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Works fine, but not as sturdy as I expected
on April 30, 2012
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.