I insensibly purchased several of these units for my craft room. Now I'm stuck. The shelves cannot support a full load of much of anything -- bowing in the middle. The brackets supporting them are small plastic plugs with only a small surface area in contact with the shelf. I expect to hear a loud crash, one day, when one of those shelves collapses. In the meantime, I'm trying to sort out a way of rigging additional support -- not the kind of chore I was expecting to have to undertake given the cost of these units.
The bookcase is a nice size to fit under a window. It is a slightly more orangey color than I would have liked and the veneer on the chipboard is very thin so there were some dings and chips but none serious enough to worry about, especially as I got it for a 4-year old's room. However, once assembled it feels sturdy and you can get a lot in it.
I really like this bookcase for it's size and versitility.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Purfect.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very well made for not being a solid wood.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate.
Worked perfect in the space I purchased it for. Seems a little unsteady, even with all screws tightened properly. Easy to put together.
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
- How is the quality of the product? good
- Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? yes
The Sonoma bookshelf was what I expected, functional but not particularly great. The top was damaged one corner and there was a 3 1/2" scratch on the surface, which looked to be caused by a knife or box-cutter, that was annoying. Overall, I am keeping the piece because it is functional, but rather than seeming like a new piece due to the wear & tear of shipping, it looks like I've had it a while.
I liked the first one so much that I bought a second one. I've had the first for a year. They're a great deal for the price. In fact, they'd even be great for a higher price. I did a lot of shopping around, and I'm very pleased to have found these.
I purchased two of these bookcases for my new rental home. Because I am furnishing the space for a limited time, I did not want to put extensive funds into furniture that I may not need once I downsize. These bookcases are sturdy and uniform in color. The construction was easy, and I needed the enclosed instructions. They look beautiful in my bedroom!