I was attracted to the style of this bookshelf, which is true to the look and dimension described. However, the quality is quite poor. The finish is a mediocre, artificial wood look veneer on pressboard. The pieces are delicate, because of the material and they are hollow in the middle. As I assembled the item, I took care to not move the pieces roughly or over tighten anything, yet the veneer peeled off one corner before I even stood it upright. Also two of the lock nuts, that are inserted in the middle of the predrilled holes in the pressboard, did not lock onto the adjacent screws properly because the nut sunk crooked into the pressboard while turning. The inner material is as soft as foam, therefore not firm enough to support the hardware. It is definitely not worth the $289. I paid. I could have purchased quality wood and built a similar unit for much less.
- Would you recommend this to a friend? No