I found this listing after admiring a similar model from *****. These were much cheaper.
- Excellent price.
- Assembly time was reasonable and straightforward (about 30-40 minutes per shelf unit).
- Color is rich and lovely.
- The style is great - we're using it for a mix of books and decorative objects in our den.
- When you get up close, you can really tell they are wood veneers instead of wood.
- Each unit is separate, so you have 3 sets of shelves and they do not connect. We just stacked them next to each other.
i bought these shelves to take up space on a large vacant wall in my living room. i am using the top three shelves primarily for decor (vases, cloches, pretty old books, etc.) and the bottom two for larger collections of books and storage. they definitely look best in mass-as i added each unit to the wall i liked it better. even considering buying two more. all in all, the quality is what i expected for the price (which is the best price i could find on the internet, especially with my 10%-off coupon). my one complaint is that the pegs used to conceal the screw holes won't stay in.
shipping: arrived in two packages and took about three days (fast!).
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? the color is a little redder in real life, i was hoping for more of an espresso as pictured. but it's fine.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. as expected. i wouldn't put anything too heavy on it.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
Unit ships as 3 separate units, 2 bundled together in a separate box. Assembly is easy. Using a toothpick, place a small dab of the supplied glue on the TIP of the dowel rods. I found it easier to insert the rods into the side support rather than the shelf. Give it a day to dry before using. Fit and finish are very good, given the price range. Packaging is great from the standpoint of protecting the contents but environmentally horrible. Crumbly styrofoam "planks" that generate tiny bits of the stuff that float everywhere.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Not a classic American Walnut color but OK for inexpensive shelving
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Finish is very good, all pieces were included and fit together well
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
I live in a 750 sq ft condo so needed something to place to put my books, pictures, vases, chatzkies, etc. without being too "heavy" in appearance. These shelves served the purpose quite effectively. My ONLY complaint is that I ordered walnut, and it has a very red appearance. I thought I was sent cherry in error. Also, like other reviewers have stated, the shelves are only mounted with one bolt on each side so you can't put a lot of weight on them. Overall, I am satisfied for the price I paid for this item.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? More red than the picture depicted
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Average quality
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good except for color
I hired a professional handy man to put these shelf units together and even he struggled with them. There's something wrong about the angle created when they lean against the wall that puts serious stress on the top section joints. The handy man came back with "Liquid Nail" product to try to strengthen the connections. I had to further reinforce some sections with my hot glue gun. I can't use these as true shelving because they're too flimsy; they're mostly decorative and I've only placed lightweight framed pictures and mementos on them and I still worry that they'll come apart and collapse. Don't buy these!
I was looking for this style of bookcase everywhere but they were so expensive. I was originally only going to buy one but I did the measurements and figured why not buy three instead? these were pretty easy to put together and they look great, all three are able to fit nicely in my apartment living room. I would highly recommend these bookcases.
Arrives quickly, packaged very well. Read reviews by date, I think assembly method and quality has improved since first introduced. Pieces packaged so that all were included. Assembly not difficult, do it on carpet or blanket to avoid damage, will order more. I left off the inner screw cover knobs and used black zip ties under shelf level to secure the sections together as it is 3 separate units that don't actually hook together and I have them on carpet. Very pleased. Visualize how pieces fit into finished product and it should be simple as long as no children or dogs help you.
Hi meyersadie, thank you for your inquiry. The top shelf cannot be attached to the wall. It's actually has a little gap about 0.3 inches from the shelf to the wall. You can try to anchor the unit post purchase but this item is not meant to be attached to a wall therefore the aforementioned hardware is not included. Thanks for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on Oct 28, 2013
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