Vinyl - Media/Bookshelves
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Wed Nov 02 00:00:00 MDT 2011webie Rating:3.0
The bookshelf is as advertised but I was disappointed in the color. I was expecting a light beech finish with minimal wood pattern. The shelf has many dark streaks that are meant to give it a wood look but just doesn't pull it off. It would have been better to just leave it plain. I would think the black might be a better option. The shelf also has a vinyl feel to it. It's a bit strange and if I had seen it in person before hand, I would not have purchased it.
Thu Nov 21 00:00:00 MST 2013michigander6 Rating:5.0
I've gone through many bookcases for my vinyl collection over the years, and this is by far the best. Pretty much all of the furniture I own had to be assembled, so I have experience, but it only took this 5'2" woman 2 hours to assemble by myself. Easy picture instructions. It's very sturdy and and a beautiful dark wood laminate.
Thu Jul 28 00:00:00 MDT 2011loriy Rating:4.0
These are great looking, sturdy bookcases. They are not however, a stained or painted wood. As long as you are aware that this is a particle board with a vinyl lamilnate, you will not be disappointed. These are easy to assemble, takes some time... about 1 hour for me, alone. ( I am an experienced, do-it-yourself, 50 year old lady.) For the price, you can't beat it!
Sat May 04 00:00:00 MDT 2013bigdaryl Rating:5.0
Very quality piece of work. The wood is nice and was packaged very well. The whole thing came in 4 days, which is ironic since my order status is still "pending". Perfect fit for vinyl records and it holds a LOT. Instructions were worded funny, but still was easy to put together if you are familiar with assembling furniture. The piece was sturdy even before I put the back on it! Took two of us about an hour to put together, even with a break in the middle.
Thu Aug 02 00:00:00 MDT 2012blondiepta Rating:4.0
Love the contemporary style and the fact you can use it horizontally or vertically. I was anticipating a hollow core wood construction as described, and am familiar with hollow core doors, however instead of a wood veneer on the outside, it is more of a vinyl/formica type finish. Not a good mix with my other wooden pieces. But after looking for sometime, for a stand for a TV in my bedroom, and having very specific size requirements, (and hoping for more than a basic bookcase) this was a perfect fit, Just wish it had an actual wood veneer over the hollow core!
Tue Jul 09 00:00:00 MDT 2013olperfesser Rating:4.0
When we moved from our old house, we had limited the amount of furniture we would take with us. Our old bookshelves didn't make the trip. We liked the design on these, it is different from standard shelving units and could hold other things besides books. We ordered two units, they came packed very well, a box inside a box with foam packing to avoid shipping breakage. It was fairly easy to assemble, as I am experienced. I ran out of glue early, fortunately we had extra from other projects. They cost a little more than one would expect from vinyl covered MDF, but they look very nice in our family room. They seem worth the extra we paid.
Thu Jan 03 00:00:00 MST 2008ozonetourist Rating:1.0
I have owned this cabinet for over four years to date. I paid over $400.00 for this. I thought I was getting a quality piece of furniture, I was wrong. This is the cheapest MDF constructed cabinet I have ever bought. It is made of MDF with black vinyl for the exterior. It has collapsed twice, I had to almost rebuild it both times reinforcing the cabinet with glue. The hardware for assembly is not positioned correctly. Furthermore the cabinet doors will not open or close properly. I can go on and on about how much pure junk this is. In addition the locks are cheap and do not work mainly because the cabinet will not line up. I am looking to replace it if anyone has any sugestions for a high quality cabinet. Prepac must either re-design this cabinet, or dis-continue manufacturing it.
Wed Jan 12 00:00:00 MST 2011r33lfreak Rating:2.0
I wasn't expecting much for what I paid, but this item is definitely on the low end when it comes to quality. I would rate it on par or somewhat worse than the assemble yourself furniture sold at big box retailers. The pieces are made entirely of particleboard with a vinyl laminate, so it is does not even have a wood grain feel veneer. The box arrived HEAVILY wrapped in bubble wrap so there was no damage to the pieces inside. Assembly was easy, although time consuming; I think I must have spent about three hours total. As one of the other reviewers noted, I too had to move two sets of drawer guides because the drawers laid slightly on top of each other. The piece does look very nice - from a distance. I'm not sure how long I can expect it to last, but I will remain hopeful.
Fri Dec 19 00:00:00 MST 2008alanl98 Rating:4.0
This bookshelf somehow looks larger in the picture than it actually is. The height is just over 5', which I was expecting, but somehow the width and depth look larger in the picture. However, it is exactly as advertised, so the mistake is my own fault.The description says it is wood with a black antique finish. It is actually an "engineered wood product", i.e. particle board, but the veneer is real wood (not the vinyl stuff on most cheap furniture). It actually looks good. You can't tell without a very close inspection (i.e. looking at the back, or peering under the shelves and seeing screws that aren't hidden) that it isn't solid wood. I am not embarrassed at all to have this in the living room, and it and a TV stand are replacing a $1000 solid oak entertainment center.All of the pre-drilled holes lined up perfectly. It was extremely easy to assemble. The only problem with parts is that a number of the nails that hold the back pieces on were unusable, but there are way more than you actually need to do the job.
Sun Dec 12 00:00:00 MST 2010sandyoforegon Rating:5.0
We ordered two units for our Daughter's home and mounted them horizontally on the wall for display cabinets over a bar area and kitchen nook server. These units were wrapped from the factory with outside bubble wrap to protect the internal cardboard box carton. On the first one we opened, the numbers weren't real clear, but laid everything out with proper connecting points prior to assembly with the dowels, cam locks, and screws... The second unit was visibly numbered and got it completed in less than 30 minutes...We were proud of our time on the second unit. All material was in excellent shape with no cracks or scratches. My husband and I both felt they were study and well engineered for "us" do it yourselfer's... They look incredible!!! Really glad we got the unit with the "bolstered" internal grid as same dimension as perimeter frame and looks very classy...Daughter is thrilled with the results.... We are going to use "wood button" over the cam lock holes in lieu of the vinyl circles that were supplied. Great units and great buy!!! Thank you Overstock.com!!!!!
Thu Nov 01 00:00:00 MDT 2012belralph Rating:4.0
I wanted a low/shallow bookshelf for my new house and the design of these units really sets them apart from an ocean of boring particle board crap. The way it can be used horizontally or vertically is a big plus. I wanted 2 or 3 of these horizontal in my new living room so I ordered one of each color to see which one I liked better (black) so I'm back buying more and the walnut one is going vertical in a bedroom. Very happy with their versatility. As stated in the description this bookcase is veneer covered particle board and is assembled with metal cam locks / studs and wood dowel pins / glue. Assembly process is really easy, once you've built the first "slot" you just keep repeating. The only parts that are different are the two "A" boards that are the end pieces. Their only difference is they don't have holes on both sides.(more info about this at the end). One thing that will make assembly easier is if you get yourself a small bottle of real wood glue. Best way to apply the glue is to put it into the holes and then insert the dowels. This is much easier with a bigger bottle and pointed tip and you won't have to worry about running out if you decide to add a little extra here and there. There are vinyl stickers with simulated wood grain on them to cover up the cam lock holes. If you are using the unit horizontally then you could probably leave them off. For whatever reason the walnut ones did not seem to adhere as well as the black. I had to go back several times and press them flat again. While very well packed and double boxed both my units has misc dings and scratches. Some obviously has to be during manufacturing and not shipping damage. Do to the repetitive nature of unit I was able to strategically built so these parts were not showing. This is another area where the black version has an advantage if you need to take a black sharpie do some touch up. This is the only thing holding me back from giving this 5 stars. I wanted to point out that you can build these in any number of "slots" wide. Anything from 1 to 100. If you need something a little narrow/shorter just add the end "A" board earlier in the construction. I'm seriously thinking of building this 2 slots and using it vertically as nite stands. Want to go wider? If you have room for two full units then you could build them as-is and put them side-by-side. However if you can combine them as a single unit for a cleaner look and/or shorted it to 5-6-7-8 slots wide.With no additional fabrication you can add 2 or more units together by leaving off the end "A" of the first unit and the beginning "A" board of the second unit. You'll end up with a unit with 7 sections instead of 8. because you'll be missing one tall board with holes on both sides. If you're handy with a drill, you can add the holes to the other side an "A" end board to get all 8 cubes. You actually have 2 "A" boards to work with so if you mess up the first one you'll have a second chance.