As assembled, the bookcase does look nice, BUT it was a bear to put together. The shelves are just a little short (or the pegs are too short) After having the shelves fall out I put together a housewife's solution of a bit of modelling clay on the sides of each shelf and it has worked so far. I would have returned the whole thing except by then I had destroyed the packing materials and invested a lot of time in putting it together. The wood on this is nice looking but the case needs work.
- How accurate was the sizing? the sizing was accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. looks nice
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? no
We bought 4 bookcases because the quality of the first one we bought was excellent. It's nice to be able to buy more of the same style of bookcase along with the same color as needed. We use these in our office from the V.P.'s office to the Assistant Directors. Great buy. Will last for years to come.
- How accurate was the sizing? Size was right on the money
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Strong, good material.
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Ours was in great shape
On the plus side, the bookshelf looks great and I'm glad I bought it. I looked around for affordable (pressed wood, veneer) wood bookshelves and I'm satisfied that for the price, this is a good buy. On the minus side, the bookcase is not easy to put together by yourself - having a second set of hands to help with a couple of steps would have made the assembly much easier. As others have commented, the directions are not great. Also, the wood pins they provide don't always fit consistently in the holes drilled for them, you have try different pins in different holes to find the best match.
Just finish putting my bookcase together. I loved where all the different parts were lable and all the different screws, pin, and caps where in their own bag and labled. My only sugestion is to make sure the metal in the shelves is not sticking out. I didn't with the first shelf and it made marks on the sides.