Enjoying the bookcase. Took about three to four hours for two adults to assemble. Use an electric screwdriver. Some of the pieces may not align initially, but a rubber mallet helps bring the pieces together. Be aware that the product dimensions for the length reflect the widest point as measured from the top of bookcase. The shelves are a few inches shorter, so one of the pieces I had planned to put on the bookcase has to be placed at a angle.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Yes
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Seems to be made of solid material
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
This bookcase is gorgeous and the quality is exceptional - it far exceeded our expectations. It does take a bit of effort to put it together and a power drill is recommended but not necessary. Be prepared for many small pieces. The finished product is fantastic though - very sturdy, strong, stable, and heavy!
We tried two other RTA bookcases, one from Overstocks and one from that *** place, and the quality was terrible -- uneven finish, broken parts, not solid wood as advertised. So we were very reluctant to try this one. But the description said 100% solid wood so we took a chance. The phone rep also confirmed that the material was rubberwood and we have had good luck with that before so we were a bit more confident. And we were very pleased when the unit arrived. Excellent packing, excellent instructions, our only negative was that the camlocks that come with the unit are pot metal, not real steel, so drop by your local hardware store and pick up 4or 6 extras because I guarantee you will break a few. The unit is solid, very heavy, quite spacious and finished very well. The only other negative is that the camlocks and covers do show, but we expected that because the picture on the website clearly showed that. Overall, a great purchase and Overstock came through once again.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very high quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very Accurate
Very heavy, quality wood product. It's large and it holds many books.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color was the same as pictured.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. high quality.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate description.
Got one of these bookshelves a few years ago. My GF loved it so much I was asked to buy another. If your not in a hurry, overstocks prices and deals change a lot although everything is always on sale? Takes some time and, at some parts, two people to put together. Added bonus!
All solid wood, great workmanship, beautiful color and style. Got a lot of compliments and was asked many times where we got it! Very happy with this purchase!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Good - but actual product is much better looking!
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. High quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good.
I absolutely love this piece of furniture. It really balanced out my living room. I did have to assist my husband at interval, but for the most part he was solo. The color is a dark rich brown that anyone would love. I am happy with this selection!!!!!!!!
This holds a projector unit and several video game systems, plus lots of game boxes. However, my husband was cursing the whole time he was putting this together. After he had put together almost all of it, he discovered that most every piece was upside down and all pieces would need to be taken apart to fix it. To work around this, we attached one of the last pieces without using the support dowels, since the holes wouldn't match up for that. So hopefully we haven't sacrificed any sturdiness for the sake of just getting the unit assembled! As I said, though, it's a solid piece and holds a lot, plus it's attractive.
I put this together myself (middle age female). I don't think I did too badly but it absolutely was a lot for one. Lifting it after it was all put together was the biggest challenge. I am most pleased with the end result. Make sure to tighten as needed. Not tightening leaves small gaps that can be annoying to a perfectionist.
We just assembled our shelf a few days before a party we were having. All of our guests commented on how much character this shelf had. It is so much nicer than a regular bookshelf. It took several hours to assemble but it was worth it.
I needed a bookcase that was sturdy, certain dimensions, and Asian-inspired. I looked at multiple sites and finally found this one on Overstock. It is even nicer than expected, holds books nicely without warping shelves (so far), and fits the space beautifully. One caveat: The instructions warn to use two people in assembling it. I live by myself, so I did it on my own. Five hours later and copious amounts of profanity later, I succeeded! There are parts at the end, where you need two sets of hands to align multiple parts together simultaneously. I had to use my inate engineering approach to figure out a different way to do this by myself. Also, it's heavy, so standing it up at the end would have been less risky with someone else. However, I got it done. So, all in all, I'm very happy with the purchase.