Reader JeffD was kind enough to share with us his review of the heavy duty Seville wall cabinets sold at Sam’s Club. Jeff bought six of these cabinets for $58 each (a killer price!), and has evaluated them with authoritative detail.
If you recall, these cabinets are 24″ wide x 28″ tall x 12″ deep, and feature an adjustable shelf, door, and 200 lb overall load capacity. From the sounds of it (e.g. 10 minute easy assembly), and with a $58 pricetag (including shipping) these are some rockin’ cabinets! Following is JeffD’s full hands-on review:
Seville 24” Wall Cabinet Review
I recently purchased six of the Seville 24” Wall Cabinets from Sam’s Club for $58 each, plus free shipping. Originally I planned on buying four units but my wild redhead spousal unit allowed me to snag another two cabinets!
The cabinets are the assemble-yourself variety and arrive flat in the carton. Each panel/part is enclosed in a separate plastic bag. Styrofoam inserts surround everything for a tight fit. Every piece was intact and accounted for. A cheap, but adequate phillips screwdriver is included, which is all you need to assemble the cabinet. The screw bags held the proper amounts and were easy to identify.
The outer shell is painted in a light gray ripple finish. A bit light for my shop, but at these prices we need to make sacrifices. All panels are sturdy and engineered to provide 200 pounds of capacity when assembled. The catch system for the door is magnetic…and it has a stainless door? Obviously it’s not a decent grade of stainless since the magnets do provide enough pull to keep the door shut.
The instructions are basic exploded view drawings, but they are easy to decipher and follow. Start to finish was 10 minutes for my first cabinet. I did cheat a little. I didn’t use the enclosed cheapie screwdriver. I used my SO ratcheting driver. Every panel lined up and fit correctly. No stripped inserts or screws. One shelf with brackets is included, which is minimal at best. Two shelves would be ideal.
The cabinet comes with enough lag screws to attach the hanger brackets on wooden studs, 16” on center. My shop wall is concrete block so I attached the brackets with concrete anchors, three per bracket, two brackets per cabinet. No matter which method you use, the cabinet comes with a full scale drawing for proper bracket spacing. After you install the hanger brackets, the cabinet just slides down and hangs in position. While working on a four cabinet run I did have to use a soft rubber mallet to coax the cabinets flush a tad.
Sure, these are basic wall cabinets, but aren’t most wall cabinets just a shell with shelves and a door? I would have liked two shelves, but I’ll be sure to make time for another project. Easy assembly and installation really helps someone to like these units. No headaches, no cursing, no stomping around.
For the money, these cabinets are hard to beat.
Review and Photos by JeffD