Totally love this organizer! Its simple to put together -...
Totally love this organizer! Its simple to put together - no tools required; looks great; stands well on its on; and will interconnect with another set, so you can keep on building - use your imagination. I left a couple of shelves out for taller items. Oh! And its a decent price too!
I heartily recommend this set to anyone that needs storage, but hates to do much put-slot-'A'-into-tab-'B', and doesn't like a long list of nails, screws, and bolts to sort thru and work with.
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Feb 6, 2018
Easy to assemble and disassemble. Made my 4-year-old’s closet easier...
Easy to assemble and disassemble. Made my 4-year-old’s closet easier to organize and keep tidy. Love these organizers!
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Dec 28, 2016
Good light duty storage unit.
This review is for the Honey-Can-Do 30.25 in. W x 44.75 in. H Black 6-Cube Modular Mesh Storage Organizer, which I was given an opportunity to check out.
The unit consists of metal grates (some are shelves, some are side pieces) and plastic connecting pieces.
The “shelf” grates have smaller openings than the grates intended to be used as side or top pieces.
The unit can be set up as a vertical shelving unit or as a horizontal shelving unit. If set up vertically you’ll need to use a “shelf” piece as a side piece. That’s what I did and it worked fine. All the metal grates (“shelf” or “side/top”) are the same size, about 14” x 14”. Check the instruction sheet for details.
You’ll want to pay attention during assembly, it’s easy to put a shelf where a side goes, and vice-versa.
Assembly instructions are minimal. I’ve assembled my fair share of furniture over the years but had not seen this assembly design before. It took a few minutes to figure it out; once I figured out the theory the assembly went quickly. The printed instructions that come with the unit are small for my old eyes, but there’s an online version available on the Home Depot product page which, in my view, is much easier to read. There’s also a good photo of the finished product on the box (unfortunately our delivery driver left the box in an area where it could get wet so the box (and the picture) was somewhat bedraggled by the time we retrieved it).
Once assembled I rotated the unit and tapped on each connector with a mallet (rubber, not a claw hammer!) to make sure everything was seated. Even so it’s not difficult to accidently dislodge a shelf or side from its connector.
I considered adding a wee drop of super glue to each join, but am going to use tiny black zip ties instead. They won’t be all that noticeable (in my application, YMMV) and won’t be as permanent as super glue. I lifted the empty unit after using the mallet and I was able to dislodge the connecting pieces without too much effort. I’m pretty sure I assembled the thing properly, it’s just that there are limits to what stresses the plastic connecting pieces can withstand.
Structurally the unit doesn’t sway or tilt or feel like it’s going to cave in (although I don’t know what the weight limit on a shelf is, I couldn’t find that information).
I had intended the unit to be used in my woe begotten garage but the wife has decided that it’s perfect for storing her crochet yarn. She says the “boxes” are just about the same size that they have at the yarn store. She doesn’t think the skeins of yarn will snag on the grates since the steel is plastic coated.
The unit does come with a limited lifetime warranty, which is nice. The only thing I could see breaking would be one of the plastic connectors (the steel pieces seem well constructed!). I should note that in my box there was a spare plastic connector (YMMV).
The plastic connector pieces are used throughout, even at the top and sides of the unit. When it’s finished, it looks like it’s waiting for more sides and shelves to be attached. Having “end cap” pieces would give it a more finished look. If it’s going in the garage or the laundry room it’s not a big deal but if you’re planning on putting in a public location you might want to check out the picture on the box first.
The lack of “finishing” connectors and the (to me, anyway) unusual assembly design keep this from being a five-star product. It would take little for the manufacturer to include some connectors that were designed to give the unit a more finished look. However, the functionality is good.
It was easy to assemble, the only issue I had was not realizing right away that the base pieces were different. It was nice not needing tools to assemble this, though!
Apr 21, 2021
Easy to assemble & sturdy. Would definitely purchase again....
Easy to assemble & sturdy. Would definitely purchase again.
Apr 1, 2021
Easy to assemble. I bought this for my 7...
Easy to assemble. I bought this for my 7 year old and he put it together by himself!
Mar 18, 2021
The storage cubes worked very well, one only issue was...
The storage cubes worked very well, one only issue was the durability and quality of the thickness in the cube wiring: it could've been more heavy duty, but overall at least it didn't fall apart: 4 stars for now until they become more durable and heavyweight