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Recent Question:
What is the weight limit?
Recent Question:
what material are the shelves made of? glass, wire?
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Do the shelves fit the sterilite 18 gallon bins?
Recent Question:
Does is have to stand 4 tier high? Can it be used separated?
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Where could I find the replacement plastic pieces that hold up the shelves on these units?
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What is the height clearance on the 2 lower shelves?

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Whitmor Whitmor Supreme 5-Tier Shelving System

Clutter? Now you can easily hang it, stack it and organize it on the Whitmor Supreme 5-Tier Shelving System. Easy no-tool assembly means you can set it up right out of the box, and a mighty 350-lb. shelf capacity means you can load it with just about anything you want. Made of heavy-duty black epoxy-coated steel.
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Questions & Answers for Whitmor Whitmor Supreme 5-Tier Shelving System

Question

Are shelves adjustable? Can Lower shelf be removed so that unit fits over small dorm refrigerator?

asked 3 years, 10 months ago
By
freshman2010
on Whitmor Supreme 5-Tier Shelving System
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
You could do that but I am not sure how sturdy the shelf would be without the bottom shelf supporting the rest. Other products may better suit your needs especially those made of wood. You might be able to put the small dorm refrigerator on the bottom shelf or even the upper shelves and store food below. This product is very sturdy. You don't have to use all the shelves. I have a large TV on mine. No problems.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
sunnytexasgirl
 - Texas
answer 2
Shelves can be adjusted in 1 inch increments. Yes, you could put the lowest shelf 3ft off the ground if you wanted to fit a fridge underneath. I would be worried about stability doing that. I would recommend putting the bottom shelf on the ground to hold the legs correctly, put the fridge on that shelf, then put the second shelf over the fridge. You could use a board to compensate the part of the fridge that wouldnt sit on the shelf. There are no requirements for shelf placement for top, bottom, or middle. You can use as many or as few shelves as you want.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
RDUSeller
 - NC
answer 3
The shelves are fully adjustable, and while they could be built over a dorm refrigerator I, personally, would worry a bit about stability at that point.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
webspinner
answer 4
Yes definitely; though with fewer shelves and longer legs it shouldn't be loaded quite so heavily.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Taipan2
 - Trenton FL
answer 5
SURE CAN JJUST DOWN PUT THE FIRST SHELF ALL THE WAY DOWN WHEN YOU PUT THE FIRST SHELF ON STOP AND LOCK IT IN PLACE WHERE YOU WANT THE FRIDGE TO GO
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Redbytte
 - Mentor Ohio
answer 6
Yes, very easily and also a great idea!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Qualityfocus
 - Fresno, Ca
answer 7
Yes all the shelves can be moved. I have all of the shelves closer that the picture from the store so that it fits my dog's food underneath. i think this would be perfect for a dorm because it has good height and in a dorm you need to expand vertically because is it short on room. it would hold a mini fridge your microwave, books, and a stereo no problem with room to spare! Buy it!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
StoargeDeprived
 - Joliet, Il
Question

Weight bearing

the specs mention 350 lbs can be supported. Is this for each shelf or a total of 350 for all shelves totaled?
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Whitmor Supreme 5-Tier Shelving System
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
350 total. I have about that much on mine. This is a very sturdy shelf.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
sunnytexasgirl
 - Texas
answer 2
I think 350 lbs is the total weight. We have a bulky TV on the shelf and it is safe and sturdy.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
mmljtitch
 - Houston TX
answer 3
I would think that would be for a combined weight, even though each layer stand on their own support.
I don't know if I want to put more than a couple of hundred pounds on each layer, though.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
TenzinChicago
 - Chicago
answer 4
Each shelf.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
AML809
 - CT
answer 5
Each shelf holds up to 350lbs. I own 2 of them and I have one shelf loaded with cases of water and there is no sag or any sign of shelf fatigue.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
RDUSeller
 - NC
answer 6
ITS SUPPOSE TO BE PER SHELF I HAVE LOTS OF STUFF THATS HEAVY ON EACH SHELF SO GO ON PILE THAT STUFF ON UP THERE AS LONG AS YOU HAVE IT SNAPPED TOGETHER CORRECTLY
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Redbytte
 - Mentor Ohio
answer 7
While this may be unclear in the specs, I doubt very much that each shelf can support 350lb. This weight given is likely for a well distributed load over the whole 5 shelves! Even then I would put very heavy items on the lowest shelf.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
shopstewart
Question

can the shelves be separated

I was wondering if these are individual stackable shelves or it has to be assembled to full height with shelves adjustable up and down
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
By
aryavat
 - USA
on Whitmor Supreme 5-Tier Shelving System
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
The poles are one piece. They are about 70 inches in height. You can adjust the shelves where you want them. You don't have to use all the shelves if you want more space for each shelf.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
sunnytexasgirl
 - Texas
answer 2
No, they cannot be separated.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
SuperIya
answer 3
The verticle poles come in 2 sections. You could create a 2 shelf section and and 3 shelf section technically. The shelves can be adjusted up and down in increments of 1 inch. The shelves are not stacking or fixed height. The shelves have round openings in each corner that slide up and down. You use platic wedges that clip onto the verticle pole to hold the shelves at the height you want.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
RDUSeller
 - NC
answer 4
The legs of the unit are a fixed height, with shelves that can be set anywhere in that space. I hope this helps.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
webspinner
answer 5
It is basically one full length unit but could be assembled as two half tall units if you didn't need leveling on one unit. The shelves are adjustible in 1" increments but once set into place are hard to reset. Two pound mallet useful.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Taipan2
 - Trenton FL
answer 6
The corners of shelves slide easily over the four poles. The easy, sturdy holding clamps aound pole under the shelf hold the shelves in place. You can place as many or as few of the shelves you want on the poles. Everything is adjustable to your needs. You don't even have to set it up to full height. YOu can make the whole unit shorter if you wish.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Qualityfocus
 - Fresno, Ca
answer 7
It does need to be assembled to full height but the shelves themselves can be moved up and down which gives you shelving that is perfect for your needs. if you are worried about the height i know the 4 tier shelf by the same company is shorter but the same overall product. I'm happy with the purchase. :)
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
StoargeDeprived
 - Joliet, Il
Question

Can you place the shelves to where they will be slanted frontwards?

I am looking for something to display 3# and 5# baskets of fresh produce on the farmers market that is space saving and easy to haul, but I need the shelves to slant forward for customer viewing.
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
By
fishwoman
on Whitmor Supreme 5-Tier Shelving System
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
The slant will not be possible. It is put together and the whole shelf goes down the pole and fits where you want it at the same height.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
sunnytexasgirl
 - Texas
answer 2
No. The most I have been able to have these shelves slant (on accident) was about an inch. There is not enough play with how the shelves mount to do this (which is a good thing for everyone that wants level shelving).
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
RDUSeller
 - NC
answer 3
NO.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Taipan2
 - Trenton FL
answer 4
NO
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Redbytte
 - Mentor Ohio
answer 5
No, they cannot be slanted forward. The four corners of each shelf have a metal collar that slides over the metal corner upright post. A plastic wedge sleeve sits inside the collar and around the metal post. Thus all four collars must be on the same level. Great shelves though. Maybe you could put something under the box of fruit to prop up the back.
answered 4 years ago
By
timothy1955
 - Montana
answer 6
I think that you can slant the shelves. I know you can adjust them at anytime and they stay until you adjust again. It's a great unit.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
February2010
 - Garden City, KS
Question

What are the dimensions of this product (i.e., width, height, depth)?

asked 3 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Titusville
on Whitmor Supreme 5-Tier Shelving System
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Height: Approximately 70 inches. Depth: 13 inches. Width: 34 inches. This is a sturdy piece and holds lots of household goods.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
sunnytexasgirl
 - Texas
answer 2
It is in the spec section:
Product in Inches (L x W x H):
14.0 x 36.0 x 72.0
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
TenzinChicago
 - Chicago
answer 3
LOOK ON THE WEBSITE IT WILL TELL YOU ALL THAT INFO
answered 2 years ago
By
Redbytte
 - Mentor Ohio
answer 4
36 by 14 by 72 inches (WxDxH)
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
RDUSeller
 - NC
answer 5
Check the Specs tab. The information is contained in the descriptive sections.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
TTimes
 - BOSTON
answer 6
Hello,

As noted in the specification area, fully setup the unit is 36" wide, 14" deep, and 72" tall.

Thank you for your interest in Whitmor products.

The Whitmor Customer Service Team
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Whitmor
Question

Height of Shelves

I am looking for shelves for my 18 inch dolls. Can I fit 18 inch dolls on these shelves. Are they high enough? I have 9 of them. What I am asking is the distance between each shelf.
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Sene
 - South Carolina
on Whitmor Supreme 5-Tier Shelving System
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
The shelves are adjustable. just make them 19 inches apart.
answered 7 months ago
By
Ralph8080
answer 2
You can build these shelves to what ever height you wish. For example you can make one at 20" the next at 10" and so forth.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
NoYesNoYesNoYes
answer 3
You can use all the shelves or just some of them. You choose where you want to put the shelves. You can make them 18 or more inches apart. My upper shelf (not the very top) is just over 18 inches. The other shelves are about 12 inches apart. I have five shelves including the top. You could have three shelves 18 inches between each shelf and use the top shelf as well (four total).
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
sunnytexasgirl
 - Texas
answer 4
You set the distance between each shelf. We have a TV on the middle shelf which is 22 inches apart.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
mmljtitch
 - Houston TX
answer 5
YOU CAN ARRANGE THE SHELVES TO WHATEVER YOUR LIKING
answered 2 years ago
By
Redbytte
 - Mentor Ohio
answer 6
you can adjust the shelf height as needed
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
mochaman1
 - NYC
Question

What is the thickness of the poles? 1 inch or 3/4 inch?

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
KegAndJug
 - Texas
on Whitmor Supreme 5-Tier Shelving System
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
They are 1" in across.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
NoYesNoYesNoYes
answer 2
One inch.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
sunnytexasgirl
 - Texas
answer 3
1 inch
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
mmljtitch
 - Houston TX
answer 4
3/4 inch
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
TenzinChicago
 - Chicago
answer 5
NOT SURE BUT ITS A GOOD BUY AND IT HOLDS A LOT I MEAN A LOT ITS REALLY STRONG YOU WONT BE DISSAPOINTED
answered 2 years ago
By
Redbytte
 - Mentor Ohio
answer 6
more than one inch
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
shahana
 - michigan
Question

Is it possible to install wheels for this shelf system?

If possible, what kind of wheels? Suggestions on product to use as wheels? I want to make this closet an add on portable.
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
By
rice379
on Whitmor Supreme 5-Tier Shelving System
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
There other styles that come with wheels. Look around because I found a 4 tier shelf with great industrial wheels.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
NoYesNoYesNoYes
answer 2
If you can find casters that have a threaded rod, you could potentially thread in the caster where the rubber foot threads in. There are adjustable rubber feet that go in each rod so that you can adjust the level based on the floor. Most casters I have seen have just a smooth rod. You could easily bore out the threads and epoxy in some casters. It would take some manipulation and work, but shouldnt be too hard if you have the tools to do it.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
RDUSeller
 - NC
answer 3
NOT recommended.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Taipan2
 - Trenton FL
answer 4
NO!! Even if you could even put wheels on it (impossible), it is so poorly made that I don't think the desk would last 30 seconds (or more than 5 feet) in movement before collapsing in a heap.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
bigdinwi
 - Brown Deer, WI
answer 5
just go to local hardware store and buy wheels that can be screwed into the bottom. They also sell the 5 tier with wheels no sure of on Walmart.com but when I researched for this unit i did come across a 5 tier with wheels.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
jadarai
 - Wisconsin
Question

Can this unit hold both a microwave and a convection oven? (On different shelves, of course!)

asked 4 years, 9 months ago
By
LastOK
 - Columbus, GA
on Whitmor Supreme 5-Tier Shelving System
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have a heavy old (not flat screen) tv on my shelves and a stereo and tons of CDs, DVD's etc. I think yes.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
sunnytexasgirl
 - Texas
answer 2
The limit is 350 pounds per shelf. You should be fine.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
RDUSeller
 - NC
answer 3
IT SURE CAN AS A MATTER OF FACT IT WILL HOLD BOTH ON THE SAME SHELF PLUS SOME KNICKNACKS
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Redbytte
 - Mentor Ohio
answer 4
YES very sturdy I have my kitchen aid, microwave well all of my kitchen electrics. Plus lots and lots of canned goods. I just laid down some material so the canned items and boxed stuff didn't fall over cause of the wire shelf.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
jadarai
 - Wisconsin
answer 5
Yes. It can hold them on one or separate shelves. I have a fairly large microwave and a standard convection oven.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
noname7
Question

What are the dimensions of this product?

asked 4 years, 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Whitmor Supreme 5-Tier Shelving System
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
This information is listed on the sight where you found the shelves. Just look around it is there.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
NoYesNoYesNoYes
answer 2
H Approx. 70 inches W 34 inches D 13 inches
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
sunnytexasgirl
 - Texas
answer 3
36 by 14 by 72 inches (WxDxH)
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
RDUSeller
 - NC
answer 4
The height is 72 inches, the width is 36 inches, and the depth is 14 inches.

These are the measurement I took with a tape measure after I received the product and they differ slightly from the manufacturers specifications.

Also, The measurements are for the extreme outside limits of the unit which includes the shelf mounts.

This product exceeded my expectations and I am going to purchase another one.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
rgar102181
 - Michigan
answer 5
The size of the shelves as shipped are:

72 1/4" tall bars x 4 + Adjustable feet which are 1 5/8" long themselves but 1" of that is threaded screw for the adjustment.

35 3/4" Long
14" Wide

If you add the 4" wheels that I bought you need to add 4" to width and Length when planing space and the height goes up to 75 1/2" when assembled.

Hope this all helps.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
doch800
 - Seattle, WA
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