I liked these to house pictures and nic nacs. Not great for books unless you have book ends but it is a sturdy peice.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Actual color.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. great quality.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
I am so delighted with these shelving units. They are excellently made, extraordinarily sturdy, pleasing appearance. I rarely leave a review. That is unless I'm very displeased, but these units are so excellent I had to share my thoughts. I highly recommend them..
It was delivered timely and the Ups person brought it right to our porch. My husband has MS and was able to assemble it all by himself. I was away and he surprised me. He said they were well made. We put some of our electronics on the bottom shelf and pictures, vases and knick knacks on the other shelves. Can be changed for the different seasons. They accented our large screen tv. Very happy with the product..
These are very pretty shelves and work well as a place to put photos, display items that aren't heavy, etc. We put one in my mom's room to free up the space on her dresser that was taken up by her DVD player and satellite receiver. It worked so well that we used the other one in the living room for the same purpose and added some of our decorative items to the other shelves. However, I mistakenly thought that a "bookcase" meant that you could store books on the shelves. These are not designed for that purpose. We had intended them to go into our home office to store reference books and office supplies and ended up having to rethink our plan. It worked out well but now I still need a bookcase for that.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Very good match
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. fairly sturdy but still easy to move around
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate except for the use of the word "bookcase"
The Altra Black Ladder Frame Bookcases are quite durable. The metal frames and the shelves are acceptable quality for the price. They are reasonably easy to assemble. The bookcases added an "openness" to the room, versus the previous bookcases I had in the room.
I've been looking for bookcases to plank each side of my tv for a while but kept finding ones that were too expensive. These bookcases look better than the expensive ones I've loved at big name furniture stores for a quarter of the price. The assembly instructions were super easy to follow. Highly recommend this product! Fabulous quality for the price.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Awesome
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Spot on
These bookcases were easy for my husband to assemble. They are very well made and the price for both of them was much less than anywhere else I looked. Because of their size, they fit well in small areas. Would recommend to anyone with no problems.
I was very excited to receive and assembled the black ladder frame bookcases ordered from Overstock in January 2013. Since the brackets are metal they are very sturdy and can hold a variety of items. I have 4 of these bookcases behind my desk in my home office and they offer great storage for work storage as well as display items. The black color matches nicely with the other decor in the room. I have seen similar items on other websites for more money so I think they are a great value.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color was the same as listed.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. This is a well made product with easy assembly.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? The descritpion was accurate.
I bought two sets (for a total of four bookcases) for my bedroom. I thought the ladder style would be more stable on carpet than traditional bookcases. Assembly was time-consuming but not difficult. They are very sturdy, and I really like the sides are made of metal. This is, by far, my favorite Overstock.com purchase!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? as described
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. very high
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? precise
The only reason why this item didn't get 5 stars is because upon arrival, there was 1 damaged part. Although, it was packaged nicely 1 single piece prevented me from assembling one of the bookcases. Assembly was fairly easy, I did it alone. The problem I experienced was with customer service, initially when I called the part that I needed would be delivered right away. After not receiving a confirmation email of delivery I called again and was told that it would be sent. A couple of days later I called and was told that the party that I needed was out if stock and they will resend another 74 pound box and I can retrieve the part I need and return the 74 pound box. Very inconvenient! Apart from the customer service run around the tbookcase is of excellent quality and fits in my family room perfectly.
Don't get me wrong, once assembled it looks great especially from a distance but up close you can tell it's super cheap. One of the pieces came broken and then we accidentally dropped it about a foot from the floor and it broke off completely. I'll Magiver it somehow but it was upsetting and it's too large and heavy to go through a return. Overall I like it and it fits my decor, just be advised you get what you pay for.
We had to ask for a replacement to use parts to fix the original two. They are very cute if they were packed more carefully and not shipped damaged. It takes a lot of time and effort to fix these things, which makes me not want to order from overstock anymore.