Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 270
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tic4 Extremely difficult to assemble. The metal is very flexible and it's almost impossible, even with two people holding it, to keep the assembly square while the nuts and bolts are being placed and secured. As well, one shipping box was damaged during shipping and the corners of the shelves had to be straightened before assembly. It took 2 hours to assemble the first unit and even after knowing the procedure, the second one took almost as long. Once assembled, the unit is adequate. Recommend the plastic shelving units, easy to assemble, strong and sturdy.
October 31, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by aggiefan You get what you pay for.
This product was exactly what I wanted. Narrow shelving not to high and capable of handling moderate weight. I had a tight spot I needed shelving in and this was perfect.
It took a bit of work to get it put together but I anticipated that. This is not the snap and go shelving. Nuts and bolt assembly required but with some patience and time, it assembled just fine.
This is thin metal and not high quality It took a bit of remodeling with pliers to get things to fit. The price reflects the quality but for the anticipated service and desired cost it fits the bill.
January 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Retiree Perfect inexpensive bookshelves
lots of books with small budget: four shelving units, two quarts behr paint = almost 60 feet of shelving for a great price!
April 19, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Elsie Poorly made
This product sat in my office unassembled for nearly a month. The metal shelves were made in such a way that they did not fit in the corner poles. Probably ten different people tried to help and couldn't get it together. Someone had to unassemble and start from scratch. He did get it together, but had to bend the shelves in order to get the screws in, so the shelves do not lie flat. I bought two of them, and BOTH have this same issue. Because of all the bending, one leg is about half inch shorter on each unit and is sitting on a book, even though they are assembled correctly. I recommend that Home Depot stop selling this item.
April 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tracy Works great for canning.
These are very sturdy shelves that hold a lot weight. I bought them for holding mason jars. They are the perfect size for jars. The only bad thing about the shelving unit is it is very difficult to put together and really require two people.
September 2, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by EddieA Only good b/c cheaper than others with similar weight capacity and shelving but pain in the assembly.
A good shelving unit for the price if you have the time and patience to assemble it correctly. Very poorly manufactured. Some of the shelves need to be coerced into place. Watch out to make sure holes are equal spaced from ends on all legs or unit may end up uneven and force some disassembly. Use pictures to help in final steps for securing support brackets. I spent an average +4hrs per unit on assembly. I have 4 of these and they work great once assembled. Only good b/c cheaper than others with similar weight capacity and shelving but pain in the assembly.
December 10, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Anne NOT WORTH THE ASSEMBLY!!
I purchased two different Edsal shelves to go in a basement closet. I bought this shelf to fit a specific space (12inch deep) and to match the other metal shelf, but it is NOT worth the assembly time and hassle. The bigger one assembled with rivets in less than 30min by myself.... This one took three hours with both my husband and I working and getting frustrated. If it's not already announced somewhere out there, this shelf takes 82 nuts & bolts! (I counted) No tools included for them, either. That amount of screwing in bolts is annoying by itself, but it gets worse. The metal is flimsy, which means that it bends easily out of shape. Though this is helpful because not all the screw holes line up and you need to bend the shelf to get them back into place. Inserting most of the bolts was a two-person job: my husband forcing the metal into place while I got the bolt & nut handled. I have never had to work so hard to assemble any other furniture in my life.
This shelf is doing fine now that it's assembled and in the closet, but I would NEVER recommend it over the other Edsal shelf we bought. It amazes me that Edsal made this piece of garbage as well as that other great shelf. Do no waste your time with this.
September 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Customer As expected, GREAT Shelf.
5 starts because it's exactly as described. Took 2 hours to put together, taking in to consideration the low price it was well worth the purchase. Made in USA. I'd buy more. If only it came with better directions to assemble (I could see someone adding an hour assembly time trying to figure out which holes to attach the shelves to because the manufacture did not specify this in the instructions, also there is no set position for the shelves. I included how I put mine together below). In my opinion this is nice shelving for a utility room, closet, garage, but not for your living room. If you have 2 hours to assemble this, and want to save money on shelving I recommend this shelving unit.
Expect time spent pulling or pushing shelves lining up holes to allow screws to go through. It is not difficult, it will take time to get the screws through each hole. Most of the assembly time is spent doing this. The holes likely will not line up until you put a little effort in.
The only tool I used was a screw driver.
I found it helpful to wear latex or vinyl disposable gloves to protect my hands from anything sharp.
I found it helpful to push down on all the shelves while tightening screws.
I recommend that you choose how you want to space your shelves apart before assembling. You're not going to want to modify the shelves spacing once put together, it won't be easily modified later. I spaced mine out as evenly as possible.
I installed my shelving in this order.
I attached the bottom shelf to second hole up on the vertical support bars.
I attached the next 2 shelves every 7 holes up. (6 open holes between bottom shelves)
Then I started on the next 4 vertical support bars.
I started from the top down, attaching the top shelf to first top holes on the vertical support bars.
I attached the next 3 shelves every 6 holes down from the top. (5 open holes between shelves)
Then I attached the two sections together while laying them on the ground with the top section over lapping the bottom section.
Then I added in the braces while pulling the unit straight and tapped on the plastic footing covers.
It just took time. I'm very happy with it.
July 13, 2015