Showcase your books and decorations on this display shelving unit. Each shelf is finished in a dark brown color that contrasts well with the steel support accents. The zigzag orientation of the six shelves offers a compelling visual appearance....more
The Zig Zag Display Shelving is designed as a simple and elegant shelving solution using the line of the shelves as they key element. The shelves are spaced to accept anything from books through to individual pieces that need to be displayed in a uncluttered environment allowing them to shine at their best.
The polished stainless steel creates a sophisticated look for any modern interior
The shelf is made with engineered wood and PU veneer
Set includes: One (1) display shelf
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 deep
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.
the shelf has looks but every thing else is bad. The package came with some of the face panels chipping off, scratches and the wood is badly pressed. one can fell the shelf give by pressing the board hard.
Assembly was not complicated and took about 90 minutes. Once I attempted to move the item, however, screws ripped out of their sockets and dowels sheared off as the item snapped in half. Mind you, this was as 2 people were delicately attempting to position the item. Hopefully will be able to get refund. Stay away.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? same
Please tell us about the quality of the product. waiting to break
How accurate was the on site description of the product? very
This shelving is great. I needed a place for my collection of books 50+ and counting and ceramics. This fit the bill because it isn't a plain shelf system/bookshelf. I have been able to put all my books and ceramics on this shelving. Shelves are strong and all-around gorgeous to look at.
I have this bookshelf up against the largest wall in my living room. The shelving is absolutely gorgeous and serves as more than just a shelf for books. It is the new home for my vintage plates, porcelain elephants and books. The shelving is sturdy and I don't have to worry about it toppling over. There are six shelves so this is more than enough room for my items. Great buy for my home!
I had no problems with assembling or putting a lot of stuff (heavy books) on this bookshelf. It went together well, didn't come damaged at all (no scuffs, no dents, no nothing; it was perfect), and is very stable. We did end up using a nylon bracket to attach it to the wall since it does have those heavy books and is on our 2nd floor, but I have no qualms about the stability of the shelves. The only downside is that when we did drill into the top shelf, it felt like the middle material was foam, not MDF. Time will tell how this bookshelf fares, but so far, it's been absolutely perfect. Large, beautiful, and sturdy.
It looks pretty decent, but it has a major design element you should know about before you buy. The shelves aren't tall enough to accommodate 8.5''*11'' documents vertically. I have a bunch of binders and bound documents that I can't fit in the shelf unit in the normal orientation, so I have to lay them down.
This isn't really a problem, unless it's a problem for you. I know if I had known about this limitation, I would have kept shopping. I didn't take off another star because it's not really the designer's fault- I bought before I did all the research I needed. But before you buy, make sure you know it has this limitation.
Otherwise, the unit is made of very lightweight veneer panels. Rather than come off as cheap, it strikes me as a design feature to make my life easier.
Purchased this on sale. Very worth it! I loved the style already, but wasn't willing to buy it full price. I got an email it went on sale and we went for it! Love the shelves. They are stylish looking. And don't look cheap. Only challenge is they Are very tall. We rigged a wall anchor as it didn't come with one.
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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