When I was reading previous reviews of the product, I was hesitant, but the price and style were perfect. I crossed my fingers and ordered. Unlike those people who had complaints, I was quite happy. All the screws were there, all of the holes lined up, the directions were easy to follow and I was able to assemble the parts and pieces without help. It took about 30 minutes. The finish was even and flawless. There was a small nick in the back on one piece that was easily disguised with a dab of black sharpie.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exactly as advertised
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Solid and sturdy with a rich appearance
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Exactly as described
Good quality. Solid wood which is rare to find and a steal for this price. I wanted a sturdy economical bookshelf for my daughter's books and settled on this after a long search. The "kiddie" bookshelves could hardly hold 10-15 books and everything else was flimsy particle board. Also, I didn't have to hear hubby gripe as the assembly was quick.
I like the wood, style and color, but the top piece had a broken corner that the manufacturer glued back together and packaged for sale rather than scrapping the damaged piece and making a new one. I expect furniture to be free of such damage when I order it because it is a hassle to send it back. Clearly, Overstock.com is dealing with a very dishonest supplier. It is NEVER OK to glue a broken corner and not indicate to the buyer that the product is damaged. I feel taken.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Poor.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Not accurate as the product was damaged and glued back together. Everything else was as represented.
Look, this is not an upscale piece, so it helps if you compare it to other units at a similar price point. This shelf unit is sturdy, easy to assemble, and looks nice-- just don't examine the finish quality or grain too closely. It is sprayed, apparently with one coat of stain with the urethane/lacquer together. No apparent rubbing to show the grain, but that's OK because the grain is not all that attractive anyway. Now, understand that these are shelves and will be covered with books (in my case), so that's mostly moot. I can't afford a great piece of furniture for this purpose in this location, and the price makes it a really good value. On balance, a great purchase.
This is a very inexpensive unit that is actually sturdier than expected. I'd thought with the open design, the piece might not be sturdy enough to support all my books and magazines; yet it is really a solid fixture. The color is true to the photo, but the finish is a bit inconsistent in the less-noticeable areas, and I recall a couple of the pre-drilled holes were ever-so-slightly off; however, I'm still thrilled with the unit - and especially at the cost. It looks great and fools the eye. As always, I added wood glue to all the openings for added security - as I'll not be needing to ever dismantle the piece. The glue probably wasn't needed. I'm very please with this.
Product arrived in good time and undamaged, with all parts and pieces. Assembly was done by myself using only manual screwdrivers and took over ninety minutes including both shelves, but I did not consider this an unreasonable amount of time. The shelves are as they appear in the ads and sturdy.
This shelf is nice and sturdy and a beautiful color. It took a bit of effort to put together, just to make sure that all of the screws were tight, but it was not difficult.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Accurate.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good quality.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate.
The shelf it's self is sturdy. And it fits in the space where I wanted it for. It's not that it's cheap looking but in no way does it look as if it's a real mission shelf. I'm not even sure you can say that it's "mission style". If you are looking at it to blend in with other mission pieces it won't. Where I have it no one is really going to see it except for me for the most part, but I don't think I would be happy with it if I was going to put in a more visible area in my home.
Nice "real" wood shelf...the finish is a little thin...I nicked a shelf during assembly. It was easy to put together It took about 45 min for me. Final product looks good & will be functional. I don't think it can handle a lot of weight...no encyclopedia sets! All in all good value for the price paid.
Overall this is a nice bookcase. The only reason for 4 stars is the buttons that cover the crew holes are so tight they barley fit in the holes so some stick way out and some don't. Also 2 corners were damaged on both pieces from either warehouse handling or shipping.
The mission style shelf was exactly what I was looking for in my kitchen to hold my cookbooks and CD player and tapes. I listen to music in the kitchen and I had so many books that I didn't have room for. This way I am able to display them with style and purpose.
The description said it was solid wood, frame and finish. Well, it must have come from a styrofoam tree because it was not solid anything. Pretty darn cheap and I'm sad I bought it. I've bought many pieces of furniture from Overstock and have been satisfied, but not this time. Don't buy it unless you have small books or light weight items to put on the shelves.