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Bisley Blue 5-Drawer Cabinet

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Bisley Blue 5-Drawer Cabinet


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Five deep drawers make our Bisley 5-Drawer Cabinet ideal for use at home or the office. It accommodates Deep Drawer Inserts (sold separately) for organizing small items like jewelry, makeup, pens, pencils, paper clips or small craft supplies. Each drawer has a label holder handle for marking the contents. It's perfect for placing on a desktop or work surface.

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  • Solid steel construction
  • Drawers accommodate letter- and legal-sized documents



  • 11" x 15" x 13" h

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Bisley Blue 5-Drawer Cabinet is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 119.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heavy Duty Small Storage I now own five of these Bisley storage units, for which I have at home and work. All other brands are just imitations which do not sustain daily use. I love that there are organizers for the drawers. As my storage needs change, I am able to update with the interior dividers. These metal units are well worth the price, as I purchased my original unit eight years ago, and I really use it. I finally purchased a color other than white this time, in yellow. The colors are gorgeous.
Date published: 2019-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect solution I had to give up a roll-top desk with lots of drawers when downsizing to a small apartment. This cabinet solved my storage problems! I'm using it for various paperwork + one drawer for small items--perfect!
Date published: 2019-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bisley red 5-drawer cabinet Love this! Perfect colors and well built. Fast delivery.
Date published: 2019-04-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Going backwards I'm very disappointed with my new 5 drawer cabinet. I have several of these in different sizes and configurations that I have purchased over many years and have really liked them for the construction and simple style. While the exterior design has not changed the interior construction has and not for the better. The drawer supports used to be fixed. Now they are movable. I can understand why they did this. It gives them more flexibility when it comes to the shell and what size drawer will go into it but the supports don't stay in place and the tolerance on the sides is so close that if you remove a drawer getting it back in is difficult. Unfortunately if you want to add one of their divider trays you have to remove the drawer. I will not be purchasing any more of these once wonderful (but pricey) cabinets.
Date published: 2019-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Like It! Good little cabinet for what I need it for and really like the look. It fits a bunch more than originally anticipated. Some of the drawers catch on one another. I switched them around and it seemed to get better. I did end up buying organizers for some of the drawers, like it even more now.
Date published: 2019-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic cabinets I just purchased a 4 drawer. Then went back and purchased 2 of the 8 drawer unites. They are perfect for all my heavy silversmithing tools. The drawers are even deep enough for my hammers with room to spare. I lined them with some nonslip shelf liner. These are going to work better than any other cabinets I have looked at. I also purchased the divider inserts. I bought several different configurations to see which ones would work best. There are roomie and easy to use. Perfect for bits and smaller parts.
Date published: 2019-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hard to Duplicate While not the most inexpensive option i found difficult to get, in my opinion, this much easy to acces storage in this small of a footprint. With one cabinet my printer area was instantly tidied up and I wasn’t juggling boxes.
Date published: 2019-01-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I tamed my junk drawer The Bisley 5-drawer cabinet with the various sized drawer inserts holds everything in an organized way that used to be jumbled in my junk drawer; everything from a tape measure to scissors to paperclips. I had only one problem which I solved with some glue. Three of the drawer guides kept popping out of their slots, causing the drawers to tilt downward when opened. No matter how hard I pushed them back into their slots, they continued to pop out of position.
Date published: 2019-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for my Art Studio! One of these drawers fits 48-tubes of acrylic paint PERFECTLY. I love, love, love this unit. I have two of them and want to get at least one more (this time in aqua!) for my desk. So versatile! In one unit, I have each drawer corresponding to a different brand of coloured pencils/watercolour pencils, and in my other unit, I have a drawer for acrylics, a drawer for watercolour palettes, a drawer for pastels, a drawer for all my brushes, etc. I'd love to get another for my desktop for odds-and-ends and for sewing knick-knacks! Stylish and functional, I definitely recommend! I wish they also came in purple!
Date published: 2019-01-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great drawers, but... It holds a lot! Great for bead and jewelry storage. I really like this cabinet and the design is really nice, but... I also got another one in Aqua....the Aqua one has a glossy finish, while this one in Cerulean Blue has a matte finish. You can definitely tell since they're sitting next to each other. The finish feels different too. Had I known that the finishes were so different, I would have just purchased one color. Nothing on the website indicated this. Other than that, I really like these cabinets.
Date published: 2018-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is so cute. I had to own one. I purchased this to place on top of my desk for small items such as batteries, cables, labels, small office supplies, greeting cards, and markers. The drawer dividers are great to keep things neat and organized inside the drawers.
Date published: 2018-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Maybe atypical use - but perfect for jewelry I admit it - I have an obession with costume jewelry and storing the items in a safe, but easily accessible manner has been a challenge. I have tried boxes, displays on counter tops, stackable trays and all have drawbacks. Being a art director by training I knew this brand for art supply storage...I have to say it has been truly PERFECT for my vast collection of earring and link bracelets. I use it on an open shelf in my dressing room and the drawers make for easy access and you can organize earring type by drawer. The one drawback is that the liners for the drawers are super expensive IMHO given their material but are key to easy use of the cabinet.
Date published: 2018-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best organizational tool This is the best organizational tool ever. I can keep papers straight and no folders! Love them.
Date published: 2018-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great purchase Useful and just what I needed. I purchase an item similar over 10 years ago and this item matches perfectly.
Date published: 2018-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A splash of color in my office This perfect little drawer system is really lovely in my office. I needed something slender but with lots of storage to store my sticker and stationery collection. This was perfect. Each drawer can be labeled as well!! The drawers are also heavy duty! Worth the price!
Date published: 2018-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adorable and so functional! I ended up buying two to store art supplies in. These small drawers coupled with the little black inserts make this a perfect solution for all sorts of small items corralled in to one place. And so cute!!
Date published: 2018-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love!!! Sturdy and very versatile I actually have the larger ones and I use them for my makeup. The drawers are nice, deep and slide easily. This is very easy to organize and I’m now purchasing this smaller size for jewelry as well as home improvement items like screws, nails etc...again you can use these for anything. They’re attractive and super handy. I’ve never had any issues with these tipping or any issues of any kind. I’d recommend these to anyone who needs to organize their life and you’d like something maybe a little less traditional. I’ve had mine for at least 5 years and they still look and act brand new. Wonderful product.
Date published: 2018-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these cabinets I was reorganizing my basement and I had seen these cabinets a while back. I thought they were cute, but couldn't really think of a use for them. Well, during my reorganization, I thought of one -- they are *perfect* for storing my batteries. We have lots of toys, electronics, remotes, game controllers and flameless candles that go through tons of batteries so I buy them in bulk at Costco. But storing them was kind of a pain. Now, each battery type has its own drawer, and it is SO easy to find them and keep them organized. I did have to put the ones with C and D batteries on the bottom two drawers, which was no big deal. I never thought I'd love a battery storage system so much. I got another one to store other odds and ends -- the drawers fit more than I thought they would. Pricey, but I got on a special, so the value was decent enough.
Date published: 2017-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Didn't Know I'd Like a Red Metal Box This Much When I saw this on sale over the holidays, I couldn't not buy it. I am a working designer/artist who's a sucker for the perfect shade of red, so this was a good match for my also red bedsheets and curtains. I'd read up on the history of Bisley, a company almost a century old now, and the design sense and quality of this drawer live up to its legacy. I LOVE the look and feel of the metal sheen, handles, and how the drawers glide, so was willing to fork over more $$ over a plastic mini drawer. My only very minor complaint is that some of the tabs that hold up the drawers slipped out at first, but it's easy to put them back in their slots and hasn't been a problem since. It's really just a great addition to a room, and I feel like it says a lot about prioritizing design by whoever uses it. The price is a bit more steep than I'd prefer but I'm glad I got it on sale, and again the history of the company probably speaks to that. The drawer organizer inserts are also a bit pricey but the design of everything is just so tight, so it's hard to complain otherwise.
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solidly Built OMG! This is awesome! Comes well packaged and in perfect condition. No dents. The best part? You don't have to put it together! I love it. If I had the room, I'd get a bigger one.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! Very sturdy cabinet. This was great for organizing my scraps of vinyl. You will not be disappointed!
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great storage cabinet I looked at these file cabinets for several years and recently bought one. It is excellent for storing beads and buttons.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this file cabinet. Drawers move easily and color matches pictures. Works perfectly for my needs!
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Served Purpose Beautifully Often I would see the the Bisley 5-drawer cabinet while shopping in The Container Store but never felt it would be functional for me. I decided to give it a try to organize my tubes of paint, pencils and multiplying crochet hooks. The cabinet is roomier than I could have imagined. It holds so much that I don't have to stuff anything in the drawers. I now have a centralized place to neatly keep all smaller items. The cabinet is sturdy and the cerulean color is beautiful.
Date published: 2016-09-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great looking and functional Love the unit and especially that is comes in bright yellow. Do check your unit thoroughly before leaving the store to be sure no scratches and that all drawers work properly. Once home, works like a charm. Get the inserts if you're putting smaller items in the drawers.
Date published: 2016-09-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good makeup storage Overall it is a good product. I use it in my bathroom to store my makeup in. Drawers are deep and wide enough to fit a lot in. The Aqua color is beautiful. The only problem I had with this product is the paint chips (my product was shipped directly to my house therefore I could not look it over before purchasing), the metal edges don't exactly meet together (might just be my OCD) and the tracks the drawers are on fall easily causing the drawer to not close properly. Btw, the metal inside is very sharp. Other than that I am very pleased with the purchase.
Date published: 2016-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does the job I ordered 3 units - 1 each in silver, cerelean blue and green just to check quality and color. I was pleased. Good product, great for organization and great color range available. Would give it a five star great review, but top rail came loose and I had to repair. But even with that mishap, I am ordering 10 more for my craft room reorganization project.
Date published: 2016-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ABSOLUTELY PERFECT My office is Pink and when I seen this I was ecstatic. I have actually ordered 2 of them. They hold a lot and I want to order the larger pink ones to match. Just need to make room for them.
Date published: 2016-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Attractive and useful The cabinet arrived two days ago in perfect condition, and well should it have, considering how many layers of protection it had. I transferred over lots of odds and ends that had previously been in a couple of mismatched smaller containers taking up space on my desk, and still have two empty drawers (no doubt a temporary condition). My desk area is neater, and the cabinet is much better looking than what I had earlier. The cabinet is very solid and heavy. The drawers pull out easily without shifting the cabinet. The online description of the cabinet could be better - I notice that almost all the Q&As asked about the interior size of the drawers (1 7/8" high, by the way - not what I'd think of as "deep" though adequate for what I'm storing).
Date published: 2015-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High Quality - Functional & Beautiful I bought this orange cabinet and I love it. It is a hard to find color that matches my walls perfectly It is "cute" and sits atop my desk so I find it both beautiful and functional. It has 5 drawers that make it handy to store lots of items. No dividers in the drawer which makes it customizable to put many different items inside it. It is a well-made metal file - just like those used in office settings, yet in a smaller size. I love the drawers, the color, the metal material and the ease of use. It is very sturdy and solid and the drawers open and close easily. This cabinet is truly commercial grade. The available divider inserts (that are sold separately) allow you to customize the drawers to your liking. The pulls take labels to customize the cabinet to tell you what you have stored inside. . Some have commented they think the price is a little steep. I find the quality of this cabinet, in this color, right at $99 is perfect as this is a excellent five drawer cabinet in orange. I highly recommended it. It arrived in perfect condition and was packaged very well when they shipped it to me.
Date published: 2015-12-01
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Community Q&A

Will this work in the kitchen to hold knives?

Asked by: drwinchicago
I think the drawers would be too short for knives. They have these in stock in store if you go by to see it in person!
Answered by: Mijavera
Date published: 2018-09-29

Is there a way to pull the drawers completely out of the base unit?

Asked by: Hummingbird42
They glide right out. No fighting with catches or latches. But are tight enough to remain in unless you want them out.
Answered by: MorningStar
Date published: 2019-02-23

what are the dimensions of the interior of the drawers themselves? Most importantly the with and depth from top to bottom of each drawer

Asked by: uspetpro
The interior dimensions of each drawer are 9-1/4" x 14-1/4" x 1-7/8" h.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2018-09-24

Is this item weight bearing?

I'd like to stack a medium sized microwave on them.
Asked by: Mer7
Somewhat. Could put lamp, or even another cabinet on top of it. I wouldn’t push it though with placing a heavy box on it.
Answered by: Bisley2U
Date published: 2018-01-20

Height inches?

I missed the outside measurements for this filing cabinet. Can you respond with measurements. Many thanks.
Asked by: Buckleybets
For 5 drawer desktop cabinet: 12 3/4” H, 14 7/8” D, 10 7/8” W.
Answered by: Bisley2U
Date published: 2019-05-24

Are the units stackable?

Asked by: Mado
You could, they are stable, but do not interlock.
Answered by: KellyfromCal
Date published: 2018-08-10

Is there an accessory tray for 8 1/2" x 11" paper?

All of the drawers for the Bisley are made for inserts with symmetric storage. I want to store 8 1/2" x 11" paper in a tray in the Bisley. Does anyone make an insert for this purpose, or is there something else that holds paper that fits nicely in there?
Asked by: chad9000
It would be really helpful if there were an actual paper size tray, because the drawer is actually a bit larger than a full sheet of paper. And then the paper floats around and gets messy in the drawer. In fact it would be helpful if there was an inset that was closer to the size of actual paper at 8.5/11 with a smaller section for pencils/pens. None of the other dividers fit full size pens or pencils.
Answered by: CourtneyS
Date published: 2019-01-22

How much does the unit weigh?

Asked by: SFSunny
I can't say exactly, since I do not own scales, but I'm going to guess just under ten pounds; the drawer set is all steel construction, but it is at least as heavy as a gallon of milk, maybe a bit heavier.
Answered by: memel
Date published: 2018-02-01
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