Solid and stable. Made of real wood so it looks nice, not like bargain furniture. It doesn't have the gravitas of a wood bookcase with solid sides and back, but that makes it a better match for some rooms. Assembly was easy, and the delivery cost is a tiny fraction of the cost for a fully assembled bookcase.
Beautiful design. Easy to assemble. It holds a lot of books without adding “bulk to the bedroom where it is placed. Some reviews said it was wobbly. It is not wobbly but I agree, like any dresser or bookcase, it should be attached to the wall if young children are in the home as a safety precaution.
Overall this is a nice bookcase. The only reason for 4 stars is the buttons that cover the crew holes are so tight they barley fit in the holes so some stick way out and some don't. Also 2 corners were damaged on both pieces from either warehouse handling or shipping.
I bought this bookshelf several months ago and had been meaning to write a review (since I always read them prior to a purchase :-) I have had a really good experience with this bookcase - it looks great, nice wood, sturdy for my books, yet light enough for me to move alone. However, there is one caveat that ruined it all for me a made me give a lower review; it can with a few knicks in the wood (which i could overlook reasonably), but in addition to this the shelf was obviously manufactured incorrectly and portions of it did not line up! I read that someone else had this experience, and unfortunately it happended to me. I am super busy and would not consider sending it back, etc. So I just made due and had to damage certain parts of it to put it together safe & securely. It was quite a fiasco and really annoyed me, how could they actually manufacture it incorrectly?!? Well, save for this - my review would have been much higher.
I was pleased that these were solid wood shelves and that they were easy to assemble except for the top shelf which did not come drilled. You have to figure and mark where the screws are going to go. I didn't find it that difficult to do. The shelves have enough length to each one which enables one to put the same size book or object on any shelf, which I found very helpful and practical. It has a nice look to it. I give it an excellent review.