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Mainstays Mainstays Storage Cabinet, Multiple Finishes

The Mainstays Storage Cabinet makes an ideal storage or pantry solution for your kitchen. This storage cabinet with doors features four roomy storage areas with two adjustable shelves and one fixed shelf. It offers ample space for kitchen accessories such as cookbooks, small appliances, dinner sets, condiment bottles and more. It can also store pantry goods such as rice, canned food, pasta and spices. The elegant finish and accompanying ergonomic handles will complement your kitchen's contemporary decor. You can also place this kitchen storage cabinet in your bedroom, living room, dorm room or garage to expand your storage options. The Mainstays Storage Cabinet requires easy assembly with household tools.
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Questions & Answers for Mainstays Mainstays Storage Cabinet, Multiple Finishes

Question

What is this product made from and how much does it weigh?

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Halee
on Mainstays Storage Cabinet, Multiple Finishes
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
it's made of pressed particle board and while it's not real wood, it's still heavy although I can move it around. It isn't sturdy unless you purchase L-shaped brackets to keep it from swaying to the side as it's narrow and top heavy.
answered 7 months ago
By
Grnifox
answer 2
I don't know exactly how much it weighs... but it is heavy. I am a petite asian woman and I couldn't lift the box from the garage into the house. I had to drag it...
answered 8 months ago
By
old1customer
answer 3
The product if fiberboard with a thin piece of cardboard for the back.
Supposedly it weighs 70 lbs. I don't think it weighs that much. My
friend helped me put it together and we are both female. It was not that heavy when we stood it up.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 4
Probably made from a pressed board. And it weighed roughly 50-60.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
KJones10
answer 5
the cabinet is made of partical board and it weighs 20-30 pounds.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
paintboy32
answer 6
It's prefab wood - you know, the pressed stuff - and weighs about 70 lb. in the box and about 55-60 lb. out the box,
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
jamiedoll
Question

will this cabinet hold a microwave

asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
ruby
on Mainstays Storage Cabinet, Multiple Finishes
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
It depends on the size of your microwave ... the interior fixed shelf in the middle is 20"W by 15" D. The weight load for that shelf is 50#, so a small one would probably fit. You'd just need to make sure it's a size that you'd have enough space around it to have air circulation, otherwise the heat that's generated will damage the microwave. Another thought to consider .... having it inside the cabinet might eventually cause the wood to warp or the interior finish to peal too because of the moisture that's created when you cook.... I don't KNOW that, but it seems reasonable that that might happen.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
sgIndy
answer 2
if you anchor it to a wall, maybe. I'm only 5'2" and i wanted to do that, but my microwave wouldnt fit, and it was too high for me to reach up safely.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
kymr93
answer 3
no, I don't think this is a cabinet that you would want to hold a microwave. I use mine for towels, sheets, linens.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
lorudy
answer 4
Doubtful - it isn't very deep.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
JTenuta
answer 5
Not a very big one. If you have a smaller sized microwave then it might.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
RachelE
answer 6
The diimensions are:
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 21.31 x 15.44 x 59.88

The very top of this unit has a zero weight limit.

The fixed shielf and very bottome shelf has a 50lb limit

All others have a 35lb limit

I hope this helps but if you have any other questions please feel free to ask!
6 days ago
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
AASupport
answer 7
I think it can hold a small microwave as long as you be sure to anchor it to the wall properly. I would buy another bracket and add it as a little extra security. But it is pretty sturdy all it's own once you use the anchor provided.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
MomOf3yrOLDTwins
answer 8
yes a small one.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
peg520
answer 9
Hi Ruby.

The diimensions are:
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 21.31 x 15.44 x 59.88

The very top of this unit has a zero weight limit.

The fixed shielf and very bottome shelf has a 50lb limit

All others have a 35lb limit

I hope this helps but if you have any other questions please feel free to ask!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
egfameri
answer 10
No I don't think the length is enough space
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Missdee1099
answer 11
I put a large crockpot in the bottom part of mine. A small microwave, Yes, I believe will fit just fine.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
AprLuvsYa
Question

Quantity

The furniture is like the picture or is just one
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Mary
on Mainstays Storage Cabinet, Multiple Finishes
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
like the picture - each half has 1 adjustable shelf
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
UConnHuskies
answer 2
There are 2 separate storage spaces just like the picture.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
loverofagoodbargain
answer 3
It is just like the picture-it is one cabinet with 2 levels and a total of 4 shelves.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Ravencall
answer 4
Looks just like the picture
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Badgirl48
answer 5
Hi Mary

This is a great answer another customer wrote. I could not have said it any better. I hope this helps but if you still have questions please feel free to ask.

It is 2 units you attach together to create ONE, 2 section, cabinet. When you open the top doors, you do not see what is stored in the lower part of the cabinet, but the cabinet is all one piece.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
AASupport
answer 6
it is like the picture,
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
kaydeestar
answer 7
Just like picture
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
ValAC
answer 8
It is just like the picture. It looks like 2 stacked, but really is just 1 piece.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
kjk2147
answer 9
It is 2 units you attach together to create ONE, 2 section, cabinet. When you open the top doors, you do not see what is stored in the lower part of the cabinet, but the cabinet is all one piece. I'm not exactly sure what you were asking for with your question but I hope this answers it for you.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
sgIndy
answer 10
exactly like the picture
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
lorudy
answer 11
If I understand you correctly Mary the furniture is like the picture.

I hope this helps, but if I didnt answer your questions or you have more please feel free to ask!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
AASupport
Question

Is it deep enough to use as a wardrobe to hang clothes in, if i put a rod in?

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
alf
on Mainstays Storage Cabinet, Multiple Finishes
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Not even close. It's a little bit deeper than a family-size box of cereal. And if you put a heavy weight like a rod full of clothes in the top of it, the whole thing would topple over.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
ChefMongo
answer 2
No
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Badgirl48
answer 3
No, unit is not deep enough for hanging clothes. It's great for storing bed sheets, towels and small blankets
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Lilburnmom
answer 4
No
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
ValAC
answer 5
No! But it will hold sweaters and blankets.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
lissel
answer 6
No, not really -- maybe children's clothes -- (small hangers), but it is not deep enough for standard hangers. Also, the center shelf is a 'fixed' shelf & you cannot assemble the cabinet without it so even if you put in a rod, you would not be able to hang anything more than about 26" long in it.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
sgIndy
answer 7
I use mine for small appliances, such as toaster, crockpots, and George Foreman grill. I'm not sure it is deep enough to be used as a clothes closet unless maybe a small child's clothing.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Debbeverdavis
answer 8
There is a fixed shelf in the middle, so it might work for shirts
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
allimay
answer 9
the middle shelf will not come out, it is part of the cabinet. If you arent' hanging anything long, you could probably use it like that.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
kymr93
answer 10
This is a shorter cabinet. Would not work for the purpose you are looking for.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Dash99
answer 11
Hi alf-

The wardrobe would not be deep enough or long enough because there is a board right in the middle of the unit.
You might want to check other units. If you go to Walmarts search engine and type in Ameriwood Mainstays Storage Cabinet. It should pull up all the units we have. I believe there will be one there that might be more of an intrest to you.
I hope this helps. If you have any other questions please feel free to ask.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
AASupport
Question

Do you think this could be mounted on a wall??

I have 2 of these & I'd really like to mount them on a wall somehow.
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
JGunner
on Mainstays Storage Cabinet, Multiple Finishes
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Hello-

The unit does come with a Safety strap kit that you use to attach to the wall.
If you did not recieve one you can call the 800 number on the front of your manual and they will be more than happy to ship one out to you.
I hope this helps, but if you have any other questions please feel free to ask.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
AASupport
answer 2
The unit should have come with the hardware to mount it to the wall. I recently purchased this item and had the hardware in mine. If you kept your assembly book there should be a number you can call for missing/ damaged parts.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
loverofagoodbargain
answer 3
I would seriously question the structural integrity of this if you hung it on a wall. I think it needs the support of the floor to work properly.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
ChefMongo
answer 4
yes
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Badgirl48
answer 5
No, this cabinet is not durable enough to hang on the wall. Back panel is very thin and will break if mounted to a wall and items were stored in the cabinet. It's like a bookshelf with doors.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Lilburnmom
answer 6
No way. Built to be put on the floor with rear bracket to add additional stability when attached to the wall, not for hanging
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Versia21
answer 7
It is too heavy to mount to wall. Only 1 small bracket that mounts to wall thru the back piece near the top of the unit. NO way that could hold this up.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
MerchantMariner
answer 8
If you put 'L' brackets on the top & bottom of the cabinet and attach those to the wall (like into a stud), it probably could be mounted up off the floor. The bracket that comes with it is only for stabilizing (so that it can't tip over then you pull open the doors) and that would not be sufficient alone for mounting it up on a wall.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
sgIndy
answer 9
Yes, it has a device that is provided to be able to mount this to the wall.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Debbeverdavis
answer 10
yes, they come with a wall mount at the top of the cabinet.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
kymr93
answer 11
Hi JGunner-

This unit cannot be mounted to the wall. The warranty will not cover it and it really is too heavy to mount.

I wish I could have helped. If you have any questions please feel free to ask.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
AASupport
Question

how many actual useable shelves - Mainstays Storage Cabinet

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
jnsbill
on Mainstays Storage Cabinet, Multiple Finishes
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Two
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Badgirl48
answer 2
Hi jnsbill

I just wanted to add the weight limits on those shelves which would be 50lbs for the fixed and bottom shelf and 35 for the adjustable shelves.

2 Adjusatble shelves
1 fixed shelf
The bottom shelf.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
AASupport
answer 3
It has four shelves total. There is a fixed shelf in the middle and on the bottom and two adjustable shelves (one in the top section and one in the bottom section).
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
DakotaR
answer 4
Unit has 4 shelves within the cabinet. You can use the top outer shelf for light objects such as a blanket.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Lilburnmom
answer 5
4
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
ValAC
answer 6
4 total shelves, two Adjustable, two fixed.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Versia21
answer 7
There are 4 useable shelves. The middle & bottom shelves are 'fixed' shelves and it comes with two adjustable shelves. There are 3 sets of pre-drilled holes for the brackets you put in to support the adjustable shelves in both the upper & lower part of the cabinet (3 in each section) - this give you the option of placing the shelves at different heights. You can order additional shelves & shelf support brackets from the manufacturer though, so you could have more, but the way the holes are set, if you put in 2, the adjustable shelves would only be a max of about 5" apart.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
sgIndy
answer 8
4
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Debbeverdavis
answer 9
four
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
kymr93
answer 10
Hi Jns

I have checked in the manual for you and this unit comes with

2 Adjusatble shelves
1 fixed shelf
The bottom shelf.

I hope this helps. If you have any quesitons please feel free to ask.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
AASupport
answer 11
One insertable shelf in each cabnet.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
clasactnow
Question

I Know it has a mounting piece in the back. I meant can it be hung on a wall? I imagine not, due to the lesser quality of the wood.

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
JGunnr
on Mainstays Storage Cabinet, Multiple Finishes
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I didnt hang this cabinet, but I did fasten it to the stud for stability with the mounting peice. Thats really what it's there for.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Ravencall
answer 2
No so much hung on the wall but it can be mounted to the wall so it doesn't fall forward.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Badgirl48
answer 3
It is just meant to be secured to the wall for safety purposes, not actually hung on the wall.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
DakotaR
answer 4
No it cannot be hung up on a wall. It's like a bookshelf with doors.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Lilburnmom
answer 5
The cabinet is supposed to be mounted to the wall to help with stability. You dont have to mount it to the wall, but it defintiely helps to mount it.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Cashoit
answer 6
out of the box I would say no, the back part is only cardboard, and there isn't really any support to apply it to the wall.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
kaydeestar
answer 7
No to big
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
ValAC
answer 8
Bracket on back for attaching cabinet to the wall to add additional stability to the cabinet not for hanging the cabinet. I didn't use mine because I didn't want to commit this cabinet to that location thus leaving a hole in the wall.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Versia21
answer 9
Jo J-

The unit has a saftey braket to attach to the wall. The unit cannot be attached to the wall because it was not designed to. I do apologize.

If you have any other questions please feel free to ask.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
AASupport
answer 10
No! Do not hang it on the wall! The cabinet is attached to the wall so it won't tip over!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
lissel
answer 11
I think the bracket is designed just to stabilize the cabinet against the wall so it can't tip over when you pull the doors open. The cabinet is pretty heavy .. not sure I would trust hanging it up on the wall. I suppose you could attach a couple of L brackets on the bottom & attach those to the wall for additional support if you really wanted up off the floor, but the mounting piece by itself would probably not be good enough by itself.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
sgIndy
Question

Does this piece of furniture assemble as one piece or can you create two smaller cabinets?

asked 11 months ago
By
RICH
on Mainstays Storage Cabinet, Multiple Finishes
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes you could possibly make it into 2 cabinets.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Foxfur
answer 2
just as one piece.
answered 6 months ago
By
GMominTX
answer 3
one piece
answered 6 months ago
By
Thuda
answer 4
one piece only.
answered 8 months ago
By
old1customer
answer 5
One piece; don't think the top section would have enough bottom support, and the bottom wouldn't have a top piece.
answered 11 months ago
By
ditto59
answer 6
One piece and it takes two people to assemble it. Not sturdy either.
answered 11 months ago
By
Hippydippy
answer 7
one piece only
answered 11 months ago
By
stumped1289
answer 8
Nope-just the one piece!
answered 11 months ago
By
UncommonShopper
answer 9
No... it has to go together. I had wondered that, but you would have to not use half the parts to make it be just a half. There would be no bottom to the top half with out it together.
answered 11 months ago
By
Seaponey
answer 10
One piece
answered 11 months ago
By
Elaine625
answer 11
Just one cabinet, Target has a smaller cabinet similar to this and half the size (height wise) for about $35, They can be stacked. I bought those 13 years ago in Oregon, I am still using them.
answered 11 months ago
By
MesaAZguy
Question

Could a towel rack be attached to the side

Could a towel rack or coat rack (one with pegs to hang coat on) be attached to the side?
asked 11 months ago
By
Judy
on Mainstays Storage Cabinet, Multiple Finishes
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Not unless you could attach it to the very top edge where you have two thicknesses of board to drill through.
answered 6 months ago
By
GMominTX
answer 2
yes
answered 6 months ago
By
Thuda
answer 3
Yes,
answered 6 months ago
By
Thuda
answer 4
That would not be a problem. I would do what I did to square the cabinet up. I put strip of thin wood at top, bottom and middle to make cabinet more stable and that will also true up doors. Great cabinet.
answered 6 months ago
By
1Valuelover
answer 5
I don't think so.
answered 8 months ago
By
old1customer
answer 6
Sure. I purchased this storage unit for my new bathroom. Plan to put a toilet paper holder on the side of mine. lol
answered 11 months ago
By
TxTammy
answer 7
yes but you would have to use very short screws the sides are 3/4 inch thick
answered 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 8
Yes
answered 11 months ago
By
CastleQ
answer 9
I would not recommend it.
answered 11 months ago
By
cedarsgal
answer 10
Yes-there is room for that and it can be done.
answered 11 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 11
I think there would be room for no more than 2 hooks (possibly 4 if 2 high and 2 low) or @ a 10" rack (2 racks if one high and 1 low).
answered 11 months ago
By
ditto59
Question

are the dimensions correct.. it is ONLY 16 " wide ????

it shows the width is 15.44 "
Is that right? That would make each door 8 inches wide....
asked 10 months ago
By
sandejean
on Mainstays Storage Cabinet, Multiple Finishes
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Each door is 10 1/2" wide.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Foxfur
answer 2
Mine is 21 1/8 wide, but the doors use up another inch to open(they swing out about 1/2 inch each)
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
gdavet
answer 3
It is 21.5 " wide (side to side).
answered 6 months ago
By
GMominTX
answer 4
Mine is 60" high and 16" wide
answered 6 months ago
By
Thuda
answer 5
Dimensions are correct in the description of the product. It holds more than you would think due to depth of cabinet. It is a very nice product for a small space.
answered 6 months ago
By
1Valuelover
answer 6
The doors are 10 1/2 inches wide. The pantry is 21 inches wide. The depth of the cabinet is about 15 1/2 inches.
answered 9 months ago
By
123cani
answer 7
Yes, it is a smaller cabinet than the promo picture makes it seem. Very handy for a space where you can't put anything else, but it's not made for heavy-duty use holding heavy stuff and being opened and closed frequently.
answered 9 months ago
By
wildbillockham
answer 8
The doors on ours are each 10 1/2" wide.
answered 9 months ago
By
RSSSr
answer 9
Yes, the dimensions for this Mainstays storage cabinet are L21.31" x W15.44" x H59.88".
answered 9 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 10
yes
answered 10 months ago
By
Dalton4475
answer 11
21.31 long x 15.44 deep x 59.88 tall
answered 10 months ago
By
Raevn
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