I purchased 2 of these to store my old videotape collection until I can convert them to digital format. They went together fairly easily. I had one arrive with damage to one of the bottom corners. I called the company and they were great. All I did was send pictures of the damaged part and they are sending me a replacement. No issues at all. If I need more, I will definitely buy Mayline products again.
For the price point, this is a nice little bookcase. Reasonable to assemble. Pieces are not heavy or hard to work with. Has a nice contemporary look. It is sturdy for the depth of the shelving. Definitely designed as a bookcase/display case. Not for storing large files etc. Would buy again.
I like the bookcase very much. The color is good. The size fits where I need it. (The given measurements were accurate.) It was easy to put together, took less than a half hour. There are only two negatives: one is that the small plastic cap, that goes on the end of the rectangular tube the feet go into, snapped off as it was being put together. It was a clean break, so I will glue it on. The second, where the side piece was welded to the upright edge piece it was not flush, so it looks a little "off". Because of where the bookcase stands the flaw barely shows, and it was not worth the time or trouble to send it back. It is not something that can be fixed without redoing the welding. On the whole, the bookcase suits my needs and looks good.
The paint was chipped and the color for the shelves is much darker than it appears. I realize every monitor has a different color setting but I bought this specifically because I was looking for a lighter color (and it turned out to be darker). One assembled the product looks good when filled with books and decorative objects. I would have sent it back but it would have been more of a hassle and time investment than I was willing to handle. Overall, I recommend it if you can manage to get a piece that doesn't have any damage.
The Mayline bookcase arrived promptly. Although the carton was bunged up the contents were fine. Unfortunately the hardware (screws, etc) was missing. I called the manufacturer and they sent the hardware which arrived 5 days later. Once I had the hardware assembly was simple--it just screws together. It is a nice looking book case and it does what it's supposed to do. The books look happy on it.
- How accurate was the sizing? Dimensions matched those on the website.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality is good.
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes.
The product is as advertised, not too big, not too small, enough space to put your books in and the shelves seem sturdy. The reason why it wasn't a 5 is because the bars feel kind of weak, when tightening the screws it felt as if the bar hole was bending inward, I guess you're not supposed to screw too tight. Overall it seems like a good product, I've had it for a month.
- How accurate was the sizing? very accurate
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes
This was the easiest of the three products in the Mayline eastwinds products to put together. all three pieces look great when placed in a group. I have a small apt. and oneside of a room is my office and the other side is my dinning area. It works great.
It was dented in one place, a part was missing and there were no assembly instructions. That said, it wasn't hard to assemble and it looks nice while being functional. The three shelves are the same height and are tall enough to accommodate binders. Performance for the price seemed reasonable.
I like this unit. It has a sleek, modern/industrial look. The assembly was OK by myself - only had a little problem getting the shelves screwed in (they kept falling down), but I laid it on its side and then it went OK. It does come with a wrench for most of the screws, but you will need a phillip's screwdriver for shelf screws. I really like this shelfing unit - the only thing that would have made it better was if the holes on the sides were spaces the same as peg boarding so I could use my peg board hooks to hang things from the sides.
I recently bought a rather large flat screen TV but failed miserably at finding shelves to go on the wall under the TV to hold the DVD player, Tivo, etc (I did NOT want to see wires draping down the wall from the TV to the outlet). Wanting to take up as little room as possible on the floor, and too lazy to build my own shelves, I purchased this and LOVE IT!! I love that it gives me more space vertically than typical horizontal shelves, with minimal floor space used. The assembly was a breeze. It is sturdy and absolutely accomplished the mission of holding "stuff" without looking awkward under the mounted wall TV. I might add that across the top I used velcro and fabric to cover the opening of the entire book shelf to hide all the machines and DVDs. I didn't put anything on top of the shelf to give the illusion of cleanliness and organization! I love that it is functional and holds so much more stuff than I thought it would from the picture. If I had more space I would buy another one!!! Two thumbs up!
Bought this shelf for use in urban style bedroom - it matched perfectly and was easy to put together. Only took about 20 minutes to assemble. Its light weight, compared to other wood and metal shelving units I've looked at, but also quite durable.