BisleyÂ® 3-Drawer File Cabinet
I returned this cabinet and bought the 2-drawer premium cabinet instead. This 3-drawer model had some quality issues with easily tipping over and uneven drawers that wouldn't go in all the way. I went through several units at the store and found the same quality issues in each one. I opted for the 2-drawer premium model instead as it seemed sturdier and to be of better quality.
June 27, 2012
Just What I Wanted
This cabinet fits perfectly next to my desk and adds drawer space. In addition, it is a good size to fit into smaller spaces. It is sturdy enough to put my tv on. Mine is white and it looks great with my espresso furniture. It might be better if it was a little deeper, but I am definitely happy and couldn't find anything even close out there.
April 27, 2012
Practical file cabainets
File cabinets look great! A little flimsy -- but perfect but home use. Alignment of drawers isn't perfect -- but the system works very well as my home desk.
April 27, 2012
Lots of space, but flimsy
I received this File Cabinet and while it was fairly well packaged, it was still dented on the bottom. Once I got it out, I noticed just how flimsy it is. Fortunately, it doesn't have to do too much heavy lifting in my house, but if you were to be using this piece on a daily basis, it's not sturdy enough to last long.
March 29, 2012
Perfect fit with the Elfa desk
Purchased this to act as two legs for the Elfa desk top. Looks and performs to my expectation. I used shelf gripper/liner instead of the Velcro fasteners to keep it in place. I purchased dividers for the two small drawers and was able to fit all my desk necessities. My only dislike is all the fingerprints show on it. Maybe TCS will consider making a matte finish.
March 26, 2012
Good looking and functional
I almost didn't purchase these due to some other reviews and the issue of size... but I went to the Container Store anyway to check them out - they looked very nice and on sale they are a lot better deal than I was finding elsewhere.
I love the white, so clean looking. I did try the actual hanging files in the cabinet and while they are not loose - they fit fine. I am happy with my purchase!
March 20, 2012
Great looks and functional too
I love the Bisley cabinets. This piece is my 5th! Use them at home and at work. They look great and the shallower depth makes them easy to place anywhere.
March 8, 2012
Makes Life Easy
Remove from box and go...can't get any easier. Good looking and easy to use and the key/lock is an added bonus.
March 7, 2012
Great for small budgets
I purchased 2 of these for a small second office. Being given an extremely small budget to work with took imagination and good finds and I certainly found great finds with these filing cabinets. I paired them with an Elfa melamine desk top and got an entire oranizaional area with a modern look. The height was perfect for the receptionist's window and it gave a previously drab office space an uplift. I would have never believed with the budget I had that I could find funcional pieces and it look so good! After seeing it put together people asked me where I purchased it all and I was happy to tell them "The Container Store".
March 6, 2012
Solid construction, sleek design
I was sick of "disposable" filing cabinets, so I finally decided to fork over a little more money this time and pay for some quality and boy, did I get it! I love my new Bisley filing cabinets!!! I'm using them as supports for a desktop (also purchased from here) and they are beautiful.
The drawers slide easily and are solid without being heavy. The cabinet has a very lightweight feel, but will undoubtedly withstand the obscene amount of files I will cram into it as I "reorganize" my office. And these drawers will not bend and crease as you open them once they are full, as the cheap filing cabinets will after repeated use. The top 2 drawers are the perfect size for organizing a ton of stuff that you would normally have spread all over your desktop. Whereas in other cabinets these "desk" drawers are usualy really shallow, on the 3-drawer Bisley they are nice and deep and will accommodate just the perfect amount of odds and ends.
There is so much truth in the statement "you get what you pay for." You certainly get top of the line quality with these Bisley filing cabinets!
February 29, 2012
Love it, looks great , matches my office, might have to buy a few more!
February 28, 2012
The file cabinet is a bit small. The file folder would slant to the side. If it was 1/5 an inch wider, it would be perfect.
February 20, 2012
Great Stylish Cabinet
This looks perfect next to my custom Elfa desk! I love that it's clean lined and modern looking. My printer/copier fits perfectly on top!
February 15, 2012
works well, good value. only one problem
this is a typical file cabinet, comes put together. Only problem and it's small, I loaded the bottom first and realized when i opened the bottom drawer, the weight of it tilted the cabinet forward. That could be a mess, luckily I was filling it when it tilted. it's not heavy, so it needs to be balanced. So, i placed my printer/fax on it and that solved it. maybe it should be sold with a wall anchor, but really it's a minor issue.
February 13, 2012
Sturdy file cabinet
I purchased this file cabinet to hold up one end of a melamine table top. It is sturdy and is the same height as the desk legs.
September 16, 2011
We had a group of Container Store decks that we have reconfigured in three different homes now. My new home office demanded storage under the system, and just the right height and depth. The Bisley file cabinets were a perfect fit, and put the finishing touch on the room and on my design business. Thumbs up for an elegant design solution.
February 14, 2011
Great file cabinet
Worth the extra money. Smooth gliding. No fuss. No set up. Looks great. I bought two to hold up a desk top and am buying a third to hold a return, to make an L.
October 27, 2010
I love the look, but...
I purchased this file cabinet in white. As you can see from the photos, it's not that much of a departure from a traditional filing cabinet, but I do love that it's white.
A few gripes:
1) Most frustrating is that the hanging files don't sit squarely inside the drawer. No idea why that is. I even bought hanging files from the Container Store, but they end up sitting at an angle instead of straight down.
2) The bottom drawer has fallen off of its tracks and pulling out / pushing in the drawer is always a bit of a hassle. Fortunately, the Container Store offers great customer service and they're letting me replace it for free (just wish I didn't have to replace it at all, this thing is heavy!)
3) Love the bright colors from some of the other Bisley units. Why the predictable colors for the larger unit?
Overall, I'm going to stay with this unit, but wish #1 and #2 above weren't an issue. Not sure I would recommend to others because of it.
October 21, 2010
Perfect for the Home Office
Bisley products are unmatched in design and quality. Because they're also shorter in depth, they fit in many more areas of the home then the typical clunky office file cabinet. They're not just for "office" stuff, I use them for all types of storage. They're neat, drawers glide easily, and have a low visual profile. I love them!
May 26, 2010
It's ok, but not exactly what I expected.
I ordered two of these online. They were much less than other file cabinets we looked at and they looked a little more stylish. But I was surprised that they are smaller (shorter than our 30' high desk) and not quite as solid as I had hoped. They are ok and a decent value for the money, but if you need a heavy weight file cabinet, then keep looking.
May 19, 2010
Great cabinet - sturdy and elegant. I use it under a desk and it works very nicely (I used black legs and a slate grey top). Only complaint - the file folders I use (from the Container Store) don't slide very easily on the rails of the drawer. Otherwise I'm very happy with it.
May 18, 2010
I love this file cabinet. Not only does it look great in my office but it is the perfect size. Not too small not to big to organize my home files.
March 5, 2010
Great quality and design
It's a contemporary, solid design that fits perfectly underneath a desk and looks great out in the open too. The drawers slide smoothly; the recessed handle feature is easy to use and stylish. Last, there is ample space for office supplies and file storage.
March 5, 2010
Cabinet Looks Good
I got my new cabinet home, I ordered the silver one. It is exactly what I needed. The lines are clean and modern. It is a sturdy addition. A couple complaints I set an organizer drawer on top, which had protective feet and when i took it off there were already scratch marks! Also the hanging files, don't sit squarely inside the drawer, I am not sure why this is.
One wish list items: It would be great if this unit came with metal casters so that it could be moved around a bit easier.
March 5, 2010