Rated 4 out of 5Â by LGDorganized Hidden benefit
Purchased these for large family photos. I was concerned about not having a rigid four-sided storage box, but the ability to lower one of the long sides (as shown in the product photo) allows for better access to documents. In other words, our photos were such a perfect fit, without this feature, you'd have to use your fingernail to lift the photo out.
December 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Trishie78 Peace of mind
When my Grandmother passed away last year, we began to clear out the attic of her house. We found a couple of boxes of photographs from the last 150 years. My Grandfather did genealogy and photography, so you can imagine the volume. I am very glad to know these photos can be stored in a preservation box, to preserve them for future generations.
June 18, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5Â by APNyc Disappointing
These boxes are cheap and disappointing. The cardboard literally split on 2 of the 4 during assembly. They also were crushed on the corners and just overall cheap in quality, and they don't all assemble well.
July 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by jessmoe Satisfied!
I bought this to store old photos in. It is really sturdy and looks pretty nice. My only issue was that as my husband was putting it together (it does not come assembled), some of the cardboard started to tear a little. But overall, easy assembly. Would recommend!
February 18, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by BC10 Boxes - sturdy, but not what I expected
These boxes arrived flat, and needed to be folded into place, like a banker's box - as such, they kind of look like an assembled banker's box -- sturdy and practical, but not good for display on an open shelf. Not that there's anything wrong with that -- it's just not what I expected. They'd be perfect for stashing important papers in a closet or other out-of-the-way place.
November 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by FineFran Would purchase again
These are sturdy, easy to assemble boxes. I had ordered one a few years ago and have filled it up with family tree photos and info, and needed to start another one. I purchased the legal size and have found it to be a great size. I am confident that this box will hold up, and would not hesitate to order another, or any of the archival products at your store. I ordered an archival photo album as well.
April 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by nedster Great gift
I have the legal size archival boxes and they have been great to store my large pictures in.
February 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by reciprocity Good Quality
These storage boxes seem well constructed and are easy to assemble. So far, I've seen no evidence of yellowing or degrading of any of the paper and photos I've stored in these boxes.
January 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Paneradeb Great heirloom organization tool
Our family has heirloom clothing articles preserved in the archival storage boxes, so it just made sense to purchase the archival document storage boxes as I sort out the important family "paper" keepsakes. These boxes are easy to put together/use and of good quality. The Container Store assists in what would otherwise be a difficult process of sorting/organizing and purging. I highly recommend the archival box line.
December 30, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5Â by JRenea Hard to fold & not square
Not sure I would buy these again. They are hard to fold & make square. Documents 8.5x11 won't fit.
May 29, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5Â by PinataParty I thought these were good until I found better
I thought these were great boxes when I first got them. I store original illustrations in them. However, I ordered some from an art supplier, and now I can say that these are unreasonably bulky, cumbersome and a hassle to put together. I prefer now the kind with metal edges. They arrive already assembled and don't stick when I remove one from a stack.
April 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Doris Wonderful purchase
These storage boxes allow you to put family memories all in one place. Photos, clippings, mementos all safely stored!
February 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by GRANNY1221 A GREAT IDEA BUT
I purchased 2 of these boxes to help preserve a stamp collection.
The bottom of the box was quite easy to put together. The top gave me a little trouble when trying to get the inserted taps to stay inserted into the slot. They keep popping out. I had to push the short sides in on an angle and not totally straighten the side once it was inserted. It held together once the top was placed over the bottom.
February 4, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5Â by MisoMiso Poor Quality
I purchased this to hold records and photographs which are nearing or exceed 100 years old. When they say "near-museum quality", they are greatly exaggerating.
First, the small box dimensions as given are not correct for the inside of the box. You can subtract almost 3/4" from the totals because the lid is so thick. This means the box was too small for an item I had measured at 12" x 9", which should have fit.
Second, it is difficult to get the seams of the box to fold crisply, and the end product is sloppy looking with considerable gaps in the seams and the sides which bulge out.
Third, the drop-down side feature is virtually non-functional. Attempting to "break-in" the mechanism results in the cardboard quickly fraying and breaking down.
I will say that the materials appear to be decent quality, the cardboard is very thick and the box is sturdy once assembled. Also, the lid does fit well.
In the future I will pony up the cash and buy proper metal-edged archive boxes from sources that actually sell to museums.
January 18, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by mooves2 great box for storing paper treasures
I bought two of these boxes to store old, original family papers. They are easy to assemble and are sturdy.
April 11, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Puella Perfect for my needs
Sturdy, and sized right for over-sized, historic family photographs. Allows me to get them out of frames, and put away for future generations.
February 15, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Keleia Wonderful storage for special items
I am more than happy with the quality and durability of these archival boxes. I actually purchased this one for a friend. She is giving this to her mom for Christmas. I will be purchasing more myself since having my 97 year old father in law come to live with us. Many treasured documents to keep safe!
December 16, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5Â by DianaK Much better than a shoebox!
I finally found an affordable solution for heritage items. Fits nicely on elfa 12" shelves, too!
September 3, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5Â by reannon perfect for documents
While a bit pricey for the quantity I would prefer to get, these are perfect for keeping documents, magazines, etc. that need preservation to maintain their value.
May 17, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5Â by JuJubee65 Archival boxes
These boxes are great, they are very heavy. I have purchased archival boxes other places, but they were not nearly as nice. These stack easily and hold a lot of memorabelia.
May 14, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Norm less mess
My wife told me to clean up a "paper mess" in one storage closet.
So I purchased 4 of the letter sized document storage boxes. Expecting disapproval of my selection of color, I was very surprised when she saw them neatly lined up in the messy closet and liked them ( purchased the green ones because that was the only color available the day I ordered them). I like them also.
Exactly what I wanted and needed.
April 24, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Knit Storage Box
this is wonderful. Easy to put together, the surprise was when I opened the box there was also tissue inside.
March 21, 2010