This is a nice study piece,looks great, just right for the living room. I would like to say that, not being wood, the finish can get scratched pretty easily. Might not be the best if you have kids or dogs. And have a power screwdriver when you assemble it or it will take a long time to assemble.
OK, so the assembly is a beast. No exaggeration here. There were several things wrong with the pieces: 1) you are required to screw in the shelfs to the vertical supports but the supports lacked pre-drilled holes which means you need a drill. Now, you dont need a super powerful drill since its not real wood and kinda soft. But, too tough to get through with just a screw driver. 2) One the very top shelf, the pre-drilled holes that were included were actually on the wrong side, which means you need to drill holes on the other side with a drill. 3) i was missing 2 of those wooden plug things that keep the pieces in the right spot but once drilled in it didnt really matter. So, 4-5 hours later, the finished product looks pretty good. I like the dark color and it looks more expensive than it actually is. It seems sturdy, i have about 80 books on it and no problem. Because its cheapo pressed wood, the thing scratches extremely easily. Its on par with ikea/target stuff so just be careful with it, especially when putting it together. Overall, i give it 3.8 stars and Ill round that up to 4.0
Overall, this shelf is as stated and of good quality for the price. Beyond moving into a new house recently, my husband and I are no strangers to putting together many pieces of household furniture, using basic tools, and following instructions. The instructions for this item were terrible and the pieces were difficult to put together with the hardware provided. Once finally assembled, the shelf serves the purpose nicely in our great room since it is pretty tall but is a little shaky as far as sturdiness overall. The wood and finish seem good.
Love the way it looks in the family room, it makes the room look so elegant. The style and all the shelves that we need as a family to store all are collection of books. Very sturdy and easy to set up. The price is wonderful, better than any other bookcase I've seen so far, and I'm so glad I found it. I highly recommend it.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color is great
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very good quality bookcase
How accurate was the on site description of the product? quite accurate
Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
from Normalii home inCovington,
Sep 14, 2011
Veneer over wood is very thick unlike other shelves with a very thin veneer that when scratched you are at the base. Excellent value for the price paid. Bought 2 of them and wife was ecstatic once assembled and place where she wanted them. All parts fit perfectly, tool and joint glue provided. Very stable and heavy duty. Great addition to our household.
I am really glad I went with the expresso color , it doesn't look out place with my other furniture , and considering the price I got it for , I would say I purchased the perfect item. the part I love the most the assembling , I had my daughter help me and we finished it in no time.
This package came really fast in the mail. I wasn't expecting it so early, because I wanted to assemble this part during the weekend. That's fine though. I just put it aside and waited for the weekend to start assembly on the parts. To my surprise, it was really simple to assemble this piece of furniture. I myself, am no handyman, and finished this project within an hour. Instructions were really easy and the bookcase was up and beautiful in my living room in no time. Great piece that can hold lots of stuff without me being scared that it would topple over. I'm contemplating on buying another one like this if only I could find more space in my living room.
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