them delivered. I'm 5"3 and I put together. They take about two hours.
Just needed extra storage space
Nice Little cabinet but not as sturdy as I would l
It's a nice little cabinet I use for an extra pantry for food. It was simple to put together, although the left bottom door holes for the hardware were off and I had to drill new ones or the door would have been crooked. I would have liked it to be a little more sturdy but for the price it it was okay.
I think this product is so cute and practical however I was really disappointed by the quality as well as the missing pieces! It's not very sturdy and I was also missing necessary screws. This was the first time I have ever been unhappy with a mainstays product. If I didn't spend so much time putting it together I would definitely return it.
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