This sturdy shelving unit has five fixed and reinforced shelves providing plenty of storage space. A powder-coated metal and birch veneer construction gives these shelves a beautiful antique look....more
This shelf has a few quality control issues as in the shelves do not match well. But they do have metal supports underneath which is better than most. There are a few visible gaps in the welds and the screws for the top shelf are way to visible. But for price and function I recommend it.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? good
Please tell us about the quality of the product. good
How accurate was the on site description of the product? good
I have seen this book shelf for sale at other "discount" online retailers for hundreds more than I purchased it at Overstock. I put it together myself and it took about an hour. WIth two people it would have gone faster. It was not hard to assemble. I put the unit in my kitchen and use it for cook books and displaying enamel wear and baskets. The grey is antiqued and the wooden shelves are Vermont Maple if matched to Minwax online color chart http://www.allreclaimedwoodfurniture.com/wood-stain-color-minwax-water-based/
This shelf would fit in with industrial,country or classic decor. It feels sturdy and I think it looks expensive. My husband loves it and everyone who has seen it compliments it's looks.
I was quite disappointed with this bookshelf. I read so many reviews and was looking roward to this shelving unit.
First, two of the shelves came damaged so I have to awkwardly place books over the scratches. I was also disappointed with the color of the shelves themselves. The color hints more towards golden that true rich brown. I compared the pictures to a separate piece of furniture I purchased on O.co and they looked almost identical in color, but in person they are least three shades off.
I was also not happy with the color of the frame. It's silver, but the black overlay is very streaky and you can see the lines from the horrible paint job and doesn't look worn or antiqued.
Overall I think this looks nice online and from a distance, but not from up close. It is sturdy and can hold many things and is a decent buy for the price.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? the wood is more yellow and lighter than the picture
Please tell us about the quality of the product. decent for the price
How accurate was the on site description of the product? the dimensions were correct
I read the reviews and the tips from others who assembled these shelves. One I did not read will be a big help to putting these together quickly and easily. We assembled the side pieces to the top shelf, per instructions, adding each additional shelf in order. the closer we got to the bottom, the more difficult it became to fir in the shelves. Our suggestion is to assemble the bottom shelf after the top one, thereby relieving the tension, and spreading out the side pieces properly. Then assemble the rest of the shelves from the top down, and tighten all screws after assembly is complete. You will still find that the overhang varies on the shelves, but they're too beautiful to notice.
My wood shelves came with some damage, so examine the shelves carefully before assembly, so nicks can be hidden. It was too much trouble to wait for replacements. There are levelers on the shelf units, and the first unit was perfectly level upon assembly, but we were never able to properly level the second. A felt pad on one leg helped. The shelving units are stunning against my teal study walls.
I love seeing this bookcase as soon as I walk into my kitchen—it looks so great and it makes me feel like I've scored a stylish hit. The tones of the metal and wood are perfect. I have a mix of regular (but nice) dishes as well as vintage pottery. It looks modern but not too modern and it doesn't look cheap, even through the price is great.
This bookshelf is a great deal. I, a middle-aged woman, easily assembled it myself and it is very sturdy, even now that it's fully loaded with books. I did need the loan of a drill to start the pilot holes when screwing in the shelves, but that was manageable. The style is elegant and fits perfectly with my Hemingway in Africa decor (well, okay, that's just what I'm aiming at). Much more attractive than the usual solid wood bookcases, without losing the "solid" feature.
I don't know specifically, but we're using this as our toy and book shelf. Each shelf is holding at least two moderately-heavy baskets of various toys and it seems incredibly sturdy. Just definitely plan on anchoring this piece to the wall if you have small kids around!mirielle20 on Jun 10, 2014
The shelves are braced across the middle by a steel bar, and I believe they could easily hold 150 pounds each.charleneny on Aug 15, 2014
Can you verify that the shelf depth is 16 inches? It doesn't look like it in the pictures. Thanks.hidz6 on Mar 24, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for your question hidz6. Yes, we have confirmed, that the shelves are 16 inches deep. Have a great day.overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 24, 2014
The shelves are NOT 16 inches deep. They are only 10 3/4 inches deep. The depth of the unit is 13 3/4 from steel side rail to steel side rail.charleneny on Aug 15, 2014
Hello, The Orleans Multi-Function Shelves by Home Styles is constructed of powder-coated metal with birch veneer shelves and vintage caramel finished tops. This multifaceted storage unit will meet all your storage needs and will complement any area in the home…bedroom, kitchen, office, living room, bathroom, garage, etc. The Orleans Storage stand is equipped with five fixed reinforced shelves. Other features include levelers on the feet for added stability. Unfortunately no, you can't re-arrange the hight between each shelve. Please let us know if you have any further question.overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 26, 2013
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