Cabinet de base Proslat Elite en acier, 1 tiroir et 2 portes, gris est évalué
Rated 4 de
Chisel and Mallet
Purchased 2 of these along with 1 drawer unit. Product looks great and much less than comparable units. Quality build. Drawers slide nicely and come with mats. Only issue I had was one unit was missing a shelf. Called the company and they resolved the issue in 2 minutes. Awesome. Height is about 38” one you add the feet. Comes with all the mounting hardware. Perfect for my needs.
Date de publication: 2019-02-11
Rated 1 de
Nice cabinet but beware the connectivity
For reference, I purchased one of these and one of these ... https://www.lowes.ca/garage-cabinets/proslat-elite-30-in-w-x-35-in-h-x-18-in-d-steel-garage-base-cabinet-grey_g2776606.html, plus the bamboo countertop. Nothing more and I'm glad for that, as you will read.
The cabinets are nice and sturdy, which is why I chose them over the Gladiator brand in the neighbouring display, The box for one of the cabinets had seen heavy damage before I picked it up. The Lowe's guy assured me the cabinet inside the box was fine (how would he know?). However, it was not, with denting in a couple of places, only realized when unboxed at home. However, I figured that the most obvious dent would ultimately be covered by the countertop, so I didn't worry about it too much.
The cabinets come mostly pre-assembled and the feet went on easily enough. What I did not realize at time of purchase is just how difficult these base cabinets are to actually attach together. First of all, although the instruction booklets guide you to the company's website to view assembly videos, none exists, or if they do, they're well-hidden. I eventually gave up trying to find them. So, no luck there. Connecting the cabinets together should, in theory, have been a breeze, only requiring four bolts to go through pre-drilled holes in the steel frames. Sounds easy, right? NOT! The upper holes on both cabinets are EXTREMELY awkwardly situated in locations behind the interior drawer sliders. The drawers have to be removed to connect the cabinets, which is easy enough, but trying to slide your fingers, carrying a bolt or nut, behind the remaining drawer sliders (which cannot be removed) into the exact location of the holes, when the holes on both cabinets are obstructed, is unbelievably difficult. I screamed in frustration MANY times. Good thing I was home alone and in the basement at the time or the cops might have shown up. The lower holes are only slightly more accessible, although the lower rear ones are very difficult to connect as well, if working solo, as the cabinet door is in the way, making reaching both holes to feed the bolt into the nut at the same time nearly impossible. Installing four bolts should REALLY not be a two-man job, but this would be easier with two. In the end, with great time, effort and a little ingenuity, the cabinets were joined, although it was impossible to properly tighten some of the connections by myself due to the aforementioned access difficulties. If you have stubby fingers, forget about it. Spend the extra to have Lowe's geeks do it for you and please shoot a video to see how much trouble they have with it.
Had that been the end of the problems, I might not have bothered writing this negative review. The next hurdle was installing the countertop. The wood screws provided seem way too large for the job and require Herculean strength and titanium tools to do the job. There are no pilot holes. You have to drive the screws into the countertop, which is fine and normally not an issue. They initially go in OK, but by the time the screw is about three-quarters of the way in, you will find it harder and harder with each rotation to actually push it all the way. I ruined one screwdriver and was dripping in sweat trying to force the first screw in. Perhaps I should have drilled pilot holes, although the inadequate instructions make no mention of a need to do this.
As it sits right now, I've put four of the eight screws into the countertop and decided I'm done for the day. I'm only happy with one of the four, as it's the only one I successfully managed to drive all the way in. I'm not sure there's much I can do with the other three without better and more powerful tools, but I will revisit it again tomorrow when I have hopefully have a better attitude. I really wanted to love these cabinets, but my initial enthusiasm has been squashed by the assembly challenges. With some not so complicated engineering, these products could have been so much better designed. I mean, the holes where the bolts go to join the cabinets could so easily have been located in more easily accessed locations on the side walls. The idiotic designers chose to locate them in places which are so bleeping difficult to reach. The wood screws could have had the appropriate diameter for the medium into which they were supposed to penetrate without a pilot. I sometimes wonder whether anyone at the company has ever actually attempted to connect these things.
As mentioned above, I'm really glad I didn't buy more of this product line. If you don't need to connect cabinets, then you probably won't have too many complaints, unless your box is also heavily damaged. If you require multiple connected components, have the Lowe's monkeys put it together for you or find another brand.
Date de publication: 2017-11-10
Rated 5 de
Great looking cabinet for the price. Doors and drawers all work better than expected
Date de publication: 2020-08-23
Rated 5 de
Very sturdy- love the soft closure on the doors highly recommend.
Date de publication: 2020-10-24