Overall great minimalist choice toLanceOverall great minimalist choice to accent any room, a little pricey for how minimal but still definitely worth it.4
AwefulAlysha B.Not sturdy at all. Doesn't sit flush against the wall, it's sloped. It moves to the touch. Will be returning it.1
Great I painted it toNIKKIGreat I painted it to match a cabinet5
Great easy to install goingANNAGreat easy to install going back to purchase more5
Works for meTRISTRAMI have 2 (one under the other) and they work/look great for me.
I have a spattering of books, picture frames (top shelf) and nic nacs. Perfect showcase shelf.
I have noticed the newer model bracket isn’t as strong as the old one though (bought the older shelf in 2017) it has more holes for drilling tho 🤷♂️4
Attractive floating shelfTinaUsed these in a walk in closet to display shoes. Beware of the weight limits and use proper wall anchors and screws (not included). Very fresh looking in the white on white walls.5
Get shelf I have severalANGELAGet shelf I have several in my home5
Great Floating ShelfScottEasy to install and looks great once installed!5
Solid shelf, needs modifications to be betterSeanHoles don’t line up perfectly with studs, so it requires you to drill new ones into the bracket, but once that’s completed, it’s a solid shelf and looks good.4
Still haven't fixed the mounting hole patternKEVIN M.These are great shelves at an amazing price but despite multiple comments from different reviewers, some dating back years ago, IKEA still hasn't bothered to correct the mounting hole issue. The holes are not in the correct spots and you will not be able to hit more than 2 studs to mount this shelf. While 2 studs does seem to hold the shelf fairly well, you would think after years of suggestions that IKEA could drill a few extra mounting holes at the factory4
Lack ShelvesPETERI am disappointed with the packaging.
We had the shelf shipped from Vancouver.
there was no protection for the corners and two was slightly damaged.5
Very satisfied with my purchase.AnnVery satisfied with my purchase. I have several and would not hesitate to recommend Lack to my family and friends.5
Good BuyMOHAMMED H.Very nice and modern, easy to install.5
Easy to install.GAILEasy to install.5
Lack(ing) in overall qualityPoCoHomeOwnerThe shelf is fine, it is the mounting apparatus and design that rates this product so low. Firstly, the bracketing system is not designed with the 16inch/40cm joist spacing so you are going to miss most of the hard anchor points. There are no screws or attachments included in the purchase either. Then when you do manage to anchor it to the wall and put the shelf on, it is not level and slopes downward at a noticeable angle. I have to purchase additional brackets just to keep it up. Stay away unless you want to spend additional time and money making this a good investment.2
Does NOT come with everything you need to install!RedHagarI was surprised to find an Ikea product that does NOT come with the screws you need to mount this shelf to the wall so beware! I assume they decided not to include all the hardware you need based on if you mount to drywall with anchors (terrible idea for a shelf this big), wood screws for joists (absolute requirement for this shelf) or concrete screws/anchors for brick/concrete walls (probably not too many people doing that). I had to go out and buy some screws and figure out how many I needed - the instructions say 8, I used 6. As others have mentioned, the holes for the mounting plate do not align with any North American standards for joist distances so I also had to go buy a drill bit so I could drill my own holes. I found that centering it on my wall allowed me to cross 3 joists (2 of which the holes aligned with). Drilling 2 more holes let me screw the plate securely into 3 joists - with that done, there's really no point in adding more screws on the ends of the mounting plate. The shelf was also very difficult to slide onto the mounting plate poles - you definitely need another person to help as the poles move around and don't align as well as I hoped. Overall, it looks great when it's up but it's a lot of effort to get it there! It looks great with LED lights below it (not quite enough room to put them between the shelf and the wall).3
Killer SystemsI bought this for my business To display products on very nice shelf5
It's Zoom-tasticYeezyThis wall shelf upgraded how my living room / work-from-home space looks for such a reasonable price. Comfortably holds a potted plant, a medium sized painting a few books (be sure to use the appropriate screws-which you have to buy on your own). Feels nice to it off as a Zoom background.5
Looking good but already saggingJames459These shelves look great, but the bracket system is not very strong. In less than a year they are already sagging! Yes I made sure to only put the recommended weight on them [which isn’t much as all] & Yes I secured them into studs with appropriate screws. And there are many posts online that these shelves sag very easily.2
Received Damage ShelfKerry142The shelf itself is lightweight and looks simple enough to install, however, since I received completely damaged, it won't be going up. I completely understand that things are tricky right now with the pandemic, but the phoneline doesn't work, email isn't an option, and the live chat is always occupied. I'm hoping leaving a review will mean someone will reach out to me.1
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