Designing a John Louis Closet is simple. Just start with an organizer in a box and expand as your needs expand. We've developed our shelving solutions to be do-it-yourself friendly, therefore you can create the closet of your dreams as you see fit. No matter your skill level, from novice to expert, you can do it. All you need is a pencil, level, screwdriver and saw.
Make use of limited space with the help of this 12-inch closet system by John Louis. Offering up to 20 feet of shelf space and 10 feet of hang space, this closet is specially designed to answer your storage needs. The 100 percent solid wood construction offers years of durable functionality. This closet system is ideal for closets up to 10 feet wide. It comes in 6-, 8- and 10-foot versions. Each system includes six 12-inch deep shelves, one six-foot tower and a hanging bar to fit your space. The set also includes complete installation instructions, as well as a configuration guide to help you choose the custom layout that best suits your closet.
Materials: 100-percent solid wood
Provides up to 20 foot of shelf space
Provides up to 10 foot of hang space
Everything included in one box
Fits up to 10 feet wide or less
Multiple configuration options (six (6), eight (8), and ten feet)
Includes: Four (4) 12 inch x 24 inch shelf, two (2) 12 inch x 48 inch shelf, two (2) 4 foot wood wardrobe bar, one (1) 2 foot wood wardrobe bar, six (6) wood bar spacer, one (1) 6 foot tower, assembly instructions, configuration guide, hardware and fasteners
The unit looks nice in place. It is made of quality materials and is well-constructed. It is also a reasonable price for a closet unit. Extra hardware was provided. However, it is not easy to assemble and install securely. Because the tower unit is 24" wide, you are only going to have one side of it mounted securely to a stud; the other side will be mounted into the drywall with anchors. This is going to hold a lot of weight so must be done properly. Read the instructions thoroughly before starting and review all your options of layout before you begin installation. Some of the instructions suggest means that are not the most efficient - use what works for you. We took our time designing and installing this and are very happy with the results. However, I could see where it would be easy to follow the instructions blindly then find you should have done it another way.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color appeared a bit lighter on the site than the actual product.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. The materials used to construct the unit are very good quality and the parts are well constructed. The wood used is very tight grained so when you cut it, it cuts cleanly and does not splinter.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate description.
At first a little was a little more difficult to put together. I needed 10 ft and it did not explain that in order to get that size we could not have the double hanging space without ordering more shelves, and even then can not order the shelves in 4ft only 2ft....but we love our new closet
This closet orgarnizer was made of real materials, not laminate pressboard. Looks great and works very well for our needs. You need to check the size of your closet before installing in older homes. Our closet is only six feet long so it worked but only in the smallest configuration. Since we were using the six foot installation we did need to use our table saw to cut down the shelves so you would need additional toosl and expertise to do this on your own. Took approximately 4 hours to install but looks great and we finally have an organized closet where we can locate everything!
Compared to other systems, the price is great. The wood choices makes it so much nicer than laminated ones. This is the third system I bought to finish all our closets. Takes some time to install, but worth it.
Absolutely BLOWS AWAY any of those "Wire" systems - and actually costs LESS. Solid Wood - heavy duty mounting - the only downside is the instructions are a bit difficult to follow - but you can figure most of it out without them. Highly Recommend!
Excellent closet system. I love everything about it, already bought some more pieces to add to it. Adds some character to the closet space.My only complaint is that there are no options for solid wood shelves. All the shelves have horizontal slats. Which everything shown in the pictures works great with: baskets, shoes, clothes etc. I like to put some smaller things in sight such as jewelry to make them quickly accessible but they will fall through slats. There are other remedies. I would up buying some drawers, which are great but I just prefer some solid shelving. I would recommend it!!
It does take a pretty handy person to put it up though.
One of the walls of my closet are 11 feet wide. 2 questions: (1)If I buy two units, can I just use the wardrobe bars of the second unit to extend the wardrobe bars of the 1st unit to be 8 feet long? (2)Can the unit be affixed to just the back wall or do they need side walls. In other words, since my closet wall is 11 feet wide and if I want to fix this unit in the 10 feet configuration, can I fix it in the center of the 11 feet wall or would it need to move it towards one of the perpendicular walls so it can be affixed to the side wall on one side?CA2015 on Jan 14, 2015Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello CA2015, you are able to purchase two units and use the wardrobe bars of the second. And you are also to leave this perpendicular to the walls to it can be affixed with the side wall. Thanks for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 19, 2015
Is it possible to add additional 4 feet wardrobe bars to extend the two existing 4 feet wardrobe bars to have two 8 feet wardrobe bars.
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Thanks.CA2015 on Jan 12, 2015Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello CA2015, unfortunately, this was night designed to have the two bars side by side. I would suggest doing something like figure C on the last image. Thank you for shopping with us! overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 15, 2015
Hello Lindsay5469, the shelf can be cut to use in a smaller space. Thanks for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on Nov 30, 2014
I would like to order this shelving unit, but know that I will need additional shelves, and I don't see shelves in that colour on the website. Can you please advise if these are available, and if so, how I can order them.
Thank you.lisakcan on Jul 5, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hi lisakcan, unfortunately, we do not offer additions in the honey maple finish at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience. We do carry similar models. Here is a link to what we have available :
overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 10, 2014
I bought this sytem recently from Overstock and then I went directly to John Louise and bought additional shelves from them.sole19 on Jul 21, 2014
Hi ghlatl, all you will need is a pencil, level, screwdriver and saw. We hope this helps. Thanks for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 25, 2014
My closet is 13.8 feet long. Would I be able to anchor one of the shelves to a seperately-purchased JL deluxe stand alone tower instead of a wall (since the system cannot go wall-to-wall in my closet)?brookeeye on Jun 12, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello brookeeye, You will be able to anchor the John Louis 12 Inch Deep Simplicity Closet System Honey Maple shelves to a seperately-purchased stand-alone tower instead of a wall. Thank you for shopping with us! overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 19, 2014
Can I separate the center tower away from the Kit and only install the shelves onto the back wall? Thank you!shaojun on May 3, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello shaojun, This closet system is so helpful! The tower does not have to be attached to the shelves in the system. However, the system is meant to go wall to wall, so if you are planning on having free standing shelves you will need to purchase angle brackets to support the shelves. Also, the tower can be free standing but will have to be mounted on a back wall. The tower cannot sit on the floor. I hope this information helps. Thanks for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on May 7, 2014
Can you clarify how the closet can be modified to fit a 6 foot wide space? What specifically will need to be cut?marco59 on Mar 30, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hi marco59, the shelf lengths may need to be cut to accommodate a smaller space. I hope this helps, thanks for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 2, 2014
My closet dimensions are 9' 2" wide by 7' 7" high by 231/2" deep Will this system work? Is there a different system that would work better?dfm223 on Mar 21, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Yes dfm223, this would work great in your closet. I hope this helps, thanks for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 2, 2014
I see this fits closets up to 10 feet wide with pre-configured settings for 6, 8 and 10 feet. My closet is just under 7 feet wide, will we be able to custom cut to fit 85"? Thanks!boozybird on Mar 4, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello boozybird, yes you would just need to cut the wood. Have a great day! overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 20, 2014
Will the drawers that are sold separately fit or made for the tower piece in this system?ninah2877 on Feb 28, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello ninah2877, thank you for your inquiry! Yes, they will! The set works great with item number 15293225. I hope this helps. Happy shopping! overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 14, 2014
Does this closet system mount on the back wall with brackets? Or does it mount on the side walls ? I can't tell from the photo and the description doesnt say. Thanksmarialos on Feb 3, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for inquiring about the John louis 12 Inch Deep Simplicity Closet System Honey Maple. It mounts either way. Thank you for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 14, 2014
Is this closet system suitable for 24 inch deep closet ? If not, what do you recommend instead?marialos on Feb 3, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Can the center shelving unit be cut down in width (12" instead of 24") or are the shelves "finished" (or trimmed out with hardware that fits into vertical uprights) on the ends?rjg2552 on Jan 16, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello rjg2552, yes, the center can be cut down in width and cut the ends of the adjustable shelves as well. There is a template for redrilling the holes for the adjustable shelves and touch up stain. Thank you for checking with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 28, 2014
The dimensions of my walking closet is 50" deep on rt side, 56" across from rt side to let side and 51" deep on let side. What do u recommend? Will the John Louis 12" Deep Simplicity Closet System work?awchloe2003 on Dec 28, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for shopping with us. The information given does not work for your closet. May I recommend item 15561143. I think it will work in your space and accommodate a lot of your clothes. Have a great day.overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 31, 2013
How much does this system weigh?
If my closet is 18 feet in length, will 2 of these systems work?ticctacc on Dec 7, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello ticctacc, One of these will go to 120 "in length which is 10 feet. So if you bought two systems it would be too big by two feet. They weight 57 lbs each.Thank you for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 9, 2013
Please explain how this system will fit up to 10' wide if the rods are 48" and 24" and the shelves are 24". That's only 96" wide. My closet is 107". How can this fit?lolmes on Nov 15, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for your question lolmes. There are enough lengths within this system to make up to 10 linear foot. The Simplicity system comes with 2 48 inch shelves and 1 26 inch shelf, tower top, this will extend up to 122 inches. Have a great day.overstockcustomercare1 on Nov 22, 2013
Can this system be cut to fit. One of my walls is 70.5 inches and I want to install the 48" bars and and the 24" tower but we would need to trim the 48"bars and shelf by an inch of so...is this possible? I would also like to use the 24 inch bar and shelf on a different wall.... so just want to make sure each is separate piece and that I can trim the 48" bar and shelf.taraskelton1 on Oct 28, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Yes. We had to cut it to fit. It took a while to assemble and cut but its very nice looking and good quality wood. Provides ample storage to an otherwise useless walk thru in our home. Very happy with it but took a couple hours to assemble.tim4donna2 on Oct 29, 2013
System is easy to adapt for shorter closets HOWEVER some folks on this and other forums have complained of lack of mounting hardware for non-standard configurations. Also, keep in mind that the shelves rely on having either the Tower or a side-wall for support (the $400 Deluxe system includes knee-brackets for support).
If you will be using a hand saw instead of a power say, you will want to make sure you don't have to cut through one of the shelf slats, so place the Tower at a distance that corresponds with a shelf-cut that falls between the slats.stpeteflorida on Nov 3, 2013
Does this product need to be between to walls? I am looking for a closet system for a HUGE bedroom that does not have a closet in it...Would I be able to construct this "free standing" just against the wall?pitch777 on Oct 15, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
It would need at least one wall but I would get the 16" if it will fit, you could get another tower and use it as an end.sh40 on Oct 22, 2013
No it mounts w wall support brackets. Very nice excellent quality. Takes some time to assemble and cut to fit but worth it.tim4donna2 on Oct 29, 2013
The Simplicity system requires either the Tower or a side wall to support a shelf. The Deluxe (about $400 for 12" system) includes knee-braces so would be a better option for your installation.stpeteflorida on Nov 3, 2013
My closet is a 129" long will this unit work or do you have one that will work for these dimensions.coleman53 on Sep 27, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello coleman53, we appreciate your inquiry. This item will go up to a maximum width of a 120 inches in length , so it will be a little short for your closet. Unfortunately, it does not appear that we have closet systems that go beyond 120 inches. We hope you have found this information helpful. Thank you for shopping with us. Have great day!overstockcustomercare1 on Oct 2, 2013
The max width on this system is 122" (Tower is actually 26" wide - shelves are 24"). Tower would have to be in the center. For your installation, you could install blocking on each wall - something like five pieces of 12" long 1"x4" sandwiched together at each end of the closet (each 'sandwich' would be 3-1/2"). Or you could look at the Deluxe system that has knee-braces for the shelves and does not require side wall support for the shelves,stpeteflorida on Nov 3, 2013
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