At 05:46 AM 2/15/2006 -0500, you wrote:
>Were I to do it all over again today, I would get the free standing shelves
>I have never had a problem with shelving units being too strong. You can
>buy a lighter weight much cheaper version at Walmart. These units go
>together quickly and easily, and are just as easily adjusted. They are
>quite rigid and stable.
Sam's Club has a similar model for about $62, called "Gorilla Rack". I was
the one I bought: It is very sturdy and the metal pieces have a nice
powder-coat finish, and no sharp edges.
>I would not ever again buy this:
>As flimsy as they used to be, they are tissue paper thin today, and collapse
>under the weight of a single book. These things take forever to assemble,
>are effectively non-adjustable, and wobble.
Out of a sense of nostalgia, and because I needed a small shelf only 12" deep
to fit behind
the furnace, I got one of these. Definitely pretty tinny, but at least I got
it not to
wobble by not tightening the bolts until it was in its final resting place...