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|01-29-2013 10:26 PM|
Many of the parts will interchange among the various brands of shelving. Do be mindful of the differences in wheel size and thread spacing.
I've worked out different configurations for various areas of the 'w(rec)k room', former basement, garage, pantry(smaller) and guest room . It's super-convenient to roll the unit from room to room as needed when guests arrive(or carpet cleaning...or room re-arranging, etc).
|01-29-2013 09:46 PM|
|sarahfromSF||nice, will be using this one. Thanks!|
|01-29-2013 09:41 PM|
|BargainSnatcher||I've seen something similar at Sams for $100 but that one has 2 more shelves.|
|01-29-2013 09:40 PM|
Thank you for the heads up, got 1 last go round and been kickin myself for not getting more. In for 3 more
|01-29-2013 09:15 PM|
$65 shipped! NEW Alera® Complete Wire Shelving Unit w/Caster, 4-Shelf, 48w x 18d x 72h, Black (EBAY DAILY DEAL)
|01-29-2013 01:43 PM|
I got these last time and just bought another. They are really nice and have helped organize my total wreck of a basement. I actually was trying to buy a similar shelving unit at this price these past few weeks- but you really just can't find anything that's this large (48w as opposed to 36w). A lot of shelving units are also 12d at this price point.
Anyway---highly recommended and didn't think about using 1 set as a half-shelf. I might have to get another...
|01-29-2013 01:04 PM|
By the bye.2...I made sure my strongest wheels are on the rolling cart set-up. It gets moved more frequently than the others, so the wheels see a bit more action. Also, the easier the wheels can turn, the better, Moving the units on carpet or a woodchip laden shop floor is a recipe for wheel disaster. Once the threaded stem of the wheels starts to bend, I don't believe there's any turning back! On that same point, new owners of these type units should make sure the wheel assembly is threaded ALL THE WAY into the post. Otherwise, it is much easier for the threaded stem to start bending. No reason to wrench-tighten the wheels, just make sure they snug up against the bottom of the post.
|01-29-2013 12:45 PM|
I just threw the extra shelf collars they give you and the stationary feet in a bag and tied to the shelf like you did; it just looks kind of crummy. It really is a nitpick though; these are great for the money at this price, even with tax. Buy.com have a warehouse right down the road so I received mine in one day.
|01-29-2013 12:34 PM|
By the bye, I have two units in the garage with two each wheels and feet. The back legs are resting on the 'curbing' that lines the garage wall. By putting the front legs on casters, I can pull the shelves out for cleaning(a few inches) and I can move the units along the wall as needed. If I had wheels on the back legs, I would lose ~4" of bottom shelf capacity.
For those considering this deal, a half-height unit on casters makes a great project workspace. I have my miter saw on one such unit with one shelf of scrap lumber and another for other storage. If you go crazy with these, you could have 5,6,7 shelves in one unit but maybe only two or three in the other. They really are quite versatile. The TV in the W(rec)k Room is on one of these units so it can be moved easily for the rare occasions that I actually use the BowFlex.
|01-29-2013 11:37 AM|
|ascotnot||I got one the last time these were on sale. I identified two minor issues, one is that caster performance decreases noticeably with weight, and it would have been nice if they drilled holes in the tops of the posts as a secure, out of the way place to keep the stationary feet in case you want to switch away from casters. The anthracite finish looks great, better than chrome in my opinion; it was easy to assemble and is extremely sturdy. This is a great deal.|
|01-29-2013 10:34 AM|
Alera Complete Wire Shelving Unit w/Caster, 4-Shelf, 48w x 18d x 72h, Black - $65 w/ FS
Buy.com via eBay...
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