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Customer Reviews for ClosetMaid Close Mesh 20 in. D x 72 in. W Ventilated Pantry Shelf

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Model #1396

Store SKU #370616

  • Compatible with ShelfTrack and Fixed Mount wire closet systems
  • ClosetMaid's vinyl-coated shelving resists rusting and chipping
  • 72 in. wide x 20 in.-deep pantry shelf

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I used these to replace some very shallow wood panels...
I used these to replace some very shallow wood panels in a hallway closet. They were easy to cut to fit and allowed me to store wayyyy more linens and towels. Plus since they’re “see through” there is better visibility in the closet, allowing me to find that one last darn pillow case that was put on the wrong shelf.
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    My daughter needed more space in their closet and it made a huge difference.
    My daughter needed more space in their closet and it made a huge difference.
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    Shelving was easy to trim to size and install. Made for a strong shelf.
    Shelving was easy to trim to size and install. Made for a strong shelf.
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    SO EASY TO ASSEMBLE!! HD staff is always friendly and will custom cut. On a skill set of 1 to 5...
    SO EASY TO ASSEMBLE!! HD staff is always friendly and will custom cut. On a skill set of 1 to 5, I am a -2! If I can assemble, ANYONE CAN!!! Very durable and professional looking
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    1 found this review helpful
    I installed these 16 inch Closetmaid shelves for the first time a few months ago. I have installe...
    I installed these 16 inch Closetmaid shelves for the first time a few months ago. I have installed the 12 inch version on numerous occasions, but never this one. I finally had an opportunity to install them in an bathroom linen closet. i was pleasantly surprised by how easy they were to install, just like the 12 inch version. These shelves provide so much more room than the 12 inch version.If you have the space and don't need to hang clothes, these are worth looking into.
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      The shelving was used to add a high and wide open shelf to an existing pantry... The product was...
      The shelving was used to add a high and wide open shelf to an existing pantry... The product was perfect for this use and I was able to find all the accessories I needed to make it easy to install and very sturdy..
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      This is the third house, in 25 years that I have used Closet Maid Shelving. I love to design my o...
      This is the third house, in 25 years that I have used Closet Maid Shelving. I love to design my own closets because I can really utilize space. I can arrange my shelves the way I want. I started with 4-5 shelves on each wall. Now I have 6-7 on each wall with 12" to 16" depths, and different heights between shelves to accommodate what ever I need to store.
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      I used this shelf for a garage project. I wish it was a little stiffer but installed easily and ...
      I used this shelf for a garage project. I wish it was a little stiffer but installed easily and allows for versatile storage.
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      The was exactly what I was looking for in shelving options.
      The was exactly what I was looking for in shelving options.
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      Great product, very sturdy and easy to install.
      Great product, very sturdy and easy to install.
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      very easy to install, had the project done in around 30 minutes
      very easy to install, had the project done in around 30 minutes
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      3 found this review helpful
      Very easy to use and cut to size. This 20 inch wide size needs a little extra support if used as...
      Very easy to use and cut to size. This 20 inch wide size needs a little extra support if used as a kitchen pantry. Plan for extra hardware.
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      5 found this review helpful
      Seems pretty sturdy, but I wouldn't install these in anything else but a stud. I only gave it 4 s...
      Seems pretty sturdy, but I wouldn't install these in anything else but a stud. I only gave it 4 stars because I wish they offered more color options. I wanted black shelves and couldn't find them anywhere so I had to spray paint these. The results were just ok. We'll see hou long the paint lasts.
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      Good shelf but finish scratches easily. Wire mesh allows lighting to lumenate lower shelves.
      Good shelf but finish scratches easily. Wire mesh allows lighting to lumenate lower shelves.
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      This review may not be extremely helpful to people looking just for a shelf, other than confirm t...
      This review may not be extremely helpful to people looking just for a shelf, other than confirm the material is quite sturdy. but I needed to build a protective cage around a heater that gets so hot that it could potentially burn a child touching a particular exposed surface. This shelf worked great! The wire is strong enough that it is difficult to bend, and when bent it holds the shape. Love being able to solve this problem is a simple strong raw material.
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      This is such a fantastic product. I traditionally have built all of my shelves out of wood. This ...
      This is such a fantastic product. I traditionally have built all of my shelves out of wood. This has always required tools, cutting, saw dust, brad nails, caulk. The shelves are quick and easy with minimal tooling. I just used bolt cutters to snip it to the right size. Very quick and easy.
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      I'm using it in a different way. I bolted in the window, inside, leaving the blinds to move freel...
      I'm using it in a different way. I bolted in the window, inside, leaving the blinds to move freely. I'm going to receive my 3 and 8 year old grandchildren and a war of pillows is going to be inevitable. So I protect the blinds and the glasses.
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      easy to assemble and light weight. we put them in our pantry, and entry closets. Great product.
      easy to assemble and light weight. we put them in our pantry, and entry closets. Great product.
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      GARAGE , PARTS ROOM, AND PANTRY
      PRICEY , BUT WORTH IT . I HAVE PURCHASED FOR 4 DIFFERENT PLACES. MY GARAGE , OUR APARTMENT STORAGE, MY DAUGHTERS GARAGE AND PANTRY, AND AT WORK FOR HOLDING ALL MY PARTS BINS. ADJUSTABLE IN EVERY WAY. EVERYTHING IS OFF THE FLOOR.
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      15 found this review helpful
      Flimsy
      First off, the good: The wire shelving is super easy to install. Home Depot will also cut it to length for you in store at no additional cost. So the only tools you'll actually need to install it are a drill, a tape measure, and a level. I used this for extra closet storage space, and installed three shelves that were about 2' wide each. The rated load capacity is stated to be 60 lbs, which I'm assuming is supposed to be distributed across the entire 6' of the original shelf. I hadn't noticed the load rating before I bought the shelves, so I can't complain about not being able to load up more than 20 lbs per shelf. However, when I put 16 lbs distributed fairly evenly across one of the shelves, the entire shelf became severely bowed. It's strong enough in the side-to-side direction, but the front-to-back needs some serious reinforcement (see pictures). That was only at 80% of the claimed load capacity of the shelf. The 12" shelving offered by Closetmaid has the same load rating per unit length, so if you don't have oversized boxes, it may be better to go with the 12" or 16". The only thing the 20" is good for is pillows, linens, or something else very light yet bulky. I suppose I could add a layer of plywood, but it would just look tacky. I should have made built-ins out of painted plywood and solid wood brackets. It would look nicer and would have been cheaper since I wouldn't need the specialized Closetmaid hardware to mount it.
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      Pretty easy to install
      I installed a pantry with the CloseMaid products and everything fit well and went as expected. This was my first time tackling a project like this so I was pleased how it turned out. Because it was in an "L" configuration, I should have used a laser level to make sure the brackets on both walls allowed the shelves to be the same height, but a bubble level worked OK. I made all my cuts with a hacksaw but I was a little tiring! All in all not a bad experience.
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      5 found this review helpful
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      Look great installed. Nice and white. Little expensive...
      Look great installed. Nice and white. Little expensive for the pantry shelf size.
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      Sticky Made
      My home is filled with Closetmaid wire shelving from about 20 years ago. All of them are sticky. Many are simply unusable as the stickiness gets on anything stored on them. After 10 years of trying to keep them clean, I have given up. I am in the process of finding replacements.
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        Self installed my shelves in garage
        I bought some additional pieces to go along with the set that I ordered. I added larger shelves. Sturdy shelves price is worth it. Self installed.
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        Very easy to install...
        Very easy to install
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