Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 1
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Handyman43062 Not bad, if your slatwall can handle it
I got these, along with a few other Hyloft shelves, in hopes of organizing my garage. When I opened the box, one of the brackets was bent. There was no damage to the box to coincide with the bent bracket, so I only assume that it was bent when it was packed at the factory.
Fortunately there was a piece of paper on top that advised me to call their toll-free number if I was missing any parts. The rep that answered the phone was very friendly, and I got my part within a week.
Now that I've got all my parts, I'm ready to install the shelves. There were no instructions included, but it was pretty self-explanatory, and there are instructions on Hyloft's website if you get stuck. I also received some lag bolts in the box, I assume these are for your slat wall, since there are no holes in the brackets for the bolts.
I put two wheels from my 4-wheeler on each shelf (the weight for both wheels was 31 pounds, I weighed them to make sure the shelves could handle it). After about an hour, I heard a loud crash from the garage; one shelf had fallen down, and the wheels came crashing down onto my workbench, knocking a few other things off the wall. Upon further inspection, I found that the shelf had helf up well, but a piece of the slatwall had ripped out.
If you do get these shelves, make sure your slatwall is rated to handle the weight. I did some reading and found that most slatwall is only load-rated for 17lbs on a 12-inch bracket. These shelves use a 15-inch bracket, so the weight is even less than 17lbs/bracket. A 150-lb. shelf doesn't do you any good when your slatwall gives out at 30lbs or less. I didn't even think about that when I put 31lbs on my shelf. Don't make the same mistake that I did.
May 9, 2011