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.
I was pleased to see this product is actually made of real wood! This is something we don't often see these days. The instructions were easy to follow and now that the bookcase is in place and full of books, it is very solid. It does help if you have an additional set of hands while screwing the shelves to the side supports. I highly recommend this bookcase.
It looks better online, but it is a very flimsy bookcase. As many others wrote in their reviews, the sides were cracked when they arrived. I have spent several weeks now trying to get replacement parts shipped. Several calls, chats and emails, still nothing. I am sorely disappointed and would not recommend this purchase.
Read through all the negative reviews and realized most were user error or not reviews about the product themselves. I assembled the product per instructions and it was fine aside from two things: If the holes were not drilled right, the shelf started to crack - happened to me on one shelf of the two cases that I ordered. I was not able to push in the caps over the screw holes. I am ordering two more to have wall to wall book cases. For the price would by again.