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Whitmor 6058-90 Supreme Garment Rack, Chrome
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136 of 139 people found the following review helpful
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I bought this rack to hold my clothes during a move from one state to another. Included in this purchase was the advertised canvas cover.
The rack is made of sturdy materials and survived the trip in a UHaul truck without incident. It rolls fine when loaded to the gills and the bottom rack was useful for shoes.
With the cover on, the top rack is pretty much useless for storage because the cover slides down and rest on that rack. Any items you want to store on top would be resting on the cover itself.
One thing to be aware of: The rack is held together only by friction and gravity. The two racks slip over the four poles and are held in place only by their weight; no screws or bolts secure them.
This means that the unit cannot be lifted by the racks, otherwise, the entire thing falls apart. They can be safely lifted by the poles and this will keep everything together. While this design sounds flimsy, it really is pretty strong once assembled correctly.
The only reason I did not give this item 5 stars was because of the poorly written instructions. As usual, these were written by blind individuals who speak no known language. Consequently, you are left to figure out how the parts assemble correctly. Even a simple thing such as which way the racks fit; with their edges up or down? The picture certainly doesn't make that clear. This is crucial because the corner tubes of the rack are tapered slightly (not obvious at first glance) which locks the unit together.
REMEMBER THIS: the plastic inserts that fit into the four corners of the racks are also tapered tubes; their sides are NOT parallel. It is this taper that allows the racks to compress against the four poles and lock the pieces in place. This important fact was overlooked in my set of instructions, but is perhaps the most important point to understand.

The cover, also well made but with one major cost-cutting flaw. It uses buttons to secure the front opening instead of a zipper. Consequently, it's not dust proof since it hangs open between the widely spaced buttons.
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55 of 57 people found the following review helpful
on March 27, 2010
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This garment rack costs a little more than most. However, it is worth it. The full rectangular shape adds extra sturdiness.

A few notes that may save others' time:
1. It definitely takes two people to put this rack together.
2. Instructions are somewhat lacking with respect to the plastic fasteners: they fail to point out that on each fastener there is a "top". Once you realize that the top is slightly wider than the bottom two pieces, the work goes smoothly.

Because the instructions were not clear I had to call customer service which turned out to be a most helpful and painless experience!
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
on April 30, 2012
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Overall, I'm glad I purchased this, but after reading a lot of the reviews, I was a little underwhelmed with the sturdiness of this rack.

What I like: I love that it has the top and bottom rack, which adds a little more storage space (but impacts sturdiness--see below). I was able to put in all of my winter clothes on the rack and then put a bag of sweaters and a bag of shoes on the bottom rack, which really increased the overall space of the unit. (I also felt that this helped to anchor the rack a bit to the floor and not be so top heavy) I also ordered the cover---which is great because everything is protected. It fit well and keeps everything held in, but they missed a few things on the quality control (i.e. some of the button holes didn't line up or some of the button holes didn't even actually have holes!) It wasn't enough to overcome the effort of sending it back, but it was pretty annoying considering the cost of the product.

Assembly wasn't terribly difficult, but I was doing it alone so it was probably harder than it needed to be. Lining up the poles was a bit awkward, so I suggest getting a friend to help. The directions weren't terribly clear, especially how the clips work to hold the top shelf on so make sure you know what

After I put it together, I felt that it seemed a bit rickety. A light breeze would have sent it crashing. I was able to store all of my winter clothes on the rack, but it seems a little unstable. In fact, when rolling it across the floor it tipped and almost came crashing to the floor. I leaned it up against the wall in my storage room and it seemed fine, but I put it in a place where it can't be moved. Overall it works, but I would be nervous having it in an area where it could get jostled or where there might be small children around.
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46 of 50 people found the following review helpful
on May 27, 2007
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ROLLING SUPREME GARMENT RACK WITH TOP SHELF Very pleased with this garment rack. Delivery was quick. It takes a about 20 minutes to put together and is very sturdy. Bottom shelf can be set to desired height.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
on January 9, 2012
I have a few smaller Whitmor chrome racks in the basement that have held up and served their purpose well so when I purchased the garment rack I knew that I could trust the name. If you feel that this rack is a bit expensive, I'd say that the extra price is justified. They seem to make quality products.

The rack is about 3 feet wide and just under 6 feet tall. The two shelves appear to support a good deal of weight - I've put 50 pounds on each without seeing much bowing. It does wobble a bit when pushed but it's nothing I'm concerned about. When filled with clothes it's sturdy and rolls well.

If you're putting this together yourself, it will be a bit tricky. The poles are just under 6 feet tall and you've got to somehow balance all four of them while sliding the shelves down each one if you follow the provided directions. I discovered a couple things while assembling it that might help if you're going to attempt it yourself:

1. Keep in mind (I didn't realize this and the directions were a bit foggy) that the black plastic clips that attach to the 4 poles have to go on in a certain direction. Each clip is labeled with a "TOP" to aim towards the sky. That will make sliding the shelves on them less of a struggle.

2. Likewise, the shelves themselves also have a top and bottom, something the directions also didn't make clear. The lip of the shelf must face DOWN for the shelf to slide on to the clips the best. I figured the lip went up, and found myself wanting to hammer the shelf on to the clips. Flipping the shelf around and sliding it on to the clips with the lip down made life much easier.

3. Each pole is two pieces that are screwed together in step one to make four long poles. Putting this together myself, I found that skipping this step and putting the bottom shelf on the smaller four poles and THEN creating the longer poles by screwing them together made assembly much easier for one person.

Overall this is a great solution for overflow from any closet.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
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This rack is easy to assemble and very sturdy. I thought I might have to put an X support on the ends, but it's fine without it. I'm using it for photography costumes and props. It holds a LOT! Be sure to get the cover too. It helps to keep things clean.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on April 19, 2011
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Bought this for my room which doesn't have a closet, and I'm extremely satisfied with it. I'm a big guy, so initially I was concerned my clothes were to big and heavy for it, but there is plenty of room for my clothes and it has no problem taking the weight of a full rack. As far as the size of the unit, it's big enough for my wardrobe, but doesn't eat up my bedroom at the same time. My room is small, and this is a perfect fit for it.

PROS:
*Affordable.
*Solid construction.
*Easy assembly.
*Perfect size for small bedrooms.
*Room on top and bottom for shoes, gloves, hats, etc.

CONS:
*none so far.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on January 3, 2011
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We were looking for garment racks for a new house with too few closets. After reading online reviews of a number of garment racks it was clear that stability - i.e., the potential to tip over when heavy garments were hung - was a problem with many. We chose this one because of the price (not too little or too much), and shelves top and bottom which looked as if they would stabilize the structure. True! The unit is chrome, nice and heavy, and stands stable even when filled with winter coats. The shelves provide a lot of extra storage space for smaller items. On the downside, Amazon's packaging was inadequate - big corrugated boxes containing the smaller and heavy item-in-box from the manufacturer - with no cushioning in-between. Two of the three we ordered arrived in crushed and torn cartons. Most was OK within the inner boxes, except while assembling the units we found one of the black plastic connectors was broken. We happened to have an extra connector from some shelving from the same manufacturer - otherwise this would have been a headache! The garment racks are just perfect though, and highly recommended by this reviewer.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on August 21, 2009
Delivery was faster than estimated when I ordered. Package was compact and efficient. Assembly was pretty quick and straightfoward, no missing or broken parts. Rack is sturdy and both shelves can be adjusted in height. It holds all my fall/winter outerwear and accessories. What's not to like!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on March 24, 2011
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Certainly not a great piece of hardware but it does get the job done. I'm using mine temporarily while I rebuild the inside of my closets. It's a medium duty piece. Works as expected. Went together pretty quickly (15 minutes). Definitely not good if you're looking for something to hold a significant amount of weight.
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