Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 15
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Cindy Decent if used with shelves, not drawers
Poor quality laminate fiberboard. Easy to put together. Might be worth it if you just use the shelves provided and don't buy the drawers.
September 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SchaumburgPete Good product but minor shipping dings
Takes a little time to build but straightforward. Packaging was minimal and needs to be more robust to survive normal shipping and handling.
August 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wtwo I built and entire walk in closet with this product line, this was just the last piece. I LOVE it!
It took me some time to figure out which pieces I wanted and how to make them work, but it's because my closet is an odd shape. I had to buy this last piece because there were no 'extra shelves' available, but even though I paid for the whole piece, I thought it was a great value for the shelves I used.
October 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MarkC Using it for stereo equipment
Assembly was quick, quality is about as good as you can get for 21st century stuff. Don't like the cardboard back, but can replace with 1/4" plywood.
Could use some extra shelves, but they aren't available. Addition of drawer unit is a good idea for me- will order later.
A bit tall for my purpose, but not bad. Huge stereo equipment won't fit into conventional stereo furniture.
February 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JP2129 Great products
After doing a complete remodel of our closest space, I wanted my girlfriend to have a great way to hang all of her clothes and a much better place for all of her shoes, then those old spinning shoe thing. Well she has more then enough space now. She loves just how easy it all went together,well after the remodel of course!
Just want to say how much we love our new closets. I was a bit skeptical about spending this much money. Then having to buy a few of the items online sight unseen but we have to say, this closet set has more than excited my expectations . Great quality in materials and craftsmanship, amazingly easy installation, outstanding website and online design features. ( Closet maid website) Our master bedroom closet looks and functions great, and its amazing at how much useable space we got out of our closest. (so much better than just a single hanging rod). Thank you for a great product.
February 17, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Slim Very serviceable but not furniture grade
I've been a homeowner and HD customer for 35 years so I'm pretty handy with tools. If you assembled some IKEA or other cam and post furniture this product line instructions will be familiar. Assembly is time consuming but the only tricky part is squaring up the cabinet before you attach the back. We found it helpful to have a second person hold the cabinet square after checking it with the rafter square. The cardboard (yes cardboard) back piece is delivered folded so be advised that if you look hard enough you will see a fold crease in the middle of the back when assembled. If the back is behind a drawer or if you fill the shelves with paraphernalia or clothing you will not see the crease. A nice touch is that the back comes with tiny indentations to show you the proper spacing for the attachments. For this to work properly you must correctly orient the top of the backpiece to the top of the cabinet.. The back piece is marked "Top" but it is very faint and easily missed.
The hardest part of installation is determining where to attach the wall bracket that should be stud mounted and then cutting away the cardboard back panel to attach it to the cabinet. There's a bit of voodoo involved but I won't go into it here. I suppose you could skip mounting the bracket to the studs but as one that has survived several earthquakes, I can't say I would advise it.
Big disappoint from a cosmetic standpoint is that the melamine front edging on the cabinet and shelves is prone to minute chipping. It doesn't seem as thick as the white melamine Closet Maid closet I put together in '94. There were minute chips when the units were unpacked even though the exterior packaging was intact. Sure we could have swapped but who wants to take 'em back and since this was for a rental apartment we were in "Git'er Done" mood.
As to value. The cabinets seem fairly priced for what they are but the drawers are $50/each. All tolled for an 8' closet we spent about $920. It looks OK now if you don't look too close but for my own home I'd move into a furniture grade system with wood veneer edging and pay a little more.
May 19, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by LMRS Great shelves, problem with the drawers
The shelving unit is great. We purchased two and stacked them for a taller unit. There was a major problem with the drawers. The website had an incorrect link and we originally purchased the drawers for the smaller unit. If the runners don't match the holes or the drawers are slightly too narrow, you have the wrong drawers. There are a lot of comments in the reviews of people having this problem. Once we figured this out, We were able to return the drawers and get the correct sized drawers. It was frustrating, but the employee was friendly and helpful.
December 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mark Nicest DIY Cabinetry, not just for closets
I bought a lot of these units in order to make two entertainment centers for two teenager bedrooms. I used the deeper units, connected side-by-side, on the bottom and added drawers. Then shallow units with shelves on top of the end units. A TV is mounted on the wall between the two end upper units. I didn't want the cost of a custom unit, so I decided to go with this. Plus, I knew if I built one myself, I'd never get around to it.
The construction is some sort of fiber board covered with a wood grain. But unlike other brands and other models of this brand, the wood grain looks great, real, and seems to be real wood veneer. It's easy to assemble. (I just recommend installing the drawer slides prior to assembling the cabinet, if you are using drawers. This way, you won't need to climb inside to install drawer slides.) These units have molding on both the sides and top edge. This not only dresses it up but makes it stronger. This is much better than similar cabinets that go together the same way but lack molding.
Use clamps to hold two adjacent units together as you put screws behind the side molding to lock two units together. This eliminates gaps.
Units become very sturdy when you put the moldings on and secure to the wall.
There are only two downsides from this compared to a high end custom solid wood unit: When you add drawers, there is a small gap between each drawer and the side of the unit (the molding) which lets the drawer slides show a bit. And, a custom unit would have a one-piece countertop, compared to there being a seam/line where two of these units are put side-by-side. But in my opinion, this is not a big deal. Great for kids rooms, basement entertainment units, lofts, and of course closets. Perhaps even for a unit in the main living area if you don't mind the drawer slides showing a little and you don't want the expense of a custom unit. We are thinking of getting more to put in our loft to make a home office.
September 4, 2012