Organize your closet in style with this John Louis Home standard closet shelving system. Made from 100-percent solid wood with a honey maple finish and offering multiple configuration options, this closet system is luxurious and space-saving....more
I have now installed both the Standard and Deluxe versions of this closet system in my house. The Standard one is 12" deep, and the Deluxe one is 16" deep. The Standard one is also half the cost of the Deluxe one. For pure bang for the buck, the Standard system wins. From a fit and finish standpoint, the Deluxe system wins (but you're going to pay extra for it!) What I will tell you is that the Standard one is definitely worth the money, but is really more suited to a non walk-in closet or a coat closet due to the depth of the system. The shelf unit is not adjustable like the Deluxe one is and is a little trickier to install, but once it is in it really stays put. The hanger rod is slightly different between the two systems as well - the Standard one is a wood bar that hangs down from the shelf above with periodic supports, while the Deluxe system uses a metal rod that is attached to brackets from below. I wouldn't say one is necessarily better than the other, but just different. The fact that this system is meant for a 10' closet means that for most people, you'll be able to use the one system to outfit at least two or three closets. I used the shelf system and a short section of coat rod for my mudroom and still had enough left over to outfit two other small closets with shelf and coat rod. As for the fasteners and hardware included with the set, what I have run into on both the Standard and Deluxe systems is that they give you plenty of drywall anchors, J-brackets, and screws but just enough or not quite enough u-brackets (to support the shelf ends). This is easily rectified by buying L-brackets at the local hardware store as a substitute. Finish of the system is very nice, easy to cut, and fairly forgivable if you are off by a fraction of an inch here or there.
In comparison to all other systems on the market, the John Louis systems are easily the best bang for the buck - both Standard and Deluxe. If you have the extra money and want to outfit a walk-in closet, go with the Deluxe. If you are tight on money or if it is not a walk-in closet, go with the Standard system. They both take time to put in, but well worth it in the end!
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes
How is the quality of the product? Very good
Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? Yes
It's imposible to beat this deal. In addition of being durable, affordable, easy to assemble and stylish, it is completely made out of wood, which allows it to be perfectly altered to ones needs. I had three smaller closets and was able to outfit them all with only two kits. There are four proposed configurations in the booklet, but in reality you have a lot more options if you use a little bit of imagination and planning. Excellent product.
This is a very good product in comparison to most other types of closet organizers that I have seen. It is helpful to have an extra hand to level the shelves. Not too hard to put together. Took me about 3 hours total. Instructions have several different layouts already designed for 8 and 10 foot wall lengths. This is made of nearly clear of knots pine wood with a light maple tone finish. I would buy again for sure.
Have bought 4 of these organizers and love the look and function they give to a closet. My husband installed them- the first one took longer but after the learning curve- it got easier. I would recommendto anyone. Shipping was fast, even to Wyoming and nothing was damaged.
I'm no handy-man, but I'm patient and pretty good with instructions. The instructions are a little tough, as many have said, but good enough. I actually turned an entire 15' (or so) wall into a closet and put two of these together. Had to customize the plans since none are for that type of setup but it wasn't too difficult. They give a bunch of different plans and you can get the basic idea enough to make up your own. I did this by myself and it probably took me about 8 hours to do (taking my time to be careful as possible). I didn't actually have to do much cutting at all and just used a hand saw to do it, and then I just used a cordless screwdriver and that was about all I needed for tools. It's been up for about 4 months now and it looks very nice and still feels very sturdy, even though my wife has LOADED it up completely. It looks really good and she likes it a lot. Might buy another for my daughters closet (if they become available) and would definitely recommend to others.
if you re looking for a cheap alternative to regular built in shelving from a closet organization co then this is for you. Its made of wood but overall not a very good organizational piece. The hanging bar is not round so its a bit difficult to hang clothes on and one of my shelves is sagging down because of hanging clothes even though there aren't too many things hanging from it. the shelves are narrow and slatted , so not appropriate for folded clothes. Not enough shelving and it took far too long to install. as directions and configurations were very confusing.
the distance from the wall to the hanging bar is not enough for a shirt width, its too narrow like I mentioned before.
This product can be configured in so many ways.
I bought several of the kits as well as a few of the extras
It is well made and look great
I used some of the long shelves in my office hung on the wall as book shelvels
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Great
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very Good
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Great
I bought two of these wood closet systems in honey maple at different times. Recently I had some work done on my Master bath and a contractor installed both systems in my closets. He created a little different configuration than shown, but made it a perfect fit for my closets. In fact my contractor is now thinking of getting a closet system like that. I told him where mine came from.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? correct, very nice
Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent, sturdy quality
How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
I echo all the rave reviews for this product. We had outrageous quotes from a few closet companies who were selling laminate products, not solid wood. So far we have outfitted our two daughters' closets and they look and function great. The first installation does take longer than subsequent installations, as expected. It does help to know your way around a toolbox, but it's not essential. We have two more closets to outfit and I am thrilled so far.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? True to color
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great quality for the price
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate. The FAQs were also helpful when I was considering whether to purchase this product
We are so pleased with the results of the closet organizer. We installed in our Florida condo and there were enough parts to install one long shelf for hanging clothes and three smaller shelves in the master closet, and enough of the long shelving to use as one long shelf in the guest bedroom closet to hang clothes on, and enough left over for our utility room closet to install over the washer and dryer. It looks stunning and professional. Very pleased with the overall results. We had a carpenter, who was putting in crown mold and custom cornice in our condo, install for us. It was no problem for him!!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfect
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great quality. Looks custom and professional.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Looks just like the picture.
if my closet is 6 and a half feet wide, how would i adjust it to make it fit? would i have to loose a column of shelving?remimachado on Feb 19, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thanks for your interest, yes thats correct you would just cut it down to fit your closet. overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 22, 2013
Keep the storage you most want and diminish what you would use the least!dwalters53 on Mar 22, 2013
What additional items do I need to make it look like the picture? I have read that no shelves come with unit.lstumper on Feb 14, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for your question. Yes, everything you need to make the John Louis Standard Solid Wood Closet System look like the pictures is included in the closet-in-a-box organizer. overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 19, 2013
I don't think you need anything!!dwalters53 on Mar 22, 2013
Are the shelves, including the tower, attached to the back wall or are they free-standing?southernsal on Feb 8, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for your interest. This item is wall mounted. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions.
overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 11, 2013
It says it is shipped in one box. How much does the box weigh? on Oct 8, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
In the deluxe Closet system, measurements for the length of each 16" shelf are given in the product Q & A. That is what I need in order to purchase the kit above. So, what are the LENGTHS not depth of each shelf in this kit?debbie149 on Sep 25, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
There are three shelves that are 24 inches in length and three shelves that are 72 inches in length.overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 25, 2012
I asked 3 questions requiring that you check one box and do measurements and not repeat the literature given. The question below is still not answered so let me try again.
1) If you set up the vertical wood stripes in a tower like shape, how are the shelves attached to these pieces. Since extra shelving can be purchased, how are they attached.debbie149 on Sep 25, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
There are predrilled holes on this unit so that you can add more shelves. In addition, there is an "L" hook you would use to secure the shelf. We''re sorry about the confusion and hope this answers your questions.overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 25, 2012
Can you tell the length of each clothes wooden poles provided in each kit? And can more wooden clothes hanger pole be purchased?debbie149 on Sep 23, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
The wooden bars are five feet long, and additional bars can be purchased separately.overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 26, 2012
There appears to be a tower like shelving unit in this kit. Can more shelves be added? And how is it attached if only using that by itself?debbie149 on Sep 23, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
The closet system is cut to fit up to a 10-foot closet. The shelving depth is 12 inches, and the shelves can be placed at any height. You can cut them to fit any size closet. With this closet system, you will have all of the elements you need to provide up to 24 feet of shelf space and up to 18 feet of hanging space. There are multiple configuration options.overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 25, 2012
Yes, this system will work if you have more than 10 feet of space. It provides up to 24 feet of shelf space and up to 18 feet of hanging space.overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 20, 2012
what are the dimensions of each shelf? How many shelves are included? on Jul 15, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
This will vary from closet to closet, so there is not a single answer. In total, it provides up to 24 feet of shelf space and up to 18 feet of hanging space. The shelves are 12 inches deep and can be cut to fit up to a 10 foot closet.overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 17, 2012
How is this product attached to the wall? on Jul 11, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
This item uses L clips to attach the back of the shelves to the wall and angle brackets to support the front of the shelves.overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 13, 2012
There really is no set height for it because the shelves/bars are placed anywhere on the wall the customer would like. Typically, however, people use it with a six-foot high configuration.overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 30, 2012
is all hardware and wall anchors included? is there assembly instructionsmickeyd7 on Feb 16, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
All the elements you need are provided in one box and it does include an instruction manual.overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 17, 2012
Is this system attached to the back wall? Will it work if it isn't possible to get support from the side walls?furiousinflorida on Jan 12, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
This item is cut to fit any size closet on the sides, and it would need to attached to a back wall otherwise it wouldnt hold up anythingoverstockcustomercare1 on Jan 13, 2012
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