Fire Escape Shelf

A great gift for city-lovers and apartment-dwellers, these clever shelves are in the form of a fire escape.

$99.00

The Great Escape

While big city landlords may frown upon placing potted plants or other objects on the real deal due to fire codes (it's actually illegal in New York City), there's certainly no restriction on what you populate this clever shelving unit with: houseplants, books, candles, framed photographs and art, or tchotchkes of all shapes and sizes. Just don't expect to fit a chair or BBQ grill on the three horizontal platforms of this miniature, wall-mountable emergency exit. Bound to thrill apartment-dwelling urbanites and lovers of all things big city. Made in China.

Made from
epoxy coated iron
Measurements
12" L x 3.75" W x 25.5" H
Care
Dust with a dry cloth.
Notes
Hanging hardware included; 15 lbs. max weight limit.
Item ID
23096

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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UncommonGoodsFire Escape Shelf
 
4.5

(based on 96 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (72)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (81)
  • Unique (11)
  • Well built / quality (11)
  • Conversation piece (3)
  • Good capacity (3)

Cons

  • Difficult setup (8)
  • Heavy (3)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Small rooms (38)
  • Large rooms (29)
  • Medium rooms (27)
  • Gifts (26)
  • Organizing goods (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (44), Budget shopper (15), High-end shopper (14), Homeowner (10), Renter (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (56), Yes (32)
    • I Am A:
    • Couple no kids (22), Family older kids (22), Single female (15), Single male (10), Family young kids (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nothing says New York more than the fire escape!

We got two of these & used it sort of to frame our bed head. Also using it to put our mail, add some greenery with a potted plant & to display...Read complete review

We got two of these & used it sort of to frame our bed head. Also using it to put our mail, add some greenery with a potted plant & to display our little toys (Yes, we are grown ups. Haha!) And we thought it looks perfect against our red brick wall backdrop... Now it reminds us of our NYC trip everytime we wake up! Love love love!!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Arrived Broken

Arrived with a cracked weld. Several others have made similar comments of arriving damaged. Was cool enough that will go through the pain and expense of returning for a replacement.
Was not well...Read complete review

Arrived with a cracked weld. Several others have made similar comments of arriving damaged. Was cool enough that will go through the pain and expense of returning for a replacement.
Was not well packed and could very well have been broken in shipping.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

If you but this, you won't regret it!

By 

from Mexico City

About Me Homeowner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Good Capacity
  • Modern
  • New Yorker Style

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Decoration
    • Large Rooms
    • Small Rooms

    Comments about UncommonGoods Fire Escape Shelf:

    The quality of the black paint and the metal is really awesome. The item looks exactly as the images shown. When you receive the package it is well protected in its box. It was delivered before than I expected. When you install it, be sure to do it firmly so the shelf resist the weight you put on it as it was made for.

     
    5.0

    Such a fun accent

    By 

    from New York City

    About Me Homeowner, Professional, Renter

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small Rooms

      Comments about UncommonGoods Fire Escape Shelf:

      Everything is perfect with the unit, I was able to assemble and hang it myself. It is the perfect addition to our NYC apartment.

       
      5.0

      Love the style

      By 

      from San Francisco, CA

      About Me Renter

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

      • Inadequate Capacity

      Best Uses

      • Organizing Goods
      • Small Rooms
      • Storing Goods

      Comments about UncommonGoods Fire Escape Shelf:

      It was great to install and very east to figure out directions

       
      4.0

      I would recommend this product

      By 

      from NY

      About Me Homeowner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Rooms
        • Organizing Goods
        • Small Rooms

        Comments about UncommonGoods Fire Escape Shelf:

        Great eye catching piece

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I absolutely love it!

        By 

        from Cleveland Ohio

        About Me Renter

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about UncommonGoods Fire Escape Shelf:

            A decorative piece used to display smaller items.
            I'm pretty sure I bought the bicycle pizza cutter from Uncommongoods also.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            WHAT A GREAT PIECE TO OWN OR GIVE AS A GIFT

            By 

            from NYC

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about UncommonGoods Fire Escape Shelf:

                THIS WAS PURCHASED AS A GIFT FOR SOMEONE. THEY LOVED IT. THEY HAD WANTED IT FOR A VERY LONG TIME BUT WOULDN'T BUY IT FOR THEMSELVES...IT'S A BIT PRICEY. BUT WELL WORTH IT, I THINK, AFTER SEEING IT IN PERSON. IT'S A UNIQUE PIECE. ANYWAY, I BOUGHT IT FOR THEM AS A BIRTHDAY GIFT AND THEY WERE SO HAPPY TO FINALLY HAVE IT FOR THEMSELVES. I'M THINKING ABOUT BUYING ANOTHER BECAUSE IT IS SUCH A UNIQUE WALL HANGING TO HAVE, ESPECIALLY IF YOU'RE A NEW YORKER. SOMEHOW YOU'VE JUST GOT TO HAVE ONE FOR YOURSELF. I KNOW THERE ARE A COUPLE OF DIFERENT TYPES OUT THERE, BUT THIS ONE LOOKS LIKE YOUR TYPICAL NYC FIRE ESCAPE. THE RECIPIENT SAID THEY MAY GO TO THE CRAFTS STORE TO FIND SOME LITTLE FIGURINES TO PLACE ON IT, LIKE MINITURE PLANTS, MAYBE AN ANIMAL (CAT) FIGURINE ETC. I DON'T THINK IT REALLY NEEDS ANYTHING, IT'S NICE ON ITS OWN AS A FIRE ESCAPE WALL HANGING. BUT PUTTING THING ON IT IS A CUTE IDEA TOO. IT'S JUST A NICE UNIQUE THING TO HAVE.... JUST A VERY-VERY SMALL COMPLAINT. WHEN THE RECIPIENT OPENED THE ITEM THE BAG WITH THE SCREWS AND MOLLYS WAS EITHER TORN OR THE SEAM BROKE ON THE PLASTIC BAG. THE SCREWS AND MOLLYS WERE SPREAD EVERYWHERE. NOT A BIG DEAL, JUST THOUGHT I'D MENTION IN CASE THE SELLER READS THIS THEY CAN IMPROVE THE SEAL ON BAG TO PREVENT THE SCATTER. VERY NICE ITEM.

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great piece of wall art

                By 

                from Kentucky

                About Me Homeowner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Conversation piece
                • Quality Construction

                Cons

                • A little tricky to hang

                Best Uses

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Fire Escape Shelf:

                  Using this to display miniatures that you would see on an urban fire escape. Shelfs are tiny so you have to be careful not to overdo.

                   
                  5.0

                  Looks good!

                  By 

                  from NJ

                  About Me Homeowner

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Fire Escape Shelf:

                      Product was quality made, came earlier than expected, easy to put together, looks great! Now to figure out what to put on it

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Is exactly what we were looking for!

                      By 

                      from Portland, OR

                      About Me Homeowner

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Good Capacity
                      • Protective
                      • Quality Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Large Rooms
                        • Organizing Goods
                        • Small Rooms
                        • Storing Goods

                        Comments about UncommonGoods Fire Escape Shelf:

                        This is going in our brand new living room!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                         
                        3.0

                        Cute Item. Don't Let the Shipping Package Fool You

                        By 

                        from Brooklyn

                        About Me Professional, Renter

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Quality Construction

                        Cons

                        • Expensive
                        • Poor Packaging

                        Best Uses

                        • Large Rooms
                        • Organizing Goods
                        • Small Rooms
                        • Storing Goods

                        Comments about UncommonGoods Fire Escape Shelf:

                        I was very apprehensive about giving this as a gift, especially after it arrived. However, to my pleasant surprise she actually pinned it on her pinterest board but didn't buy it because of the price tag.

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        While the delivery was delivered on-time and in good condition, as a gift the presentation is poor. No instructions or photos. I included the photo of the item as displayed on the website in the Christmas Card and instructed my sister to open it first so she wouldn't be confused or disappointed when she opened it.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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