Feature Article /
Feb 8, 2017

ClosetMaid Launches Finished Shelf and Rod System

ClosetMaid shelf and rod system in a pantry

Home organization and storage company ClosetMaid has launched a new pre-finished solid shelf and rod system that provides a faster and more affordable alternative to traditional built-in-place painted-MDF/particleboard plank-and-pole systems.

ExpressShelf installs quickly and easily with basic tools or drill templates and eliminates the need for ladders, caulking, and painting, the manufacturer says.

“The introduction of ExpressShelf is a testament to our commitment to innovation and to our customers—making their jobs easier, more efficient, and more profitable,” says Lou Cuomo, vice president of sales for the company’s building division. “This product is a game-changer in the production home closet storage category, and we are thrilled to announce that it is officially available in the marketplace.”

Available in a basic laminate or melamine, ExpressShelf can be pre-fabricated off-site and installed at a rate of 1 minute per lineal foot—less than half the time of traditional plank-and-pole closet build-outs, the company claims. It can be directly installed to studs or drywall mounted using anchors without requiring cleats.

“These features, combined with easy-to-install hardware, allow for consistent fit, design, and space optimization with the ability to add on in the future,” the company says.

The system can be used for reach-in, walk-in, and coat closets, as well as laundry rooms, linen closets, and pantries.