Amazon reviews are quite positive, sure you got the right shelf you're bashing?
I wonder the same. I found the slight smaller model to be crap (and had to return it). http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001U9PDTS The way the shelves attached were completely unstable, but I found the one I linked in the main post to work really well.
looks pretty much exactly like those gorilla racks ace always has for ~$35. those get lots of traffic when they are on sale for 35 so this looks like a pretty good deal
that being said, the gorilla racks are pretty flimsy. the particle board "shelves" need to be coated to prevent humidity/water from making them sag. the metal parts are very wobbly/bendy by themselves and are only somewhat solid when completely assembled.
i picked up whalen shelving from costco for ~$60 and it is way way way WAYYYYY better than this. looking back i never would have picked up the gorilla rack i have if i had known about the costco whalen shelves.
Can they be used as two 30'' shelves?
no you could make them into 2 20" shelves each with 2 levels. you would have 4 pieces leftover
Last edited by yaounit; 09-28-2013 at 09:06 PM..
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This is pretty much regular price, although it is a decent shelf system. The biggest weakness is the shelf panels themselves, made of easily-damaged and prone-to-bowing particle board. Buy yourself a sheet of 3/4" plywood when you buy this a home depot, cut new shelves, and you've got a pretty solid unit.
This is the regular price of these btw, lol. Just so you know.
LOL. Just had to throw that in there, since this is apparently hilarious.
I don't understand why this sort of thing is so often taken for granted, but "regular price" doesn't mean the same thing to all people. For me, this item shipped free to my door with no sales tax is better than having to commit to a 45min round-trip to HD and muscle it into my vehicle and pay a 7% premium on top of the pickup hassle. And nearly everyone reading this will pay sales tax at HD, whereas even with recent additions of states where Amazon charges tax, most people reading this WON'T pay tax at Amazon. And not everyone has a vehicle into which these can easily be shoehorned (I do, but unlike some, I don't assume that everyone is in the same boat, errr, car or truck). So... good deal for those who don't pay tax, and an even better deal for those who don't pay tax AND don't have the room in their car, or simply don't want to deal with the hassle of going to the B&M store. And a better deal still for those with an Amazon card who get another 3% back in points.
Just so you know. LOL.
WE ARE THE 89%!!
(that is, the 89% that don't care if "CA tax kills the deal")
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