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Furniture of America Nordic Cubbyhole Bookcase/ Display Shelf

Overall Rating Rating 4.6  |  64 reviews  |  Write a review
Starting at: $199.99
Item #: 12740652
    Sleek and stylish, this contemporary black bookcase would make an eye-catching statement in any room. Featuring a unique cubbyhole design, this black bookcase can be constructed vertically or horizontally to suit your own personal style....more

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    Clean modern design and hand-finished construction highlights this Nordic bookcase and display shelf. This furniture features a unique cubbyhole design. Form and function are the chief attributes of this tall cubbyhole bookcase from Furniture of America. Its elegant finish makes it an excellent display case for antiques and valuables. The cubbyhole design allows you to stand the display case upright to maximize the space in a room, or lay it on its side for a different look. Choose from a black or walnut finish.

    This functionally designed bookcase is an attractive classic black color with a matte finish that enhances your decor. This piece can be placed vertically or horizontally depending on your preference and storage use. Display special items and showcase your own unique decorating style with this incredibly versatile shelf design. Hardware and instructions are included with this fantastic unit.

    • Color options: Black
    • Materials: MDF
    • Matte finish
    • Can be used vertically or horizontally
    • Cubbyhole open storage design
    • Includes hardware and instructions
    • Cubbyhole height: 13.1 inches
    • Measures 71 inches high x 32 inches wide x 12 inches deep

    Assembly required
30 x 12 x 71
MDF and Veneer
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  • Color
    Black, Brown
  • Style
  • Material
  • Finish
    Black Finish, Walnut Finish
  • Shelf Type
    Display, Horizontal
  • Assembly
    Assembly Required
  • Furniture Frame Material
  • Number of Shelf
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  • 5 Stars 47
  • 4 Stars 12
  • 3 Stars 2
  • 2 Stars 1
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  • great bookcase

    We ordered 3 units and they went together very easily. We do recommend that you place all pieces out and identify all parts first and just do a bit of brainstorming - as with all flat pack items. Overall, we love them. Even coloring, all three matched perfectly with each other. I wish they have other colors than black because I would have mix and match it for my living room.

  • Display shelf

    I bought two of these shelf units for my son's room. Assembly was easy and took about 1.5 hrs for each. They are packed really well, deigned really well and sturdy. I'm very happy with this purchase. The color is black and true to the picture on the site.

    • How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Matched
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
  • Just a bit different

    I bought 2 of these - one to be used vertically and the other horizontally on a bare wall in my music room - wanted something with a narrow profile and a little more interesting than your standard bookcase - this was just what I was looking for - put both together in an aftternoon - lots of space for books and display items without being boring. Wood grain color is little fake looking up close, but at a distance they look great!

    • How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Good
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. OK - knew that it was mdf material from the reviews
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good
  • Square the rounds

    A very good quality product. Well designed, well engineered as far as the materials and fasteners, and easy to put together. The 1st one took us about 2 hours, but the second only an hour. One complaint/ suggestion for improvement relates to those dumb round stickers that are supposed to cover fastener holes...TOO Small ... Make them a 1/4" larger diameter OR make them square so that at least the corners can be used to position them over (not in) the holes. Square dots over round holes....what a concept. Like the product very much.

    • How did the color on site compare with the actual product? matched
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. well engineered and manufactured
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? spot on
  • Sturdy, tall, and awesome.

    We needed a good book shelf, went through 3 or 4, and none of those were sturdy enough for two kids! So we figured "might as well pay a little more" with hopes that the saying "you get what you pay for" was accurate. And we were right. This book shelf is amazing. Its so big, and holds all my books PLUS it displays pictures really well. ONLY thing we didnt like was that if put against a wall, the top kinda angles out. We had to screw in a L bracket to get it to stand up right against the wall. BUT that's ok, seeing as we have kids, we need a little safety support.

    • How did the color on site compare with the actual product? True to color discription.
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great quality. Not flimsy at all. Nice, thick boards!
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Perfection.
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  • Just what we wanted

    We were looking for a contemporary bookcase to fit a nook in our room. It needed to be sturdy and have deeper shelves because we were storing 12" records (LPs). This works great! It is easy to put together if you have experience with knocked down furniture. We are quite pleased with our purchase.


    hdldrum Apr 23, 2015

  • Poorly Made Bookcase

    My husband has put a lot of furniture together before, but this bookcase was more than a challenge. The holes weren't drilled properly, so they didn't match. I was going to return it, but got a carpenter friend to look at it. He made it work, but I think it is cheaply made and not worth the price or the effort. It takes two people to put this together, as stated in the directions.


    pjski Mar 29, 2015

  • Barb

    Packaging of this bookcase was excellent. I am a 60 year old woman and easily carried the pieces up a spiral staircase into a loft area; then assembled alone in less than 2 hours. Instructions were good, all of the pieces were there and the finished product is sturdy and extremely functional. I am very pleased with this purchase and may purchase one more.


    Barbara H. Jan 27, 2015

  • Great Bookcase!

    My son collects nike shoes and keeps the boxes and they were stacked in a pile in his room. This bookcase really organized everything so it looks much neater in his room. The shoe boxes fit well.


    Nora F. Jan 9, 2015

  • Great look

    I really like this bookcase, we have one similar to it and it blends in good. This is a great quality for the price.


    whymenow from petal,ms, Dec 4, 2014

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Why did you choose this product? Overstock on Mar 19, 2015
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Can you stack these horizontally for a full wall shelving look? bobbdev on Oct 15, 2014
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Hello bobbdev, you should not have any issues stacking these horizontally. The shelves help create a good support system for the additional weight. There is a little bit of a lip on the top and bottom you might want to be careful of though. I would also recommend securing them together and to the wall. I hope this helps. Please let us know if you have any additional questions. Thank you for shopping with us! overstockcustomercare1 on Oct 16, 2014

Can this bookshelf hold the weight of a 50" tv? niki135 on Aug 9, 2014
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Hello niki135, unfortunately, we do not weight test our products to determine whether it can hold the weight of a 50 inch TV. Please let us know if you have additional questions. Thank you for shopping with us. Rochelle B overstockcustomercare2 on Aug 12, 2014

Can you tell me how much the bookshelves weigh when shipped? I live in a building that does not have an elevator and I'm on the 3rd floor. 2801 on May 6, 2014
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Hello, this is 78 pounds. Have a great day! overstockcustomercare1 on May 9, 2014

I was looking at this shelf to store my vinyl records... do you know if a vinyl record would fit in the cubbies? wnh1977 on Sep 8, 2013
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Hello wnh1977, the height of the cubby is 13.1 inches high. Vinyl's are usually 10-12 inches, so they should fit just fine. Thank you for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 16, 2013

It appears that some of the cubby holes do not have a back. Do any of them have a back? I would think that it would make it more sturdy if there was a back board on them. Thank you eviemaurer on Jul 8, 2013
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Hi eviemaurer, this display shelf does not come with a backing for an aesthetically pleasing look. A backing may support the unit more but that is not the point of this display shelf. Thanks for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 8, 2013

If black and brown color options are available, how do you select brown? The drop down menu says there is only black. Will brown be available again? spoulson12 on Jul 4, 2013
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Hi spoulson12, the drop down menu is what you would use to choose the alternative color. Unfortunately if it does not show there we do not have it in stock. Items are restocked as they become available, however we cannot guarantee an item will be restocked. Please feel free to check back with us periodically to see if the item has returned. overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 8, 2013

What is the weight capacity of the shelves jasperblue on Mar 31, 2013
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Unfortunately we were unable to determine the max weight limit for each shelf. I apoloigze about that inconvenience. Thank you for your question. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 3, 2013
We can not confirm that horizontally, the shelves will hold 20 lbs and vertically, they will hold 25 lbs. Thank you for your patience. overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 3, 2013

What are the dimensions of the individual cubbies? Do you recommend any bins or baskets that will fit inside? brrrak on Feb 28, 2013
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The cubby holes (large one) is approximately 13 inches H X 14.5 inches wide X 12 inches deep. Take a look at item number #12280098 or SKU 14188127 which should be compatible with the dimensions. Note: there are several shelves that have three cubby holes instead of two, so you make not be able to find baskets for the smaller as that width would only be about 7 inches wide. You can type storage bins or baskets in the Overstock search bar to see everything that is available. Thank you for your inquiry. overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 4, 2013

Could this shelving unit be placed on it's side? Will it be just as sturdy? hburken on Feb 19, 2013
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Thank you for contacting us,yes you can place this shelving unit on the side an it would be sturdy as well. Please let me know if you have any further question. overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 23, 2013

You least two different widths on your page 32 and 30 inches. Which one is it? I have a space that is literally 63.8 inches and would like to put two bookcases there. aibreann on Apr 15, 2012
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71 inches high x 32 inches wide x 12 inches deep overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 25, 2012

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