Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 17
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Corkyjon Good quality bookcase
I'm using this to store odds and ends so I had to find attractive baskets to fit, thank you Container Store. I like the expresso finish, it goes well with walnut wood. Not hard to build, but some things should be better explained such as there is only one orientation of the back to allow the nail holes to line up properly.
August 26, 2015
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 Gil Sturdy and Stylish
Easy to assemble. Good instructions. Can serve either as a unit with shelves or accommodates drawers (sold separately).
September 1, 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