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.
Its possible that this Closet System could be as it's described, assuming all the parts are in the box, and they all arrive in good condition. However, even in such an ideal situation, don't expect to install this system without some serious experience. The manual is pretty thick, but it's difficult to understand and the illustrations are awful. After several hours of frustration, I discarded the directions and did it on my own. Unless you have some experience with woodwork, metal, and a structural engineering background, be warned. Personally, I would not categorize this as the typical Homeowner DIY item.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? OK, I guess.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Some parts were damaged.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Considerable poetic license in the description.
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.
Love everything about the organizer. Was really hard to put together. Had to pay someone that works in remodeling field he had a hard time following instruction. Not easy to follow, but now that it is done Love it. If the direction were better would have rated it Excellent.
For the price this system is a great buy. We had visited a number of different outlets and websites looking for an affordable and sturdy closet system and this product did not disappointment. The system is solid wood and looks great once installed. Be aware that you will have to cut the pieces to custom fit your closet. We had thought we could install the system in a couple of hours but it ended up taking us about 5 1/2 hours once we measured, cut and installed everything.
i liked everything about the system unfortunately there were parts missing from both boxes that i ordered, i felt like someone took parts from the box so i was disappointed in that, when the installer came to put it together i had to send him home because all the parts were not in there, and then i had to wait for the missing parts to come but overall the product if good.
I had a professional carpenter install this. I doubt I would have been able to do it myself. If you are handy with a drill, finding studs etc. I am sure you could do it. Looks great, very functional, and I personally like wood rather than most of these systems which are particle board.
Am I understanding that I would need to buy the shelves in addition to the kit? If shelves are included, how many shelves would be in the kit?1fancyhat on Jun 17, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello 1fancyhat, there are multiple configurations you can do with this. If you click through all the pictures the last 2 show you all the different ways you can put the shelves. This does come with all the shelf's shown in the picture. Have a great day! overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 1, 2014
Thank you for shopping with us greatdane1234567. Yes he makes different finishes. I will leave a link to our selections. Have a great day.
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Can you use the John Louis drawer, 6 & 8 in kit with the included tower piece?ninah2877 on Mar 2, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello ninah2877, unfortunately not. The drawer kits are only for the 16inch deluxe system. If you have any additional questions please feel free to let us know. Thank you for shopping with us!
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Thank you for inquiring about the John Louis Standard Solid Wood Closet System. Depending on how you set that up, you can have up to 18 feet of bar/rack space. Thank you for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 4, 2014
Thank you for inquiring about the John Louis Standard Solid Wood Closet System. This is designed for 10 foot closets. However, by installing this closet system you will have 3 feet of extra space. You will also need to purchase extra angel brackets since the system will not be supported on one side. Thank you for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 3, 2014
Can you add draw to this system? Is the John Louis draw kit also works on this system?xsliu on Apr 20, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello xsliu! Unfortunately, the drawers are not compatible with the standard closet organizer. I apologize for the inconvenience. Thanks for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 30, 2013
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
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