Great quality and well packed. Managed to assemble myself (73 year old male) with help of 3 36" clamps purchased at Harbor Freight for $5.99@. Four tips: 1. Pins were hard to screw in w/ Phillips screwdriver unless it's an exact fit; screw them in as far as you easily can and finish by using pliers to tighten them. 2. Use the clamps even if two are assembling; might avoid fights. 3. Use a drill with small bit to start holes for the 36 screws that hold the back pieces on. 4. I bought five of the standard 12' cloth storage drawers, in dark brown and tan, which really look good inserted in various slots in the bookcase. The bookcase looks very handsome, much better than you'd think dark pine furniture would.
We love this piece! We use it for storage of our DVDs, records and books. It's really attractive, very sturdy and well-made (it's all real wood), and has a thin profile - so it doesn't stick out too much from the wall. We also looked at this piece at ****** and some other stores and Overstock had by far the best deal! Delivery was quicker than anticipated, and we will def keep Overstock in mind for the future when considering furniture purchases! Thank you :)
This book shelf is very hard to assemble. We learned you have to have two people and for a couple steps you need a third person to help hold shelving parts in place. Once assembled it looks nice. I recommend this product if you have help assembling.
This is a very nice bookcase, especially for the money!......However, it was VERY difficult to assemble....like a stack of cards! :/......took 2 of of about 3 hours....you can NOT do this alone!.....It was worth it though....especially if you have priced bookcase lately! ;)
Just received this product and I'm debating on sending it back. For those of you who purchased this and were able to assemble it with no problems. Kudos to you. There is almost no way to assemble this without damaging it. The predrilled holes DO NOT line up properly. In order to make this work, we are going to have to go to ***** now and buy some wood glue, wood filler and stain where a place was gouged out and jimmy it together. IF you can actually get it put together, it looks OK, but I would not order this product again and do not recommend it. BUY AT YOUR OWN RISK. You are just as well off to by a particle board version from *******. NOT HAPPY AT ALL right now. I paid over **** for this and it's already damaged and I'm not sure about this being solid wood as the description says.
We purchased this piece for our toddlers books and toys for our living room. The color is fantastic, and the piece is very sturdy however the building instructions were poor, package of screws were missing and we ended up having to follow our own route, and it absolutely takes 2+ people to build!
Wow! I'm a 63 year old female and I actually put this case together in one afternoon. It was very hard for me because the dividers kept collapsing, but I was determined to win this war...and I did. I'm very happy with the finished product. The back panels were not the quality this product deserved and should have had pre-drilled holes. I put the TV on top and had it decorated by time my husband came home from work. It's a nice solid piece and looks great in our bedroom. Mission accomplished!
I needed this to accommodate sewing notions in my sewing room that's also my office and guest room, so needed something better than the usual particleboard products. This is a very nice looking storage bin and my mesh front shoe box storage containers fit perfectly (it takes two boxes). It isn't a heavy duty bookcase, so if you're looking for heavy item storage I don't recommend it. Now for the bad part: the assembly. The instructions are almost unreadable and totally inadequate. Even my son-in-law, who is an experienced cabinet maker, couldn't figure out how to get it together, so he built a couple more pieces to hold it in place. Afterwards he figured out that we had the cross pieces that make the boxes too far back but that was too late to help. So: I'd recommend it to a really good friend (I'd help them put it together) but think twice unless you have experienced help.
I love, love my new bookcase! Some people said it was hard to put together, but I'm a 65 year old woman and I had no problems....I just followed the instructions. If the holes don't match up, then look at it again. You probably have the pieces mixed up or turned around. The color is perfect, it's sturdy and I love the style. I chose not to put on the back pieces and it looks great! I've had so many compliments!
In my opinion this is an awesome piece of furniture. The shelving wood is very sturdy however the backing is made of thin wood like sheets. The piece was not at all hard to put together. It is important to follow directions. I'm using the bookcase as a TV stand with the my flat screen on the top. It looks nice. I'm happy with this purchase.
The color and style are very nice. The top was damaged when I took it out of the box but I was able to glue the pieces together. The directions were easy to follow and it was not hard to assemble; although, I did have to make some of the pre drilled holes bigger to make the pieces fit. The back pieces do not fit just right but they are against the was and not visible It is not as sturdy as the other pieces that I bought but I looks fairly nice.
Love this bookcase and storage unit. It is a great color and size. I love the height of it. It holds a lot and the cubes make it nice to be able to store items I. Different compartments. I would buy it again. It could only be better if it had doors on the front of it. It does require assembly, which took a bit of time.
This is a very nice piece. Putting it together was a little tricky (two sections you had already put together had to be secured to each other without "undoing" the sections). I did it myself so it's definitely doable. I decided not to attach the back board, giving it a more open look with the wall behind it. The beadboard on the sides was perfect to blend in with another piece in our living room!
I'm very pleased with this product. I bought the matching end table to go with it, and both have a gorgeous deep chestnut-colored finish, just like the picture portrays. The wood is very solid and sturdy.. The items arrived quickly. Very very pleased, and I'm looking at buying another product in this line to make it a trifecta.