I absolutely love these shelves! I have had them for about three weeks now and I couldn't be happier.
There was only one problem, (below) which being a single gal who knows her way around a hardware store, wasn't really that big of a deal. First, the delivery man brought them all the way up to my 3rd floor walk up apartment! Not sure if that is an Overstock thing, or delivery man thing but I'm gald he/she did it beucase they were super heavy. Happy about that!
Next, I put them together all by myself. No need for help if you know what you're doing. The problem with these shelves is that the dowels included that you use to attach the shelf to the base are a fraction of an inch too small, leaving the shelves very wobbly. I went to Ace Hardware and bought new 1/4" dowels for about $3 for 30 and replaced them and now it's all fixed. No wobbles at all.
If the dowels in your package slip in and out of the holes too easily they are too small. Run to the hardware store quick and get new ones before you continue. Normally, dowels should be hard to put in and you should need to almost use a hammer to get them in for a snug fit when building shelves. This is the only reason why I gave them a 4 out of 5.
They seem to be very study as well - I've got lamps and glass vases on the top shelf and a 20 pound candle in the middle of one of them too. I'm not worried at all about anything falling. :-)
Couldn't be happier! They are a great find!
These are a nice medium to dark brown color. One person could put these together, but it is MUCH easier to have two. Instructions are easy, but the pictures pretty much show how they need to be put together. Each shelving unit is two smaller pieces put together. There is a small tapered corner where they connect. They stand about 6' when leaning against the wall. I use both of these to hold my entertainment system components (not my tv), dvd's, playstation, and some art. They aren't the sturdiest you'll find, but they hold everything well and look really nice. They are great for the price. I wouldn't return them if I had the chance.
these are a great color, dark brown. Easy to put together. But the mounting brackets to hold them to the wall is really a piece of white canvas? A strap? really ugly. And the shelf is not going to be sturdy enough without some kind of brace. The shelves are kind of wobbly so my husband screwed each shelf into the wall. Even if you used the strap brace, I think the shelves would need something else to keep straight.
I like them, the price was right and I would buy again but you will probably have to reinforce them and I didnt realize that!
I have more books than I know what to do with and could never find shelves that I really liked. A friend of mine had similar shelves and I began to search for a pair that would match my decor. The pair of leaning shelves matched perfectly with pieces I already own. Although there are about a hundred screws, dowels, etc--the packages do not come labled--they were easy to put together and look terrific!
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
How is the quality of the product? great quality--stands well next to **** and other quality furniture
Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? yes
These shelves turned out to be better than what I was expecting. The quality is very nice. Sturdy for what I was intending to use them for. As a pair, they make a great set on either side of the fireplace. We use them for cd's and my husband's collection of old military books. They display very nicely.
I've had these for over a year now and they are definitely as advertised, if not better. Solidly constructed, easily assembled (if you're used to doing assembly), and nicely designed. The color was true. Only neg would be that they can streak your wall if you allow them to slide sideways, so be careful. Would definitely order more and just might..
We purchased the set of two ladder shelves, and have placed them on each side of our fireplace. The shelves were assembled by one person fairly easily. All parts were included in the package and the product was in excellent condition upon arrival. The color of the cappuccino shelves are a medium-dark wood, but not quite as dark as espresso. The shelves support surround sound speakers (small and large), dvr and dvd player, and numerous picture frames, candles, vases, and decorations. We have a cat who likes to climb, and we have not had to worry about anything falling over with these shelves. There is a hidden third leg on each unit under the bottom shelf that allows for sturdiness even when not leaning against a wall. We shopped around for nearly a month and this was the best price we found for this quality product.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color matches what was shown on site.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality of the product is high; shelves are very sturdy.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? The on site description of the product was accurate.
I was leery of purchasing these shelves based upon some of the reviews. However, I followed one of the reviews and purchased new dowel pins to attach the shelves. You will need 40 - 1/4 X 1 1/4 inch dowel pins. They will cost around $ and are well worth it! The shelves are super sturdy and have no wobble at all. Instead of using the included strap to attach the top of the shelves to the wall to keep from shifting, I used Velcro pictures hangers by Command Strip. Any hardware store carries them. They worked great! This is going to complete my home office! I am SO VERY HAPPY!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfect!
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good Quality
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Great!
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