When I inspected the shelves, I noticed two were only 11.75" deep (the adjustable shelves). This is meant to be, but I was unaware before I received it. I would have preferred all shelves be 14.25" deep, like the fixed shelf. The top and bottom are 14.5" deep. There seems no reason for the difference in depth (the doors are mounted ouside). From bottom up, space between each shelf is 15.25", 14-3/8", 12.25", 13.75" (assuming you use the middle sets of holes for the two adjustable shelves - there are 3 sets of holes for each shelf) or 30.25" and 26.5" if not using the adjustable shelves. Interior is 21-3/8" wide, 57-1/8" high, 14.5" deep. The bottom is only 13.5" deep behind the door latches which are 4.25" wide total. Exterior when closed is 60.25" high, 23" wide including hinges, 16.75" deep including door handles. With doors open 90 degrees, width is 24" (26.5" including handles), depth is 26.25". The hinges allow the door to swing open about 200 degrees. Placing two cabinets together would require a gap of about an inch or more to prevent the doors from butting up against the other cabinet when opening. I am 5'11" and I noticed the handles are a little low for my tastes (roughly 28" to 33" from the floor, 3.5" inside each handle, 5.25" outside, 7/8" deep arch inside, 1.25" deep arch outside, each handle is about 3/8" thick). Thickness of the boards is only half-inch. Would have preferred 3/4-inch like the Mainstays bookcases.
Took me about an hour to assemble including adjusting door hinges. The cam locks are only used in the front of the cabinet. Compression dowels (plastic with ridges) are used in the back. Would have preferred cam locks front and back. The door hinges are adjustable so as to correct any alignment issues. Mine looks perfectly squared (had to adjust to get it that way, adjusted again once loaded down). The cabinet itself, however, is a little out of square, mainly due to holes in one side being off from the holes in the other at the top shelf. This seems to happen sometimes with all of Mainstays furniture. My experience will be shared by some but not most. It is minimal (about 1/12"). Kids could ruin the hinges pretty quickly if they swung the doors all the way open all the time. The door latches would have been better placed under the middle shelf rather than at the top and bottom of the cabinet. They are made of plastic, but the kind that seems to be firm yet flexible. They should holdup for a long time. They are more secure than necessary to simply keep doors closed. I worry the doors will eventully warp out in the middle. My main problem with the door latches is the noise created when I open and close the doors. The handles were very hard to screw in place. Use a good screwdriver and firm grip to prevent stripping the screwheads. The plastic used does seem to be able to withstand the pulling required to open the doors over the longterm. I am unlikely to load it fully (rated 50 pounds per shelf). They say to only place up to 10 pounds on the top of the cabinet. Suits my needs just fine.
As to the look of the cabinet, the adhesive used on the veneer tends to be exposed along the edge and can create a light-brown edge. This is not noticeable in their woodgrain cabinet, but may be considered unsightly against the white for some people. It doesn't bother me personally (only noticeable when inspecting closeup). Casual glances will not yield any notice from most. Overall, I feared much worse, so I feel I got pretty good return on my $49.
One suggestion, getting two of these cabinets may be a better investment than buying one of the $88 cabinets from Orion. For $10 more ($98 for two of these) you get close to 14" more width, but you do lose a little depth. If one cabinet fails over time, you can just replace it for another $49 cabinet rather than replace an $88 cabinet.
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