Rated 2.7 out of 5Â by 76
Rated 1 out of 5Â by SM274 Poor Quality
Purchased 5 of these shelves, managed to get one put together and returned the other 4 to the store. Screw holes do not line up, shelves were all bent...huge pain to put together. Ended up with bruises on my arms trying to line things up to assemble. Do yourself a favour and buy something else! Home Depot should not be selling this product.
March 24, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by JusMe Most Important Tool
The most important tool for assembling this product is probably a 3 pound hammer. Just make the "adjustments" and it might work for you.
Holes do not line up, so adjustment needed.
Bolts don't go far enough through the lip of the shelf, so adjustment needed (could use grips or pliers).
Still waiting to see how strong it is and when it collapses or the shelves bend. Heavy duty? I've got love handles more heavy duty than this unit.
August 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by sxk122 Inexpensive shelving that is sturdy if you have basic assembly skills and assemble correctly.
I was a bit worried ordering these because of the negative reviews I saw on here, but my fears were unfounded. Great shelves if you can follow instructions and assemble things correctly.
The shelves are light weight- they do great for storing garage materials, basic tools, and other miscellaneous. Don't expect to be able to use these to store transmissions, engine blocks, or large heavy objects.
Assembly consisted of unpacking the shelves (5), post sections (8), back braces (4), corner braces (4) and a bunch of bolts. You create 4 posts by joining 2 post sections together with 2 bolts. You then proceed to attach the shelving to the posts LOOSELY. Stand the shelving on a LEVEL surface, attach the braces and tighten all the bolts.
****You can't rush and tighten everything down as you assemble or the entire unit will be out of square, causing it to lean, tilt, and generally be unstable and unusable.****
Total assembly per unit took me in the realm of 40-50 minutes. You might be able to do it faster-- I wasn't rushing, and a second set of hands would have helped speed things up. I was using a powered driver. Without one assembly would have taken longer and been slightly more frustrating.
In response to other reviewers comments on parts not lining up and forcing parts into place I will warn people to double count holes between shelves to make sure things are lined up and to follow the instructions and bolt everything loosely to begin with.
Looks good and works well
October 30, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Jeff I wish "Ease of Setup" had negative stars
Garage shelving project.
(3) Home Depot, Edsel brand, 36"W x 72"H x 16"D Steel Commercial Shelving Units, one "Jackson" ea. (you get what you pay for)
Total cost including shipping = about a "Franklin"
All three assembled together into one big 9 foot wide unit.
Set on cinder block wall ledge, and attached to the wall studs.
(4) Special brackets (Thanks to a buddy at work) to support weight at the front.
While assembling, I discovered how poorly manufactured the shelves are, specifically the shelf hole alignment from front and back to sides.
This issue is partly corrected by unbending some of the rib in the shelves before assembly. (see pics)
Time to finish, about 8 hrs.
Would I recommend these shelves? No, pay another "Jackson" per unit and save a lot of headache and sweat.
Am I pleased with the end results? Yes
August 21, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Spendwiser Tweak a little, get pretty good unit.
I think these shelves are all the seconds from the more expensive sets. If you are putting up 2 units, buy three. You will find some shelves are so bent or out of square that they are unusable. But they are super cheap. After getting set up, which will take awhile as the holes are a real pain to get aligned, slide over to the wall. Square the shelf unit. Then fasten to the wall using a 36" long 1X4 along the back bottom edge of the forth shelf up. This ketches both the rear support posts. Use screws into the wall studs. Then finish off with a 15 1/2" X 35 1/2"piece of 7/16 OSB on each shelf and you got yourself one strong unit. I bought this same unit 14 years ago and put up the same way as described. They are standing strong and loaded to the max. Cannot tell the old ones from the new ones I just installed.
October 28, 2014