Rated 3 out of 5Â by 6
Rated 2 out of 5Â by wdhlwwdwrks Every time I go to buy more, it seems like the quality has gone down...
I used to buy several of these per week for various projects. Gave two stars instead of one because the price has stayed low. However, the quality of stock at my local stores has been consistently been going down. Most are severely warped, have massive gouges down one or both sides, and/or have serious defects. Would give the actual product a 1-star rating as of late. I generally go to HD once a week for more lumber, and I've left without a purchase the last four times because the quality of available selection was so poor. My store has also been listing a 10" version of this board on sale for the last month or so (less than $2/pc, which would have been fair considering quality), but never once had any in stock. If quality doesn't improve, I'll just start driving down the road to the other big stores to make my purchases.
September 15, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by John Could be better
You have to dig through the whole stack to find two or three ok boards. Most are bowed, twisted, split at the ends, or all three plus something else. I think Home Depot needs to find a new supplier or look at how they are storing or shipping these boards to make sure they are good quality for their customers.
February 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by mycatsadiva Durable shelving for kitchens, utility rooms and garages
One year ago we bought (2) of these boards for use in two storage rooms. The utility room has a board we cut to 57" for storing both laundry and cleaning products. The second board we installed in another room housing camping gear and home improvement tools. We went with a white primer for painting and we used white L-shaped shelving brackets purchased from Home Depot for support. One shelf is holding 50lbs. of product and is installed into drywall. The second shelf is holding at least 200lbs of gear and tools and is installed into 2x4's. Neither board has bowed, cracked or split. We even transfered one board to another wall last week and it's still working great. We used three brackets for each shelf.
June 3, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5Â by krstphrgreen well it's wood
Not the straightest boards I have seen. Good for a shelf as they flattened out when I screwed them to the brackets but I can see other applications where people would be upset with bowing. I ordered on line and picked up at the store because I wasn't very concerned with the quality, but after seeing them I would suggest you pick them out yourself at the store if you need them to be flat and straight. If your application does not require straight and flat go ahead on order on line and pick up in store..
April 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by ljc3 Worked well
I am surprised when people say that this product is not the size that they expected. If you look at the specifications of the board in the details, it says that it is actually 3/4" x 11 1/4". I realize that it says 1x12 but that does not mean that it is literally 1"x 12".
I do agree with the comments that you have to go through a lot of boards to find ones that are not bowed, cracked or otherwise unusable. It would be great if they had more usable boards. I recently built a bunch of closet shelves with hand picked boards and they worked great. It is very solid and I'm sure it will last forever. I primed and painted the wood and it looks really good.
May 26, 2014