C&A Home Shoe Cabinet Review

C&A Home Shoe Cabinet Review

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Takeaway: Sturdy, good capacity but no instructions, time consuming setup, poor precision of door panels.

In the box you’ll receive a number of different sized panels, several packages of plastic connectors, one package of magnetic locks, and a wooden mallet. The panels with the grommets are the front "door panels" that lift up. However, there wasn’t a set of assembly instructions in my box. The panels are made of a medium weight vinyl material on a metal frame with a printed design on one side. The vinyl is stretched taught and the seams heat sealed on the reverse. Each panel actually seems pretty rigid and strong, enough to support some weight.

I put the unit together to the best of my ability using just the completed product images at Amazon to guide me. As far as I can tell, there are connectors between every panel and the connectors should always face front or back. Installing the panels in each plastic connector is a little rough, and you do have to press very firmly or use the mallet to seat each panel all the way into the connectors. I’m not really clear on how the doors should be attached. I tried attaching them in the upper portion of the next tier, but had trouble opening them, so I switched them to the underside of the door tier's connector. The magnetic clasps are supposed to keep the door panels closed until you pull on/open them. They go in the bottom corners.

The finished product looks decent. It measures 42” tall, 36” across, and 14” deep. The doors open fine, but sometimes the panels stick to each other and they don’t always sit flush with the bottom of the shelf or connect with the magnet closure. Sometimes the panels come apart from the connectors while opening the doors or moving the unit. For the most part, I’d say the shelf is functional and does indeed hold the weight of shoes. You'll be able to fit two pairs of shoes per compartment and larger boots in the bottom shelf. The vertical divider panels in the middle also only have the "print" on one side which looks weird. Either they panels should have been printed on both sides or blank on both sides Overall, the 45 minutes it took to put it together was a bit much for a final product that doesn’t have great precision.

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