Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 7
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Judson Awesome Storage Upgrade
The Flow Wall system is attractive, versatile, and an excellent storage upgrade for any garage.
The design is simple – 1 ft x 4 ft panels that overlap to produce a seamless end result. The panels can be arranged either vertically or horizontally on the wall & can be customized with a variety of hooks, baskets and shelves to fit your individual needs.
Installation was very simple and straightforward. You will need to find your studs ahead of time (NOTE: studs aren’t always evenly spaced – mine were not. You’re going to be completely covering the wall, so when in doubt punch a couple test holes to make sure you’re actually going to be drilling into a stud). After I located 3 studs, I marked them vertically with a chalk line to ensure I would stay on the stud all the way down the wall. There was a bulkhead over the wall I was installing this unit on, so the ceiling was only 7 feet high. Because of this, I opted to take the Flow Wall panels all the way to the ceiling, eliminating the need to mark a level horizontal line as a guide & giving me some storage room on the floor below. If you won’t be lining your panels up with the ceiling, it’s important to mark a level start line so you don’t wind up with a slanted wall unit though. Once you’ve found your studs & established where the top of your panels will line up, assembly is very easy. You simple place your top panel on the wall in the appropriate space & secure it to the wall with screws – they recommend 12 screws per panel. (NOTE: a package of screws is included, but it’s not enough to accommodate all 6 panels with the recommended 12 screws per panel, so you’ll need extra. I did appreciate that the included screws had painted heads so they matched the Maple color though.) If you have a second set of hands & an extra drill, the entire installation process takes 30-45 minutes.
After installation, all that’s left to do is organize it, which if you’re a Type A obsessed with organization like I am, is almost as much fun as Christmas morning. There is a good variety of accessories included with the Lawn & Garden Starter Pack & I was pleasantly surprised with how much the large bins would hold. I was replacing a square shelf unit leftover from an old dorm room that had haphazardly collected leashes, weed killer & engine coolant after it was banished to the garage. I was hopeful I would be able to rehome everything on the new Flow Wall unit, but was afraid some of it might not fit. Boy was I wrong to have doubted it – this unit easily accommodated everything on those shelves plus a leaf blower, weedeater & two pairs of rollerblades. To top it off, everything is much more accessible & attractive & there are still a couple hooks not being utilized.
So, if you’re in the market for storage & organization, there’s really no need to look further - Flow Wall has done an excellent job. Their product is attractive, functional and sturdy. Installation is quite easy & it can be customized to fit your needs. I highly recommend it & will likely be adding another unit to my garage soon!
March 31, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Easy to install and very flexible
The system was easy to install - just locate the studs and screw the boards to the wall. You can then move the hooks around as needed.
My only criticism is the drawings in the instructions didn't make it clear which way was up on the boards (if you install the boards upside down, the hooks don't hold). I figured it out, but I can see how it would be easy to get it wrong.
September 16, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rooter Great system
Great Concept, not a fan of the color, would be much better in white, but well equipped with accessories to meet all your needs. Some of accessories arrive with bent backings making them difficult to attach to the wall, but after a short analysis adjusted and was ready to go. Product did NOT arrive as advertised in picture. Instead of two large bins, we received 3 small ones.
May 13, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jzpdx Very functional, easy to install, quality system
The components are well made of quality materials. The installation was simple and the unit does a good job of organizing garden tools. The price was higher than some competing systems and the hooks are not compatable with the universal systems components which are much cheaper.
December 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JunC nice space saver
it is nice space saver with lots of customization possibilities.
It can really clean up cluttered garage.
It can organize and save lots of space.
components are sturdy and well made.
everything fits together quite well
and you will enjoy clean garage.
May 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by IronAvatar Fantastic Organizer
This really helped me get my basement/gardent center cleaned up and properly organized. All the components feel sturdy and everything can be arranged to exactly how you need it. Highly recommended for garages, basements, and sheds; especially if your S.O. is sick of your messy work areas.
April 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jacksghost Good Space Saver
We have a garden & lawn mowing shed with limited space. This product works great for holding all of my wife's gardening tools, pots, etc.
Only knock is that 2 of the 6 panels were cracked when I received them, which Home Depot replaced with no problem. Also, the description specifically mentions color matching screws, but they are not. The screws I received were white so they stand out. Minor detail. Overall, I am satisfied with the Flow Wall.
November 1, 2010