Give your home a contemporary touch with this silver spine bookcase. Its innovative design would create an eye-catching visual in your bedroom or living room. Stack it with books, photo frames, CD's or even bathroom accessories, the choice is yours!...more
Keep your favorite books safely organized in this innovative spine-shaped book tower. This visually stunning bookshelf features a versatile appearance that will add depth to any existing decor, and its 11-tier design can also hold books, trinkets, or pictures.
Enhance your home decor with this elegant book tower
Use this unique book shelf as an artistic focal point in your living area
The tall, slender design of this piece saves space and adds functionality
This shelf also features a foot rest that is accessible from all sides
This shelf is capable of holding books, DVDs, CDs, or any decorative items you may have
Set includes: 1 bookshelf
Materials: Sheet metal
Finish: Powder-coated silver
Dimensions: 55.25 inches high x 16 inches wide x 14 inches deep
55.25 in. H x 16 in. W x 14 in. D
Furniture Frame Material
Number of Shelf
More than 9
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I saw my first book tower in a retail store in black, and knew it was just what I needed, but it seemed very pricey. On checking
Overstock I saw the same idea, but in silver grey instead of black, and at just over half the price. Now that I have it I realize
that the color barely shows, and makes no difference. It was delivered in near record time. I assembled it myself, and it was
quite easy, even though I had read a review that said it was difficult. Believe me, it's easy. I am very happy with the
purchase and the transaction.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Picture was very accurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality was excellent, heavy, well balanced, sturdy
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Description of product was absolutely accurate
I have been looking to get the vertical book shelf offered by stores such as DWR and Chiasso, but the cost + shipping surcharge was too much, in my opinion. I saw this version on Overstock recently and after reading the reviews, I ordered it immediately. Bottom line: It is a good quality product, but it lacks the same design aesthetic as the other offerings. It is not glossy powder-coated steel. Rather, it is textured steel with a light gray color. It also appears slightly more boxy and bulky as far as the footprint, which is larger. It only comes in one height; I would have preferred another 12-18 inches. Even so, it's a great buy for the price and $2.95 shipping, and once you cover it up with books, it mostly disappears.
I always wanted one of these to store those "look at books" that we usually put on the coffee table, but the towers that I saw were always too expensive for my budget. It takes up so little floor space and stores so many books. I was a little concerned when I saw the five-pound per shelf limit but the heaviest books are on the base and everything is fine. It was easy to assemble and my friends rave over the "book sculpture" in the living room.
I own a number of spine-style shelves, but all my existing ones are Sapien Bookcases. I assumed these would be similar, and they are; however, the quality is not as good. The edges and welds are a bit thrown-together seeming, and the fact that the shelves must be screwed on instead of just lifted in like the Sapien style is a bit annoying. This makes it harder to remove or add shelves as needed. Also, the distance between shelves is less useful on this model; the Sapien shelves are wider apart and fit a good quantity of books. On these, I had to leave some of the shelves off to make room for larger stacks.
I'm not a metallurgist, but the finish on these seems almost sprayed on, and sort of chintzy in a way that is hard to qualify. Also, instead of nice embedded rubber feet on the large base, these just come with adhesive pads.
Not terrible, but I would actually recommend paying just a bit more for better bookcases of this style.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Fine
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Decent quality, slightly shoddier than expected
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate enough
I have been eyeing these spine bookcases all over the Internet. Many companys and manufacturers offer them in a ton of price ranges, most of them at least 60 to 80 dollars more than here. I bought this and placed it in my bedroom. I am very satisfied. It took my husband about 8 minutes to assemble and he had no problems whatsoever. All pieces were completely straight and perfect. The shelf holds a lot of books for the small footprint size. I would recommend this to my friends, that is if they don't already die wanting one when they see it. It's so much better than those cheap compressed pieces.
I originally found this product on an expensive modern website. But I always check overstock for better deals. It was not only also on overstock but half the price! I love this piece! You can put the shelves where you want which made it more convenient for our purpose for it which is children's books.
Easily assembled, with included allen key. NO other tools needed. Took maybe half an hour. Looks great! I always wanted one of these vertical book towers, but couldn't spend the usual $$$. I was so glad to find this on Overstock at such a great price, and with book on the tower, you can't tell any different. Love it!
I was going through my cookbooks as I had no more space in the kitchen bookcase for them....I realized that it was like giving away a collection I still wanted to keep and I needed to organize them and display them at the same time. I found this online and read reviews carefully; liked the price on this one (about half compared to other sites) and the fact that it organizes books in a less bulky way. It arrived late in the evening and I told my husband women said it was easy to put together and I would do it tomorrow. Next morning when I got up, he had already taken it out of the box and was looking at the directions (unlike me he loves to assemble things) It looks very nice our kitchen corner. It took about 20 min. for him to put it together with me holding on to the spine. He liked how the directions were drawn; "like a blueprint". He did say it would have been nice if they added an extra screw, but nothing was missing, so that was no problem. Unlike some, the color of grey looks fine in my kitchen; no need to spray paint it. I don't think it looks cheap either. Big heavier books on the bottom make the shelf bow if you put too many on, but just a few works; smaller ones as you go up and cooking mags at the bottom helps with my magazine clutter habit. It arrived well packed; no issues on that.
One answer below says the unit weighs 30lbs. and another answer says the shelves weigh 8lbs each. Which is correct?
And how much weight can each shelf hold?sgee1 on Aug 15, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello, sgee1. Hope your day is going well. We apologize for the confusion. Each shelf will hold up to 9 pounds. The entire item weighs 33 pounds. Thank you for shopping with us and please feel free to contact us again with any further questions.
overstockcustomercare1 on Aug 21, 2013
Thank you so much for your interest in the Spine Book Tower. The manufacturer tells us that it is wall mountable and the base is not removable but we all know that in America that this great country was built on things we were told we should and shouldn't do. The whole unit has to be assembled so if the base is just not put on then it is removable and you can do anything you want with your unit, it's yours and if you want it on the wall then it can be mounted on the wall. We hope this was helpful and have a great day.
overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 12, 2013
The base is 16 inches wide x 14 inches deep. The shelves are slightly bigger than a DVD case.overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 14, 2012
Are the dimensions provided under description for the wide base, which looks wider/larger than the individual shelf stacks? If not, what are the dimensions of the base?kamsui on Feb 18, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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