Look, it’s without a doubt very overpriced for what you get. However, it’s and adequate storage rack. The photos do suggest a much sturdier product (congratulations you’ve fooled me this time, Giantrex!). What you actually receive is a series of thin, sheet metal-like parts...
Look, it’s without a doubt very overpriced for what you get. However, it’s and adequate storage rack. The photos do suggest a much sturdier product (congratulations you’ve fooled me this time, Giantrex!). What you actually receive is a series of thin, sheet metal-like parts to assemble without any clear instructions (definitely sturdier than sheet metal, but flexible like sheet metal in some areas). I was more surprised by the “instructions” booklet containing what was basically zero instruction than the sturdiness of the metal.
You get a picture of the assembled unit showing you the pieces labeled by letters, but from there you’re kinda on your own. Granted the design is somewhat intuitive, especially with some pieces, I can understand why there are reviewers complaining. At first, I installed the base pieces together. However, as I went to test the shelf strength with my bass drum (<20lbs) the pieces gave way. I then realized that the only way this can be assembled is if you insert all pieces with tabs facing downward, locking the little tab things in place with gravity. Because of the simplistic design, it’s not clear as to how the pieces should be installed. Compounding this problem is that there’s not just one way to assemble this bad boy. It’s pretty much a “choose your own adventure” at the beginning in terms of how you want to assemble the shelves—which not gonna lie, was pretty sweet. I’m no shelving expert, but seems like customizable shelf layouts aren’t too common at this price point, so that’s a point for Giantrex from me. Again, I’m no shelf expert so I truly have no idea what I’m talking about.
I will definitely be paying attention to see if an funny business takes place over time, but it’s seems to be a solid buy for my intended use (organize drum gear that stays at my apartment when not being used at my practice space). I don’t have anything super heavy on the shelves, with the heaviest shelf (most likely) being the second from the bottom. If you’re a manly man who’s just tryna put some good ‘ol fashioned heavy, manly stuff on shelves, then this might not be for you. But If you’re a soy boi like myself with moderaely-to-slightly-more-than-moderately weighted items, then this can do the job. It’s like hiring an employee who will fulfill their job responsibilities adequately, but isn’t interested in being employee of the month. When it comes time to move out of my apartment, this will mostly likely be sacrificed to the trash gods. But until then...
tl;dr: Overall design is intuitive and structural integrity should be fine because gravity. If you’re after nice, thicc storage shelving, you will be dissatisfied. A solid “ehh fine, it will work” option.