Is this wood or MDF? It has been described both ways I. The reviews.
Antique Black Three-shelf Solid Wood Bookshelf
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.
- Functional yet elegant, this versatile bookshelf will enhance and organize your living room, office, or den
- Features three shelves to showcase your treasures or organize your books and other items
- Made of solid wood
- Rich antiqued black finish blends with any decor
- Unique v-shaped center shelf
- Two flat shelves
- Great for storage or display of books, collectibles, and antiques
- Measures 32 inches high x 34 inches wide x 15 inches deep
|Dimensions||32 in. H x 34 in. W x 15 in. D|
|Furniture Frame Material||Wood|
|Number of Shelf||3|
|Tags||Beautiful Durable Elegant Quality Simple Sturdy Stylish Value|
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Difficult to assemble with one person, not impossible (instructions state "need at least 2 persons to assemble" not stated when purchased. After most of assembly complete, including gluing (glue provided) last step is attaching top. Unfortunately top piece was bowed up in middle.Read More
Very happy with the overall look, quality and sturdiness of this shelf. I'm using it as a book shelf/decoration piece in my home office and I really like the different look with the middle shelf structure. Came in excellent condition!Read More
Just finished putting this bookcase together. You definitely need two people and lots of patience. Solid wood? No way. Directions are hard to read (print quality) and semi - accurate. The engineering of the holes and the assigned parts for same is not precise leading to difficulty in the assembly; e.g. the dowels in some cases did not fit the holes properly which required one to use a rubber mallet to ensure a proper fit however when inserted, to the half way point of the dowel, some actually punctured the "solid wood" finish on the fronting side. There were at least a four such instances. Overall; the bookshelf is a nice design implemented poorly. Message to Overstock: I would have returned this item however the hassle/cost ratio isn't worth it... so it will find a place in the "out of the way"! Should be discontinued or contact the supplier and have them get in touch with the Vietnamese builders and get them to re-engineer the thing!Read More
Color not antiqued just plain black. Scratches in wood put it together was not happy with product however needed to take apart to return too big a hassle. Not satisfiedRead More
This little book case fits nicely in a hallway to hold the extra books I couldn't find room for. I put it together all by myself by leaning it against the foot of my bed. The directions are somewhat complex. I looked very closely at the drawings BEFORE putting the pieces together. I made one mistake which I left uncorrected. Most steps can be undone. However where the wood screws are used, I would advise being very certain that you have the pieces lined up correctly. (There are no pre-drilled holes for these., but the diagram has them labelled.) The mistake I made was near the first step. The holes in parts A and B should not be in plain view when the piece is fully assembled. I should have flipped part A over before inserting the wood screws connecting it to part B. I believe the books will obscure these holes so I won't notice them. Make certain that all parts are used and be aware that there may be one or two extra parts in the package. It required some patience to keep up with the nuts. As I moved the piece around they would fall out. You can not get a stable piece of furniture if the nuts aren't used properly. Once the piece was correctly assembled it was very sturdy. The pegs for covering the screw heads need to be glued lightly and then tapped in until they are almost flush. I used a wooden mallet. Be careful not to damage the finish at this final stage. (There was plenty of glue for the project if you use it sparingly. Glue isn't what holds the piece together.) My book case is black and it appears to have a very durable finish.Read 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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
This bookcase is NOT all wood......it's mostly made of MDF(medium density fiberboard)..........VERY DISAPPOINTING and the price is too high. Overstock this is a bummer..................Read More
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!Read More
Questions & Answers
Hi jlm747, This piece is made of solid wood. Thank you for shopping with us.
Nope, this is NOT wood - it's MDF or particle board.
DEF not solid wood
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 room
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!
6", It's a V 7" in from the front
If the top shelf is 15" deep, what is the measurement of the bottom shelf? It looks deeper than the top.
Top shelf is just under 10" bottom shelf is 15" hope that helps
how deep is the top shelf?
The top shelf is 15 inches deep.
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