Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 127
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JaniceW Terrible
I ordered the product online. Organizer arrived with one panel missing so I had to go to the store to get another panel. Then as I began to assemble I noticed that most of the panels were damaged to some degree--looked as though they were dry rotted. I made the decision to go ahead and use but the product is unstable and probably won't last very long in my closet. I am very disappointed and would not recommend anyone purchasing. One positive, the panel that I got at the store was in good condition, so I definitely would not recommend ordering online.
May 3, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by CSL Functional, but flawed
When we put it together we saw several things. It's not extremely sturdy, but for office supply storage it does the job. There are normally 5 or so backings for the cubes so that you cannot see through to the wall; there were none. And lastly the edges of the cube itself are damaged. Not enough that I wanted to disassemble the whole thing and take it back, but enough that it's annoying. The color is great and it performs its basic function, but I'm not sure I would buy another one from Home Depot nor would I recommend this product to anyone else.
November 3, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Knifegirl86 Can't beat the price, replacing this whole line!
I was looking for a way to store clothes in my room as I have out grown my dresser and my closet is still being used for storage. I shopped around and found this beat out Target and Wal-Mart by at least $10. Plus the bins felt a bit more substantial than the cheap Target ones (with thumb hole and labels are extra) but they are apparently being priced down to liquidate their stock as Closetmaid is replacing Martha Stewart's brand (visual confirmation at my local store of the new sku, verbal confirmation from a store employee and customer service call center rep of this). While the Closetmaid looks nicer with the decorative trims, they want twice as much for the same 9 cube and I didn't need anything fancy for an item sitting on top of my dresser. I searched everywhere for the dark cherry but no one had it in stock in my area (within 100 miles) and it was a store only item. Finally purchased the expresso color (which has a wood grain look, it is not solid black) because I figured it wouldn't stain like the white might over time due to dirt build up. Here are a few things:
1) all the wood pieces ARE labeled!! Check the back (aka "rough" edge) where you will find it printed. Much easier to build after you look. Keeping the finished edge forward is not hard. We assembled it on carpeted floors so no scratching happened while we were putting it together.
2) directions were confusing for a bit as we had to sort out what parts belonged in each area, parts are not labeled on their sealed packaging. Pictures are more helpful than IKEA directions, but just barely.
3) laminate boards showed some damage (likely from production) but not enough to bring it back. I simply turned the damaged sides inward. Odd thing: there was a Closetmaid cancer warning sticker on the boards (thanks, California warnings!) so they must be made by the same manufacturer or in the same plant.
4) assembly required two people - one to put it together, the other to stabilize/give appropriate pressure/hold pieces in place while you screw in the screws.
5) the screws were hard to put in manually and did not rest flush against the surface, so they stick out a bit on ALL edges. Screw caps are, quite obviously, a joke as they stick straight out. Tempted to paint them silver and just pretend they are decorative rivets/studs.
6) wood dowels hold the pieces together internally but they are reinforced by screws along the outside surfaces. I "hammered" them in with the backside of my screwdriver without trouble, what you really need is a rubber mallet to prevent damaging the dowels.
7) mine was still a bit wobbly after it was put together, but only when exerting weight against it and really trying to shake it. As no one is going to be leaning on it, I didn't see any reason to return it. Use wood glue on your dowels if you want extra reinforcement.
8) it was a bit heavier than expected but it was easy to move with just two people, sits very nicely on top of my dresser (I plan to get earthquake straps to secure it to the wall rather than their tiny stabilizer).
9) holes don't always exactly line up but, the little bit it is off, gives pressure on the dowels to secure the pieces together.
10) it only comes with 4-5 of the little cardboard backings, but they're just cardboard. Why not cut a recycled box down and put it on? I have not put mine on as I plan to wrap the cardboard in fabric to give it a bit more pizzazz at a later date, however the directions specifically state that you must be careful when attaching them as the tiny nails may damage the veneers. I suggest glue or staples instead as the nails may rip free over time.
Bonus is that I get a top shelf on which to display some of my pop culture collectables! I'm not even using all 9 cubbies while I organize another part of the room and look into some LACK shelves to put next to it. We liked how mine turned out so much that my sister bought a 6 cube that we plan to assemble in the next couple days.
May 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JMB AWESOME STORAGE
Awesome storage unit. My daughter and I were able to put together in under 30 minutes. Nice look.. fits very nicely in their bedroom and provides condensed storage to maximize room space
April 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Liz Suffices
I bought this for my daughter's room and it works well enough for her intended use.
March 29, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Leigh Overall good and we are buying more
This is our second round of buying shelves and we plan to buy more. We currently use them for shelves in the 'game room' and book shelves in the study. Because of a color error (i.e., I first bought dark brown, then ordered espresso), we moved two into our bedroom as well.
THere is clearly a change in manufacturing from the 1st time we bought to the second. It used to be that there were only 2 types of boards, now there are 3. I think it is more specific and has the right holes only drilled, but you definitely have to pay a bit more attention during assembly. Assembly is a bit of a pain, but it ends up being pretty sturdy. We haven't yet stacked any, we will be stacking to add more books in the third round. I am a bit worried about that, but it looks like all shelves come with the material to do so.
One negative thing is that the backing panels to make the tic-tac-toe effect are just cheesy cardboard that are bent so you would easily see the crease if looking. Also, they are apparently adhered with teeny tiny screws. The backings looked so cheap and were such a pain, we did not adhere them. That said, it looks fine without the backings. We don't miss that.
March 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hallfam Cute
Sturdy, affordable and cute addition to our home. Great for adding media storage to the living room.
February 23, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by swollenthumbs Horrible product, and assembly
This is the standard, cheaply made shelve cube. They use cheap, low quality wood, screws and nails. The cardboad backs are an integral part of the furniture structure, which is a bad sign. Assembly is literally torture. The nails for the cardboard backing are so short it is impossible to hold the nails in place and avoid hitting your fingers when you drive them in. There are 60 nails on the back, so expect to hit your thumb 60 times with a hammer when assembling this thing.
I would pass and purchase something a bit higher quality.
January 24, 2016