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.