Rated 2.6 out of 5 by 9
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dennis Easy to install and looks great!
I have installed several book shelves using this product. Rubbermaid also sells the accomodating tracks which hold the brackets. Once installed, they look great! And they are very sturdy! The hardest part of the installation is making sure they are leveled before you install them ( which wasn't problem for me at all).
January 12, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DrummerDude Pass these by...
The slots in the single track are too wide and the width of the single track bracket is too narrow so the shelves are VERY unstable and very wobbly... I had to shim the slots/brackets with cardboard in order to firm them up and even that had less than satisfying results.... Do NOT buy these!!
November 30, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tzaddi Makes swinging shelves
I bought these to replace old bathroom shelving--exactly like it, the same product, also bought at Home Depot. However, because the product is not "standardized," because each item is NOT the same, even among the ten new ones I bought, some did not fit the single-track bracket strips they insert into (also by Rubbermaid, the ones you're supposed to buy with these), and if you do manage to get them in, they are miraculously LOOSE and cause the shelves to swing. Would you want shelves loaded with glass bottles to swing over your tile floor?
May 19, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by eileen Rubbermaid Single Track System
I found the hardware easy enough. If this lady can do it so can you.- With 2 people use the black punch to mark the screw holes in the rail then just drill a bigger hole for the bowtie plug, then tap them in w/ a hammer. Angry at only 6 sets with 7 holes in each rail. VERY upset that the screws don't countersink and I can't use ALL heights as brackets won't go over heads of screws. Very poor design! I had to take screws out at the bottom to accommodate shelves for my display. I would recommend for being a simple low cost display. I'm displaying a Boxed Action Figure Collection so these are working out fine. No, I would not put glass on these as the shelf can sway on the bracket. Put brackets closer together for more sturdy shelves or put in a 3rd rail is my suggestion for long shelves. Maybe an "L" bracket underneath if permanent.
July 9, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by ajennell Those Brackets...
The tracks are pretty easy to install, though the screw holes are a bit tight. Had to buy ones slightly smaller than expected. Offers great versatility and doesn't look too horrible in the house. Seems sturdy enough (main frame/tracks.)
My major problem was with the shelving brackets. They do not slide into place and instead get stuck when they are 1/4 of the way down. Tried to bend one slightly to allow room for the shelving to slide into the socket, but no go. Hammered lightly on a board, still no go. Shelves themselves are wobbly because of the bracket.
May 23, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Jstars I'm With Stan! How do you use these???
I too am looking at these nifty bow-tie anchors and I challenge anyone at Rubbermaid to figure out how they are supposed to be put thru a 1/4 inch diameter hole without destroying your wallboard. I am a veteran of wall shelf systems but this one has me stumped. Using the pin or scrunching with fingers or tools. I don't get it. Better make a video of this one when you figure it out.
November 20, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WFND Simple but effective...
I use these shelves all over my house. The only thing I'd like to have is some sort of recommended weight limit available.
I can say from personal use, you can stack a lot of stuff on these, I have between 200 & 300 lbs on a 16" wide shelf with 3 tracks. So far, so good.
February 27, 2010
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Stan Instructions?
Sure would be handy to have some instructions on the 4C74 Single Track Universal Hardware.
Nifty looking bow ties, neato screws and some really cool sticker dots. How am I supposed to use these properly?????
August 8, 2009