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.
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
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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.
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!
We bought it for our new home. We have not set it up yet. We are looking forward to a organized system. We have been overall pleased with overstock.com. We were unhappy with the last delivery guy. I asked him to bring them around back which he did not.
Assembly is a little complicated. Some of the pictures could be sharper and that might alleviate some of the problems with assembly. After I figured out how to use some of the unique hardware, assembly was not difficult. Once in place in the closet, I was favorably impressed with the look and style of this closet organizer. I have already ordered another set.
The closet system looks great and we received everything as advertised. The instruction was very hard to follow, however check out youtube.com for easy "how to" instructions. The only other negative item was the "locking cams" all broke when trying to install (they sent more......they broke, so I had to buy good ones at the hardware store. With that being said, I am very happy with the purchase and would recommend for a good look and a good price.
Instructions were impossible to follow and the grainy photo-copied pictures worthless. Missing screws, including two critical connectors and the holes they were supposed mate to. In my opinion, correct assembly is above the skill level of many casual homeowners - tower section requires very precise placement or the shelves will not fit properly. Potentially a nice system. If I were these guys, I'd hire a couple people from **** to figure out how to make this easier to assemble. My guess is they have an above average return rate which contributes to the cost. BTW - when you take it out of the box, pay close attention as there is a decent chance you'll need to return it.
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 QuestionThere are no answers to this question yet, be the first to answer it.
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 QuestionThere are no answers to this question yet, be the first to answer it.
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
Hello badonkadonk, Unfortunately, we do not know what those dimensions are as this was a stock photo that was supplied to us. However, the system was designed for multiple configuration options (six (6), eight (8), and ten feet). We hope this helps and thank you for shopping with us.
overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 10, 2013
My closet is only 36" wide. Which model will have a narrower shelf. As I see this one comes with 48" shelf that will not fit.sjdude1 on Jun 5, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hi sjdude1, unfortunately I could not find a closet system with a smaller shelf. Sorry for the inconvenience. Have a great day! overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 5, 2013
Tower is 26" outside measurement. For a 36" closet, would cut the shelving material to 10" and mount accordingly. You would have 10" of hanging space.stpeteflorida on Nov 3, 2013
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