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. 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.
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
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 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.
from Alexandria, Virginia,
Dec 29, 2013
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
I put the whole desk together while watching a movie. Intructions were simple and straight forward. Mounting the desk to the wall was a bit more challenging but I succeeded and I do not consider myself to be exceptionally handy.
They desk is gorgeous and has been working very well for me.
We purchased this desk and shelf unit for my son's room. It is not as tall as we would have liked, yet has good display space on the shelves for book and knick-knacks. He uses it for homework and studying and is comfortable sitting at it. It took 2 people to assemble and all of the parts were included. We are are happy with its assembly, style and function.
Color is rich and beautiful, however, this piece belong in a small space like a bedroom or dorm room. The products came with many pieces and one piece was broken in halves. We managed to construct it and conceal the defect until we can contact the company as they are closed on weekends. Overall, it's a nice piece, I just recommend they introduce bigger/taller sizes.
I should have read some of the other reviews more thoroughly and taken them to heart. I, too, had similar issues with manufacturing defects. Boards C & D were milled improperly. Luckily, I opened the box carefully thinking I may have to return it if there were to be an issue. Thankfully, I listened to my intuition. I called Overstock, and the customer service representative was very helpful. He let me know he was unable to send replacement parts - something to do with the manufacturer - so I decided to return it - and he was very helpful in getting that all sorted. The only real inconvenience was trying to pack up the beast of a box once again. I have had great experiences through the years with Overstock - but this seems to be a common manufacturing issue. Overstock should remove this item to prevent any further dissatisfaction.
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
I dont have mines nailed to the wall I have carpet so it pretty stablerae1975 on Apr 17, 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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