So organized PhyllisLived the look and all the drawers for organizing
Wish it were wider.ConstanceThe file drawer is not wide enough for files to sit the usual way, front to back. Instead, you have to insert an included rod then have the files sit sideways so you can’t fit nearly as many files in the drawer as I had hoped. The holes are not placed in ideal locations and we had to open them up more to fit the rod in. Also one of the shallow drawers is super tight and hard to open. All the rest are fine. I bought 2 of these units for the base of my desk.
Value for priceSteveValue for price
Great file cabinetPatriciaEasy to assemble! Just what I wanted!
didn't come with what I needed to build it Nickno tracks for the bottom shelf what???
Drawers don’t open, files don’t fitLoriI just bought a 5-Drawer unit and a 3-drawer with a file drawer at the bottom. It is very important to note it does NOT fit typical letter-sized files. I have to drill an additional hole and hang them sideways.
What I’m more upset about is the drawers don’t open and close smoothly because of the white screw you have to use on the back of the drawers. It’s not a flat screw (piece of plastic) so it rubs and gets stuck when you try to open or close the drawers. Any advice on how to fix this????
Looks great, easy assemblyRenaI'm giving it 4 stars for just a couple of reasons. I put this together myself (a 65yo woman) in about an hour. It took me that long because I wound up having to drill one hole that was missed. My other complaint is that the file holder rails are plastic--they are not aligned properly and I'm wondering how long they will last. I am going to have to remove them and drill a hole in a more appropriate place to allow the hanging files to move freely. Otherwise, it went together well.
Great ProductBernardI bought this file cabinet to create a new desk for my man-cave.
Love the file drawerLisaHad a regular file cabinet and the bottom drawer was just junk. With this one it haas the dile drawer but 3 regular drawers for organization
File Cabinet is too smallDeirdreThe file cabinet drawer does not hold standard 8.5” x 11” hanging folders from front to back. They fit lengthwise in the drawer.
Bottom dragsTaraThe most important drawer will not open because it hits the floor. :(.
Alex file cabinetCandacegreat small file cabinet. loved it so much got a second one for the house.
Drawers are horrible to open and closeMonicaLike I said, this is NOT like other cabinets that I purchased from ikea, the drawers are horrible, picture was showing wheels but there’s none. I’m very disappointed but I needed the cabinet so I guess I might have to keep it, oh and the assembly was a nightmare because the parts don’t come with letter anymore?
Too Small Filing DrawerVanessaThe drawers are great love them. However, I’m unable to use the filing drawer which is what I really needed. Way too small for hanging folders and 8 1/2 x 11 folders. Ugh!!!
Only one issuePaulaI purchased one of these a few years ago to use not only for drawer storage but as a place to put my printer. It went together quite easily, has served both purposes well and is very study. My only issue is that I have carpeting in my office. Since the cabinet sits very low, it’s sometimes difficult to get the big bottom drawer in & out. I suspect it would be easier if the cabinet was sitting on a hard surface floor. But I’m thinking I need a second cabinet of similar size so wouldn’t hesitate to get a second one.
Drop down desk storageNickieThese units have a LOT of storage capacity and were easy to put together.
On second thought, don't get this oneDougI have two other Alex storage units so didn't pay that much attention on this one when ordered but during construction, this one is made out of particle board instead of wood like the others. Bad call, it makes the unit too heavy to operate correctly unless you put his on a hard surface. And the drawers are not removable like ALL other IKEA drawers we have - huh? Buyers remorse on this one but don't have time to disassemble and return so will bend it to fit and paint it to match.
A good value LewisA good value
Easy AssemblyKimThis was very easy to assemble- happy with my purchase.
Perfect unit for my needs!LindseyI bought two of these to go under my sit/stand desk for storage. It's perfect for what I need! It took about an hour each to assemble and I consider myself pretty good at assembling Ikea furniture! The drawers have some friction but slide smoothly.