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The best way to maximize the space on virtually any shelf is to divide it vertically. Our Large Expanding Shelf is cleverly adjustable from 16-3/8" to 32-1/2", allowing you to use it on just about any length shelf. The two pieces can be used at right angles to each other to create a corner shelf in larger cabinets.

  • Made of vinyl-coated wire
  • Expands from 16-3/8" to 32-1/2"



  • 16-3/8" x 10" x 5-1/4" h

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Large Expanding Shelf is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 57.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shelf expander works well to expand capacity of fixed shelves in kitchen cabinets
Date published: 2016-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great help! This sturdy expandable shelf helped unclutter an often-used permanent shelf in my kitchen.
Date published: 2015-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from large expanding shelves These are great for expanding counter space, etc. Wide, sturdy and just what we needed. Keeps everything in place and tidy.
Date published: 2015-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super helpful re: add'l shelves in pantry I bought these for my husband and I to use in the awesome built-in pantry in our new apartment, but wanted to maximize shelving space. Thanks to these, we can use our built-in shelving and don't have to buy separate/external shelves or cabinets! Also, they are pretty sturdy and easy to set up. I asked an employee at the store upon picking up my online order and he explained the proper way to easily set it up so one doesn't have to bend the product and risk it not being sturdy.
Date published: 2014-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from works out well it would have gotten a 5 star had it fit together better, but you have to put something heavy on it to lie flat. Otherwise it doesn't stay flat
Date published: 2014-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Purchase Ever I don't have a pantry so I placed this on a shelving unit to gain more storage and easier access. Fits perfectly and the item look so nice now that they are neatly stacked. .
Date published: 2014-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect solution I love these racks. I bought four of them to organize my kitchen cabinets a little better. They are so sturdy and look great! Love, love, love them.
Date published: 2014-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shelf! Got this to add a shelf in my coffee mug cabinet, and it does exactly what it says! Got tired of balancing mugs on top of one another so this shelf worked great!! Gave me sturdy vertical space and doubled the storage!! Love that it expands to fit the cabinet perfectly !! I'm thinking of getting another for the shelves above it, but not expanding it fully, leaving room on the side for taller cups and travel mugs.. Highly recommend it!!
Date published: 2014-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shelves! I love these shelves! I know that they are sold in the "Kitchen Organization" section, probably mainly for the pantry, but I love them in my bedroom closet! I use them for shoes, and it means I can store twice the amount of shoes, in the same amount of space! (See picture attached!!! Isn't this product so cool???? It's like "Shoe Heaven!"). I just purchased more, but I bought the first set probably a decade ago, and they are just as white as the day I bought them! No rust or "aging"! These will hold my shoes for a lifetime!!!!! :>
Date published: 2014-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from STRONG ADJUSTABLE Shelf - perfect foe so much! Needed extra space in dish cabinet and this allowed me to double my space. Went on to buy another and used it in my pantry and again I gained space. All without risking the safety of my dishes and bottled goods.
Date published: 2014-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great purchase I purchased this shelf to organize the canned foods in my pantry. Now I can see everything at a glance without having to sort through all the cans to find what I want.
Date published: 2014-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Game changer This product transformed my pantry even more than I anticipated! I purchased and am amazed and how much more organized and easy to use my pantry space has become. No more stacking cans and trying to see in the back. Everything is neat, lined up and organized! Highly recommend!
Date published: 2014-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scrapbooking tool! This works great for sitting your diecut machine on while scrapping and you still have the table space underneath
Date published: 2014-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A new use for the shelf I've been able to use this shelf in many cabinets, which is great; however, this morning I discovered an unexpected and perfectly wonderful use for them! I'm not tall and when I sit at my desk my feet are not quite close enough to the floor. I haven't been able to find anything I liked that would really help. This morning I remembered that I had a spare shelf, put it under the desk and voila! Talk about perfect! Not only is the height just right but the wire feels really comfortable on my feet. Way to go Container Store!!
Date published: 2014-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really helpful These shelves really help maximize storage space. I have a set of hand-made pottery dishes, and I don't like to stack them too high. There's just not enough shelf space in my cabinets to avoid that and still store everything. I've used non-expandable shelves in the past, but we have new cabinets, and the previous shelves weren't long enough. These were perfect. I had trouble with one shelf that I couldn't get to lie flat, but I bent it a bit, and it was fine.
Date published: 2013-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it We originally bought this to put in our kitchen pantry so we could see smaller cans or food containers. I loved it and thought it would be perfect under our sink in upstairs guest bath with pipe in the middle and lots of empty space. I put it there and it is so great we are now going to get 2 more, one for kitchen pantry and one for shoes in closet. It's expandability is wonderful.
Date published: 2013-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clever and wonderfully useful I bought several of these shelves and have been able to greatly increase the space I have for storing dishes in a kitchen that wasn't built with enough. Whoever inventing these shelves is a genius!
Date published: 2013-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes everything a lot easier While this shelf may not give you more room, it unquestionably makes any space much, much neater and easier to use. One of my pet peeves is that things shouldn't be stacked too high or too deep, and this makes a huge difference. The width is very adjustable, so it's an efficient use of space. Also, although it seems flimsy at first, once the two pieces are locked into position it's surprisingly solid, with no cheap discount-store feel common to coated wire.
Date published: 2013-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! I bought the expanding shelf for a tall, deep cabinet. It fits along the back of the cabinet and I can see what's back there now. The things on it are easier to reach and I don't need to empty the cabinet to find something.
Date published: 2013-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Camper Organizer I used this in my camper in the overhead cabinets in the kitchen. Gave me twice the storage. Only issue is the grating of the shelf. Had to make a cardboard top for the shelf so my rubber shelving liner would stay in place. When traveling, the rubber shelving liner holds things in place on the shelf. But it worked and this was a great purchase.
Date published: 2013-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from expanding shelf This is a great little shelf that can adapt to any closet or cabinet, helps to eliminate clutter and take advantage of verticle storage space. I like that it is adjustable and surprisingly sturdy for such a long shelf. the shelf will have a middle leg when fully expanded so that helps to keep it sturdy.
Date published: 2013-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Value These shelves are strong enough to hold canned goods and heavy jars, and they have made my pantry so much tidier and more organized. Now I can easily see and get to everything! And for the price, you really can't beat it.
Date published: 2013-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great White Wire Organizer Very useful organizer. stretches across top cabinet.
Date published: 2013-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Exactly what I needed The adjustable shelf was perfect for my closet.i doubled my closet space.
Date published: 2013-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Large Expanding Shelf These shelves doubled the space in my upper cabinets. They were very easy to install.
Date published: 2013-03-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sturdy and useful If you are thinking of buying a large kitchen cabinet shelf, just spend a buck more and go in for these. They can be assembled in any way--horizontal or in an L shaped manner. The expanding section has only two feet, but you can use it as a separate shelf too, if you put a regular iodized salt bottle to balance it (a trick I discovered accidentally!) giving you double the space a large shelf would otherwise give you.
Date published: 2013-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Double space... yes, please! I purchased this for my pantry. It is sturdy enough to stack cons on top and tall enough to put them underneath, even when set at the widest width. This perfectly bisects the height of my pantry shelves essentially doubling the space where they are used. I plan to purchase more soon. The corner feature is nice though you do not get quite as much extra space when you use it that way.
Date published: 2013-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Doubled my space! I live in an apartment with almost NO kitchen or bathroom storage. I bought several of these and use them in bathroom and kitchen cabinets - I need to buy a few more - I love that I can also turn the one piece so it fits in a cabinet in a T or L shape.
Date published: 2012-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from added room Used in pantry for my canned good items, love the extra room it allows me to have..easy to put together, looks clean
Date published: 2012-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great way to increase closet space I bought five of these shelves to increase space in my closet (I saw it in the Oprah magazine in an article with organizing guru Peter Walsh). I put each on a shelf that was laden with shirts or sweaters and voila! Double the space and now it looks neat and tidy!
Date published: 2012-03-15
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Community Q&A

Same problem - can't get it to lie flat?

I have the same issue as the previous poster. I can't seem to get the 2 pieces to hook together in such a way that they lie flat. Am I supposed to bend the wires so that it does? That seems silly. If there is a trick, they should include instructions! Help!
Asked by: bklyndweller
It took a minute or two to figure out, that one shelf locks in from below the regular shelf. It will have 2 prongs that need to hook on to the regular shelf. It may take a wee bit of manuevering, but they will lay flat. You need to decide what length you want before you add the pronged shelf. hope this helps.
Answered by: sandyvon
Date published: 2018-11-08

do you have to buy 2, or are the 2 pieces included?

Asked by: JanB
both pieces are included
Answered by: Gramps
Date published: 2014-09-30

What is the max weight load for this shelf?

Asked by: QtDL
The Large Expanding Shelf will hold up to 15 pounds of evenly distributed weight.
Answered by: lgmorris
Date published: 2018-05-19

What is the clearance under the shelf?

What is the max height of something you can put under these?
Asked by: Deidra
The clearance under our Large Expanding Shelf is roughly 5" to 5-1/8" high.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2018-07-28

Is it supposed to lie flat?

I just bought this and I can't get the two pieces to lie flat together. Am I doing something wrong or should I exchange it? I was not planning to put anything heavy on top, and even so, wouldn't it just pop up again when I take stuff off (causing anything else to fall off)?
Asked by: mh523
The Large Expanding Shelf consists of two parts. Please set the main piece with the four feet on the existing shelf. Then, place the expanding piece (with two feet) over it. It can even be placed in an L-shaped configuration.
Answered by: lgmorris
Date published: 2018-09-07

How much weight can this hold?

Asked by: Jennalyn
The Large Expanding Shelf will hold up to 15 pounds of evenly distributed weight.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2018-01-20
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