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Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ApatheticallyRealistic Nothing to write home about
Firstly, I'd like to say the buying experience was great. Purchased online and had it shipped to my local store with no issues.
As for the shelf itself, it's lacking in quality and strength. It went together fairly easy, with no drilling/screwing required, but the metal is extremely thin and poor quality. I'm unsure of how they can boast their current load rating, especially after examining the particle boards used in the shelf frame.
My biggest concern is the metal braces are easily bendable. When I assembled the horizontal beams/supports, they were slightly bowed outward, leaving a 1/16" to 1/8" gap between the support and the shelf board. Given that the perch that the board rests on is a mere 1/2" (or less), this meant that even less of the support perch was actually making contact with the shelf board. I attempted to "straighten" the cross beams/supports, but that placed the rivets out of spec and didn't allow the pieces to come together as designed.
If I were to suggest an enhancement, it would be to add a cross support between the parallel beams, essentially tying the middles together to prevent outward bowing/flexing. There's enough room to do this, so I'm going to drill a few holes and run a thin piece of flat stock. It should increase the rigidity and ensure that the entire perch of the beams/supports are in contact with the board. I might try to weld the vertical supports together as well, seeing as how one simply rests on top of the other and is secured only by one of the two rivets of the cross beams/supports.
Maybe I'm just picky... maybe it's Maybelline.
June 21, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Michael Shelving unit
Good value for money. Needs two people to put together. After first one easy.
May 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Art Perfect Shelving unit
Great for want I needed, used as two (2) different and shorter shelving units side by side.
May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by R2D2 Easy Assembly
Sturdy shelf, easy to assemble, perfect for my heavy storage items
May 11, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KaptainKayak Pretty good for the price
In the end, a great shelving unit, but put it together in the area you'll be using it or it may come apart when you relocate it. It really is very easy to assemble (did it solo), however there are two sections that join together for the height, and while the weight of items on the shelves ensure it won't come apart, it's a little dicey keeping them together with any movement until then. Once in place and in use, though, it is very sturdy and serves its purpose well. Because it rains robustly here a few months each year and my garage walls have openings that do allow water/moisture to enter, I sealed each shelf with spar varnish (often used in marine applications). I expect this item to last me a very long time!
March 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sten Great sturdy shelf
Took a little bit of time and carefully holding pieces together to slot the shelves onto the vertical bars and assemble the product. Great sturdy shelf once assembled. The position of the shelves is adjustable except for the center one, which holds the top and bottom part together. It is technically possible to assemble the product with fewer shelves than in the package, but it might compromise the stability.
March 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sean Great for storage of simple things.
I have seen people review this product giving it low ratings in the weight load department. If you plan on holding really heavy weight, refer to those reviews. I purchased this item for simply organizing a few things in my basement. It is perfect and sturdy for my needs. I have a lot of stuff to be stored, not so much heavy items. This provides a lot of space per shelf and is very tall. I recommend this for clothes, shoes, files/papers, books, toys, etc.
March 15, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MooseMan Solid shelves, good flexibility
Great option for an affordable, sturdy shelving unit. The flexibility to use as a tall shelf, workbench, or 2 short shelves is great. It takes a little balancing act or a third hand to assemble the two halves, but they are solid once together. The only downside is the shelf boards are kind of flimsy depending on what you are planning to store on them, but for the price, it's not a deal breaker. Some thicker plywood or MDF does the trick.
February 16, 2016