John Lewis Abacus Large Filing Cabinet
Very useful and sturdy addition to my home office
Whilst very pleased with the filing cabinet we found that constructing the unit took much longer than the 35 minutes mentioned in the instructions, which were generally good but could be clearer in one or two places (as other reviewers have noted). The product is good quality overall, but there were several minor flaws in the finish, none of which were sufficiently bad to warrant return. Although this was disappointing, the unit is a very useful addtion to my office.
17 March 2013
Just what I wanted!
Like the matching Abacus desk I bought, a well made item, good quality fixings complete with a separate set of spares, not that they were needed. Clear instructions in well written English, where the only criticism would be that the runners that one has to fix to the carcase are "handed" and the instructions rely on you spotting this and looking VERY carefully at the diagrams. A few words in the instructions at that point would help! While they are at it, it is woth noting that the rails for suspended files take A4 files, not the old foolscap size. This did not bother me but anyone thinking of simply moving their old files en masse from another cabinet would do well to check first.
02 February 2013
Fit for purpose.
We purchased this to replace an old metal 4-drawer cabinet which clashed somewhat with our room decor ! We are very pleased with it and it certainly suits us - although clearly some re-arrangement of files was required ! I would however say that we found it quite testing to build. We are not DIYphiles but nor are we complete idiots or novices - the instructions however could be a wee bit clearer. Despite this our only problem was that we had fitted the runners the wrong way. (Advice for future purchasers - look VERY CAREFULLY at the diagrams in the instructions.)
09 January 2013
Smart attractive unit
My only concern was with the quality of the assemble instructions. I had already purchased the Abacus desk and put it together but somehow I managed to put the rails on upside down with the filing cabinet.
The cabinet is of good quality and is a very useful addition to my home office
12 December 2012
Sturdy and compact Filing Cabinet
The cabinet was easily put together and the component parts were of good quality. The unit is compact but has sufficient storage for all my needs. We congratulated ourselves on making the right choice of product.
29 October 2012
I bought this to match the abacus desk, excellent extra storage, very well built but too longer than descriobed to assemble, well worth it though.
28 July 2012
very good product
very good product; my only criticism is the absence of locking facilities
05 July 2012
Sturdy and good looking
Although this is a flat-pack product, the resulting furniture is very sturdy and well made. The filing cabinet matches the desk already purchased really well.
18 April 2012