Purschaed the TALL bookcase. Arrived in 2 boxes (bottom and top pieces). Put the bottom part together first. Then when I started reading direction to put the top piece together the instructions stated "DISREGARD INSTRUCTIONS FROM PREVIOUS BOX". WHAT?? I was so mad! Wood is cheap, chipped pieces off while tryng to put it together. Instructions are terrible!! If I hadn't messed up on putting the bottom part together first, I NEVER would have known how to put the top part together. Very disappointed!
This bookshelf would look great if it was not so poorly constructed. It uses a latch and dowel system like most unassembled furniture, but most unassembled furniture does not use plastic dowels to hold the front rails on. This one does. And they break off inside the particle board when you try to assemble it. Forget trying to get them out to install replacement ones because any attempt will simply break off chunks of the particle board rendering the bookshelf even more useless than it was before you tried. Further, they give you a single anchor to anchor it to the wall. The screw they give you is not even long enough to make it through the drywall, let alone into the studs like they tell you to. Then they give you a zip-tie to hold it to the wall, but of course that is so lightweight that it would not hold a 5lb picture to the wall, let alone a 70lb poorly constructed wobbly book shelf. If you plan to actually put books on the BOOK shelf, think again. The flimsy plastic shelf holders started to crack as soon as I started inserting a couple books. Do yourself a favor. Do not order this bookshelf. Spend the extra couple hundred dollars and get one made out of real wood and screws.
It took longer than expected to arrive the bookcase was not as easy to install as it looked like at first. It was easy to mix the parts. that created some dents in the finished bookcase. The backing is uneven and flimsy But all said and done it looks good for the price paid and I got to do it all by myself!!!! I am proud of the result and now I can display all my memorabilia in style
This bookcase is a piece of trash that now resides in the shed holding junk. I thought I would never place an order at O.com but I forgive and am partly to blame for not shipping it back. But who wants to put a bookcase back in the box and return it.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Poor
I ordered this bookcase for my grandson's room. At first the assembly was intimidating, but my son was able to put it together without help and it is a nice piece of furniture for the money. A few mars that he was able to go over with crayon. Sturdy.
Let's face it. Having furniture delivered is one of the huge advantages of ordering online. With that in mind, this is an excellent product. In places it might bend and bow a bit under the weight of really heavy books, but it's not going to fall apart, and you will be the only one to notice. It is a really nice design, attractive, easy to assemble. I don't know that it would hold up through a move or two, but for a while it definitely does the trick.
Nice piece of furniture that looks even better with books inside. Want to order another.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Not the best, but great for the price. No complaints
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
Exactly as shown. Great workmanship and a great product for the money. I buy often from overstock because they always come thru.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? right on
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent workmanship
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Right on