Rated 4.1 out of 5Â by 68
Rated 4 out of 5Â by PDXScott Review and Tips for Husky brand Floor and wall Cabinets
I am doing a garage remodel and wanted to get good looking cabinets to cover one wall. I went with the Husky brand cabinets from Home Depot.
These arenât the most heavy duty cabinets that you can buy, but they are more than sufficient for the needs of most homeowners.
Below is a recap of some common themes from the reviews on this site:
Packaging â There will be a lot of Styrofoam to deal with after you unpack the cabinets. Something was needed to protect cabinets in shipping, but man, there is a TON of this stuff. Eco-bad.
Time to build â Itâs not fast by any means. Heck, you have close to 50 bolts/nuts to tighten! My first cabinet took close to 5 hours to build. But I was futzing around and having a couple of beers. I was in NO HURRY. Plus I wanted it done right. On my 5th and last cabinet, my wife and I got it together in 50 minutes. That was using power tools (where applicable) to quicken the tightening of the bolts/nuts as well as two of us working on it. Plan on 1.5-2 hours for the first time.
Quality â there have been some comments about poor quality or bent/damaged cabinets. In the 5 floor cabinets and two wall cabinets I didnât have a single issue with any damage or missing parts. The door locks arenât much, but who locks a garage cabinet?
â¢ Unpack the cabinet putting similar pieces near each other (i.e. the back wall (gray), shelves, doors. and the top and bottom). Put the Styrofoam back into the box to keep it from getting in the way.
â¢ Open up the hardware and separate the nuts, washers and bolts into three piles:
-- AA â carriage bolts + washer + nut for door hinge plates and shelves (14 each)
-- BB â button head bolt + nut (24 each)
-- EE â small carriage bolt + washer + nut for door hinge (8 each)
â¢ Put the back panels (C) on a couple of 2x4âs to make it easy to reach in from behind to hold the bolts while attaching the nuts for connecting the side, back and top panels. Note: the side panels need to go on the outside of the top and bottom lips on the left/right side of the cabinet. If not, youâll get doors that bind and the look isnât as clean.
â¢ Note that the back panel grommets donât line up. This freaked me out for some reason. Thereâs only one way for these back panels to go together.
â¢ Install the leveling feet to the same depth (use a tape measure) so itâs basically level when you stand it up. You can adjust for irregularities of your floor later.
â¢ When tightening the bolts and nuts, I got the tread started for the nut and then used my cordless drill with a socket and an extension to reach the bolts. I put the torque to a very low level to just snug up the nuts but not really tighten the nuts on the bolts. I also found that a screw-driver with a socket helped me tighten up the nuts fast.
â¢ For getting bolts through two steel panels (like on the side or back), push out the larger panel with your hand, slide the bolt through the first hole and then guide it through the second hole. Itâs way easier than trying to jam the bolt through two holes at once and damaging the threads. Bent threads make for a pain in the tail nut threading!
â¢ Donât worry about the cabinet being perfectly square after getting the back, sides, top, bottom and shelves together. Get it close but leave it lying on the floor on 2x4s. Put on the doors and use them to get the cabinet square and the doors aligned at the top so one door doesnât sit up a half-inch higher than the other! Once square and the doors align, tighten the top and bottom connector bolts/nuts first. Tape the doors shut, put the cabinet on the floor feet down, and then hit the other bolts with a hex driver to tighten.
â¢ Donât over-tighten any bolt/nut. Just make them snug.
â¢ There are sharp edges on the steel cabinet. Use gloves.
â¢ This is a VERY well engineered product. All parts fit together very well. Donât force anything. If it doesnât fit, youâve likely got something wrong with the install.
â¢ Thank goodness the part stickers come off easily. If they were paper with a bad glue, this would be a pain.
â¢ Stand back and enjoy your work!!
March 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by WILL22 Will's Garage
These cabinets are heavy duty and well designed , Made a huge difference in organizing my garage.
August 6, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Dick Very nice cabinet. Fit's into my garage just pe
The cabinet is top notch, clean lines with a great exterior finish. The directions are clear and easy to use. Will require a helper at two or three points during installation.
There was a significant problem, however, the shipping company mishandled the cabinet and both door frames were compressed and bent. Also one side of the cabinet wall was dented and bent. After
waiting two weeks for delivery I elected to not send the item back and made the repairs myself. Other than some misalignment that was easy to correct the unit went together beautifully. Husky has always
made top notch products and this is no exception. Good Job.
July 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Mafalda Best purchase ever
Was very easy to assemble and looks great at the garage, saves a lot of space. Thinking to buy another 2 more.
September 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Cjbull Great Storage Solution
The cabinets were easy to put together and well built. They really look great in my garage and are hiding loads of junk.
September 2, 2014