Having read reviews beforehand, I was a little sceptical about purchasing, but my need to store my CD collection outweighed my caution - I was not disappointed. The package arrived within 7-10 days, the construction was completed by myself in a reasonable amount of time (an hour and a half in total - despite my DIY skills being minimal!), and the quality is fine and the build is sturdy enough to house most of my CD collection - I like the fully (!) adjustable shelves (not like on some other advertised products, as my collection includes CD cases of many different shapes and sizes, only one of which I could not fit in without the rest of the cabinet looking odd; it holds well over 1000 CD's. My only two criticisms are a) the case frontage columns conceal from view the first and last CD on each shelf (overcome by placing an empty CD jewel case at each end of each shelf) which could be a nuisance, and b) a little more aesthetic/practical thought could have been put into the wall fixing that stops the cabinet from falling over - I haven't had any problems with the unit tipping forward. It looks good, and thoroughly suits my purpose - my only problem is that, as this was the largest available, I will have to order another 'sister' unit to house my remaining 200-odd CD's! I would recommend this product.
The cabinet took a while to get here but I quickly put it together after receiving it. The cabinet is very sturdy, even after almost completely loading it with CD's and DVD's.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exactly
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. The cabinet is very good quality and is really sturdy after being put together
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
We purchased two of these units, as we have extensive CD and DVD collections. These units look absolutely fine, and seem to be sturdy and strong. I had to touch up some of the edges with matching touch up marker, and you cannot even see the little imperfections that were there. I cannot tell you about the level of difficulty in assembling them, as we had someone do that for us, but it did not seem to be a problem. We are pleased with them, and now need to purchase 1 or 2 of the smaller units that are available here to place above these two.
Looks nice, but since it's particleboard, the boards will crumble if you drive a nail in too close to the edge and it splits. That happened when I attached the back. The back is three sections. Each section is two pieces of cardboard taped together, so it fits in the shipping box. I had a hard time because the sections kept folding and moving. Then, I thought of gluing each section onto a thin board, cut to size, before nailing it on. That made the back more rigid and secure. A brown marker is included. I colored in where pieces fell off. Fortunately, the damage is at the bottom and covered by CDs. I would recommend if you're handy with tools. If you're like me, get someone to help.
The only reason I am giving the a 4/5 star review is due to the screws they give you to put the top piece on to the unit. Admittedly, it does warn you to be careful and only screw them in half way - but you have to judge what's halfway, so I had a couple scews poke up though the top. That's a big deal with this particle board material, as it breaks a parts and expands terribly. I repaired it as best I could, but aword of warning, just be careful not to sink those screws too far. Other than that, the case is pretty easy to assemble (the instructions are a little confusing, so I just winged it). It's also pretty study and nice looking. I purchased it for my husband's bobble head collection. It is perfect for them (depth wise) and since you can adjust the shelves, you really can't ask for anything better. We are both very pleased with the purchase for it's intended use. If I could figure out how to post a photo of the bookcase with the bobble heads on here I would, because I think it would really help to see how this unit can be utilized.
Finally we have room to organize each interest area and enough shelves were provided for our CDs as well as DVDs (& video games) and mixing them. Be warned the assembly takes space and it is heavy. I had to clear my kitchen for the assembly and put it on a rug to keep it from being scratched. I looked a long time for something like this to organize our 'stuff', so for the freedom to find entertainment at the price this is a really good deal.
We received this quickly right before the holidays. Ordered it for my husband's home office/music room. It took a while for my husband to put it together. Maybe 2 hours. The finish looks nice. It looks more expensive than it was. Holds a ton of media.
This cabinet of shelves is so cool... It comes with a way to attach it to the wall so that it will not tip forward when full. The fact that it is big and NOT deep, however it does have a wider base for added support, it is perfect. I did not want a deep shelving unit yet I needed a big unit to accommodate all my hair color product with the ability to see every thing quickly. The shelves come in a separate box and you can place them where you want, not necessarily where they show them to be.
The product arrived in a timely manner, and the box was in pristine condition. I managed to empty my old, smaller media cabinet, that was starting to fall apart, and not only assembled this one, but dusted all of the contents from the old one, and loaded this one in 2. 1/2 hours. The instructions were easy to follow. Some people complained about the weight of this product, but I found that only the bigger box was a problem. I simply opened it, laid down some old blankets, and unloaded the boxes, sorting as i went. It was no problem to assemble alone, and I am not a big woman. If you have a lot of media, and not a lot of money, I wholeheartedly suggest buying this product.
I bought this for my daughter but we were unable, even following the directions, to put it together. It took my husband and his father an hour to finally get it together. ONCE it was, we were very pleased with it. We didn't need to anchor it and it seemed very steady.
Easy to assemble and looks great. Everything was packed well. Arrives in two separate, AND HEAVY boxes. I had to call someone to help me get it In the house. Much larger than I pictured. Plenty of room for all those cds I can't bare to part with.