The shelf is just what we were looking for. It was a bit harder to put together than imagined and hanging it is quite painful (the long screws just would not get into the wall) but now that it is hanging we are loving it. We had a small issue as the shelf came with a minor manufacturer defect (hole on wrong side) but with the great customer support from overstock we could work things out just fine. I'd definitely recommend this shelf.
Very sturdy. Very useful. Unfortunately, more dorm furniture looking than I had expected. Had I noticed prior to buying it, it is a Prepac item. So, it's something I would not have ordered, having wanted something a little more decorative, and a little less laminate over chip core. It was not difficult to put together, but having two people to assemble it would have made it easier. Definitely need two people to hang it on the wall. Even with it being different than I had planned, I would still recommend the item.
Got this for our mudroom, looks very nice and functional with all those hooks and shelves; was reasonably easy to put together (you should read directions carefully about the back part - we didn't get right the first time, had to unscrew and re-do a bit). Though it's made of MDF, it's very dense making it very heavy. My husband are on a smaller side and struggled a bit when mounting it on the wall. Beware of your even marginally not straight walls - we didn't realize ours had a very slight bent to it until we mounted the plank that holds the main piece very sturdily, and then couldn't put the main piece on right away - had to take it and shave off a bit of the backing. It was major pain, so I hardly recommend you don't screw the screws on the holding plank tight right away, but leave a little wiggle room for it, so you can retighten when the main piece fits on. If you don't understand what I'm talking about, you will when you are about to mount it. Good luck!
We purchased this shelving unit for our laundry room to place over our washer and dryer. We had removed ugly, bulky cabinets and wanted something smaller and lighter that would not overwhelm the small space but still provide storage. This piece is heavy and very well made. The shipping was fast and it was packed very well and received without damage. It was easy to assemble and looks fabulous in the space. I found baskets at Joann's that fit perfectly in the "cubbys" to store all of the unattractive laundry room supplies, hanging baskets for the hooks to display the less-ugly stuff but use the top for pretty display just to take the small space up a notch. I would buy this again and recommend it to anyone. Great piece.
Everything is excellent! The only reason I gave "good" instead of "excellent" for style is because the hooks themselves are very shiny chrome, kind if cheap looking - for some reason I thought they would be a quality bushed nickel. But it is vey easy to put together, has a clever hanging contraption that requires only a few small holes in your wall, and looks great! Perfect in my new mudroom.
Bought this for my son who needed to convert a den into a baby's room so all his sports stuff had to go. Or did it? Everything fit on this perfectly - even his signed Steelers helmet has a spot in his guest room now. Finding a wide shelf is next to impossible so this really fit the bill. Son and husband put together quickly. Make sure you anchor it well as this item is heavy. Thinking of getting myself one now.
Once completed this entryway shelf is beautiful. It is a VERY heavy piece. I would recommend this entryway shelf - good value for the money. However, a few words of caution/preparation: Hardware/achors to secure the shelf to the wall ARE NOT included. Instructions are less than optimum. (Person who built this for me builds houses and struggled to put this together!) Bar to stabilize unit on the wall was not predrilled correctly (on my unit) so predrill holes not spaced for wall studs correctly. Last, this unit is VERY heavy. We added additional support (2x4's cut to fit into each top shelf area) for stability.
Overall, I consider this shelf to be a good product for the money. It arrived in good condition, with no damage. The shelf seemed so big and is very heavy. One person cannot hang it on the wall...a helper is needed. It also needs anchor screws to safely hold it, which was no problem. The one thing I do wish, is that the baskets shown in the shelf's spaces would have been available to purchase. My shelf is hung, but I'm still looking for baskets the right size to place in the little cubby spaces. I bought this shelf for my laundry room and I think it will be very useful, once I find the appropriately sized baskets or other decorative containers, to place within the spaces.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? I ordered white and the actual product color was almost identical to the product's picture.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. The quality was fairly good. Very heavy! Do not like the look of a few of the exposed screws though. Will try to paint.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Description was for the most part, accurate. However, it would have been helpful to have been told of how heavy this shelf really is.
This was way easier to install than I thought it would be, which was a relief. It was harder than I thought it would be to find baskets (that I liked) to fit in the cubbies, but I found some that "make do". The hooks are plentiful and sturdy, which is nice. I originally bought this for my front entryway, but it didn't quite look classy enough, so I reverted it to my laundry room/back mud room. It fits well there.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? exact
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. very nice for cheapy particle board
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? perfect. i got what i expected to get for the price.
It is beautiful - easy to assemble, easy directions and sturdy back boards to fasten to the wall. Have it in a closet that we took the door off and now have a mud room. The bench with cubbies goes well with it.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? exacr
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent, easy to assemble
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? right on
We love this in our entry. It is an excellent design which made hanging super simple. It is heavy & brightens. Accomodates the "stuff" of a 4 person family easily.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. High quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Great
We were looking for a shelf to help keep our mudroom area much neater looking and to provide some much-needed storage as this area is also the laundry area in our home. I was tired of the washer and dryer being used as a coat rack! This shelf was similar to ones that I had seen in stores only, upon picking it up when it arrived, I could tell that this was no cheaply made shelf! The weight alone was an indicator that I would not find a bunch of pressboard painted so that it could be passed off as a decent wood. The hooks also impressed as there were many and they were not cheap-looking either. I also knew that I was looking at good construction when I saw the way the shelf is hung by a ledger kind of board that you screw into the studs. No flimsy hooks or nail holes on the back of this one! About the only thing that I could say that is a "negative" is the fact that the board that you use to hang the shelf only covers half of the opening at the back of each shelf so you see half white board, half wall. Then again, once you add some bins to keep things tidy, you can't see that at all anyway so it becomes a mute point. I love my shelf!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? White Online and White In Person
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Incredibly sturdy, heavy duty, seemingly durable
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? I found the online description to be up to par but you never know what to expect when things arrived. This product surprised me in a good way!
I was sent a picture when it was completed (had to be put together), no problem as far as I Know. Daughter was very happy to receive it. It arrived quickly, not much else to day.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? no problem being white
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. did not see in person, but daughter happy with it
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? good