Use this handy wooden closet organizer to make the most of your minimal closet space. This mahogany-finished system provides maximum versatility, allowing you to arrange up to 22 feet of shelf space and 16 feet of hanging space in several ways....more
OK, I wrote a review after the purchase but thought I would add that I was woke up last night with the closet unit broken and all our clothes on the floor. :( As the title states warranty is up, n I'm stuck with pieces of wood n clothes all over my closet floor. Thanks to overstock I got a good deal on it but it didn't hold up! The wood attached to the wall is still attached and I already told you about the rest of the unit. Dont buy this one unless u just care about looks..:(
The Long and Short of it...First - I'm a Girl! (A Girl with average strength and DIY skills, but a Girl just the same) I wanted to upgrade the closets in my 1950's house in Ft Lauderdale and after checking into some of the closet contractor pricing, felt that I could get similar results at a third of the price if I did the job myself. I bought two Deluxe Red Mahogany kits, one for a 10ft wide reach in closet and one for my smaller 6 x 4 walk-in. I saw them at one of the Hardware Superstores and the same kit was $$ more so I saved $$$ at Overstock and enjoyed shipping!
The kits arrived in large cartons well packed and protected and unlike many of these systems where midway through the project, you find they have forgotten to include something that invariably takes weeks to arrive, the inventory matched the packing list. I started on the 10ft closet first and though it did take me two days, the resulting build in is spectacular and even my handyman was impressed with the quality of the kit not to mention that I was able to do it myself. : )
The most important part of the install is the measuring (oh, and beer!). Measure and mark and measure again. Particularly with the tower brackets, of you get this sideways, the shelves won't fit. Get your level out and spot check your widths (do this before you drink too many beers! lol). Though I tried to drill into studs where possible, I did have to purchase a box of different wall anchors ($) as the ones included in the kit were unsuitable for the type of plaster in this older 50's house. In this install, I had a leftover piece of shelving that I cut down into an additional tower shelf and by drilling in four pin holes, was able to gain an extra storage space (it comes with additional shelf pins which was nice). If you don't have any extra shelving, you might want to buy the tower shelf kit in addition, as the base kit only supplies two shelves for a six foot tower.
My boyfriend very kindly helped me install the 6x4 walk in system and it went much more quickly even though the configuration was different. The additional storage space is great and so much more efficient than the old home built shelves that were there when I bought the house. All in all, these two improvements look fantastic and I saved a LOT of money by investing my time, not to mention, improved my DIY skills and built my confidence in my abilities. Love this product - just get your tools out and get started and before you know it, you will be enjoying a custom fitted closet!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Red Mahogany was very accurate.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great quality - nice staining, rugged hardware, well thought out packing and easy to follow instructions.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good, though for dimensions, you will need to go to the John Louis website.
I'm pretty handy, as well as physically strong, for a woman; I had big dreams about being able to install this while my husband was out of town on business. Well, that didn't happen...
A lot of the dificulty we ended up encountering was caused by a slightly bowed wall in the closet. The system is NOT designed to accomodate things like that, and we ended up having to plane several of the shelf pieces off in order to get them to work. Also, if you are cursed with plaster walls, as we are, invest in steel stud savers or toggle bolts, as the plastic ones that come with just won't work.
Once we got past the structural issues, the closet went together beautifully. It looks great, it holds a TON of stuff, and it is a significant addition to the value of our home. We plan to put them in our kids' rooms, too.
I love this closet shelf system. I compared several different closet systems before buying this one. All high quality systems are about the same price. Some are more adaptable than others - this system is the most flexible. I was able to mix the deluxe closet system (16' shelf depth) on both sides of my walk-in closet with a standard shelf (12") across the back wall that supported a stand alone tower unit. I like the metal closet rods on the deluxe closet system instead of the wood closet rods on the standard (12" shelf) closet system. Get ready to spend some time installing all the parts. The finished product is well worth it!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Closely matched
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great quality
How accurate was the on site description of the product? very good
We used this set in a small walk-in closet. It helps to have someone that is handy with tools and design. My husband played around with a couple of designs to be able to use the organizer on both walls. Now my closet is wonderful and I can find everything! Overstock.com was also very responsive when we realized a couple pieces had broken in shipment.
I didn't use the suggested layout, but cut the pieces to the size I wanted and my closet is beautiful. Gave more more usable space. Bought the deeper shelves and that wasn't necessary after because I am a small woman and my clothes and shoes aren't that big.
It's good quality made of REAL WOOD after all.
If you seen the bad review claims that it fell from wall, he didn't mention if it's the shelves themselves broken (means poor quality), or the shelves falling away from the wall as a whole (means poor installation, nothing to blame the product). I guess that's the latter.
To make a proper installation, ALL SCREWS MUST BE IN STUDS. NO ANCHOR SHALL BE USED.
Use your brain to solve the problem when the location is not just right. Buy extra painted/stained wood stick or wood panel to reinforce if necessary. Drill holes on the shelf and install long screws where studs exists.
These can make sure that they stick to the wall forever until the shelves themselves broke into pieces.
I love these closets so much I purchased 4. (Two walk-in closets required 2 full sets each.)
A few minor gripes and tips:
The wood is very soft and not really furniture grade. Mine came with a fair share of dings, wood filler, pallet strap marks, etc. Most of these can be managed by carefully inspecting each piece and putting the best part forward.
Also, some wood especially the tower will get scraped up during installation. So forget the “repair pen” that comes with the unit – pick up a small can of red mahogany stain and you'll be able to cover most damage. The upside of such soft wood is that it doesn't split when driving screwed through it like hardwood does.
There was a learning curve cutting the shelving to fit. Since each slat is separated and I didn't really want to slice through a slat you can cut off one slate (leaving a maximum amount of wood) to achieve the closest fit.
The tower doors (purchased separately) were very unattractive due to wood filler from the factory. I called the 800 John Louis Direct number and their customer service was outstanding and shipped replacements.
Watch the youtube video first some good tips there especially how to deal with imperfect walls – I had one.
Overall a very good value – someone difficult to install at first but was easy by number four.
This is nice stuff! It is very sturdy and looks good too. I had to trim off a small piece of shelf about 1/4" thick. I could not break the trimmed piece in half to put in the trash! The instructions are clear but you will need to be creative when configuring your closet in any way other than the standard configurations. On the tower, the tolerances are close so be sure to measure accurately and get the brackets plumb and level. You can add to the package to customize your closet. Just check around for the best prices. I'm going to add to it later. The only downside in the quality is that sometimes there will be a slightly bowed shelf slat. When you are laying it out, check to see if you have any that will be in a location that needs to be very flat. Clothing, blankets, etc. will not have any problem with this. Only when you have something hard to set there. The other thing they might consider improving is the plug for the holes in the angle bracket. They are plastic and don't match very well. Overall, it's a great product that will make you a beautiful closet!
I need to furnish 2 walk in closet in the master bedroom - hers is 12 ft long and, on the opposite side, his is 8 ft long (average of both is 10ft). If I buy 4 sets of deluxe (2 for each closet on both sides) could i take leftover from the shorter closet and use in the longer one? Will I have enough pieces to furnish both closets? Could you suggest a proper configuration?janinag on Apr 27, 2015Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello janinag, the John Louis Deluxe System can cover 10 running linear feet. I would suggest he look at the product contents and determine from there, how he would like to best use the lengths in each closet system to cover the square footage he wants to work in. You can also go to the John Louis Home website, download the installation instructions, and find several suggested configurations for a 10 inch closet. These are merely suggested but may help in deciding how to design his closet. Depending on how the closet is designed, he may or may not have left over product from one to add to the other. The configuration will determine that. Thank you for shopping with us!
overstockcustomercare1 on May 5, 2015
Hello bruno43220, the doors are not included. You can find them under item number 12029381. Thank you for shopping with us. Shelia Boverstockcustomercare2 on Oct 6, 2014
how can I get the full 16 ft of hanging space in a 79 inch wide closet? I don't care about the shelving spacehoopclay on Jul 29, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello hoopclay, if you arrange your closet as shown in the picture on the listing page you should get close to the 16 feet of hanging space. It will come with assembly instructions. I am glad to be of help to you. Shelia Boverstockcustomercare2 on Aug 1, 2014
My walk-in closet is awkward: The longest wall is 46 inches wide, because there's a gap leading to an area underneath my stairs. One side wall is 3 ft, the opposite side wall is 4 ft. Would I be able to use this closet system?cphelps1 on Jun 24, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello cphelps1, Yes! this closet system is very versatile and should fit your closet specifications just fine! Thank you for shopping with us! overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 25, 2014
Can this be installed without a wall to the side? In other words, does it need to be enclosed within three different walls, or can one end (shelf + rod) be open with no wall?marsis567 on Jan 14, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hi marsis567, we were able to verify this information with our support team. You do not need side walls just a back wall to mount the closet systems since it is wall mounted. Side walls are not required. We hope this clears things up and apologize for the confusion. Thanks for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 30, 2014
Just installed one. It could be all you will be loosing is 1 bracket which supports the front corner of the shelf.mickey88 on Feb 28, 2014
Yep, just use the angle bracket, which will support your shelf and you rod.jp4all on Sep 10, 2014
We are converting a small bedroom into a small walk in closet. There are slanted ceilings on two walls and a window and a door on the other 2 sides. So the walls are not high enough. Would we be able to erect 2 of these systems, back to back, in the middle of the room without bracing either end to a wall? (this is the only way to accommodate the height of the closet organizer.rbs05 on Nov 17, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for your question rbs05. Yes, you will be able to do this. However, if the system is not braced by side walls, you will need to purchase extra angle brackets to aid in support of the system. If the shelves are not going to be supported on both sides, we recommend using angle brackets every 18 to 24 inches. If you do not do this, the product will not be covered by the warranty. Have a great day.overstockcustomercare1 on Nov 27, 2013
Hi xogrl1234, On the John Louis Deluxe Red Mahogany Closet System, yes both the shelving and the wardrobe bars can be cut down to fit your needs. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. Thank you for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 27, 2013
I cut a leftover fixed shelf and made 2 adjustables; easy. Instructions are in the install papers.
Use a quality saw blade as the finish is prone to chipping easily. Put your trimmed edges where they are least visible.
Important: "measure twice, cut once"arikaree105 on Oct 2, 2013
We are thinking of buying this system for our retain store. the wall is 17 feet. Can we use this system for something like that?double6 on Sep 23, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for contacting us double6. Yes this will work, it can fit up to 16 feet. Please let us know if you have any further questions.overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 27, 2013
What are the specific parts, and dimensions of each that are included in this kit?leesburger on Jul 18, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for your question leesburger. The features include:
Pass through garment bar capability; 6 adjustable shelf & accessory tower; Drawer & Door add-ons. Simply cut to fit.
PL) shelves depth: 16 inches
The John Louis Deluxe Red Mahogany Closet System contains:
2- 6 foot shelves, 1- 4 foot shelf, 2 tower sides, tower bottom shelf, 2- 2 foot shelves, 6- angle brackets, 2- 6 foot metal bars, 1- 4 foot metal bar, and hardware.
Multiple configuration options included:
16 inch shelf depth
6 foot integrated shelf tower provides shelf adjustability.
Have a great day.
overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 25, 2013
We purchased this set for our open closets in our previous house. I am sure the investment helped to sell the house; very nice quality and look. Really sturdy.armstl on Aug 15, 2013
Is the deluxe system solid wood? Is it pine painted or stained to look like mahogany?
Is the standard system solid wood? Same question - is it pine stained to look like mahogany?dennissmom on Apr 23, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello dennissmom, Solid wood closet shelving system with 16-inch depth and red mahogany finish--great for bedroom, pantry, linen, laundry room or foyer closets. Wall mounted; sized for reach-in and small walk-in closets--fits up to a 10-foot closet Provides up to 24 feet of shelf space and 18 feet of hanging space; ventilated for air circulation. Enclosed tower with adjustable shelves; metal garment bar; all-metal hardware with decorative satin nickel finish. Please let us know if you or your guest have any additional questionsoverstockcustomercare1 on Apr 29, 2013
YES I THINK IT IS SOLID WOOD. IT MIGHT BE PINE. IT COMES WITH A MARKER SO IF YOU SCRATCH IT YOU CAN FILL IT INpinchingpennies7 on May 18, 2013
i have a space that is 105" wide. Are the clothing rods and shelves adjustable to fit that width? Also can I add drawers? Also, I want to add an additional shelf and clothing rod, am i able to do that?marcy7 on Dec 27, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for your interest. Regarding the Width: The Deluxe Closet Organizer is designed to fit up to a 10 in (120 in) closet. Therefore, yes, the closet will fit your 105 in closet length. Drawers: Yes, you can add drawers, but only with the 16 in Deluxe Closet Organizer. Any other 12 in organizers will not be compatible. Adding additional shelves: Yes, you can add or take away whatever you would like in the closet system. The distributor suggests designing your closet using a rough sketch and see where additional pieces are necessary. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions.
overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 28, 2012
on the matching 16 in towers does it come with how many shelves also on the deluxe closet system do you get what you see in picturesscali0006 on Nov 21, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Provides up to 22 feet of shelf space
Up to 16 feet of hanging space, shelf adjustable, and multiple configuration options
This is a kit and you assemble it to fit your needs.overstockcustomercare1 on Nov 21, 2012
The add says add to cart to see special price but ic comes up the same price?sscali0006 on Nov 21, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
My closet is 5 foot deep and 6 foot across the back. Will this system be enough for both sides of my closet. This sytem is 16 inches deep, correct? on Jul 16, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
"Yes the Red Mahogany Deluxe organizer is 16 inches deep. The answer to your question regarding whether or not it will fit in your closet depends on the configuration you use. For instance, the less double hang (short hanging space stacked one on top of the other) will provide more distance shelf length. It is possible to use only one system, but it may put limitations on your design depending on the type of closet you had in mind." Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions.overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 18, 2012
What is the difference between the stadard and deluxe? Can they both take the optional 10 inch drawer kit?towercop1 on Jul 2, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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