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
This product is of poor quality. I have a bookshelf in my son's room from Target and that is better quality than this bookshelf. I was bummed it was poor quality since I love the style. I ended up having to return it. There were scratches on multiple parts of the bookshelf, all of which had been painted over in an effort to disguise them, except they were painted over in a different sheen. Would not recommend. :(
This product was some what difficult to assemble.Once together it completed the pair. I previously bought the same bookcase and decided to order another to complete the layout of my condo's living room arrangement.
I've searched for a long time for the right ladder bookcases, and these were designed with me in mind! I purchased two, and while they arrived on time, one of the supporting arms was badly damaged when we opened the package. Overstock was fabulous about it, shipping me another bookcase immediately, and they paid for the return of the damaged item.
Building the bookcase is a two-person job, but they're gorgeous when complete, and I absolutely love the way they look 'bookending' my fireplace against a rugged stone wall. With that being said, they're a little unstable -- which I understand is a common complaint with ladder bookcases -- so I recommend anyone buying them to use the strap and bolt them to the wall. It completely fixes the problem. My only other negative comment is that the finish scratches VERY easily. I used a metal bookend on one shelf and it scraped the dark finish ... the underlying blond wood was glaringly noticeable until I did a little repair.
All in all, these are exactly what I was looking for and I'm quite happy with them.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? There was no difference between the two.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. It suits my needs perfectly.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very.
I am so happy i bought this book shelf. I love the color if it, it isnt too dark and overpowering. I have used this to display photographs and small plants, and has been a great addition to my bedroom. The assembly of this item wasnt too hard, I just had to read the directions over a few times!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Great
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Ok
How accurate was the on site description of the product? pretty accurate
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