Sauder Costa Lateral File, Chalked Chestnut finish

(10 customer reviews)


Product details

Brand Sauder
Color Chalked Chestnut Finish
Material Recycled Material
Product Dimensions 23.5″D x 40.88″W x 8.63″H
Mounting Type Floor Mount
Style Cottage
  • Item Does Not Contain Fabric
  • Overall Dimensions: 33 3/8″ W x 21 7/8″ D x 30″ H
  • Durable, 1″ thick top
  • Drawers with full extension slides hold letter or legal size hanging files to help keep you organized
  • Patented, interlocking safety mechanism allows only one drawer open at a time, keeping you and your family safe
  • Drawers lock for secure storage
  • Framed, slat-front detailing for an added touch of style
SKU: B01M3YPW89 Category:


Where do you keep your important files? Stuffed in a drawer? Expand your office storage and enhance your décor with this lateral file from the Costa collection. Blending style and function together, upgrade your décor and the place you store your papers to this 2 drawer lateral file cabinet. This lateral file cabinet features full extension slides and holds letter or legal-size hanging files. A durable, 1″ thick top of this wood lateral file cabinet is the perfect place for books, home décor and more. Your safety is always on our mind and this 2 drawer file cabinet includes a patented, interlocking safety mechanism that allows only one drawer open at a time. Additionally, both drawers include a lock for secure storage of your documents. Finished in Chalked Chestnut® and detailed with a stylish, framed, slat-front, this cottage inspired, legal size lateral file cabinet will look stunning no matter where it stands.

From the manufacturer

Sauder Costa Lateral File, in a Chalked Chestnut Finish

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Sauder, the inventor of ready-to-assemble furniture, is an American company with deep roots in Ohio.

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Additional information

Weight 112.9 kg
Dimensions 23.5 × 40.88 × 8.63 cm



Chalked Chestnut Finish


Recycled Material

Mounting Type

Floor Mount



Room Type


Included Components

Materials Assembly instructions Hardware

Finish Type

Chalked Chestnut Finish


L: 33.39 x W: 21.89 x H: 30.00

Number of Doors


Number of Drawers




Number of Pieces


Unit Count

1.0 Count

Base Type


Top Material Type


Assembly Required


Product Dimensions

23.5D x 40.88W x 8.63H, 40.88 x 23.5 x 8.63 inches

Item Weight

112.9 pounds



Country of Origin


Item model number


Fabric Type

Item Does Not Contain Fabric

Finish Types

Chalked Chestnut Finish

Warranty Description

5 year manufacturer.

Batteries Required



Sauder, Sauder Woodworking

10 reviews for Sauder Costa Lateral File, Chalked Chestnut finish

  1. Christina

    As pictured, but…The filing cabinet is beautiful and sturdy! Took a bit of time to put together but the instructions are easy to follow and kind of funny! I love that they slipped little jokes into the manual. Once I finished building it, however, I can’t help but cringe every time I open the drawers. They’re in there pretty good and make an awful squeaking noise when I pull them out. Product works and I’m still going to use it. It’s just not a silent and smooth set for me.

  2. Nurse Mary

    Editing to go from 1 to 3 starsThis thing has been absolute hell to assemble and troubleshoot. Not only did it take HOURS with 2 people, but one of the drawers had holes that were incorrectly measured, so they wouldn’t even fit inside the right way once we were finished!! We tried to drill new holes so they would at least both fit in the spaces, and thought we were in the clear. It was difficult to open both drawers and they would rub on each other, but I would just deal with it.After spending about 20 minutes putting all my files in, all of a sudden the bottom drawer locked up and I can’t get it out. I tried opening both drawers at the same time in case it was the safety mechanism it mentions that could lock out, and that isn’t working! Now I will have to somehow disassemble it with one drawer still in there and OF COURSE this happens the drawer with all of my super important files!Edit: I have updated my review from 1 to 3 stars because of the great customer service I experienced. I called the company directly and trouble-shooted with someone on the drawer issue. The very bottom molding part wasn’t flush the with floorboard (my mistake- I over looked the little text with the picture on the booklet to make sure they were flush so it was done upside down). That was what was preventing it from opening because a wooden board on the bottom got stuck. I had to rip apart half of the drawer to get my files out and the company is sending out those parts to fix it. Luckily this was the drawer with the holes that were incorrectly measured, and not the “good” drawer.I would definitely make sure to read every single little blurb in the instruction manual, even if it looks insignificant. Don’t assume a part just slides in there (like the bottom part) because the ridges are actually literally maybe a 0.5 cm off or less and that’s what caused the drawer to get stuck.I’m thankful the rep I spoke to was great about helping me troubleshoot and get the new parts in soon.

  3. Kimberly

    Love this cabinet!This cabinet is wonderful, holds all my files and is very sturdy. It took several hours to assemble, but once complete it is everything I wanted.


    Sturdy and as advertisedThis is a solid and heavy item when delivered. It arrived in great shape and no damage. The directions for assembly were absolutely the best!! American made and a beautiful end product. I highly recommend.

  5. GK

    I had my doubts…I had a hard time believing something this heavy would ever have a chance of making it to my doorstep without some shipping carrier putting their foot through one panel or running over a corner with their truck. Surprisingly, it got here in one piece with no signs of tire marks or cracked pieces.Assembly took some time. You’ll definitely want a good bit of floor space to be able to spread all of the pieces out so you can keep track of all the different pieces. Mine were not labeled in consistent locations so you had to sort of go hunting to find the marked letter on some of the pieces. Overall, I’d say I spent a solid hour putting the thing together. The instructions were pretty decent and easy enough to follow, and when they weren’t you could still pretty much figure out what needed to be done because there aren’t a lot of similar pieces that you could confuse.Overall it is pretty sturdy and feels like something you would buy pre-built at an office furniture store. I miss the days of furniture being made from real wood and finishes and not particle board and laser printed veneer, but Sauder does their best to make it look and feel as close to solid wood as they can. I’m not sure if it has the ability to last for 10 years like my last filing cabinet, but I feel pretty safe saying I won’t need to buy another one for at least the next 3-4 years.

  6. Happy Retiree

    NOT EASY TO ASSEMBLEI got this file because it matches the desk. Very sturdy and nice to replace old metal filing cabinet as another reviewer mentioned. I do like it and would buy again. It will hold 2 letter sized hangers side by side. If you use it with legal size, that is all it will hold and you will have an empty space next to your files. I had hoped to use a legal along side a letter, but this works. Assembly is not easy as many pointed out.

  7. Terri fitzgerald

    Filing cabinetVery nice quality …. Once u get it put together very difficult . Bit worth it in the end .

  8. Pam

    Bottom Drawer predrilled holes misalignedAs mentioned in a few other reviews, the predrilled holes on the bottom drawer front are not correct. I hired someone to put the file cabinet together and I am glad I did. There is no way I could have done it on my own. On a positive note, it’s a very solid, sturdy, and attractive file cabinet. The 3 stars is due to the complexity of building the cabinet.

  9. Amazon Customer

    Great valueSturdy and holds lots of files and other office materials

  10. An Amazon Customer

    Needs careful assembly, may need some tweaking but a pleasure afterBeautiful addition to my home office. This roomy lateral file and the Freedom Filer filing system mean my paper clutter issues are behind me.It’s heavy when it arrives so if your final location needs stairs, I strongly recommend getting the delivery service. Assembly service via TaskRabbit is also recommended though I didn’t use it.Assembly is long and prone to errors so be very careful. When it arrives, make sure to look for the name label for each piece and mark them all. The labels are not the same; some are stickers, some stamped into the side of the wood and some don’t have any label at all. Spend time upfront to understand and make sure you know how the entire thing will be put together and where each piece will go. It took me 4 hours to assemble and I did have a few issues with it after. The top wooden piece doesn’t sit flat on supports because the supports assembly is a bit wonky (the screw holes seem to be slightly off). Also, the two drawers are different so make sure you put them in the right slots. After assembling, my top drawer kept rubbing against the bottom drawer front-plate and occasionally wouldn’t even go in without lifting or pushing the lower drawer down. I took both drawers out and realized that the Sauder cam bolts weren’t sitting completely snugly in the shelves. I pushed them in, they kept bouncing back out but finally managed to make them stay put and now my drawers roll, open and close smoothly.The filing itself is pure pleasure. Plenty of space. Adjustable for letter and legal file folders. I’m transitioning away from binders and using hanging files and manila folders is such a relief and makes filing and looking for stuff a breeze and even enjoyable. I recommend looking into the Freedom Filer system that is self-purging so you keep automatically cleaning out old papers as they age out and get replaced by new ones.The cabinet itself is a stunner with the shiplap front panels adding a nice touch of class. Not being metal means it just keeps the look of my home office classy. And the nice depth means I can use it to keep my printer and scanner on top. Perfect and highly recommended once you get past the assembly issues.

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