As I was putting in the third screw for assembly, the "board" cracked across the two pre-drilled center screw holes. This type of material cannot be repaired, so the entire bookcase was useless and had to be trashed. I ended up going to the local lumberyard and having boards cut to size and putting my own solid wood bookcase together for about the same cost as this piece of junk. I had to go to the extra work of staining it, but I also got to choose the color, so the end result was great.
overall cant seem to be upset considering the price. However the product is made of very low quality materials. There was a slight crack in one of the boards and i decided to assemble anyway rather than go through the hassle of shipping a return. The screws were also of low quality, as one of the boards fell during assembly and bent the screws in the package (i ended up straightening out the best i can with needle nose pliers and hammer). Also, the placement of the pegs for shelving is not sufficient and leaves very limited options regarding spacing and leaves some pegs exposed that are not being used. While failry simple to assemble, it is rather time consuming for one person to do on their own and upon completion the bookshelf was a little wobbly. In the future i would not repurchase or recommend to someone else.
Am using this bookshelf to store a slew of paperback and hardbound art books in my studio. I laid the bookshelf on its side and use the shelves as bookends/dividers. The unit is perfect for the purpose and the space on top of a deep flat file. Gives better support than a wall shelf since books are so heavy.
Needed a bookcase for my cookbooks in my kitchen, only had an awkward place left to me, and this fit the bill, matched my cabinets to a tea. all my books fit. just can't buy anymore unless I use the buy one get rid of one rule (that somehow dosent work for me) so we will have to come up with a plan, but for now it's great.
I am very upset about this book case...I bought it to go in a narrow space in my closet (12 in wide) and per the description it should have fit perfectly. The description is WRONG. It is not 12 inches wide. I'm already halfway through building it so I'm not sure what I am going to do, I would find another place for it, but I find it to be pretty unattractive :( Very disappointed overstock....