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!
This is a beautiful piece--once you get it put together. However, the instructions are terrible, some screws were the wrong size, some others were missing, and the holes for the screws were too large to keep the screw caps from falling out. It took my husband, whose family used to own a furniture store and who has assembled literally thousands of pieces of furniture, nearly three hours to put the bookcase together. He says the assembly is "unnecessarily complicated."
Yes, the bookcase is quite nice looking, but the instructions were the worst we've encountered, basically with one tiny complicated picture for a multistep step process. The screws for the middle shelf were not long enough to hold it together.
Several pieces did not seat together so that they were flush. We lightly tapped them using a cloth and a hammer and the wood shattered.
I wouldn't believe the guy who said he put it together alone.
I thought the directions were poor but I got it put together by myself in a couple of hours. It does look very nice once put altogether (does hide a multitude of sins when put together). You have to be careful with the screws as they will split the wood but no worse than anything else you have to put together. I have another one that was more expensive and this one compares comparably and looks very nice (use as nightstants, these are hard to find anymore). Just be careful putting the screws in.
I am happy with the shelf unit itself, but the instructions were terrible and the parts to assemble it with were inadequate. The cam locks were impossible to lock, in fact one broke in half. We had to cut one of the machine screws because the boards it went into was not drilled through. The dowels were all smaller that than the holes so we had to wrap them with paper to get a good fit. We were not able to lock the top shelf in place so it is held with glue and dowels. But it looks good!
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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