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
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 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 is a great shelving unit. I used it on the base of my tub in the master bedroom. It looks awesome and fit great. Not hard to put together but would be helpful if they provide plastic caps for screw holes instead of the cheap paper circle labels. I need to find them somewhere and will, but otherwise awesome shelf.
We are using the bookcase on its side behind a cream colored leather couch instead of a sofa table. It is much more than we expected. Took a little to put it together (by myself) but it was well worth it. We get many compliments and I have already had two people telling me they will buy it too.
I had been looking for a sofa table with some storage and I love this one. The price was very good for the quality. I love the way it looks with some of my favorite pottery and large art books in it. I use it horizontally behind the sofa and its the perfect height for a nice reading lamp. I will warn you, its like putting a big jigsaw puzzle together and takes some time, but well worth the effort.
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.
I was able to follow assembling instructions step by step easily. All the different pieces are numbered.
In a less than 3 hours, this very good looking bookcase was upright!
It fits any sizes of books and it's now filled with nice items.
Warmly recommended if you need to combine aesthetic quality and large capacity
This was bought for as a wedding present for me and sent to my home. However, it never came. Who do I contact to find out what happened?aidagul on Sep 1, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello aidagul, This bookshelf is beautiful! Congratulations on your wedding and I am so sorry that you never received your gift. You will be contacted by Customer Care for further assistance on this issue. Thanks for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 8, 2013
Thank you for contacting us ocean23. Unfortunately no. I attached below the link to some others that you might like.
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http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Media-Bookshelves/White,/finish,/2031/subcat.html?sort=Top+Sellersoverstockcustomercare1 on Aug 10, 2013
hi tikicleen; it's tikicleen. i am guessing that the answer is no since there hasn't been any form of a response from overstock.com. you're welcome.tikicleen on Jun 17, 2013
Hello tikicleen, I apologize for the delay. Items are restocked as they become available; however we cannot guarantee an Item will be restocked. Thank you for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 18, 2013
After reading some reviews, some people had defective pieces or misaligned drilled holes and one person complained that the bookcase was wobbly. If I order this and have any problems as described by others or find other defects then I would want to return the item. Would I be responsible for paying to return defective merchandise?caflgirl on May 4, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
You can initiate a return for most new and unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. You must return items in new or unused condition with all original materials included with the shipment. We must receive your returned items at our processing facility within 45 days of delivery. We inspect all returned items and award a partial refund for opened or used products. If the return is a result of our error or defective product, we will refund the full cost of the merchandise and shipping charges.
If you initiate a return after 30 days, Overstock.com may issue a partial refund depending on elapsed time and condition of merchandise.
Thank you for shopping Overstock.com, let us know if you have any additional questions.overstockcustomercare1 on May 9, 2013
In the description it says it can be wall mounted. Are there parts included to accomplish this (like a rail system or shelf brackets, for example)? Thanksjayne24 on Nov 22, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
I'm sorry for the delay in answering this question, however, I was unable to obtain additional information regarding a wall mounting for this device. I therefore assume it does not come with that hardware. I do not think it would be difficult to get appropriate hardware form your local hardware store. overstockcustomercare1 on Nov 28, 2012
Yes. It comes with an earthquake bracket.socalgal2800 on May 15, 2013
Could this be disassembled for moving?
I read from the reviews that the glues are used for assembling the bookcase. Is this designed so that when I move I could disassemble this and move it?
Otherwise, I think the volume and the shape of the bookcase is pretty hard to move.
(It is OK if this can be partially disassembled, even that would help a lot.) on Jun 2, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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