I have been using various brands of wire shelving systems for a couple of years now. For general use, I have had the best experiences with whatever 500 pounds-per shelf units are sold at Bed Bath and Beyond stores. Recently I needed something taller, wider, and deeper, and so I ordered a couple of Seville Classics systems from Amazon.
These free standing shelving units are 6-feet tall, 4-feet wide, and 18-inches deep. The posts and shelves are made from chrome steel, and it comes with leveling feet.
Why wire shelving? Quite simply, because it allows for easy (tool-free) assembly, adjustability, and expandability.
- 600 lbs/shelf weight rating
- thick plastic brackets
- great quality
- strong and stable
- No 5-shelf option at this size
I have the three of these shelving systems setup in my off-site storage units and have been completely satisfied with them. I recently purchased three slightly smaller units from another brand (6′ x 3′ x 16″), and there is a huge difference in quality.
Although the Seville Classics wire shelving is not as strong as industrial-grade products, it costs a fraction of the price. If you need more than 600 lbs/shelf capacity, or will be focusing much of that weight on a small area of the shelf, then you should expect to spend big bucks for a heavier duty system. These Seville units do cost more than other consumer and same-class commercial models, but the different in quality is quite apparent to me.
Seville Classics also makes a number of smaller shelving units with different configurations, and I assume that material and build quality is going to be just as good.
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On one hand I wish this was a 5-shelf unit, but not enough to buy a 5-shelf unit of lesser quality. Additional shelves are available from industrial suppliers, but with how much heavy-duty add-on shelves go for, it would be more economical to simply combine multiple complete systems.
Bottom-line, for about $100 you get a robust wire shelving system that’s better built than many of the less expensive models on the market. I’ve used free-standing wire shelving units from Bed Bath & Beyond, Home Depot, Target, and possibly Walmart, and these Seville Classics units are far better.