Rated 2 out of 5Â by 5
Rated 1 out of 5Â by HandyMan BAD COLOR NAMING--and so I wasted my time.
Bought this online and picked it up for free at the store.
Unfortunately, I did not open the package and look at it until I got home. The color is not "espresso" which should be a brown coffee color. Instead the color is more like dried blood. Decidedly red and not at all reminiscent of coffee.
BEWARE! The pic online does not represent the red color at all, nor does the NAMING of this product.
Too bad I have to box it up and drive back to the store to return it. What a waste of time/money/effort.
August 24, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Hairlessboy Perfect features for my use
This shelf was a perfect match for my use in the office because it is floating and no brackets needed and looks clean and modern, It was very easy to install with few tools needed.
April 22, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Joie WAIT! WAIT! DON'T BUY !! At least before reading reviews!
These shelves will have to go with the house....we will never hang them again. The concept is good, but if the materials used (meaning screws, plastic inserts) are cheap then you have problems. That is what happened in our case. We did the measuring, leveling marking the night before. Today, we started at 11 AM and it is now 2PM and still not finished. Problems were : got the plastic inserts in, but when putting the bracket up, inserting the screws, one of the inserts went right on into the wall, no screw at that point had to use our own plastic inserts with different screw, so we don't know how much weight each shelf will hold. That was just the first shelf. Second shelf, different problem: got the shelf onto the bracket but when time to insert the short screw that prevents the shelf from sliding off bracket, apparently the holes didn't match up so the screw would not go in all the way....we had the screw hanging down 3/4 of the screw. The only possible reason was misalignment of screw holes on bracket pole and shelf.
I'm ranking this very low because even though the shelf and bracket are sturdy...if they are not precise on alignment that in my opinion ruins the whole thing...anytime you have to improvise and substitute, that does not make for good rating.
They were $39.99 each, I used two...value had they worked properly would be excellent...
On a lighter note: now that they are up I like the look, it is exactly as expected. However, I can't recommend them due to difficulty of installation. Again, if I should move...wouldn't take them.
September 5, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by jscooper22 Low Quality Parts Create a Significant Repair Job
We bought two shelves; problems with each:
Upon screwing the brackets into the wall, one of the screw heads broke off. Now there's a screw with no head in an anchor in the wall, holding nothing. Since the instructions indicate that only one screw on each side must be anchored, and we are putting much less weight than the shelf's 30lb limit, we attached the shelf to the bracket anyway. It seems to be holding.
At least one screw head stripped while installing it. Luckily, this happened before it was all the way in and we could use pliers to get it out. We replaced it with another screw (they did include extras, so maybe they know this is an issue).
Once fully attached, we realized something was misaligned in the bracket and/or the shelf because the shelf was wobbly. We decided to remove it and start again. However, the screws holding the shelf to the bracket would not unscrew! The heads weren't stripped, we're guessing the threads are. They turn but do not unscrew. A significant time spent trying different removal techniques (superglue on screwdriver, different size tools, etc.) yielded no success. We now have a wobbly shelf we cannot remove from our wall.
We think our only recourse at this point is to cut the shelf with a saw and break it off in pieces. Then remove the bracket (if those screws come out), patch the wall and try again with another brand. Hopefully it will cover the mess this fiasco will leave on our wall.
August 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by jjakab This product is easy to install
I found this item to be very easy to install. Be careful when you attach the screws on the bottom of the shelf. Make sure you line up the holes before pulling out the power drill.
As far as quality of the shelves, they are overpriced at 50 dollars each, but they are the only ones that I could find at any price in this length and color.
March 27, 2013