Altra Ladder Bookcase/ Desk

Starting at: $189.99
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ITEM# 15280884

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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.


ITEM#: 15280884

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. Pair this gorgeous storage unit with the frequently bought floating "U" shelves for a fully versatile look in any room without sacrificing too much space. The Altra ladder shelf is great as a media cabinet as well, offering plenty of room for multiple speakers, electronic devices or a DVD collection.

  • 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
  • Pull-out storage drawer
  • This accent piece is a perfect addition to homes with limited area with thanks to the multifunction design and modern appeal. Offering ample storage and display space, this eye-catching furniture helps you create a well-organized and clutter-free environment that's suitable for working. The combination of particle board and paper laminate construction withstands normal wear and tear.


    Material Wood
    Desk Type Computer Desks
    Assembly Assembly Required
    Color Black
    Dimensions See description
    Warranty 1 year Limited Manufacturer
    Materials See description
    Model Number 9802X96

    Customer Reviews

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    • Great buy!

      This was a nice piece of furniture for the price paid. it is sturdy and heavy. first one came all banged up by UPS and O-stock sent another without any hassle. UPS came and picked up the busted up one and delivered an unharmed one. it is very versatile and cute!

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    • Good for home office

      Shelves are not very wide and limits the storage space. However looks nice when put together

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    • A pain to put together - cheap - but looks great

      This Bookcase comes in a million pieces and it takes two or three people to put it together. The color is striking though and once its together it looks great. Keep in mind it is very cheap material and is not good for taking apart and moving it.

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    • something for very small children

      I brought this for my 10yr .i dout it will last more than a year. its small and flimsy.

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    • Bold & Beautiful

      I ordered this for my daughter's room. The shelves are sturdy and hold her abundance of books. The desk space is not huge, but that was not expected based on the dimensions and it is perfect for a student. There are many pieces but all well labelled and easy to assemble. Grab a snack and make it fun!

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    • Great Desk

      This is a great ladder desk. The red color brightens the room. We have an IMac and it fits perfectly. Printer fits great on bottom shelf. Great space saver.

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    • A must have !!!!

      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 apt looks sooo bougee,you know like the stars crib. no, like a catalog home.i kid 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!!

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    • Cute!

      The item is shorter in height than I expected. The color is definitely a rich shade of red. As for assembly, I would agree with the recommendation of using two people. As for the quality, one of the shelves - shelf O, had the holes erroneously drilled. I made it work by adjusting the position and angle. This defect didn't effect the stability of the unit once it was fully assembled. When assembling, follow the pictured instructions carefully; pay attention to the positioning of the boards and ensure use of the correct hardware. Tools needed - a flathead and a Phillips screwdriver. It took two hours to assemble.

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    • Beautiful

      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!

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    • Unhappy with product

      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.

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    Questions & Answers

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    • How much does this weigh when shipped?

      • Hello jana.landon, this item weighs approximately 94.38 pounds when shipped. Thanks for shopping with us!

    • Hello there! Can someone please tell me when then brown desk will be available? Thank you.

      • Hello Dubs runs, items are restocked as they become available; however we cannot guarantee an item will be restocked. Thank you for shopping with us. A.S.

    • When will the red be available?

      • Hello titancrissy, items are restocked as they become available; however we cannot guarantee an item will be restocked. Thank you for shopping with us. Vicki H

    • What are the dimensions of the shelf below the desk?

      • Hello cassiepzc, they bottom shelf is five inches off the ground, nine inches deep, and 23 inches wide. Thank you for shopping with us!

    • is this solid wood?

      • Hello piperlooloo, this item is made of particle board and covered with a laminate. Thank you for shopping with us.

      • No but its very heavy. The wood, I believe composite (?) is covered with red plastic/was like coating.

      • solid particle board

      • No its not solid wood more like MDF wood

      • it was heavy like it

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    • Can I place a 23' screen on the computer desk?

      • 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.

      • I wouldnt

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    • 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 you

      • 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.

    • What are the drawer dimensions? Can a keyboard fit in the drawer?

      • 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.

    • Is this product still avaiable in red?

      • Thank you for shopping with us ebfredo1. I am sorry but at this time only the espresso is available. Have a great day.

    • Does this desk/bookcase require nailing to the wall?

      • Thank you for shopping with us gvcq. This does not need to the wall. Have a great day.

      • 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.

      • I dont have mines nailed to the wall I have carpet so it pretty stable

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    • 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?

      • 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.

      • its red!!!!! really red

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    • Could you please tell me the height of the desk shelf (from the floor)?

      • 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 :

    • 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?

      • Hello ontik, That area is 18 inches tall by 23 inches wide. Im sorry does weight test their items. Thank you for shopping with us!

    • Hi the link for the instruction manual is no longer featuring this product, can you please send me a current instruction manual?

      • Hello bpizir, Here is the link. I was able to see the instructions Thank you for shopping with us!

    • can we view the directions for assembly before purchasing

      • Hello bkoz3kids, 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; let us know if you have any additional questions.

    • What is the weight the top and upper shelves can hold? Few Textbooks each?

      • 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.

    • How difficult is it to put together? Can one person do it?

      • 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

    • 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".

      • 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

    • Can a printer fit on the bottom shelf under the desk?

      • Yes

      • 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.

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