The Javier Modern Zig Zag Display Shelving is designed as a simple and elegant shelving solution using the line of the shelves as the key element. The shelves are spaced to accept anything from books to individual pieces. The zigzag design of these shelves instantly gives a contemporary look to any room.
Includes: One (1) display shelving unit
Materials: MDF, engineered wood, PU veneer, steel
Finish: Dark brown, white
Dimensions: 75.2 inches high x 43.3 inches wide x 11.4 inches long
There aren’t a whole lot of options when it comes to this style of bookshelf/room divider. You can order something made of real wood and pay 5x the price or you can order this.
Just so you are aware this product is made of MDF it’s similar in assembly procedure to most MDF furniture made by other brands such as Sauder, ClosetMaid, and the like. On the upside the MDF thickness of the shelves itself is far beyond anything I’ve ever seen at a retail outlet such as Target, Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart, etc. One support is made of thin MDF which is about the same as your standard MDF furniture you can get at those locations but it is the small support.
The product shipped quickly, and arrived at my home with minimal damage. There was a bit of a scuff on a few pieces, and one dent. But I assembled the product in a way where those would not be visible.
The instructions weren’t all that great, but if you’ve ever assembled this type of furniture before you really shouldn’t need them.
I took my time assembling the shelves, and made sure to use some gorilla glue in the dowel locations (buy separately) because of other reviews that mentioned the shelves were unstable. The assembly procedure involved using a phillips screw driver to install the hardware by hand and then I tightened it via cordless electric screw driver to a torque of about 9. This resulted in a pretty darn stable bookshelf. There was no wobbling, and moving it by myself didn’t cause things to crack or break like other reviewers have mentioned.
On the downside of things the bookshelf laminate looks like it was poorly done. The laminate is actually visible on the corners where 2 pieces of laminate meet and it looks like it will age poorly. Additionally the hardware I received was missing a couple of pieces. And I’m not a fan of how poorly the actual chrome bars between the shelves attached…it was far too loose for my liking.
For the price I think this shelf offers style & stability. For some additional cash like money for Gorilla Glue, white touch up paint (to fix any blemishes), and some wood epoxy (to tighten up the fit for the chrome bars) which shouldn’t run you more than $15 you can have a pretty nice looking/sturdy shelf. If you want to go the extra mile you could spend a little more for some good paint and you’d have something that looks and functions as good as the bookshelf that costs 5x more.
Honestly, I fell in love with this in the catalog, and I wasn't disappointed when it arrived. It's good quality, and it looks fantastic.
I only have two minor complaints about this item.
First, it should have probably come in two boxes instead of one. It was very difficult to get everything where it
Second, the individual shelves are not quite tall enough for all the books I want to put in them. As I said, really minor complaints.
Aside from that, it's been good. It's attractive and solid, and I expect it to be good for some time to come.
Overall very happy with the shelves, I purchased two. Liked the style and the overall look, looks great paired together in my living room. Assembly was easy, just takes a little time when you do it alone. Only suggestion I would have is to have all sides colored and no raw sides: when you put the shelves together some of them did not come exactly together so you can see the part of the would not colored, I had to go over with a black marker. There were some scratches on some pieces of the wood but it gave it some character. Overall pleased w/purchase
The order came very quickly. The instructions were very clear but it did take some time to put together. It was hard to do by oneself because the entire bookcase is very tall and I had to stand on a couch to put the last shelf on (I had to build it vertically instead of horizontally because of the small amount of space I had in the living room). Other than that the piece is beautiful, the wood is pretty sturdy i just wouldn't shake the entire thing too much.
This is a great Shelf, it's the perfect size and looks very modern. The overall construction of the item isn't that great, a lot of the pieces feel loose but overall the design is great, it's functional and the color is as well really nice.
Wow, this bookcase/shelf is gorgeous! Yes, it's mdf, but good mdf if that makes any sense. It was very, very easy to put together and I'm a girl and put it together all by myself. It's also huge! I didn't realize it was going to be such a substantial piece. It looks and fits perfectly in my modern living room. I love it so much!
The product arrived in a timely fashion - well packaged, no damage noted. Very easy to put together by myself - directions straightforward. Had it up in 20 minutes. Sturdy, stylish, depth of shelves good - provides a great deal of storage. Outstanding unit for the price.
Is it finished on all sides or does it need to be against a wall?lao21 on Nov 14, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello lao21, the back and sides are finished as well. Thank you for shopping with us. Shelia Boverstockcustomercare2 on Nov 14, 2014
This "Javier Modern Zig Zag Display Shelving" ...why does the white cost ******** and the dark brown costs *******. Does the color really matter with the price?Elle on Nov 12, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This QuestionThere are no answers to this question yet, be the first to answer it.
Is this shelf reversible (as in, is the paint coated all around the unit, not just the front)? Would like to use it as a room divider at the foot of my bed and want to make sure it doesn't look unfinished on one side. Thanks!timbucktieu on Sep 16, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hi timbucktieu, this shelf is finished on all sides and would be a great room divider. Thanks for shopping with us! Sherri R.overstockcustomercare2 on Sep 17, 2014
How do I choose white as an option? It says more colours available but I cannot choose white.Thankstamarab12 on Aug 5, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello tamarab12, items are restocked as they become available, however we cannot guarantee an item will be restocked. Thank you for your interest. Shelia Boverstockcustomercare2 on Aug 7, 2014
Hello, jess531. This is a dark brown. It's a color that is described elsewhere as "cappuccino," which is not quite as dark as an espresso finish, but darker than most chocolate browns. I hope this was helpful to you. Thank you for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 19, 2014
Darkish brown - definitely not black but very stylish.finecomm on Mar 18, 2014
Are the metal polls on the sides, necessary for the shelf? I like the shelf but those polls just kill the overall look.zfranco on Feb 8, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello zfranco, the metal poles are supports, and we can only recommend the item be assembled as per the instructions. Thank you for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 11, 2014
This would not hold up very well without the metal pole supports.finecomm on Mar 18, 2014
Unfortunately, this item is out of stock. We currently do not have inventory to check, and cannot guarantee the item will be restocked. Please feel free to check back with us periodically to see if the item has returned.overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 25, 2013
Can I use this shelf as a freestanding unit? Are the shelves and support hollow or solid? What is the weight of the whole unit? Thanks.waitforit on Jan 31, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
This is a free standing unit, the shelves are hollow and the whole thing weighs 80lbs. I hope this helps you!overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 5, 2013
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