Rated 3.8 out of 5Â by 13
Rated 3 out of 5Â by DIYatHome Decent if you don't want to paint..
I ended up returning this. All the shelves made by Rubbermaid handle 50lbs, no matter if it is 36" or 72". This is because the material is MDF, which is like chunky sawdust. I instead went to the "Common Boards" aisle in lumber and found some similar boards (12" x 60") for a similar price, but it's 100% wood, so it should be able to handle much more weight and will not break as easily. It can also be stained, painted and refinished (when marred) if you desire.
The Rubbermaid shelves are great if you just want that quick shelf without having to stain or paint wood, but just beware that it won't handle that much weight. Also, if you end up scratching it, you won't be able to fix it very easily.
April 4, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Homeowner Like the Shelf, Hate the Sticker!
This shelf is pretty decent- exactly like every other white shelf, but with one key difference- the RubberMaid shelf has a sticker that's a royal pain to remove. Instead of taking 3 seconds to remove the label, I spent 20 minutes per shelf. First I tried peeling, and the sticker self-destructed. I then tried scraping with a putty knife, but it left too much glue. I finally resorted to a combination of scaping with a putty knife and rubbing with paint thinner, and I finally got most of the glue off. Way too much work!
It would be very easy for RubberMaid to use a sticker that's easy to peel- I shouldn't have to spend more time peeling the stickers than I do building my closet.
March 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by MDB923 NICE SHELF
LAMINATED PIECE OF FIBERBOARD. EXACTLY AS YOU WOULD EXPECT. CUTS CLEANLY.
July 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by AlanC Nice Shelves Sticker Removal
These are MDF boards, Plastic clad. They could be painted with a plastic spray paint. They will stag over time with a lot of weight on them. Either turn them over before they really warp or use more support.
Use a heat gun FIRST to remove stickers (or hair drier) and some goo-b-gone.
March 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by KCBBQ Shelving
Perfect for making your own shelves in odd spaces. The white color finish looks like a pro did it. I used the shelving for filling in my old TV space when I bought a plasma wall TV. You can double up on the width to make 24" or more for the deeper space. Good Value!
June 16, 2010