I already had one of these for my living room that I use on its side as a room divider. Ordered this one to stand upright in my bedroom. Love the shapes of the shelves. It's not the best setup for actually holding books, but perfect if (like me) you have books of many different sizes and you also want to use it to display pretty things. Took me 1.5 hours to assemble, not including unpacking and cleanup. I forgot to use the glue on the dowels until the last few steps; hope it holds up. Assembly might be difficult for anyone who 1) doesn't like to follow instruction manuals; 2) is easily irritated; and/or 3) is trying to rush.
. I purchased the Mandy bookcase to go with two of the Verena bookcases to display artwork. The three look great together. I think the Verena's cubicles are a little more usable for art display. The instructions that came with the bookcases were excellent. I had no trouble putting them together by myself. Once put together, I did not like the way the wall showed through the back of the bookcases, so I lined the back with some pretty off-white rice paper. It actually made the bookcases more elegant and enhanced the art display.
Good bookcase for the price, though there were some small defects. Assembly instructions could have been clearer.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color was accurate, but there were multiple small but visible defects on the item
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Not a high quality product - many small defects showing careless workmanship/processing - but that's what you'd expect for the price.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? It was accurate,
I'm using this for easily accessible storage in my craft room. It's very sturdy and looks wonderful! Plus, putting it together wasn't bad at all; the pieces are all labeled and the directions are very clear and easy to follow!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Great
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. It's good quality for the price and materials.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
This is a gorgeous piece that I use in my entryway to display items I have purchased in my travels throughout Europe. High quality and the piece is so sturdy that I never have to worry about my items getting knocked over and breaking! It looks great across from the 3 Regent Dreamscape Wall Panels I purchased on Overstock, too!
The finished product is really a 5, but the difficulty in deciphering the picture instructions for assembly made my grade a 4. After several starts and a couple of steps of deconstruction, we finally have a beautiful, contemporary, interesting display piece.