This is a beautiful bookcase, and I was impressed with the quality. I have had many comments of how great it looks in my home! It will take more than one person to put together, and it took us about an hour from start to finish.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Great
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
I was pleased with how this bookcase looks. It goes nicely in my living room, that we are redoing Directions for putting it together, were simple to follow.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? looked like I expected
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good quality. Heavy and durable.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Right on.
I am no stranger to assembling furniture, and I was encouraged by the reviews that said assembly was not bad on this piece. Maybe I just got a dud, but I had a bear of a time. First, the wooden dowels do not hold anything together and the quality control on the unit I received was very poor. Some of the holes for the dowels were way too big and the dowels would not stay in place. Some of the holes were way too tight and I had to use something to bang the dowels in. If you don't want to experience extreme frustration, make sure you have two people available for this project, at least until you get the sides of the unit screwed on. Until the sides are attached, everything is just connected by the (ill-fitting) dowels and falls apart as soon as you stop holding it together. Also, some of the screws I received were defective and not useable. This was not a huge deal. However, NONE of the holes for the screws that hold on the back panels were pre-drilled on my unit and there are between two and three dozen screws back there. I did not have a cordless screwdriver available, and the lack of pre-drilling made the project VERY unpleasant. Overall, I like the look of this piece. Once it's together and it's placed against a wall, it looks much more expensive than the $XXX I paid for it. I would recommend it. However, it definitely exacted its pound of flesh from me, and I would warn anyone that assembly is miserable but worth it.
Slightly difficult to assemble the first few pieces. It's is a beautiful finish and is very solid once fully constructed. I would purchase this again. The only fault I found was with the pieces of wood you attach as backing...not all of the pieces had per drilled holes (easy fix if you have drill bit). Overall good product and looks amazing in my living room!
I'm pleased I bought this piece!!! The color is great and it looks good in the room. The directions were easy to follow, but assembling is not for the "timid" or "impatient" person. Caution: two of the pieces for the lower, center back panels did not have pre-drilled holes as noted - it was an easy fix (for me).
The product looks nice but>>>It initially came without all the parts. Even when we got all the parts the back of the book case does not fit together correctly. So much so that we used duct tape to seal the gaps. The front looks good. If the front did not look so good, I would have returned the book case. I do have to say the Overstock Customer Service poeple tried very hard to get us parts and to make us happy.