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I really didn't expect too much from this bookcase. I needed something in which to store my vast collection of CD's. It arrived in perfect condition and was extremely easy to assemble. I really like the shelving. It holds a lot of CD's. It looks really nice and I'm happy with the purchase....
Austin' 4-foot Bookcase
The Austin bookcase by features four convenient shelves. The bookcase is created in a modern birch wood finish.
ITEM#: 14044389The Austin bookcase by features four convenient shelves. The bookcase is created in a modern birch wood finish.
- Finish: Dark birch
- Materials: MDF, wood veneer, metal
- Four (4) shelves
- Adjusted shelves range: 9.5 inches to 13.5 inches high
- Dimensions: 48 inches high x 31 inches wide x 12 inches deep
|Material||MDF Metal Veneer Wood|
|Furniture Frame Material||Wood|
|Number of Shelf||4|
|Manufacturer Warranty||30 day Distributor|
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The price is good, look nice for my son's room, quality is OK.Read More
I really didn't expect too much from this bookcase. I needed something in which to store my vast collection of CD's. It arrived in perfect condition and was extremely easy to assemble. I really like the shelving. It holds a lot of CD's. It looks really nice and I'm happy with the purchase.Read More
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This bookcase is really meant for a child's room. It is very small in scale. I was able to use it but should have been more careful reading the measurements. The wood is mediocre in quality and assembly was a bit of a pain.Read More
bought this item for my son, who is an avid reader - he loves it! said he'd like to have a second oneRead More
This is a beautiful piece for th value. It's nice and sturdy and heavy. It was VERY EASY to assemble. I am a happy buyer.Read More
It is a sturdy and attractive piece that does not look like something I assembled myself. Rich color and sturdy frame. Instructions are generally good, however, they can be a little tricky. The direction of the shelf has to be right so that the finished side shows. I put them in backwards the first time. Other than a little confusion over that, it was very easy to put together. It helps to have two people.Read More
The quality of this bookcase is wonderful. It looks like an expensive piece despite the low price.The bookcase is rather small and looks best on a wall only slightly wider than the bookcase itself. We had tried it on another wall that was still only about twice it's width and the bookcase just looked tiny. The shallow depths of the shelves added to this illusion. It looks best in a little space where we relocated it. The height of the shelves are slightly adjustable, which is nice, but taller books had to be laid on their sides because it is still a pretty short bookcase to accommodate 4 shelves. It is a perfect transition piece for our 10 year-old son's room to take him out of childhood and all the way through his teenage years. He likes the new grown-up look it gives his room.Read More
This is a sturdy bookcase and a good value. It looks expensive and it is a wonderful size for a small area. Thanks again, OS.Read More
The only problem I had putting the item together was screwing the back of the shelf on. I wish it had predrilled holes , I ended getting blisters from holding the screw driver and applying force. But over all it's a very nice additonal to my living room., I'm enjoyng it.Read More
Questions & Answers
I have lot's of books and this bookshelf is a good deal...
Is the actual shelf depth 12" or is this the overall depth of the top of the unit? Also, have you any units that are 48" H, 32" W & 14" ? Please advise, thanks.
This is the overall depth.
What is the range if adjustability for the shelves? I have 12" high albums I would like to display
Thank you for contacting us, it will fit 12” High; the adjusted shelves range: 9 ½” to 13 ½”. Please let us know if you have any further question.
Are these shelves adjustable?
There are 2 adjustable shelves and one fixed. The fixed shelf is the center one.
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