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Mainstays Mainstays Storage Cabinet, Multiple Finishes

The Mainstays Storage Cabinet makes an ideal storage or pantry solution for your kitchen. This storage cabinet with doors features four roomy storage areas with two adjustable shelves and one fixed shelf. It offers ample space for kitchen accessories such as cookbooks, small appliances, dinner sets, condiment bottles and more. It can also store pantry goods such as rice, canned food, pasta and spices. The elegant finish and accompanying ergonomic handles will complement your kitchen's contemporary decor. You can also place this kitchen storage cabinet in your bedroom, living room, dorm room or garage to expand your storage options. The Mainstays Storage Cabinet requires easy assembly with household tools.
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Questions & Answers for Mainstays Mainstays Storage Cabinet, Multiple Finishes

Question

What is this product made from and how much does it weigh?

asked 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Halee
on Mainstays Storage Cabinet, Multiple Finishes
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
it's made of pressed particle board and while it's not real wood, it's still heavy although I can move it around. It isn't sturdy unless you purchase L-shaped brackets to keep it from swaying to the side as it's narrow and top heavy.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Grnifox
answer 2
I don't know exactly how much it weighs... but it is heavy. I am a petite asian woman and I couldn't lift the box from the garage into the house. I had to drag it...
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
old1customer
answer 3
The product if fiberboard with a thin piece of cardboard for the back.
Supposedly it weighs 70 lbs. I don't think it weighs that much. My
friend helped me put it together and we are both female. It was not that heavy when we stood it up.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 4
Probably made from a pressed board. And it weighed roughly 50-60.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
KJones10
answer 5
the cabinet is made of partical board and it weighs 20-30 pounds.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
paintboy32
answer 6
It's prefab wood - you know, the pressed stuff - and weighs about 70 lb. in the box and about 55-60 lb. out the box,
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
jamiedoll
Question

Quantity

The furniture is like the picture or is just one
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Mary
on Mainstays Storage Cabinet, Multiple Finishes
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
like the picture - each half has 1 adjustable shelf
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
UConnHuskies
answer 2
There are 2 separate storage spaces just like the picture.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
loverofagoodbargain
answer 3
It is just like the picture-it is one cabinet with 2 levels and a total of 4 shelves.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Ravencall
answer 4
Looks just like the picture
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Badgirl48
answer 5
Hi Mary

This is a great answer another customer wrote. I could not have said it any better. I hope this helps but if you still have questions please feel free to ask.

It is 2 units you attach together to create ONE, 2 section, cabinet. When you open the top doors, you do not see what is stored in the lower part of the cabinet, but the cabinet is all one piece.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
AASupport
answer 6
it is like the picture,
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
kaydeestar
answer 7
Just like picture
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
ValAC
answer 8
It is just like the picture. It looks like 2 stacked, but really is just 1 piece.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
kjk2147
answer 9
It is 2 units you attach together to create ONE, 2 section, cabinet. When you open the top doors, you do not see what is stored in the lower part of the cabinet, but the cabinet is all one piece. I'm not exactly sure what you were asking for with your question but I hope this answers it for you.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
sgIndy
answer 10
exactly like the picture
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
lorudy
answer 11
If I understand you correctly Mary the furniture is like the picture.

I hope this helps, but if I didnt answer your questions or you have more please feel free to ask!
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
AASupport
Question

I Know it has a mounting piece in the back. I meant can it be hung on a wall? I imagine not, due to the lesser quality of the wood.

asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
JGunnr
on Mainstays Storage Cabinet, Multiple Finishes
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I didnt hang this cabinet, but I did fasten it to the stud for stability with the mounting peice. Thats really what it's there for.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Ravencall
answer 2
No so much hung on the wall but it can be mounted to the wall so it doesn't fall forward.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Badgirl48
answer 3
It is just meant to be secured to the wall for safety purposes, not actually hung on the wall.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
DakotaR
answer 4
No it cannot be hung up on a wall. It's like a bookshelf with doors.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Lilburnmom
answer 5
The cabinet is supposed to be mounted to the wall to help with stability. You dont have to mount it to the wall, but it defintiely helps to mount it.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Cashoit
answer 6
out of the box I would say no, the back part is only cardboard, and there isn't really any support to apply it to the wall.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
kaydeestar
answer 7
No to big
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
ValAC
answer 8
Bracket on back for attaching cabinet to the wall to add additional stability to the cabinet not for hanging the cabinet. I didn't use mine because I didn't want to commit this cabinet to that location thus leaving a hole in the wall.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Versia21
answer 9
Jo J-

The unit has a saftey braket to attach to the wall. The unit cannot be attached to the wall because it was not designed to. I do apologize.

If you have any other questions please feel free to ask.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
AASupport
answer 10
No! Do not hang it on the wall! The cabinet is attached to the wall so it won't tip over!
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
lissel
answer 11
I think the bracket is designed just to stabilize the cabinet against the wall so it can't tip over when you pull the doors open. The cabinet is pretty heavy .. not sure I would trust hanging it up on the wall. I suppose you could attach a couple of L brackets on the bottom & attach those to the wall for additional support if you really wanted up off the floor, but the mounting piece by itself would probably not be good enough by itself.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
sgIndy
Question

Is this really only 21" wide?

Am I understanding this correctly? Then each door is only about 10" wide?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
By
espy25
 - Hershey, PA
on Mainstays Storage Cabinet, Multiple Finishes
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yep
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
UncommonShopper
answer 2
21'' wide 15'' deep
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
ValAC
answer 3
Yes. The cabinet is just a little over 21" wide & each door is about 10.25" wide.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
sgIndy
answer 4
Yes! Very deceiving! This is small!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
RachelE
answer 5
Hello-

Yes that is correct. I am sending you the dimensions. I hope this helps if you have any questions please feel free to ask!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
AASupport
answer 6
That is correct
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Opinionater23
answer 7
yes it is 21" wide with each door being 10 1/2" wide. I was thinking, wow, that seems pretty tiny, but it really is pretty spacious...
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
Astro42
answer 8
Yes but when you open the doors, you need additional space to allow for the doors to swing open and the handles are there also. In other words, if you only had a space 21.31" wide you would not be able to fully open the doors. My estimate is you need about a 24" space.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
NotSoSilentShopper
answer 9
Yes but is plenty wide enough for a pantry
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
KELLYPB
answer 10
Yes, its very very small!
answered 3 years ago
By
mojenn2008
 - Tampa, FL
answer 11
Yes, the dimensions listed ARE accurate. I bought this to fit in a very small area and heavily relied on the dimensions to be true and they turned out to be on the money.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
all320
 - Roanoke, Virginia
Question

How much weight will the shelves hold?

I want to use it to store boxes of file folders, (files of manuals, bills, receipts, etc.), also packs of paper and printer supplies. Thanks.
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
By
Louie Louie
on Mainstays Storage Cabinet, Multiple Finishes
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
the shelves are a thick particle board - would be fine for paper - heavy boxes you may want be stored on the bottom of each section.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
UConnHuskies
answer 2
The middle and bottom fixed shelves hold a max of 50 lbs -- the 2 adjustable shelves have a weight limit of 35 lbs. The top says 0 lbs, but you could probably put some lightweight decorative item like an artificial plant or something on top without any problem.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
sgIndy
answer 3
It is very sturdy so I would say you are safe with storing the paperwork you describe inside. The back is only made of a flimsy cardboard, though, so you would have to be careful that you don't push against it too hard or it may buckle out.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
JTenuta
answer 4
Hello-
Astro42 is corrcect in answering this question and I reposted it below. If you have any questions please feel free to ask!

50lbs on the bottom, 35 on the shelf of the bottom half, then 50 for the bottom of the upper half, and 35 on the upper most shelf... I have A LOT of stuff on mine.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
AASupport
answer 5
50lbs on the bottom, 35 on the shelf of the bottom half, then 50 for the bottom of the upper half, and 35 on the upper most shelf... I have A LOT of stuff on mine, and it seems fine..
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
Astro42
answer 6
They recommend 35 pounds on the movable shelves and 50 pounds on the two fixed shelves.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
NotSoSilentShopper
answer 7
35 - 50. lbs.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
KELLYPB
answer 8
the 2 smaller shelves hold 25 or 30 lbs each and the 2 fixed shelves hold 50 lbs each
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
PinkPlaymate
answer 9
Middle and bottom shelf with handle 50 lbs each

Top shelf and 3rd shelf down, will handle 35 lbs. each

You should be OK
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
Sparky464
answer 10
I have my shelves packed with heavy can goods and they are holding up fine!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
MissouriGranny
 - Missouri
answer 11
I bought the previous 2 door option of this model and loaded common dishes and glasses on the shelves and they are horribly bowed! Really an issue .. will not hold heavy items at all!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
WhyteWytch
Question

shipping size

Will this fit in my car if I order it ship to store?
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
By
GrannyN
on Mainstays Storage Cabinet, Multiple Finishes
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes. The box it comes in is 34.5" L X 16.75" W X 7.5" D. The unit comes in 2 parts that you assemble and then attach together so unless you're in a 'Smart' Car it should fit (& even then it might).
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
sgIndy
answer 2
absolutely. it will fit on your front seat. it is a relatively small box.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
kymr93
answer 3
Yes. It is actually on the smaller side. It is assembled as two separate units then stacked on top of each other.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
RachelE
answer 4
The box is pretty big and very heavy you can probably fit it in your trunk if you put the back seat down but make sure you bring help to lift it!!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Fvfd
answer 5
The cabinet is unassembled in a flat box that should fit in most trunks. I drive a Kia hatchback and it fit fine in the cargo area.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Opinionater23
answer 6
Yes, no problem.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Fisher22
answer 7
The box is not very big. It will fit in a car. It is pretty heavy though.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
buttercup88
answer 8
It appears bigger than it is actually and it was heavy, so you will have to have someone help you put in your vehicle .
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
1Woodworker
answer 9
Yes it will. But trust me, don't do it. Read my review. Oh my goodness, you will hate it. It is horribly cheap quality.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Pbgirl09
answer 10
Yes, it is in a box that is more compact than the assembled product. It has to be put together.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
Kamala54
answer 11
Hi Granny N

Here is some information I found that might be helpful to you.

If you have any other questions please feel free to ask!

Shipping Weight (in pounds): 67.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 21.31 x 15.44 x 59.88
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
AASupport
Question

will this cabinet hold a microwave

asked 2 years, 5 months ago
By
ruby
on Mainstays Storage Cabinet, Multiple Finishes
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
It depends on the size of your microwave ... the interior fixed shelf in the middle is 20"W by 15" D. The weight load for that shelf is 50#, so a small one would probably fit. You'd just need to make sure it's a size that you'd have enough space around it to have air circulation, otherwise the heat that's generated will damage the microwave. Another thought to consider .... having it inside the cabinet might eventually cause the wood to warp or the interior finish to peal too because of the moisture that's created when you cook.... I don't KNOW that, but it seems reasonable that that might happen.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
sgIndy
answer 2
if you anchor it to a wall, maybe. I'm only 5'2" and i wanted to do that, but my microwave wouldnt fit, and it was too high for me to reach up safely.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
kymr93
answer 3
no, I don't think this is a cabinet that you would want to hold a microwave. I use mine for towels, sheets, linens.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
lorudy
answer 4
Doubtful - it isn't very deep.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
JTenuta
answer 5
Not a very big one. If you have a smaller sized microwave then it might.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
RachelE
answer 6
The diimensions are:
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 21.31 x 15.44 x 59.88

The very top of this unit has a zero weight limit.

The fixed shielf and very bottome shelf has a 50lb limit

All others have a 35lb limit

I hope this helps but if you have any other questions please feel free to ask!
6 days ago
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
AASupport
answer 7
I think it can hold a small microwave as long as you be sure to anchor it to the wall properly. I would buy another bracket and add it as a little extra security. But it is pretty sturdy all it's own once you use the anchor provided.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
MomOf3yrOLDTwins
answer 8
yes a small one.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
peg520
answer 9
Hi Ruby.

The diimensions are:
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 21.31 x 15.44 x 59.88

The very top of this unit has a zero weight limit.

The fixed shielf and very bottome shelf has a 50lb limit

All others have a 35lb limit

I hope this helps but if you have any other questions please feel free to ask!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
egfameri
answer 10
No I don't think the length is enough space
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Missdee1099
answer 11
I put a large crockpot in the bottom part of mine. A small microwave, Yes, I believe will fit just fine.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
AprLuvsYa
Question

What is the material this cabinet is made of? Wood? Composite, or plastic?

asked 2 years, 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Hull, Massachusetts
on Mainstays Storage Cabinet, Multiple Finishes
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Not wood more like compresses composite
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
ValAC
answer 2
Wood composite with a laminate finish. Actually pretty sturdy but I wouldn't put it anywhere where it might get wet!
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
sgIndy
answer 3
hello-

Particle board. Very strong & heavy. If built correctly this unit will last for years.

I think you would be very pleased to have this unit.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask!
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
AASupport
answer 4
it seems to be made of heavy duty composite...
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
Astro42
answer 5
Particle board. Very strong & heavy tho. Line your screws & nails up right or risk bubbling up your wood if you miss
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
KELLYPB
answer 6
Like a compacted wood pieces with laminate over it.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Jdeals
 - Philadelphia
answer 7
It's a wood composite. The handles are plastic and the hinges are metal-the backing is like a piece of carboard
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
mstweeze
 - Cleveland, OH
answer 8
laminated wood
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
chriskc
 - Olathe, KS
answer 9
composite
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
queenbee2585
answer 10
partical board
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
jcinidaho
 - Idaho
answer 11
composite
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Indiana
Question

are the dimensions correct.. it is ONLY 16 " wide ????

it shows the width is 15.44 "
Is that right? That would make each door 8 inches wide....
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
sandejean
on Mainstays Storage Cabinet, Multiple Finishes
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Each door is 10 1/2" wide.
answered 1 year ago
By
Foxfur
answer 2
Mine is 21 1/8 wide, but the doors use up another inch to open(they swing out about 1/2 inch each)
answered 1 year ago
By
gdavet
answer 3
It is 21.5 " wide (side to side).
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
GMominTX
answer 4
Mine is 60" high and 16" wide
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Thuda
answer 5
Dimensions are correct in the description of the product. It holds more than you would think due to depth of cabinet. It is a very nice product for a small space.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
1Valuelover
answer 6
The doors are 10 1/2 inches wide. The pantry is 21 inches wide. The depth of the cabinet is about 15 1/2 inches.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
123cani
answer 7
Yes, it is a smaller cabinet than the promo picture makes it seem. Very handy for a space where you can't put anything else, but it's not made for heavy-duty use holding heavy stuff and being opened and closed frequently.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
wildbillockham
answer 8
The doors on ours are each 10 1/2" wide.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
RSSSr
answer 9
Yes, the dimensions for this Mainstays storage cabinet are L21.31" x W15.44" x H59.88".
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 10
yes
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Dalton4475
answer 11
21.31 long x 15.44 deep x 59.88 tall
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Raevn
Question

Does this piece of furniture assemble as one piece or can you create two smaller cabinets?

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
RICH
on Mainstays Storage Cabinet, Multiple Finishes
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes you could possibly make it into 2 cabinets.
answered 1 year ago
By
Foxfur
answer 2
just as one piece.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
GMominTX
answer 3
one piece
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Thuda
answer 4
one piece only.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
old1customer
answer 5
One piece; don't think the top section would have enough bottom support, and the bottom wouldn't have a top piece.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
ditto59
answer 6
One piece and it takes two people to assemble it. Not sturdy either.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Hippydippy
answer 7
one piece only
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
stumped1289
answer 8
Nope-just the one piece!
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
UncommonShopper
answer 9
No... it has to go together. I had wondered that, but you would have to not use half the parts to make it be just a half. There would be no bottom to the top half with out it together.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Seaponey
answer 10
One piece
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Elaine625
answer 11
Just one cabinet, Target has a smaller cabinet similar to this and half the size (height wise) for about $35, They can be stacked. I bought those 13 years ago in Oregon, I am still using them.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
MesaAZguy
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