The clever design and contemporary style of this ladder bookcase and desk makes an eye-catching addition to any decor. With plenty of storage and display space, this bookcase provides a clutter-free environment and a convenient work space....more
The ingenious and intriguing Altra ladder bookcase features a sleek, leaning style with multiple open shelves. This attractive storage piece arrives with a pull-out drawer that doubles as a convenient desktop workspace.
Materials: Particle board, paper laminate
Color options: Red, espresso
Dimensions: 59.5 inches high x 51.6 inches wide x 18 inches deep
Leaning style wall unit
Ten (10) open shelves store books, binders and office supplies
Let me tell you!!! at first I was kinda iffy even though this was love at first sigh. The reviews were minimal -and someone even said they had purchased it for their son's room .(don't know if I will do that one???? TOO nice, pardon me!! TOO gorgeous for a kid's room uh huh! this bookcase is soooo unbelievable that I am still freaking out just watching it.my apt looks sooo bougee,you know like the stars crib. no, like a catalog home.i kid you not.you have to have this to believe me!!!!sooo functional too.
overstock did I mention that I love you. you make me sooo happy with every purchase .thank you and keep bringing these modern beautiful pieces . I am super busy so believe me I had to writ this review so you can believe me when I say don't hesitate .you like or want different buy .you wont regret!!
thank you again Overstock!!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? perfect
Please tell us about the quality of the product. perfect
How accurate was the on site description of the product? perfect
I ordered this desk because I liked the look of it, but I have never had a worse experience with a company before. When they sent it the first time, the packaging was so terrible that more than half the parts were broken and unusable. I called to get replacement parts and received most just fine, but 1 was still broken. Then they sent me the wrong piece. Even though I have called steadily the last 3 MONTHS, I still have not received the final piece I need to make the desk. I DO NOT recommend ordering anything from this company, as you may never receive what you ask for.
This beautiful desk is a steal at only $200! But please gather a few friends to help you put this one together! The instructions on putting it together could have been better.. But since I put this beauty together, I have not had a single regret on my purchase!
The item came in a box that was beat up and caused damage to a few of the shelves. However the thing that irritated me the most was the fact that not all of the parts came that were needed to connect the desk between the to bookends. The boards (c and d) didn't have the right holes cute in them to connect the center, as I said before I was unable to connect the desk section or the shelves above or below the desk. This really disappointed me as I have gotten items from Overstock that worked out great. I will think twice on which items I'm willing to take a chance on in the future.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Yes
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Over quality wasn't all that great.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? pretty accurate
First time there were delivery issues and after two days UPS said it had broken the package. Overstock was very prompt in correcting the issue and sent me another shipment with overnight shipping. Due to the wight and poor packaging the shipment arrived with broken/torn packaging. The edges of couple of the shelves are chipped. After putting in so much effort (yes, it requires decent amount of time to put this together) to put it together, I didn't have the heart to return it. So after spending all this money and time, I am using a broken product. :(
This desk looks fantastic I will not even try to dispute that but for this price I expected something better designed with better hardware. First the hardware, this is a cam lock style flat pack and the cams themselves are very very very cheap I had to pull almost everyone out and use pliers to reform them they stretch wide open with the smallest amount of pressure and of course they need pressure to lock. Now on to the design, it looks great but do not plan on using the drawer at all. They designed this where the slides for the drawers are screwed on OVER a big allen head screw with a very thick washer, what this means is that the drawer is very hard to open and close fully. For something of this poor quality and horrible engineering I would not expect to pay over ****, at nearly double this price (she had to have the espresso) this product is not worth it. As good as it looks we can't even use the drawer.
I had read the good and bad review and it was quite accurate.
I decide to order anyway because I liked the style and color and it fitted in my small office. It is rather cheap and made in China so you already know what you are getting.
Nevertheless it looks nice and bright and original. The packaging DOES suck. It arrived a little bit open and of course a few pieces are a little damaged. The pieces of wood are in mere plastic bags so I do not know how that can protect anything anyway. I ordered two replacement parts so that partly solves the problem. I will be able to finish the drawer that was almost broken. I wish it would be of a better quality but than it would be of a different price also. They need to fix the packaging ! if they do not want continuously bad reviews.
I like my office so I am glad I took the risk!
This is the nicest desk I have ever owned. I have had many other desks and they all basically look the same either expensive or cheap. This desk on the other hand has a very unique style to it. The red color is brilliant and the material is quality stuff. It has tons of shelf space and even a drawer. It does not take up a lot of space both vertically and horizontally and everybody notices it when they walk in the room. I would recommend this to anybody that needs room and does not want an ordinary bland desk . It is a great value for the price even compared to other desks twice the price.
Hello paradisecrys, the desk portion of the item is 18 inches H x 23.25 inches wide and can hold up to 50 lbs. We hope this helps and thank you for shopping with.overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 10, 2014
can you adjust the shelf over the desk? I have a 27"imac that I want to put on there, but I need a 21" clearence.
Thank youjanf777 on Jan 1, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello, janf777. I'm sorry, but no parts of this desk are adjustable. The space where a computer would go is just 18 inches high. Thank you for your interest, and have a great day.overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 3, 2014
Hello andreadenise, I really like this bookcase! The internal drawer dimensions measure approximately 12.9375 inches deep x 20.125 inches wide x 1.3125 inches high. I hope this helps. Thanks for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Oct 10, 2013
Thank you for shopping with us ebfredo1. I am sorry but at this time only the espresso is available. Have a great day.overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 4, 2013
Does this desk/bookcase require nailing to the wall?gvcq on Aug 30, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for shopping with us gvcq. This does not need to the wall. Have a great day.overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 4, 2013
It asks you to (provides the anchor) and is a little unsteady, but as I am not using the desk part very much, I haven't.katschopf on Jan 3, 2014
The pictures show the red as more of a pinkish color (which I actually like). What is the actual shade in person? Is it true to the pictures or more of a real red?seejsave on Jul 28, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for contacting us seejsave. I have been told it is more of a pinkish. Please let us know if you have any further questions.overstockcustomercare1 on Aug 9, 2013
Could you please tell me the height of the desk shelf (from the floor)?newname3 on Jun 18, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hi newname3, the height of the desk shelf is 25 11/16. For more information about this product we have a link showing all dimensions in the product details. Just in case here is the link :
overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 19, 2013
Hi, I got a 27inch all-in-one computer and it weighs around 25 lbs. Do you think it will fit in the center of the desk?ontik on Jun 9, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
That area is 18 inches tall by 23 inches wide. Im sorry overstock.com does weight test their items.
Thank you for shopping with us! overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 12, 2013
Hi the link for the instruction manual is no longer featuring this product, can you please send me a current instruction manual?bpizir on Jun 4, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Here is the link. I was able to see the instructions
Thank you for shopping with us! overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 12, 2013
The following link will direct you to the instructions that you are looking for; just find the item and you can download the assembly specifications.
Thank you for shopping Overstock.com; let us know if you have any additional questions.overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 3, 2013
What is the weight the top and upper shelves can hold? Few Textbooks each?mdmba on May 19, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello mdmba! I love this shelf! The top middle shelf can hold 15 pounds and the top side shelves can hold 5 pounds. I hope this helps. Thanks for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on May 29, 2013
Thank you burujj for the question about the Altra Ladder Bookcase with Desk. First I will appologize to you for getting the questions that you and cariviv8 asked about this product but I'm sure you will see both answers anyway. The difficulty level is about a 6 out of10. It needs to be done with care and some type of wood knowledge is good but not necessary. We hope this was helpful and thank you for shopping Overstock.com.
overstockcustomercare1 on May 11, 2013
can the height of the desk be adjusted? I would like to be able to use it when standing up and i am 5'10".burujj on May 7, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you carviv8 for the question about the Altra Ladder Bookcase with Desk. Un fortunately the desk is not adjustable but it is fixed in the spot the manufacturer wanted it to be. We appologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thanks for shopping Overstock.com.
overstockcustomercare1 on May 11, 2013
Hello dqueen817. Thank you for your question regarding the Altra Ladder Bookcase with Desk. Yes, you should be able to fit a printer on the bottom shelf. I hope this answer helps you, thanks for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on May 3, 2013
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