Friday, March 28, 2014
Product review: The Bulldog Hardware 131595 Mesh Basket
The most significant thing about these baskets is that they did not fit a regular peg board (1/8" holes) without modifications. I had to enlarge the peg board holes with a drill bit in order to allow the baskets to hang flush with wall. In my video I included a shot of how the baskets hang without enlarging the peg board holes, they cannot be straightened out. Without modifying the pegboard they were not usable. Unfortunately these modifications mean that other peg board hooks and loops are not going to work in the enlarge holes and the baskets cannot be moved without destroying more holes.
The baskets themselves are nice. The mesh is very fine and holds even small items. However the hooks on all baskets were a total mess. Besides being too thick most of them were bent in various ways. They were angled at different angles to each other and in a wrong angle for the pegboard and could not be used as they came. I had to straighten and adjust the angle of each individual hook. I have a lot of peg boards baskets and hooks, I have never had to do this for any other product.
Small basket: 6.25"L x 3.25"W x 2.25"D
Medium basket: 7.9"L x 4"W x 3.1"D
Large basket: 12"L x 6"W x 4"D
I like being able to re-arrange the pegboard. The fact that these baskets are now married to specific holes is very disappointing. But the baskets themselves are nice.
You can find it on Amazon by following this link.
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