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Make sure you consider individual components as an alternative to this kit
on August 2, 2017
This is more like a 3.5 star product. It's less expensive than buying rails, shelf parts, and other accessories separately; however, there are several reasons it doesn't get a higher rating.
First, the branding. Included are plastic trim pieces that cover the horizontal rail that the vertical rails are intended to hang on. These have giant metallic Rubbermaid logos stamped on them. They can be covered with about 5 coats of a decent white spray paint (which I did), but it would be better if this was a removable sticker. For people who don't care, leave them on. For people who don't like giant branding inside their home, it could be easily removed. I'm okay with the more subtle stamps on the brackets since this allows alerts future users as to what kind of shelving is compatible,
Second, the mounting. I'm torn on this. The instructions call for the top rail to be stud-mounted and carry most of the weight. The vertical rails then are instructed to be mounted 22" apart and it would just be happenstance if it aligns to a stud. I was uncomfortable with this setup and stud-mounted as many of the vertical rails as possible and then cut the trim pieces to fit. This is a much, much stronger approach.
Third, the fittings, specifically the mounting hardware. Included are the worst drywall anchors ever conceived. Do yourself a favor and throw them away soon as you open the package. Go to the hardware store and get a large pack of a quality anchor--your choice since anything is essentially better than what's included. Also, there are way too few screws included even skipping the majority of the mounting holes. The are #10, 2" wood screws so you can pick up more, but there's no reason there shouldn't be enough to cover the mounting holes in the rails. Also the quality of the screws is very dubious. The heads sheered off of two of them causing more work than's necessary to then remove the broken screws and replace.
On the more positive side, the overlapping adjustability of the shelves is clever if you don't want to cut the shelving. However, I elected to go ahead and cut the shelves as needed and cap the exposed end. Easy enough and a ultimately a better result. The quality of the shelves, brackets, and hanging rod are all decent. One nice touch is that the way the hanging rod mounts allows your to move hangers across the entire length of the rod freely without it catching on a mounting point--again, a clever touch.
Ultimately, if you're on the fence as to just buy components or install your own custom system, I would go with the individual components and a more custom system. If you chose this product, you'll end up going through about the same amount of work and time as you would have with individual pieces from the hardware and it won't be quite as clean.