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12-Drawer Storage Chest


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The progressive design of our Italian 12-Drawer Storage Chest helps you get and stay organized. Each unit features securely-locking, 2-1/2" deep drawers (just press on the handle to open) and is constructed of translucent plastic for visibility of the contents. Units can be joined vertically, horizontally or to a wall. No strangers to hard work, these drawers are up to the task of organizing and storing loads of papers, receipts, bills, tax records, school work, art projects, tools, hardware or small toys. Each comes with casters for effortless mobility. To attach the casters to the cabinet, first turn the cabinet upside down. You will see a hole in each of the four corners. Insert the two rounded rubber plugs in the openings at the front of the cabinet; insert the two rectangular rubber plugs in the openings in the back of the cabinet. Now, push the stem of a caster into the hole of each plug. Flip the cabinet over, and you're ready to roll!




  • 15-1/4" x 11-3/8" x 39" h

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12-Drawer Storage Chest is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 49.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for small tools In had a heavy 4 drawer craftsman toolbox plus a bunch of bins where my tools were stored on different shelves in the garage. This chest now holds all my light tools like screwdrivers, hammers, dremel, pliers, files, framing stuff, etc in much less space, and all together. Now that I don't have to keep the top of my old toolbox open and on a shortened shelving unit, I can get the heavier tools and bins on the same shelving unit with this chest next to it (plus a 44 drawer cabinet also bought here for all my screws, nails and small bits) and now everything is in one compact area. Only wish it had one or two drawers a little taller to hold tools like a mallet. I always find other people's pictures helpful so even though I haven't finished clearing off the top shelf where my toolbox used to be, here's what it looks like.
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Craft Room Storage This is the second 12 drawer tower I have purchased, and I love how easy the roller legs are to attach! This is perfect for all of my rubber stamps, Ink pads, and acrylic blocks. Wish I had room for one more ;)
Date published: 2016-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent I bought this thinking that all my jewelry-making supplies, which covered half my kitchen table, would fit. I got most of it in, except BEADS. So I bought the same product in the 5-drawer version use for beads. I'm sure the person who couldn't figure out the wheels got help. I could have fit everything in, there is plenty of space. But if you want things separated and the drawers labeled, you won't fill every square inch of each drawer. The smaller one can fit on top of the larger one, or on the table. Many people have a lot more supplies than I do, so consider using this tower plus the smaller one. For example, dividers would allow you to keep silver and gold findings/wire/chain in the same drawer without getting mixed together.
Date published: 2016-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this Chest I needed a different storage for my ink pads (I'm a stamper/card maker) and I chose this. The drawers are less deep than usual, and I can get ALL my many ink pads in the drawers grouped by colors. I can get them stacked at least 2 deep if I need to. Also, I can move the chest around easily to where I'm working because of the wheels. Plus it stores easily and takes up so little room. Oh, and the drawers "lock" so they don't come flying open to spill the contents.
Date published: 2015-12-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Could be good, but.... I was very excited to get this set of drawers. It was just the right size for what I need. But it came without any directions. I still haven't figured out how to attach them securely. Plus the only places I could figure out to put them is so close to the middle that it tips if you try to roll it. I took them off which makes it hard to move. Also. Not all the drawers lock as they should. Disappointing for the cost.
Date published: 2015-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Size/Dimensions I hate digging for small items. That's why I like the height of these drawers. The somewhat tall height of the entire unit means more storage in less space. The depth is unobtrusive. It came with several small pieces, including caster adapters and casters. I could not find any paper/instructions but Customer Service was very helpful. (Some pieces are provided just in case you get more than one unit and you want to connect them.)
Date published: 2015-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Trailer Organizer I think this set of draws is based on a Dentist Cabinet. It is great for some of my smaller stuff - flatware - a couple of dishes- cleaning supplies for my equipment . I am using it in the tack/sleeping part of a gooseneck horse trailer. It fits under a custom shelf. I was going to build some draws but it was much simpler to order them - and they will add less weight to the load (horse weighs 1100 lbs) I also got 2 trays to put in the top draws. They fit fine. I have not gotten everything sorted out yet.
Date published: 2015-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great piece this cabinet is lightweight, yet very sturdy. The drawers come all the way out, unlike most plastic storage drawer units. I love it.
Date published: 2015-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The answer to all my problems Well, maybe not the answer to ALL my problems, but this one solves a lot of things at our shop, where I have oodles of miscellaneous vintage ephemera, signage, card stock, little bits and pieces of this and that. With 12 drawers, I can organize and store it all, in a relatively small footprint. The unit itself is very well made, and I love that the drawers snap shut. Wheels seem to be very sturdy. Although it doesn't come with labels, there are plenty of good labels out there, and lots of options for where to place them on each drawer if needed. Might have to order one for my home, too.
Date published: 2015-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Chest! Great for storing office supplies right next to my desk! Drawers close securely with a click.
Date published: 2014-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great organizer My bead findings were all over the place. I was so frustrated not being able to find a good way to organize them. This cabinet has done the trick. The only thing it lacks is a label slot. I love how I can take out a drawer and it is sturdy and keeps my materials together. The construction is solid and compact. The wheels make it easy to move around my work area.
Date published: 2014-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Indispensable for homeschool We homeschool and we have one chest for each child. Each subject gets it's own drawer (we put a fun label on the outside of each drawer). It keeps all of our books and materials centralized so that we're not running around searching for things when we could be learning. When we're done with school, we roll these into a closet. In this way, our house doesn't look too much like school, and other kids won't accidentally mess up the school stuff when they come to visit. The chest is very solid and I expect it to last a good long time. I'm sure we'll be using it for other purposes once the children are out of school.
Date published: 2014-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from really organized This is the best tool to keep "to do" and "where did I put that" articles, you can label each drawer, put the file right next to your desk, and you have all those item at your fingertips .. drawers open easy, kinda hard to put on the wheels. overall a great organizer
Date published: 2014-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! When my cart arrived I was really surprised at house dirty and strong it is. It is very well made. The only thing is they had forgotten to ship the wheels with it. I used the online chat and within 10 minutes it was fixed and they were shipping me a new wheels. So I am extremely happy not only with the product but also with the customer service!
Date published: 2014-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for so many things..... I bought two of these and love them for my miniature crafts. I'd like to have a few more in my office. Great product.
Date published: 2014-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this storage chest! I'm a jeweler and have been on the hunt for a storage chest that I could keep beside my work bench. I wanted something with many drawers so I could organize my tools and assorted supplies. It's a short reach to pull out tools as I'm working. This works great! I love it so much I bought two of them. If I had the space, I'd buy a third unit.
Date published: 2014-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very durable, Built very well!! I have tried other organizers and have taken them back because they're flimsy and they either don't last or the drawers sag with some weight in them. Not this one! I love the way that handles lock but it's so easy to open them. My only complaint would be that there was no instructions or paperwork that came with the storage container and there were some extra parts that I am not sure what to do with or where they go. Other than that it's a really great organizer!
Date published: 2013-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product This is a great storage chest. I like the twelve drawers and the sturdiness of the product. The product is visually appealing. I only wish that the drawers could accomodate taller items and that the drawers were deeper.
Date published: 2013-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought two already.... Very well made, I have bought two thus far- one to hold some of my cookie cutters (I like to bake) and one to hold some of my rubber stamps (I like to craft). The units can be stationary or put on wheels (provided) and moved easily in reach or out of the way. The drawers "lock closed" so cabinet can be lifted to move up or downstairs. The unit can also be "linked" along side another or easily stacked. The drawer can be removed to adjust order of items stored or to be taken to a another location for the contents to be used elsewhere. * There are attachment parts included- wheels and other bits for a variety of linking/stacking to other units and for attaching the wheels. There are no instructions included. Store personnel had to find someone who knew and could explain what all the parts were for (and how to attach them).
Date published: 2013-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Fit Initially I purchased this for my sewing scissors,notions and thread, but had enough drawer space left over to house my art brushes & paints, craft beads & do-dads, decorative hole punchers, glues,scrapbook embellishments and ribbons. Leave it to the Italians to design an efficient organizer as this! I have it in my closet & put my portable sewing machine on top (at an angle). Despite HOW LARGE your sewing/craft collection is, you will be surprised what you can fit in this organizer.
Date published: 2013-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from craft storage This rolling cart is great... I bought it for some of my craft storage, and it has worked well. Sometimes the drawers don't "lock" shut, but that is the only thing I could find that would be slightly negative.
Date published: 2013-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High quality High quality storage chest is made in Italy. Very hard to find this type of storage with deep drawers to store irregular shaped items. Best of all the chest came already assembled.
Date published: 2013-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks great and great for organizing It fits well in my home office closet, and helps me keep office supplies organized. Durable plastic construction with easy to open/close drawers.
Date published: 2013-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Purchase I purchased this item online. This item is strong and sturdy. The drawers work easily and secure well. I selected this item for a specific purpose, but the interior measurements of the drawers were off just enough that it did not work out for me. I am getting a replacement item which I have been guaranteed will work perfectly. Stay tuned for that review.
Date published: 2013-04-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost perfect Very nice drawers makes putting away papers and files easy. Only two things its missing. 1. a way to label the files for easier access to things you store there. and 2. just a little more durability as some edges got chipped on the way home when we pulled it out of the cart. Other that that it is a great purchase for clearing your desk and helping you organize.
Date published: 2013-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful! Very sturdy, great size, easy access, looks great!
Date published: 2013-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for so many things I use this in my art studio and I love the way it holds tons of stuff. Moves easily and the drawers open with ease. I'll be getting another one for other projects.
Date published: 2013-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Practical, simple, multi functional Organizer This is such a great way to organize tons of things around the house. Each drawer can be a different category. Papers to kids socks, toys,little things that they may have all over but can be neatly stored in this. Great for the office also. Tape, paper clips ink toner to name a few things you may way to store in this. A must have for the individual that loves to organize.
Date published: 2013-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Quilters This Storage Chest is great for keeping your quilting projects, fabrics, threads and patterns organized. Sturdy and rolls easily as well.
Date published: 2013-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful for kid's art supplies Our kitchen counter was overflowing with our daughters' art supplies, so we purchased this storage tower to declutter and it has worked perfectly. The drawers are a great size to hold materials, but not too large that you have to put too many things in one drawer. For example we have both plain paper and construction paper drawers, and you don't have to go searching for either. Also, the handles provided enough space for labeling. We also like that it is not too deep so that it fits under a counter without sticking out and things don't get lost in the back of the drawers. Overall we are very happy with this purchase.
Date published: 2012-12-29
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Community Q&A

Can I separe the drawers?

Asked by: Randeleser
The drawers can be easily removed separately.
Answered by: mbdefreitas
Date published: 2014-10-13

Can additional drawers be added on top?

In the product description of this item it mentions that "units can be joined vertically..." So are there other modular unit options to add extra storage vertically? Thanks for helping!
Asked by: Avedon
Yes, additional 12-Drawer Storage Chests can be joined vertically or horizontally to expand your storage and organization options. Hardware to accomplish this is included with each unit.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2016-10-15

What are the inside dimensions of the drawers?

Asked by: Minnesotamel
Each drawer measures 13-1/4" wide x 2-1/4" tall. The depth from front to back varies, as there is an indentation in the center. The depth on either side of the indentation is 10-1/2", and the depth from the indentation to the back is 9-1/2".
Answered by: bnrinehart
Date published: 2017-08-11

Can I buy replacement castors for this item?

Asked by: Kristym
Casters for our 12-Drawer Storage Chest are not sold separately.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2017-05-05

Are the drawers large enough to hold 12x12 scrapbook paper?

Asked by: SRN7
No, our 12-Drawer Storage Chest measures 15-1/4" w x 11-3/8" d x 39" h and cannot accommodate 12" x 12" scrapbook paper. For 12" x 12" scrapbook paper, we recommend our 12" x 12" Paper Storage Case (shown below).
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2017-07-29

Recommend Drawer Dividers?

Can someone recommend any drawer dividers for this storage chest?
Asked by: EdKu
To divide up the insides of these drawers, we'd recommend our 2" Custom Drawer Organizing Strips (item #447010), Linus Shallow Drawer Organizers, or Silver Mesh Drawer Organizers.
Answered by: beneel
Date published: 2018-01-01

Are replacement drawers available?

One bottom drawer was damaged during a move. It's still functional, but a piece is broken from the front...
Asked by: dazguti
Extra replacement drawers are not available at this time.
Answered by: alooney
Date published: 2015-03-27

What are extra black plastic parts for?

Using wheels and can't figure out whether to save extra plastic parts?? Help!!
Asked by: islandcardmaker
Our 12-Drawer Storage Chest comes with 4 casters and 4 caster adapters. It also comes with various connectors to join multiple chests together vertically, horizontally or to a wall. If you need further assistance, we're here to help - give us a call at 1-888-CONTAIN (266-8246).
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2017-11-25

Are these drawers dust proof?

Asked by: Starquilt43
Unfortunately these drawers are not dust proof.
Answered by: hcrolf
Date published: 2017-05-30
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