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SMI Melamine Taborets are great mobile organizers for the home, office, studio, or classroom. Featuring an attractive, contemporary design, they're available in two configurations, a six-drawer model and a seven-drawer model.
These sturdy taborets are constructed of high-quality, non-porous melamine, thermally fused to an industrial-grade particle board core. Designed for stacking, they offer a sensible balance between functionality, design, and value.
The drawers feature tempered hardboard bottoms and slide smoothly on solid wood guides. The drawer pulls are made of smooth white plastic. The taborets move easily on four heavy-duty, two-wheel swivel casters (two locking).
Assembly is required.
This taboret features four drawers that measure 1-7/8"H × 19-5/8"W × 13-1/2"D, perfect for prints or materials that lay flat, such as pencils, brushes, and tube paints. Two larger drawers measure, 4-7/8"H × 19-5/8"W × 13-1/2"D. Overall dimensions are 27-5/8"H × 22-1/2"W × 16-1/2"D. Overall height includes 2-1/2" for casters.
This taboret features six drawers that measure, 1-7/8"H × 19-5/8"W × 13-1/2"D perfect for prints or materials that lay flat, such as pencils, brushes, and tube paints. One larger drawer measures 4-7/8"H × 19-5/8"W × 13-1/2"D. Overall dimensions are 27-5/8"H × 22-1/2"W × 16-1/2"D. Overall height includes 2-1/2" for casters.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Good Quality, Good Price
from Bellaire, Michigan
Comments about SMI Melamine Taborets:
I've been looking for a bigger taboret and found this one fit my needs the best without spending a fortune. I needed something with lots of shallow drawers to store all of my drawing pencils, pens and tools, and this has worked out perfectly. It holds a LOT! The construction is solid and sturdy, and I like the easy to clean melamine surface. The drawers are all wood and do not have drawer stops as mentioned by others. I don't see this as a handicap since it allows better access to what's in the very back of the drawers. I plan to make a mark on the side rails of each drawer with a Sharpie to indicate where to stop the drawer to keep it from falling out. The casters are adequate for my needs. This taboret will rarely be moved so they will not be a problem. Unlike other reviews, I found the drawer pulls to be equally sturdy and functional. In fact, I have another taboret which is not as wide that had been purchased as a dental office cabinet for probably twice the money. (dental equipment is very overpriced!) It has similar drawer pulls and castors, plastic rails on the drawers and drawer stops. The one drawback I found was the depth of the drawers. They are only 1 7/8 inches deep. My Rubbermaid drawer organizers were a touch too tall and prevented the top drawer from closing entirely and hung up the other drawers. We solved this problem by sawing off the lips on the sides that allow the organizers to hook together. My husband used his radial saw to do this, and it only took him 20 minutes or so to do a bunch of organizers. They hold loose pencils, pens, erasers and other odds and ends. I put all of my drawing aids, such as circle templates, calipers, french curves, compasses and grids in the top drawer where they are nice and handy. It would have been so easy to make the drawers a full 2 inches high which would only have raised the height of the taboret an inch. If not for this problem, I would have given the taboret five stars. As it is, it would be great for storing loose tubes of paint or pastel sticks or drawing papers and pads. I've only just got the taboret set up and filled, but I look forward to using it next to my drawing table where it will give me more surface space on top to set out pencils and tools than the smaller taboret which is now used for paints and painting. It is by far the best quality taboret of its size that I found.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Whittier, California
Have a small studio in my home and I needed a small white flat file taboret. Bought this sight unseen. Could not be happier.1. Taboret arrived 2 weeks earlier than promised.2. Quality is great. Price was right.3. Drawers are sturdy, well made, pull easily.4. Assembly was minimal. Just had to screw on the casters and drawer pulls.5. This is perfect for a small studioWhat more can I say? This fit the bill!
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Ok however not awesome
By Vic M
from Chico, CA
It's not a "bad" product however the handles are "cheap" quality and the drawers don't have stops so one accidentally pull the drawers all the way out (leaving all of your paint, etc on the floor). Also the wheels are of poor quality.Overall it looks nice.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
NICE - But Drawers don't have stops!
By Wild Sunflower
from Clearwater, FL
I'm planning to use it for art supplies and paint (small bottles of liquid acrylics). I plan to use the bottom 2 drawers for the acrylics and the upper drawers for tube paint, pencils, pens, and markers. The only problem is that the drawers don't have stops so if I pull a full drawer out too far, it will drop to the floor and make a mess. I didn't buy a competing brand of storage taboret for the same reason. I never dreamed that this one would not have higher quality features based on the price. The wooden drawer glides are fine but I would have preferred metal glides. Eventually wood glides wear and need to be replaced. The piece DOES look very nice in my studio, however and since my husband destroyed the box, I will have to get by with it.
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