URWM184872BK Black Steel Storage Rack – Best Budget Garage Shelving
For this product, the target demographic is definitely the consumer market.
This product offers a decent amount of storage space. While not as robust as some, the four feet by one and a half foot shelves are still reasonably large – especially when compared to some of the other products we reviewed. The fact that this shelving unit offers five shelves is also nice. This product also offers the second best weight capacity we saw.
At 800 pounds per shelf, you can store plenty of heavy items without too much worry. That being said, the shelves do leave a bit to be desired. This is mostly due to the fact that the shelves are made from particle board. While the particle board is not cheap or flimsy, it does still come with the caveats that all fibrous shelving units do. Specifically, these shelves will not stand the test of time in damp areas and are not at all appropriate for storing items which may leak drip liquids onto them.
The fact that the shelves are made from particle board combined with the absence of central support also means that when holding especially heavy or dense objects, the shelves may bow in the middle. This prospect is made all the more unsettling by the fact the unit is actually a two in one. While this is nice in that it offers the option of using this shelving unit either vertically or horizontally, it does not provide a securing piece to do so.
As such, you will simply have to line the two shelving halves up and hope that they do not fall. Considering this product is designed to hold heavier items, that prospect can easily make someone a bit unsure about its stability. Still, you can adjust the shelf heights using a sturdy, dual rivet locking system, offering flexibility in terms of the shelf heights.
- One of the least expensive garage shelves
- Provides a decent amount of storage space
- Offers a solid weight capacity
- Can adjust the shelves
- One of the easier installations
- Powder-coated steel resists corrosion
- The steel frame is not the thickest gauge
- Does not have wheels for easy movement
- Shelves are made out of particle board
- Shelf beams will bow in the center
- No brace for the two stacked units
- Shelves do not have a center beam
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Post time: Aug-25-2020