The shelves were very easy to assemble and look great. They are a nice rich dark wood and look best next to each other. I have books, plants, frames etc on them and didn't have to mount them to the wall even though I have them on hard wood. If you are looking for a nice bookshelf for not a lot of $, I would definitely recommend theses!
These are exactly what I was looking for and they look great in a small room right near the living room. We have some heavy books on there as well as decorative items and it's quite sturdy. They look great and store many items. Easy to put together, I did both by myself. I looked at several stores online and in person and I would highly recommend these for anyone looking for leaning ladder type bookshelves both for price and quality.
The leaning ladders were decently easy to assemble. The cam bolts seem to cause a little trouble but if you are patient, you will be fine. The directions state that 2 people are needed for the assembly......but that is not true. I assume it would be "easier" w/ 2 people, but definitely not necessary. Also, I only received half of the bolts and screws necessary to assemble. Not sure I would purchase again.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color is very red compared to the picture on the site. Looked to be more of a true walnut or expresso in the pictures online.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality looks to be average/good at best.
I was very happy with this purchase. Took my husband an our to put together with minimal curse words. Good quality, heavier than I expected them to be for more stability.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color exactly as I thought it would be. Dark capuccino.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good quality compared to others I have seen in stores. Seem sturdy. We had friends including their toddler over and he ran into them and they didn't budge. We will probably find a way to baby proof them once our little one gets more mobile.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate.
I purchased one of these shelves for $$$, along with 2 of these shelves http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Walnut-Five-Tier-Ladder-Shelf/3939132/product.html for $$$ total. It turned out that the 2-Piece shelf was just 2 of the singles and there was no benefit to buying this option. Thankfully Overstock reimbursed me for $$$. But fair warning, if you are looking at these shelves, you are better off buying them in singles!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? as expected
Please tell us about the quality of the product. as expected
How accurate was the on site description of the product? poor
I loved my two leaning bookshelves. Moved 3 different places with both shelves in great condition. The finish & shelves are so pretty....But after 1.5 years of moderate use ie....few rows of paperbacks & 1-2 hard cover books on the lower shelves, the bottom ends of the shelves were starting to split and delaminate where the wooden dowels connect ladder. My bookshelf eventually ended up slumping over because the bottom shelve could not longer support itself.
I still haven't found such a nice bookshelf for the price so I've just going to order another one.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? More red, like a cherry finish
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality was too good to be true, except for one fatal flaw.....
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
when I spoke with customer service about not having instructions they told me that they will notify the parts department and let me know within a week when they will either mail or email me the instructions. I got very upset with this. I have all these floating parts all over my living room and now i have to wait to assemble this which is ridiculous. I don't recommend this at all!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color was fine but I ordered 2 Ladder Shelf Set and neither came with instructions
Please tell us about the quality of the product. the quality of product is very poor. As soon I started to use my hammer it came apart
How accurate was the on site description of the product? not at all accurate
Hello mermis! I love these shelves! These do come with brackets for the wall, but many customers have said they are heavy enough and sturdy enough to not need mounting. I hope this helps. Thanks for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on May 29, 2013
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