The cabinet is sturdy and looks really nice especially for the price. It is pretty dark, and doesn't have any red tones---so not sure why that is in the name. Nontheless, it look nice and was very easy to put togther (just very repetitive). Tip....use a electric scredriver becauase there are lots of screws in this bad boy). For the most part, the cabinet looks of better quality (more expensive) than it is, however there is one tell-tell flaw that gives it away up close and that is the faux finish "stickers" that you are to put over the NUMEROUS screw holes that are each about the size of a dime. These stickers are easy to spot in the light and on the outer sides of the cabinet. They wil not go unoticed to anyone who lingers long enough to look at what your have displayed. In this respect Ikea has got this piece beat. Overall though I would say its a good deal for the money and is a substantial addition for a less substantial price.
Background:Bought this bookshelf for our living room. We are using it the tall way. The cons of this bookshelf are:1. One of the pieces came damaged. Overstock was fantastic about getting it replaced quickly, but it delayed being able to complete the project by about a week.2. A couple of the other pieces had some very minor dings. I doubt guests even notice, but they stand out to me.3. Some of the shelves are a little bit awkwardly shaped/sized, which is a bit odd if you're using the shelf for only books. But this is also a pro... The pros are: 1. Some of the shelves are a little bit awkwardly shaped/sized, but this actually great if you've got a few tall/skinny/wide items. 2. It's a really nice looking bookshelf! We've already had many compliments. 3. It's very easy to put together. It takes some time, but I enjoy projects like this and found it to be a simple project.4. It's very sturdy. The pieces are heavy, and it has a presence in the room.5. Overall, we're very happy with this shelf. It looks very nice, it's not bland, and it's a great way to display books and other items.
I was totally blown away at the beauty, style and quality of these bookcases. They look absolutely gorgeous!! I first purchased 2 and then was so impressed with them after arrival, that I immediately purchased a 3rd one. They look even better than their pictures. If there was a category above excellent, that is where I would rate them. Everyone who has entered my home has raved about them. They add elegance to any space. I love them and would not trade them for anything.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. The quality is excellent
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Perfect
I concur with most of the other reviewers. I purchased two white bookshelves but one came damaged from transport. Overstock immediately replaced the damaged pieces. Easy for my husband to assemble but he's vey handy. Love it! Nice modern addition to my living room.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Yes
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Better than I expected
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Not real wood; compressed wood with veneer finish
This turns into a beautiful bookcase, took me about an hour and 1/2 to put together. I have put together this type of furniture before, so was familiar with how the cam-locks worked, but the instructions really don't tell you how to do them, so if you're new to this type of assembly, make sure you know how to do them first. The "dots" to cover the screws were a little noticeable, and they give you EXACTLY enough, so no room for error. All in all, once it is put together, it is a very sturdy, unique and pretty piece of furniture. I plan to use it horizontally on top of a pony wall (that has yet to be built!) as a room divider in my entryway. I LOVE the chunky look of the shelves, very contemporary.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color is a true espresso (no hint of red despite the name) which was what I wanted.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality is OK, wish things were made in US instead of China, but for this type of furniture, quality was good. The finish was even at least.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
I'm very happy with my bookcase, it came in just a couple of days of purchased. I assembled it on the same day it arrived and only took a little over an hour but very well written manual, which was easy to follow. Good quality, very sturdy, and the design of also good quality and you can really tell that it's very well made. I'm glad I found this bookcase, I almost purchased one at some other furniture place. Yeah! love it!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? matches perfectly!
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. bookcase quality is incredibly great
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? based on what I see, yes very accurate
This is BEAUTIFUL! I bought it for an un-used living room and now I venture into that room more often just to take a peek at the shelf. The color is exactly as described. while installing I neglected to clean off some of the glue residue so you can see the hardened glue but that's all my fault. The only problem I had during installation was that the numbered pieces were not that visible so I had to guess. I'm debating on buying another one!!
It took me a couple of hours to get this together, and I am pretty darn good at assembling this type of stuff. When it came to put the two sides on, I realized that something was wrong. Basically, I think two of my pieces were mis-marked, as I took it apart and put it back together a couple of times following the instructions. However, I was able to figure it out and make it work. Then I discovered that they gave me two top pieces, so I just did not screw in the bottom piece in the middle. Not really a big deal. It is a pretty bookcase - modern and different. Just a pain to get together!
Easy to set up if u have a drill ! Really great bookcase very sturdy and looks beautiful
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Dark brown or espresso. No red
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great quAlity
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very
For the price paid, I got more quality than expected. The quality is very great and it goes well with the rest of my valuable furniture at home. It can consume a good amount of books and it looks great at the same time. I'm very happy that I've added a great addtion to my collections of my furniture and I didn't pay much for it.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? good, I got the white one
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. very good quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? yes
So glad I bought this bookshelf. Didn't wait very long for it once i purchased it online and the assembly is easy and took a little more time than expected but no too bad. But the quality is great and it fits so much of my books, I like it a lot. It's a ncie bookcase to have around in the house.
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? white, correct
- How is the quality of the product? Very good quality bookcase to have
- Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? yes
I was attracted to this bookcase right when I saw it. Nice design and the price was for grabs, such low price. It arrived early than expected and it took an hour to assemble but easy. Now I have a wonderful bookcase with a lot of room for all my books and quite sturdy I must add, and yes even in person it looks even better. Really nice bookcase.
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes, white
- How is the quality of the product? Very good
- Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? Yes
I'm very happy with my purchase with this bookcase, it's very nice in style, and also the quality is very nice. Fast shipping with easy assembly and it can go anywhere in the house, and it looks great! The price is also good and I highly recommend it. I'm nappy with mine that I bought.
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes, bought the white
- How is the quality of the product? Yes, the quality is great
- Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? Yes it did.
This is a nice quaility product that looks great in a formal room. I love it, but I did not think that it would have been as dark as it is. I thought it would have been more brownish instead of blackish. It's really a dark chocolate that looks black, but it does blend with the items in my living room. Great product!
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? The color was a little darker than I imagined, but it blended in with my other living room items.
- How is the quality of the product? The quaility is excellent. I have had this product for a little over a year and it still looks new.
- Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? Overall, yes.
Bought this for my 11 yr. old daughters room for all of her knick knacks and we love it! Only drawback is that my hubby is not exactly a carpenter in any way and it took him nearly 4 hours to put this together (and take apart, and put back together....). The stickers that cover the screw hole aren't as bad as some people make them sound but seems kinda cheap for a nice piece of furniture.
This bookcase/display cabinet adds a great look to my living room. It looks exactly how it does on the website. Assembly was easy enough not difficult at all. Overall, very pleased with my purchase and would recommend it to others. It really is a nice stand out piece and have received compliments.
This bookcase is great and for something that weighs over 100 lbs, you can't beat the flat rate shipping at all! It can be placed to stand tall to layed width wise on the floor as I've done (currently it's serving a TV stand for my flat screen). The cubbies are perfect for knick knacks and pictures.The only reason I gave the assembly 2 stars is because one of the pieces was missing. Each piece is numbered which makes assembly easier but they supplied me two of one type of piece and none of another when it was supposed to be one of each. Luckily these pieces were the same size. The only thing that was different were the placement of the holes where the screws go in. I got around that by not fastening all the screw in one piece... it's a very small piece and does not carry the weight of anything so it's ok.I hope you'll enjoy this piece as much as i have.
I bought 3 of these for my library and I absolutely love the look -- they have a contemporary feel and are also functional. Very easy to put together, though the only problem is that, if you're doing this on your own, you'll have problems hauling it upright because it is so heavy. There are, however, 2 negatives: 1) At least 2 pieces of "wood" from each box was damaged and scratched during the shipping process. I either turned it around or arranged it upside down to hide the damages. 2) Included are these little plastic nubs to hide the holes where the screws went in. I suppose they're slightly better than the paper stickers, but I'm finding these nubs, raised slightly from the shelves, can make sliding books in and out a bit of a problem.
As previous reviewers stated, the first major warning about this item is that it is not solid wood in any form, rather it is all particle board -- a very flimsy particle board with a paper thin finish that will nick, scratch, and/or bubble at the slightest touch. I had to retouch many parts from simple shipping and assembly. On a side note, the packaging was extremely secure, well packaged and completely covered in bubble wrap.Second, if you are not accustomed to putting furniture together, this one can be tough. I've assembled many pieces and this was a bit of a challenge due to the vague instructions and the many distinct pieces.Third, as a previous reviewer stated, the price tag is a bit steep for the quality. I was originally going to purchase two; however, I'm glad I didn't.Overall, it is a unique piece; however, if the description was more specific regarding the particle board, I probably would not have purchased it. If I saw the item in a store, I definitely wouldn't even consider it at the current price.
We have had these shelves, six of them, for about 4 years now. They fill out our living room well as we have them both upright and laying down as well as "upside down". It gives the room a wonderful effect and covers two walls fully. Over time, some of the shelves have started to "sag", losing their right angle design, especially the one on its side. None of the shelves are overloaded, as we mostly have single glass pieces on them. There are a few of the sturdier shelves with a few books of weight, but those are not sagging. I think that I like the style and fit of these shelves well enough to eventually clear them off and reinforce them with metal brackets, some day, but I feel I should not have to do that.