Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 16
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by McMac Great Success
I'm not too sure why many of the reviewers mention having to zip tie the shelf to the bracket. I have 1 pair installed in a 4 ft closet and it hasn't failed on me. I have 10 towels on the top shelf with a full hanging assortment of winter jackets and coats. I believe the instructions call for 2 brackets per 4 foot section...
I did use a full pack of the back clips just in-case. But after installing a solid back support, all you should need is 2 of these brackets to get the support needed.
As far as install... Pretty quick with a hammer, drill bits, drill, 3' level and some patience. Put the time into installing these and you should be disappointed.
February 9, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SuperHorse Great idea, horrible design
It installs just fine into the fast track shelving system I have, however it's the hole itself that is the problem. It was drilled too large for the small pin nail they supplied. Thus, each time you simply lift the bracket at all, it comes falling down, including the shelf it's supporting. So I had to find a nail of my own with a large enough head to hold the support in place, and it now works just fine; no more falling down. I've attached images showing the supplied pin nail, the nail I had to use, and the overly punched hole they (ClosetMaid) had.
April 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by detredwingsfan Installed properly they work great.
The whole key to the ClosetMaid Wire Shelving is to install it properly and that does not take a rocket scientist. Just a little patience and understanding that a floating bracket or wall support is not going to work. Each bracket and support must be carrying the shelf load. It is that simple, just install everything level and inline and it works. You also have to install enough wall clips and support brackets. Install just two of these without any wall clips and it will definitely fail. We have over a dozen wire shelves installed in closets throughout the house and no problems. Keep in mind that these are not designed to carry heavy loads, they are designed to carry clothes, shoes and similar.
February 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dmitri Zip ties? Oh, c'mon
Unless you install this incorrectly, you'll need all sorts of make-shift gadgets (zip-ties, glue, etc) to hold the structure together. One of the biggest mistakes people make is not install it in a straight line but more of a zig-zag pattern, in turn bending the shelf a bit. "Antinodes" pop-off and cause all sort of problems. Word of advise, don't use only plastic wall clips (Model # 7546), use a shelf clips (Model # 7561) or best of both wordls - for every three (3) #7546, use one (1) $7561 at the same interval. Install the support bracket LAST and make sure all brackets are on the same level as well. All brackets need to distribute the weight of the shelf evenly, because these are tensions brackets; otherwise they'll serve no purpose (dead weight) and fall out if no pressure is applied on them. It's simple physics.
August 4, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jordanlgta Failed my closet twice
These brackets are very weak. Buy some of the triangle-shaped supports instead of these if you want your shelf or whatever to not collapse. After professionally installing these twice, three of these proved too weak for what amounted to less than fifty pounds.
August 14, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Diablo Just what we needed for our laundry room.
We purchased the shelf and support brackets for our laundry room. It is a perfect fit and located up high, we now have an area to hang our wet clothes.
October 21, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tampabay Do Not Buy
I have installed all kinds of shelves over the years. This is clearly the worse design I have ever seen. The shelf pops out and falls. I do not understand why Home Depot sells these.
March 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HomerHasNothingOnMe Works for me
I am a contractor, so I have installed these and other shelf styles. I personally hate the look of these, and I don't like this system at all. But I have never had serious problems with them. To me, these are not exactly a no-brainer install. You need to train a new guy or a home owner how to do these correctly, and yes I think the bracket design is stupid. As one reviewer mentioned, the bracket arm sits above where the weight of shelf could conceivably pop off. They are hard to level.
But if you pay strict attention to every detail, and you get them tight, and you use practically every stud, and you use the end brackets, and you use their smart nail hardware, this system does work. For me, I prefer wood and rods. There is a trick to doing this install, but you folks need to hire a professional to get it right. If I were just a homeowner, it would get 2 stars.
November 24, 2012