Thursday, 2 March 2017 | Gary
I've used ClosetMaid shelving before so when I needed a large, wide 8 foot shelf, in my garage the 20" width version was the obvious choice. The shelf was secured on a wall one side, but was open on the other end. I was supplied with a 20" version on the supporting bar for the open end, but at the suggestion of the OMH design team it was supported along its length by 12 inch supports. My 8 foot shelf required 3 x 12" supports plus the 1 x large one for the open end. This configuration is more than adequate to store some large and heavy items I needed up and out of the way. I have a very large 80L mixing tub, which itself holds several other tubs inside, sitting on the shelf without any problem. I guess the more struts you use the stronger the shelf will be, or you could just use the 20" supports which would make it even stronger, but in my experience this would seem unneccesary. Excellent product, highly recommended. As I've mentioned in an early review, cutting with a hacksaw or bolt croppers is possible, it's laborious and not easy, so buy yourself a Black & Decker scorpion saw (or similar) fit the metal cutting blade and it cuts through the wires accurately and like a knife through butter, saving you lots of time and effort.
Revamping Airing Cupboard
Tuesday, 7 October 2014 | Patricia
Had a new Boiler put in and needed shelving, as I had used ClosetMaid before with a walk in wardrobe in the early 1990ís.