Although the bookcase is sturdy and not bad looking, it wasn't what I needed. I should have paid more attention to the shelf dimensions. After assembling it, I realized that it is not the right thing for my paperbacks. I guess I'll have to use it for something else.
This bookshelf is a good looking piece but it is extremely short and does not fill up a room properly, especially if you have high ceilings, like I do. It gets swallowed up in my sitting room just because it isn't even taller than a normal height person. Disappointed in that important detail.
These were fairly easy to put together (once I convinced my husband to not do it while they were standing up!). Well made and they hold quite a bit of books and stuff. I had no problems - they were delivered in pristine condition (we ordered 2), no nicks or dents, all holes were drilled. All in all very happy with the purchase and color of these.
This product is not at all like it looks. Not sure about the other reviews being so good because what I received is not very good quality at all. The stain was marked up with fingerprints, missing in spots and is not walnut at all! The color is more of a cherry/mahogonay and very old fashion looking. When I opened the box the inside was full of sandy dust and the smell of stain was overwhelming! The unit is also much smaller than it is depicted in the pictures.