Report Closet and Pantry shelving in General Woodworking Talk Posted February 16 Interesting. I'm actually a fan of the wire shelving. Before wire shelving what we had was wood supports like that This Old House video, with a piece of plywood or particle board shelving placed on top. That's what I grew up with and I really hated it. The shelves sagged, and would get old and dusty/musty smelling over time. Wire is far superior to that. In our bedroom closet, we have this style, which is made by Rubbermaid. It's called FreeSlide. The rod extends all the way down, making it easy to push clothes around. I'm not a fan of the Closetmaid solution for this, which involves plastic clips and a rod bar that isn't as solid. I used this same stuff in our previous house, and love it. In pantries you want the tight mesh variety. It holds more weight, and things don't tip over between the bars. I'll even put plastic shelf liner down, as it makes it easier to push cans around and such. I've long preferred the Rubbermaid shelving. Closetmaid is good for pantries, just don't like their bedroom closet solution. Otherwise the brackets and clips are pretty universal. Menards used to sell Rubbermaid, but now I have to go to Fleet Farm. The brand Containerstore sells is Elfa which is very high quality. The Elfa stuff... as far as DIY closet systems is really good. It is more expensive. The Containerstore will help you design what you need, etc. If I was going to do that, and not build it myself like what Chestnut did, that's probably where I'd look.