I bought 2 of this bookcase a few months ago. I live in a small apartment and I have tons of books, i packed 10 medium size boxes full of books. Assembly was very easy and when I finally started putting all my books on the two shelves I got really excited because most of my books were able to fit on the shelves. I was worried that they wouldn't hold because of the weight but 4 months later they are still holding strong, holding about 40-50 pounds of books. I am horrible at measures so it could be more. My cats even jump all over it and lay on top of the books. This was a very good purchase, I am even buying another because I still have several more boxes of books and knick knacks to unpack.
Easy to put together (one person takes maybe 30min), nice looking at your house and it has many functions. I use it next to my desk in the bedroom, so it gave the computer area a better look. I accommodate better the printer and paperwork and it still look great.
I read the reviews on this ladder shelf and decided to buy. I'm sooooo glad I did. This shelf hands down is sturdy, looks great and overall far better priced then others I've seen in other stores. You will not regret this purchase, I sure don't.
I live in an apartment in a city and am without a car--- this has prompted me to start buying less-than-conventionally-purchased-online products such as shelves. I chose this shelf because it had good reviews and is solid wood (as opposed to cheaper particle board). As this was my first online furniture purchase, I was skeptical of the quality of product upon arrival and ease of assembly. I was able to put this shelf together by myself in about 30 minutes and could easily lift and place it (I am a 5'8", 135 lb. female. The shelf is sturdy and can hold several books. It's a very attractive shelf and serves its purpose without overpowering a small apartment with heaviness. The only reason it does not get the fifth star is because it does wobble slightly--and I am sure this is just part of its design/the way I put it together.
I would recommend this shelf. The directions say it required 2 people, but I was able to put it together by myself and while talking on the phone. It did not take long and the directions were easy to follow, unlike xxxxx furniture. It looks just like the picture. I am really happy with the purchase.
This book shelf is great for the price!!! No, it is not a collectable piece you want to save for your kids, but it gets the job done, its stable, holds a fair amount and is really cute. I bought 2 and put them next to one another and it looks great. I am super pumped. I needed a bookshelf for so long but couldn't find a decent looking one/ something that was not total junk for a reasonable price and then I found this. Plus the fact that it ships soooo cheap is huge. Other websites delivery charges are ridiculous. The only downfall is you have to assemble it.... but it was totally easy. I am a girl who could not tell you the first thing about carpentry or tools and I managed just fine. They say you need 2 people to assemble, but it's easy with one. Two thumbs up!
The shelves are some of the best ladder shelves I have ever seen. The lip on the side of each shelf is really nice and helps to keep items on the shelf. Easy to assemble, although had an issue with two of the screws not having appropriate threading. So we just re-threaded it and then all was good. Overall, I would definitely order more of these shelves. I am very satisfied with them.
I got 2 of these shelves. I have set up one so far. It wasn't easy to put together...one of the screws was warped...so we couldn't screw one of the shelves very good...only on one side making it very wobbly. Although, the things on it are pretty light..it's not going to be moving around much. Looks pretty good...good way to showcase photos. I like the color...overall good purchase for the price...esp the shipping with overstock!!