Great piece, esp for the price. Great value. Instructions were great/easy. One type in there but easy to figure out & correct before went too far along. Piece "D" & "E" were opposite/swapped. Otherwise, took and hour to do by myself. Woman and a power tool :)
I bought this in White for my daughters room. It is a sturdy bookcase and the shelves are pretty deep, especially the bottom one with the cubby. However, I did find the shelf to look more cheap than I anticipated. Before I filled it up with her things, I was disappointed with it's look, but with all of her books and stuffed animals sitting on it, it looks pretty cute.
The style is great, but the quality is not the best, I guess you get what you pay for so I did not expect grat quality. I purchased it so my son could get all his Lego and books off the floor, and it worked perfectly. If you have a child that likes climbing on shelves, you can attach it to the wall. I bought the white one and the painting is not perfect, but all the boos and toys hide it. The box at the bottom is a nice feature. To summarize, not great quality but very nice style and will serve it's purpose for sure.
The install on this bookcase was easier than many such products I've bought over the years. I'm fairly handy and did it myself in about 90 minutes but would have gotten it done even faster had I had an extra set of hands about. The quality of the MDF boards was tenuous but as long as you're careful and follow the instructions you should get it done without any of the weaknesses of the wood showing up. Once it's together it feels solid and looks as in the picture. Overall it's a very good value.
We really like the design of this book case. The color is nice and the shelving is great for books and toys (bottom bin). It will work well in my daughter's room. However, after assembling, we have 2 stripped screws and one of the decorative wooden strips is loose. If you touch it, saw dust falls out. I knew we were buying MDF but did not expect it to be poorly constructed.
I put the shelf together on my own. It wasn't too difficult, but the curved front design does not allow you to rest the unit on its front to screw on the cardboard backing. This made it difficult to finish/line up. The unit is sturdy enough for our purposes (a bookshelf in my daughter's room), but it is only particle board and won't last forever. For the price that was fine with me, but if you're looking for something more durable I would invest a little more for a higher quality piece. It looks kind of cheap when it's empty, but once you put books and items on it, it was pretty nice. Like I said, great for the inexpensive price.
Is it of quality materials? No, but I ordered what I hoped would be a good product and that's what I got --- therefore, the excellent rating in value. I knew what I was getting and, it is going to be a good choice for my grandson's room. The style will grow with him and if it last through that time, I should have to call it excellent. It's a 2 person job putting it together. My husband must have missed an instruction for the back veneer and put it on upside down making a bit of a booboo on the front side trying to match holes for the numerous little nails that secure it. I guess he thought the manufacturer messed up on punching out the nail holes. Well, no they did not.
I have adde this for little over year now. I am really happy with the purchase. Sturdy, functional , looks great. Just one thing is it has little sharp edges. So if you are in rush and trying to put something, you can get hurt. But overall much better.
I bought this for my 7 year old sonshe can put all her stuff on it. She totally loves it. It was very easy to put together too. Instructions were simple. I've never done it before so i didnt have any issues. I will buy another one for my livingroom.