Takes away the need to stack and unstack the containers as they slide in/out instead of lifting to find the exact container you need. Does work with the We R Memory Keeper containers with the exception they do not slide in/out but need to be lifted straight up and out, taking up excess space. This is due to the groove on the side as opposed to the ArtBin straight sides allowing for a very neat, smooth straight in, straight out slide.
Also, when putting together and tacking on the back panel, must be extremely careful to tack the nails straight and in the center, as you could easily chip the particle board.
Bottom line, love this design and works extremely well for expediting use of the containers, including easy viewing.
This is the 6th cube I have purchased. LOVE. Them. I have 2 carts and 2 cubes on top of some drawers. I have the electronic cartridge drawers in one of my carts. Besides scrapbooking supplies I am going to use this purchase for my sewing supplies. I am so organized some of my friends are jealous of how much I can. accomplish.
I was excited to get this storage option into my studio. I purchased three cubes and began assembly the day I picked them up (I'm local). I was delighted to find a few extra hardware pieces in the first two hardware kits because missing parts can be a problem with "you do the assembly" kits. However, the third kit was missing one wooden peg which necessitated a trip to the hardware store. As might be expected, I had to purchase an entire package to get the ONE needed peg. I probably could have waited to have the company send me one, but I didn't want to live with the clutter that came out of the cabinet I got rid of when I picked up the cubes (which replaced it). I came home and mounted the bottom cube onto new hardwood legs (from Mesa Sales in Mesa, AZ - you can also get caster wheels, but they will only support 2 cubes). Next, I glued the cubes together with epoxy and then DH secured the stack into studs in the wall with "L" brackets to handle the extra weight and for stabilization of the tower. Enter the drama...when I tried to install the rails the Art Bin Satchels rest on (to aid in them sliding in and out of the cubes) the drilled holes in the cube didn't line up with the pegs on the rails. The space between the pegs is longer than the space between the holes. I'm so sad because I glued the pieces together and now can't return them to the manufacturer; I'm stuck with finding a solution. This storage option is ideal for my needs but I'm not sure my husband can find a way to get the rails to seat properly and the company doesn't seem to have a solution to help their customers.
I have had two of these cubes for a few years now. They are awesome for storing the artbin boxes. The wheels on the bottom (sold separately) make it easy to roll around so I can access it better. I store all my small embellishments in the thin boxes, and love how easy it is to use. I would recommend these to anyone who has several artbin 12X12 storage boxes.