Letter/Legal Stockholm File Box
You will need a drill and screwdriver
Drill needed to complete holes (letter size hanging folder) or to drill holes from scratch (legal size hanging folder). I was not expecting the same box size for both letter and legal folders, but they are indeed the same size, with letter size running lengthwise and legal size running widthwise. Assembly of rods in box is required. The holes for letter size support rods are half-drilled and require finishing with a drill or auger. The holes for legal size support rods must be measured and drilled by the purchaser. Screwdriver needed to affix bolts through walls and into hollow ends of rods. Once completed, boxes are fine. Only time will tell if the rods & walls of the box warp under the weight of the folders.
April 9, 2010
A decent option
I'll admit I bought this because it matched & was the right size. It fades into the background and looks neat without being too industrial looking.
I had read reviews and knew to expect to have to assemble the bars. It was inconvient, although not too bad as some have said as there were guide circles on the inside. The metal is rigid enough that it seems to give strength and stability, so the file box is much sturdier after they're in. This is good, because it had felt a bit flexible and slightly warped, which had been disappointing.
I did have one small problem. I was previously using poly hanging folders and they just didn't fit on the rails. I like them for their smooth sturdiness and they fit in every other filing device I have, but they were too wide for the Stockholm filing box. I switched to regular paper hanging files and had no more problems.
March 4, 2013
Suggestions for Improving this Product
This product is good but would be fantastic if Stockholm had pre-drilled holes in the box for the support bars to hang the files. I didn't realize they weren't pre-drilled and now I have to do it. PLEASE pre-drill the holes in the four corners to insert the support bars to make this product better.
March 9, 2010
Good but could be better
I own five of these - so I obviously like them. However, I wish that the boxes would have holes drilled in them to add the rails for hanging files. For $30 a box, I shouldn't have to do it.
November 17, 2011