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5-Shelf Gorilla Rack Shelving Unit 34"W x 14"D x 72"H EXPIRED

gabe23111 24,951 January 9, 2013 at 04:42 AM in Home & Home Improvement (2) More Ace Hardware Deals
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Promoted 02-19-2013 at 01:44 PM View Original Post
Ace Hardware has 5-Shelf Gorilla Rack Shelving Unit 34"W x 14"D x 72"H (GRA341472E5PXBD) for $34.99 with free shipping to store [Store Locator]. Thanks gabe23111

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Link [acehardware.com]

Was FP a few months ago
  • Can be assembled as a shelf or a workbench
  • 34"W x 14"D x 72" H
  • 5 shelf
  • L-beam steel construction frame
  • Easy assembly-no nuts and bolts
  • Adjustable particle board shelves
  • Capacity per shelf: 200 lbs.
  • Black

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#61
Quote from sawduster View Post :
Last time I bought them for my shop, I painted the boards with leftover paint that I had and it made a huge difference in keeping them clean and sealed from moisture.

This, seriously, you need to seal these things or even the slightly moist basement will have these shelves curving in under a month.

Lesson learned the hard way.
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#62
I've put together several of these shelves over the years- dead blow hammers work well too if you have one. Either rubber mallet or dead blow will greatly speed assembly. I prefer the dead blow myself.

Also, we are fortunate enough to have a county wide household hazardous waste facility near by. When people bring in paints/stains/etc... any materials that can still be used, they put them out for residents to take free of charge. Very good way to get sealants, paints, etc... for sealing up particle board. Not sure what the rest of the country does with their hazardous waste (I'm near Boulder, CO).

Another good resource is a recycled building materials center- a few blocks from the above waste dump is "Resource" when you can donate used building materials. Great way to get plywood etc, real cheap that you can then cut into shelves for these racks. Don't forget to paint them with the free stuff from the waste dump...

If you're going to improve the shelf, another cheap and worthwhile improvement is to use some angle iron or other reinforcement on the bottom side of the shelf to improve the load capacity. Usually you can find some angle iron (or even shelf standards) that have pre-drilled holes that you can use self-tapping sheet metals screws to go into the plywood/particle board. Easy with a drill driver.

These racks are quite sturdy once assembled- the particle board is utter crap and I usually throw it away and not even use it.... even "Resource" won't take it.
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#63
Quote from joe_sun View Post :
In my garage I currently have 4 of these gorilla racks, the Edsal units from Lowes that are $50.00ish on sale, and the $60.00 heavy duty unit from Costco.

I will never buy anything besides the Heavy Duty unit from Costco;. It's currently holding a crazy amount of weight and it’s solid as a rock.

The Lowes are the second best units

and these are by far the worst in quality. They are pretty flexy and as other state the wood that comes with them is pretty thin.

That being said if you just need some racks to hold some not so heavy things, these will work fine just be aware they are not very deep at all.
Agree with this 100% ... the COSTCO shelves are fricking indestructible -- i had two of these from ACE and although the were "OK" they just were flimsy sort of...
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#64
This is NOT gorilla rack. This may be branded "Gorilla rack" but it wouldn't hold more than a few monkeys on a shelf, let alone a gorilla!

These are the same as the $35 ones at Lowes, Home Depot and Menards when they go on sale.

It has 1/2" particle board that bends and cracks easily, the uprights are two separate segments of L brackets that must be joined by a shelf where they meet. The shelves are held by tiny rivets.

Real gorilla rack holds 2000 pounds (10x) as much per shelf, and the shelves can span 8' x 30" and made from 12 gauge, not 20 gauge steel; like these: http://menards.com/main/project-c...c-9926.htm
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Quote from antennahead View Post :
Also, we are fortunate enough to have a county wide household hazardous waste facility near by. When people bring in paints/stains/etc... any materials that can still be used, they put them out for residents to take free of charge. Very good way to get sealants, paints, etc... for sealing up particle board. Not sure what the rest of the country does with their hazardous waste (I'm near Boulder, CO).

Another good resource is a recycled building materials center- a few blocks from the above waste dump is "Resource" when you can donate used building materials. Great way to get plywood etc, real cheap that you can then cut into shelves for these racks. Don't forget to paint them with the free stuff from the waste dump...
Good info! I will have to check into this for my county in Texas. Repped!

Quote from MrLateNite View Post :
This is NOT gorilla rack. This may be branded "Gorilla rack" but it wouldn't hold more than a few monkeys on a shelf, let alone a gorilla!

These are the same as the $35 ones at Lowes, Home Depot and Menards when they go on sale.

It has 1/2" particle board that bends and cracks easily, the uprights are two separate segments of L brackets that must be joined by a shelf where they meet. The shelves are held by tiny rivets.

Real gorilla rack holds 2000 pounds (10x) as much per shelf, and the shelves can span 8' x 30" and made from 12 gauge, not 20 gauge steel; like these: http://menards.com/main/project-c...c-9926.htm
Also repped. I'm going to go put eyes on these tonight and see what I think before pulling the trigger. Thanks for the info.
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#66
Costco had one a while back that look something similar but 16" wider and 3": deeper for $3 more.
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#67
Picked up one of these a while back and the sheet steel is VERY thin for a storage rack. I'm using it for the lighter stuff in my garage, but won't be buying more.

Lowe's has these:
http://www.lowes.com/pd_71034-807...94936608__
Which are significantly larger and MUCH more sturdy. If you can get them on sale with a 10% off (got mine for $54 each) they are well worth the cost over the gorilla racks.
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#68
Quote from jgarrett71 View Post :
I have them both. The Home Depot HDX shelves are great for use inside the home. The gorilla rack is much taller and nicer looking but that may be my personal preference. If I had to choose one I'd buy the $20 HDX racks because of the price.
What about compared to this? Any thoughts?? http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/w...O8x3nf-i4Q Even cheaper and steel.
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#69
Quote from donnie.w.miller View Post :
According to the instructions the workbench will setup like set 8 in the pdf link. I ordered three and plan on putting two tall shelves on either side of the workbench. I also measured my current workbench and it's also 36" tall which these should be when assembled as pictured.

If anyone as a different setup I would love to see it...

http://www.gorillarack.com/docume...%20Ins.pdf
So it can't be set up to look like this?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/imag...AA300_.jpg
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#70
Is there any way to check inventory online for my local ACE stores?
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#72
Slight aside for a factoid

drdiaboloco: could not help but notice your tagline:

Quote :
WE ARE THE 89%!!

(that is, the 89% that live outside of CA and don't care if "CA tax kills the deal")
Actually, close to 1 in 6 Americans resides in CA. So, that tax, and the state's economic impact, is significant. The proportion on SD is probably much higher. :]
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Quote from jgarrett71 View Post :
I have them both. The Home Depot HDX shelves are great for use inside the home. The gorilla rack is much taller and nicer looking but that may be my personal preference. If I had to choose one I'd buy the $20 HDX racks because of the price.
I have a bunch of rubbermaid tubs that I would like to organize the garage and shelves with. .. I was leaning towards the HDX shelves. However cannot adjust shelf height on hdx right?
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Quote from Slickd3aler View Post :
What about compared to this? Any thoughts?? http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/w...O8x3nf-i4Q Even cheaper and steel.
Price is nice but 12" deep and 30" across is kind of small. Also the 80 lb weight limit makes me think the steel is paper thin. I do not own them myself but the specs above keep me away.
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#75
Quote from Slickd3aler View Post :
So it can't be set up to look like this?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/imag...AA300_.jpg
No it can not. I picked mine up a couple days ago. The picture of the work bench on the front is an L shaped work bench that doesn't have a back board. It does have a couple shelves underneath.

I'm still ok with that though. A simple workbench leaves room for mods.
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