This Myra Bookcase has a weathered and timeworn patina allowing traces of natural wood and original colors to show through. The frame is made of black sand metal with each shelf providing storage for books, magazines and other decorative accoutrements....more
This Myra Bookcase has a weathered and timeworn patina allowing traces of natural wood and original colors to show through. The frame is made of black sand metal with each shelf providing storage for books, magazines and other decorative accoutrements.
Materials: Poplar wood/black sand metal
Number of shelves: Five (5)
Shelf height: 16 inches
Dimensions: 72 inches high x 40 inches wide x 18 inches deep
I bought these two 5-shelf bookshelves and the matching TV stand. I wanted an entire wall of rustic looking shelves for my newly remodeled living room but since rustic is the trend these days, rustic shelves have very expensive price tags ($1000 each isn't uncommon). At one point, I thought I would have to construct some shelves myself using reclaimed wood and iron plumbing pipe but luckily I came across these on Overstock. I had purchased the coffee table that is in this same collection and was very happy with it so decided to give these a go.
The shelves are heavy wood and look like reclaimed barn wood (I don't think they really are but they certainly look like it). The top and bottom shelves are fixed with screws and the middle three have notches that allow them to just sit on the shelf rungs. The shelves are heavy so I don't see them going anywhere. The shelves are not adjustable. The placement you see in the picture is the only configuration possible. Also, one of the shelves was not completely straight so it rocks on the unit (like your dinner table does when one of the legs is longer than the others). I fixed it by putting a small shim under the shelf in one corner. Only one shelf out of ten did this and I don't think it's the norm.
I also recommend that you attach this to the wall to prevent tipping. The shelf is heavy when it is put together and if it tipped over on a climbing child, it could really hurt him or her. The hardware to attach it to the wall t is included with the shelf.
The wood is darker than is shown in the picture. It's actually a very dark brown. I have the feeling that the light the photographer used makes the wood look lighter than it is. The wood is also rough and not smooth (which is the rustic look I was after).
One of the things I'm not that keen on is the metal support legs. They're not really heavy metal - they feel like aluminum with a powder-coated black matte finish. However, they do look good and are strong enough to support the shelves so I'll go with it.
The other problem area were the X supports on the back of the shelf. You absolutely do need these because the shelves are ultra wobbly without them. However, the two supports cross each other in the back and you are supposed to screw the two together in the middle of the "X". The problem is that the manufacturer only gives you a screw to do this and no nut to put on the screw so the two supports don't stay together even with the screw. I had to dig a nut out of my own collection and use that on the screw. Otherwise, the two supports come apart. It doesn't effect the support of the shelf at all; it just looks untidy. The middle part where you screw them together is hidden behind the middle shelf so you won't see it.
Love the rustic look of these shelves. Everything arrived in perfect condition, shelves are thick and solid. No breakage at the corners as several other reviews stated. My husband was very happy at how quickly and easily he was able to put them together (he usually gets very frustrated with things I buy that have to be assembled). I love the space between shelves. I have our granddaughters toys in bins on the bottom 2 shelves which keeps them out of site between their visits. My projects are in bins on the upper shelves and there is still plenty of room for decorative items as well.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exactly as stated. The rustic look is a perfect fit for our home.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Solidly built, heavy duty. Can hold a lot of weight. Recommend securing to the wall.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Exactly as described.
Ordered this bookshelf unit in spite of reviews that mentioned problems with notched shelves. Unfortunately, unit arrived with bottom shelf notch broken off. In addition, this same shelf was split from outer edge approximately 8" toward the center of the shelf - a manufacturing flaw, since shelves are comprised of rough-hewn planks that are glued together. In the case of the bottom shelf, the planks were so bowed and misshapen that the glue could not/did not hold them together. E-mail sent to email@example.com produced a "we've forwarded your inquiry to our parts department" reply several days later. Waited a week with no response from the elusive parts folks before sending a second request to the "info" folks. Received the exact same response several days later from "info". "Parts" folks remain silent. In the meantime, I have a product that cannot be assembled or used. Because the bottom shelf serves as a significant structural component of the unit, I wouldn't even consider an attempt to repair myself to render bookshelf usable. I've been an enthusiastic and frequent Overstock customer for multiple years and this is the first order that has been problematic. I'm underwhelmed with customer service.
We ordered this to store various items in our kids "play" room. It arrived damaged and was unusable. Looking at the construction, I can't believe that more than about half of these arrived undamaged. On top of that, it really is quite ugly (IMHO), with sort of fake weathered looked wood finish.
I love the industrial look of this bookshelf, but I am not using it as a bookshelf. I wanted to used it in my dining room for display of Pots and Pans and Small appliances such as Silver Bread Machine, Vitamix, Dishes, Plants, Cookbooks, etc. Looks sensational. Highly recommend to all. It really holds a lot and did exactly what I wanted by extending my kitchen into my dining room. Wish I could add a picture!
I was concerned about purchasing this particular one because of all the comments about how "rustic" it is, and we have a modern home. I went for it anyway, and it fits in beautifully with everything modern as well because of the very simple lines and open shelving. Love the heft of this too -- great quality. Took us maybe 15 minutes to put together. Great purchase!
Hello mnbh2011, the manufacturer provides a 1 year parts warranty for all items defective or damaged in transit. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance. Thank you for your inquiry.overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 18, 2014
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Also, do you know if it will affect the stability if I don't use one shelf? Thanksshelfelf on Jun 29, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
you need to install it together with all the shelves.greengirlinnj on Jul 1, 2014
What is the size of the box this item is shipped in? Does it come in one box or multiple boxes?farrhoff1 on May 3, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello farrhoff1, the box dimensions are H: 8 x W: 21 x L: 83 inches. It weighs 85 lbs. We do not show it coming in multiple boxes. Thank you for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on May 7, 2014
It came in One box, everything was packed in styrofoam...was extrememly happy with the contents!katzaz on May 13, 2014
Hello faf106, there are quite a few images on the product page that you can scan to see how the bookshelf looks in a room. Thank you for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 12, 2014
Do you have instructions for attaching the wall tie-down that comes with the bookcase? I can't find instructions on how to install.armada1588 on Dec 18, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello armada1588, we are sorry but we do not have the directions for the tie-down. It may be something that has just been added as we just have the basic assembly instruction. We are still researching and will add updated information if it becomes available. Thank you for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 20, 2013
What is the width of the unit from inside the metal supports? To clarify, not the overall width, but the internal width of the unit between the supports. Thanks!myles08 on Nov 27, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello myles08, Inside the metal supports, the width of the shelves is about 36 inches. Thank you for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Nov 29, 2013
What is the height between the shelves? Trying to determine what the tallest item I could store on a shelf. Thanks!diyaustin on Nov 19, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello diyaustin, The shelf height is 16 inches. Thank you for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Nov 21, 2013
I have two questions. 1) How much does this unit weigh and 2) how much weight can it hold - either per shelf or the unit as a whole? Thank you!westwood1 on Jan 9, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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