Show off your favorite collectibles, plants, books, and more with this distinctive bookcase and display cabinet from Verena. The contoured shelves are all of different sizes, so you can choose the best way to artistically display your items....more
I was looking for a bookcase that would not be clunky but could be placed horizontally and hold TONS of books in an interesting way. (I'm an English professor and avid reader, but I wanted my book display to have more of an aesthetic appeal.) This piece is perfect! It's sturdy and spacious. The various sized shelf areas are perfect for housing a variety of books - from large textbooks and reference pieces to small paperback novels. The shelving pieces are interesting but have a bit of symmetry, so once filled it doesn't look cluttered and jumbled. I like this piece for its ability to easily be used vertically or horizontally depending on the room it is in. (Right now I have it on an office wall with a collection of travel art above it which looks funky and interesting.) My only complaint is that two of the stickers (a number and China's quality inspection) were difficult to take off the exterior side of one of the pieces; I was unable to remove some of the adhesive, so I placed that side of the bookcase toward the corner. I'm definitely pleased with my purchase overall, and my more traditional boyfriend was also pleasantly surprised with how well it came together.
The product is of thick wood-product. It's not particle board but it's not oak, either. It is softer than regular wood, though, so be aware. The boards are thick enough that you can have 2 rows of books on 1 shelf; if you use it as a divider, you could have one side for one row of books, and the other side for another row. It's really great that way. Also, it comes with wall anchors and acrews to put into the wall. You choose where to input the screw on the unti, though, so be aware of where you put it.
I really like this product (I brought 2) and it looks amazing. Though it was tough to put together by myself (moderately strong female), I was able to do so. Have a little patience, know that it'll take about an hour by yourself, and use the wood glue!
I had a little trouble, in that one of my boards was damaged, and the replacement they sent was missing an insert. After about 10days, I finally got everything I needed. Be sure to look things over carefully and call right away if there is a problem - these babies sold like Hot Cakes, and they didn't have any replacement parts for me after my initial call. (thank goodness all I needed was the insert.)
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Black is black
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very
It arrived when it was expected. Everything was neatly stacked in the box. Nothing was missing. It took about an hour and 30 minutes to lay everything out and to assemble the bookcase. The stickers that labeled each piece were easily removed. It will look great in any room. Can do so many creative things with this bookcase.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? It matched the color from the site pretty well.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. the bookcase is great quality.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Pretty accurate.
was very excited when the shelf arrived fairly quickly and the box wasn't that heavy. The box was a little damaged but it didn't damage the shelf. I was able to build it in one hour I am very pleased on how nice it looks and it is a beautiful shade of wood, It's sturdy enough to hold my book collections. I love it!
Looks terrific in my living room. Easy to put together but your hand gets tired using the little allen wrench for an hour. Would have been easier with an electric screwdriver for the screws also. Although it's made out of laminated particle board which is heavy and usually unattractive, it was easy for me to move around and doesn't look cheap at all. You don't notice the thin plastic screw covering stickers either. Far more expensive looking than the price. My housekeeper said it looks like a decorator piece and that it's always been where I put it. I have it horizontally against the wall with sculptures and art books in it. I have been looking for something for a long time for that space but couldn't find anything the right height and length. It's perfect.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? true
Please tell us about the quality of the product. good
How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
Love the design and the size. Like the dark brown/black color. Things that would make it better: 1. to cover the metal hardware, they include some stick on circles that are woodgrain'ish. Problem is they circles are light brown and very noticable. 2. One piece was slighted warped and it was the last one we installed (top shorter piece). By the time we realized it was not going to be a good fit, we had already glued and screwed every other piece and it was too late to back up and look for options. It's now an ok piece instead of the fabulous piece we expected.
We have it laying on its side as a behind the sofa room divider. It is a little tall, but overall we are very happy with it.
Relatively easy to put together, I did it by myself. I did need a second person to lift it & get it into place.
The stickers to cover the screws have a nice wood grain, but they do not want to lay flat & stick to the shelf. I would recommend laying them between some heavy books to flatten them before applying them.
This bookshelf assembly was step-by-step and went smoothly in about 45 minutes. I darkened the seams with a black furniture marker because some of them were lighter than I wanted. Our base boards kept the bookshelf from sitting flush against the wall so we added feet to the bookshelf to raise it above the base boards.Now it is the perfect addition to our family room.
I needed to fill a long, gradually sloping wall, to break up the space and have a place to put books and mementos. I had purchased other shelves that were flimsy and looked cheap. These were the exact opposite. Although the box is pretty heavy (I had the delivery guy bring it into the house for me), the boards themselves are easily portable. It is better to have two people to put together and the directions are pretty easy to follow. What you have when done is a great bookshelf, that can be stood upright or on it's side. Either way, is is really attractive, with different levels of shelves and open space. I love it so much, I am purchasing another to put in the same space. It is really sturdy and level and although made of particle board sealed with a laminate layer, it is really strong and solid. It is easy to move, so it isn't awfully heavy. Perfect solution for my space issues and I can't wait to put the other one together and start loading with books and Hawaiian mementos. Love it!
What is the thickness of the wood pieces that make up the shelves?dx01 on Jul 26, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Around an inch thick, very sturdy.gigibug56 on Aug 2, 2014
I want to use this book shelf horizontally as a room divider. Is the white one finished on all sides or must it be against a wall?garbanzo1944 on Jul 18, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Yes and it is a very sturdy and good quality item.happyandrelaxed on Jul 23, 2014
It's finished on all sides - would work just fine in the center of a room. And I used it on its side, too. Be warned, though. It's a heavy piece, so make sure it's safely placed.lm0411 on Jul 31, 2014
We are using it horizontally behind a couch as a room divider. It will be fine as a stand alone.1sttimehomeowners on Aug 19, 2014
I really like this and would like to purchase but the shipping to New Zealand costs more than the item!! Is this correct? Thanks.clairemod on Jul 2, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello clairemod, Taxes, Duties, International Service Fee and Shipping will be added during checkout. Please add the item to the cart and enter your postal information for the complete price. Thank you for shopping with us! overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 7, 2014
I saw this bookshelf yesterday for much less$. Did I miss out on a one day sale or something?promojo on Jun 24, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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Sorry to repeat a question, but I just wanted to clarify if the shelves have a limit of 5lb (the previous answer given) or 50lb? From other reviews it seems like they could hold more than 5lb. Thank you!jxye on Jun 20, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for your question jxye. Yes, that is correct. The shelves have a max weight of 5 pounds. Overall, the shelves can hold up to 40 to 50 pounds as an entire unit. The shelves that are on the bottom will be able to hold approximately 5 to 8 pounds. Have a great day.overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 26, 2014
Thank you for your question karenchevy. The shipping weight of the Furniture of America Verena Contoured Leveled Display Cabinet/ Bookcase is 65 pounds. Have a great day. overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 25, 2014
Does the white bookshelf have a high gloss white finish or flat?preshog on May 27, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
No it does not have a white finishthomiara13 on Jun 4, 2014
Hello jul8787, the number of books this shelving unit can hold would depend on the book sizes. Thank you for shopping with us! Vicki Hoverstockcustomercare2 on May 18, 2014
The piece looks wonderful. You can put books and other things on this particular shelf. Was a bit time consuming to put together but not badthomiara13 on Jun 4, 2014
The picture styled the shelves as if they are better for show pieces, but you can actually position many books on them. I use them for all my books and office equipment. The sides were deep enough to hold as many books as I needed.queenpumpkin on Jun 7, 2014
I was wondering if the unit is placed horizontally, can it hold a flat screen TV?amari605 on Mar 21, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for contacting us amari605. It can be positioned either horizontally or vertically. This item has never been tested to be used as a TV stand, depending on the flat screen that the customer has, we don’t advise that you use this as a TV stand, but if you do, you will take the risk of the bookshelf not being able to take the weight of the flat screen TV in any position. Please let us know if you have any further questions.overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 21, 2014
Yes it should be able to hold even a very large one.rd4u on Mar 23, 2014
Tho I am no expert, I think it would hold a flat screen TV. - this is a very sturdy unit. But I would attach it to the wall, just to be safe. That's what I did and it feels rock-solidevflax on Apr 11, 2014
I currently have our flatscreen on it (46"); however, we are planning to mount it on the wall. This unit is in our game room and I don't trust my kids not to bump it. It is a study unit but I don't want to chance it.txqt on Jun 18, 2014
HI, I ordered the Santiago shelf and I am returning it as the finish was very fake looking. This one possibly looks like better quality. Thoughts?mzrh55 on Feb 4, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
I wouldn't recommend this product. I bought it and the individual shelves either stick out or are indented in. It makes it look cheap.momi8 on Feb 4, 2014
I have this in my den, it's sturdy and looks very elegant.elicastle on Feb 7, 2014
I have this in my kitchen to hold all my cookbooks (I'm a chef, so I have quite a few), and it's both sturdy and beautiful. The dark color is great, and it's handy to cover the fact that its not real wood.jazzmundson on Feb 13, 2014
I HAVE THIS SHELVING UNIT IN MY LIVING ROOM AND I'VE BEEN VERY HAPPY WITH MINE.miuper on Feb 20, 2014
I have this unit too and use it in a closet to store my huge yarn supply. It is almost too nice to hide in a closet. It's very very sturdy and rich looking. I LOVE it! No problem...no dents, no chipped paint...NOTHING!carolshaffer1 on Mar 22, 2014
I bought one and it was easy to put together. It added so much character to my living room that I ordered a second one. I love them for the fact they were fairly easy to put together myself and they are of pretty high quality and functionality.mritchie on Mar 28, 2014
Hi, are there any chemical treatments in this wood, or rather chemical adhesives that would create offgasing? Thanks.marina777 on Dec 18, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello marina777, the only information I was able to obtain is that this is phase 2 compliant. Have a great day! overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 20, 2013
What are the dimensions of each section? I would like to use this for an American Girl dollhouse, but the dolls are 18 inches tall. Would they be able to fit in any of the sections?bhand on Dec 12, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
yes the 4 biggest sections are 19.5 inches tall. The smaller sections are 12.75 inches tall.
Have a great day! overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 14, 2013
If you look under the big picture there are pictures of this item in white. If you click on the small pictures they will enlarge.
Have a great day! overstockcustomercare1 on Nov 4, 2013
I ordered this in white and I personally have a picture of it in white. Great purchase but I installed it off the floor. You will love it.palaxi on Nov 9, 2013
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