Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 110
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by PartlySunny Be aware that modifications are needed
Here's the trick to dealing with the couplers... once you tap them into place on the bottom rails, they tend to slide further down once you begin tapping the top rails into them. You will need to drill a hole through the bottom rail, via the hole already in the coupler, so that you can place a screw in there --- to keep it from continuing to slide down once you begin tapping the top rails into place. It's the only thing that will hold the couplers in place while you work on attaching the top rails. See attached photo. This must be done before attempting to attach the top rails! Because there's no way to remove the couplers if they go down too far.
June 1, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by aura strong shelving, but...
This shelf is prefect for organizing the garage and placing heavy items on the shelves. But I had a hard time with the couplers (used to connect the top half of the corner rails with the bottom half). The instructions say to just tap the coupler into the top of the bottom half, and then tap the top rail into the coupler. however these bad boys do not just tap into place. I even got a block of wood and started hammering real hard, but to no avail. I examined the couplers closer and realized the opening is too small for the rail to fit into. I took a Flathead and slightly pried open the top and bottoms of the couplers so they could be hammered in place. It really is not a difficult unit to put together if the couplers were made better. It wasnt a huge big deal though. Once it was all put together it felt sturdy and strong.
February 16, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Adam Like playing the lottery, never know what parts you'll get
I got a box full of parts that were supposed to be the same, yet were variable in size causing me to never be able to fully assemble this product. The instructions have a clear label that the brace going across is supposed to be 35 7/16", yet I got one that was 35 3/16" so it didn't line up with the rest. When I contacted customer service they decided to send me a replacement which was then 35 11/16", and so did not line up as well. I called this out to them and sent them a photo, which they responded with by sending me the completely wrong part number entirely. When responding to this and pointing out it NEEDS to be 35 7/16" as stated by the instructions to line up with the rest, I was then sent ANOTHER part that was again 35 11/16".
From their website they say "Edsal has been dedicated to providing companies with only the best quality storage systems and industrial furniture.", but their term "quality" must mean "kinda close but not really so oh well ship it anyways". If a simple thing like making sure your manufactured parts are the stated size is this difficult to them, I cannot recommend buying this product or any Edsal product for that manner.
I've attached a photo showing what I'm talking about where all 3 parts lined up are supposed to be the same size, which they obviously are not.
December 23, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rich Extremely difficult to assemble
I purchased 2 of these units and found that the contents did not match the parts shown in the instruction sheet. When I did try to assemble the units I found that the instruction sheet referred to a Figure D. I could see Figures A,B,C,E. and F, but no figure D. The assembly instructions require 2 posts to be connected using a coupling and tapping down. The drawing shows that the each post should go about half way into the coupling. But I found that the coupling did not prevent a post from going beyond half way resulting in one post being almost out of the coupling. I had to struggle to force the posts so that each post was half way in the coupling. I found I had to use some lubricating oil to get the posts to slide into the coupling. I think this is poorly designed and manufactured.
August 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by berlm Perfect!
We bought 4 of these and completely reorganized our garage. I love how adjustable they are! You can also stack them to make use of tall spaces. Sure, they were a little difficult to put together in a couple of spots, but no big deal. I'd definitely recommend them!
January 26, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by K20190 Leaning Tower of Pisa
The shelving was not particularly easy to set up and it helps to have an extra set of hands to hold parts in place while you attach the parts together. The shelving is a good size for my garage and able to hold a fair amount of items. The partical board seems sturdy enough although not as thick as the ones I had in my old shelving. The downside of these shelves is that they are flimsy, wobble and lean to the side. I had to load heavy things on the bottom shelve in order to stabilize the shelving and for them not to lean to the side. There are better shelves out there for the money and I would not recommend these shelves.
October 1, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by cails cannot be assembled
We returned this unit immediately after having SO MUCH trouble with the couplers, to the point of damaging the posts.
August 15, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by MidwestGuy Good Product - Poor Customer Service & Bad Instructions
There are 2 racks, which must be coupled together to stand 6' tall. The 2 racks are well-made & easy to assemble. The 2 racks are help together with 4 couplers. The instructions say to "tap" the couplers into place with a hammer. This is not doable without mangling the couplers. Instead, a block of wood is needed at the bottom couple piece & above on the post. Fortunately this advice was found here in a prior review. I called Edsal Customer Service & you have to leave a message. No call was received back within 12 hours, which is why I went on-line to look for help. Thank God for these reviews !!
April 7, 2014