This wooden, espresso bookcase features a distinctive Mission-style design with five convenient tiers for ample storage. Constructed of 100 percent solid wood with an espresso finish, it is the perfect addition to your home or workplace....more
Positives: It is real wood! You can actually see the grains. It is a good size and looks beautiful. The picture does not do it justice.
Negatives: Even though it's real wood, it's a soft, light-weight, wood. I believe it will probably not stand up to abuse and could easily dent. The bookcase came dented and there was a small crack in it; however, neither are noticeable from the front so I didn't return it. The assembly was difficult for one person but was a breeze when my boyfriend helped hold the pieces in place. The allen key that came with it was not made properly (the edges were rounded) and after about 10 minutes of not realizing why I couldn't tighten the bolts, I had to use another one from my toolbox. You'll also need a phillips head screw driver and a rubber mallet. A cordless drill/electric screwdriver made the assembly much easier and faster. None of the pieces are labelled (which is nice that you don't have to try to scrape off those stickers); however, you'll have to carefully look at the diagram to figure out which piece is the left and right sides (the double holes go towards the inside-back of the bookcase). The bookcase is made of a very light-weight wood, and as such, is not very stable until you put some heavy books on the bottom shelves. I would not recommend this bookcase for houses with small children or pets unless you secure it to the wall.
Overall, I love the look of the final product, and will actually purchase a second one once the item becomes available again.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfect.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Not great. Came dented and cracked.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Perfect.
Went with this one as it was the cheapest bookshelf I found on Overstock and liked it so much we decided to get another. Hubby had no trouble putting it together, looks nice and real wood is a plus. 4 stars because the wood is dented and scraped in places, but only on the underside of the shelves and so really not visible. A good deal for the price.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Accurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Had some scrapes and dents but good overall
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
Git the bookcase assembled today and I like it except.... the color is NOT espresso, which I consider to be a black/brown color. This shelf is a reddish brown, much lighter than I wanted and lighter than the photos made it appear. But I can live with it, just disappointed because I wanted black/brown.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Not accurate at all
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Heavy, fairly well made
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Somewhat accurate
It's a nice looking shelving unit, and it's got good style to it. My one caveat is that it's not as stable as one might prefer. It sways easily, which makes me anxious about putting too much weight (i.e., too many books) on it.
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 have about 750 to 800 VCR tapes and I would like to know if their is anything that will hold them all without falling on top of a person?idamayray1 on Feb 3, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello idamayray1, this would hold all your tapes great! I would just make sure to secure any shelf you get to the wall. If the shelf does not come with a strap to attach to the wall you can find them at your local hardware store. Have a great day!overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 15, 2014
Yes. I have all five shelves filled with books, which are heavier than hundreds of vcr tapes.newby01 on Feb 7, 2014
what is the height of each shelf? I have some larger,art books that are 13.25" high, will they fit on these shelves? And what is the real color,some confusion as some describe it as dark brown and as a rich mahogany color,which is more reddish in hue than dark brown, can overstock answer this one?beaugi on May 4, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
The shelves are about 14" apart. This is dark brown.
Thank you for shopping with us! overstockcustomercare1 on May 10, 2013
Definitely not rich mahogany, this is a very dark brown, the 'espresso' color that is very popular right now. The under sides of the shelves are not finished & are lighter than the rest of the unit, but this doesn't look bad and you don't see it anyway once it is assembled.spencerberus on Jun 6, 2013
Each of the shelves are positioned so that there is approximately 14" of space between each one. So, yes, your art books will fit nicely. The color of the wood is of a darker, reddish tone; more like mahogany or cherry wood.sunairna on Dec 28, 2013
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