This solid wood bookshelf is a perfect accessory for any room. The smooth tabletop is ideal for a nice lamp and knickknacks, and the central V-shaped shelf makes it easy to display your favorite books. The black finish matches any style. ...more
Yes, it is easier to put together with 2 people. Yes, the "antiquing" is cheesy, but is easily fixable and not too noticable. Yes, the directions are poorly written, but it was not too difficult to put together in maybe 45 min-1 hour with good gluing (used my own wood glue, the little container they send is very small) and 2 people. After that it is fairly sturdy, it is cute next to the door to hold shoes and pocket junk in a bowl I set on top. I don't think that the measurements they have posted on here are right, but luckily it fits the space even better than I thought it would. The actual measurements once assembled are 32 1/8in tall, 34 1/4in wide, 15in deep, and the top shelf panel is 9 3/4in deep x 34 1/4in wide.
I was looking for solid wood furniture, and this is exactly what this is. The bookshelf is exactly as pictured. I'm so sick of particle board furntiure and so I was very pleased when I could see the wood grains through the paint. It was a little annoying putting it together. The directions give you one big picture for all the steps at once and so it was a confusing, but I figured it out.
After reading the reviews I was a bit worried about the assembly. The booklet even says that you need 2 people to put it together (I'm pretty sure they didn't mean an adult and a 2 year old). I put it together without another adult though and did not find it necessary to have any assistance. It only took me about 30 minutes to put this together, and that time would have been less if my 2 year old had not "helped" me. It is sturdy and attractive.
Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
from Grand Junction, Colorado,
May 24, 2009
I love this bookcase! The design is interesting and assembly was NOT as difficult as others have stated - no more so than any ready to assemble furniture. The "antiquing" is the only thing that MAY be a bit disappointing...I thought it would be more obvious and it is truly quite subtle. The quality of this piece is as good if not better than some ready to assemble pieces that I have purchased from national brand stores. Overall...I am VERY happy with this fabulous bookcase!
The unit was easy to assemble other than the V shaped shelf. We had use our own screws in order to get that part to stay together. The finish in my opinion is not "antique" but more like "sloppy". Not impressed - but it serves the purpose of holding small flat screen in bedroom. I would not use in my living room because of the rather poor quality. In a store where I could see the item before purchasing, I would not have paid this price for the bookshelf.
This bookcase arrived quickly. The assembly took less than half an hour. Wood glue was also provided and I used that to provide extra strength to the top shelf. I put this in my bedroom to hold some of my books and put it along side the spa chair (also purchased from Overstocks) I had been looking for an angled shelf book case like this for a while. The others I have found from ******* and ******** were easily three times the cost of this. Great value, stylish different looking book case.
Love the style and color of this piece. Two areas of frustration, 1. pretty much all of the wooden parts have dents on them. 2. We havent been able to secure the top lid to the rest of the bookshelf because the predrilled holes are larger than the enclosed clamps required to secure the top in place. There is simply no way to lock the top.
What is the measurement from the bottom shelf to the bottom of the bookshelf V? I basically want to know what types of items can be put on the bottom shelf as it doesn't look like there is much roomsleigh608 on Aug 12, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello sleigh608, The measurement from the bottom shelf to the bottom of the bookshelf is actually 8.5 inch for that small space in between. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. Thank you for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare1 on Aug 19, 2013
6", It's a V 7" in from the frontmrstogy on Jan 5, 2014
If the top shelf is 15" deep, what is the measurement of the bottom shelf? It looks deeper than the top.kenterri92 on Feb 9, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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