Rated 3.1 out of 5Â by 9
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by Treehugger Big Max Shed
We bought the Big Max Shed last Fall; this spring we wanted to organise it with shelves!! What an exercise in frustration between Home Depot and Rubbermaid, none the shelving units descriptions clearly say they are for use in the Big Max or any plastic shed.
The FastTrack system recommended is meant for a garage or places where it can be screwed into a wall. The last thing you what to do is screw holes through plastic shed walls, not enough integral strength in the walls and it would create potential leakage problems.
We need a system that will easily screw to the u shaped hooks that came with the unit and plug into the wall sections, either the rails or the uprights so we can set up shelves. Any one had any success and can recommend product numbers?
This year we saw some sheds that had the uprights screwed into the joins in the wall sections that in which would be great.
If you want to organise the Big Max be prepared to spend $$$ on free standing shelve units which may or may not be the best solution.
July 9, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by Donald3659 Good product inadequate instructions
No instructions on spacing of fasteners for upright supports could be found. Also note that the drywall fasteners Rubbermaid supplies require a "key" tool to properly install. There are no instructions in the Hardware Pack as to how to install the wall anchors and there was no "key" tool included. The wall anchors are useless without the "key". I wasted a couple of anchors and several hours figuring out how to install the drywall anchors. The wall anchor installation information is found in the assembly instructions on the Rubbermaid web site. Also note that the 16 inch deep free slide wardrobe shelving uses a 12 inch support bracket NOT a 16 inch.
November 27, 2010
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0Â by Sheesh Terrible bracket design
I puzzled and puzzled on how to lay the shelf flat on the brackets while following the instructions, and then went online to see if I could find any help - what I found was that part of the bracket sits above the shelf, therefore creating unusable shelf space. Why would a shelf system design call for brackets to breech shelf space?!? Makes no sense to me. Now that they are installed, I will keep them. Overall the design is great with the exception of these ridiculous brackets that will interfere with the organization and limit what I can do with the shelf space. Not happy.
May 7, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0Â by Weston Bad
The same as the previous user. I bought a Rubbermaid Big Max shed with instructions on how to install the the Rubbermaid shelfs and they are incompatible! The brackets aren't long enough.
July 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by afmfi Previous Reviews
I'm confused by the comments in previous reviews. A small bit of the bracket sticks up at the back of the shelf. The front of the bracket also fits through the lip of the shelf. This is an ingenious improvement to the previous design. The fact that the back wire fits into the bracket and the front point of the bracket threads throught he shelf stabilizes the shelves. I am 60+ years old and a professor/psychologist and I have easily installed systems in four large bedroom closets, a coat closet, and a pantry. We are currently remodeling and I plan to add more of these shelves in the garage and linen closets. The systems are easy to install, extremely flexible, easy to keep clean, and easy to reconfigure as needs change. Thank you!
June 18, 2012