does this book case have a back on it next to the wall?
I read lots of reviews of other folks having a hard time assembling this shelf and after assembling a smaller unit of the same type, I thought they were exaggerations. However, this larger shelving unit was really challenging to assemble, and the cheap cardboard backing looks kind of wonky. After much cursing by my husband during assembly, the shelf looks good holding my books and for the price, it is as expected....
ITEM#: 12581013Stay organised with these economical and attractive bookcase shelves from Safco Value Mate. With easy assembly, de-clutter and enhance your living space.
Each sturdy shelf can support 70 pounds of your heaviest books and other articles. The six shelves fully adjust by one-inch increments, allowing you to customize the space to accommodate irregular-size books such as atlases and picture books or to use the shelves to house non-traditional items. This bookcase comes in multiple colors for easy integration with any color scheme.
- Shelf capacity: 70 pounds
- Color options: Black/grey/sand
- Finished product dimensions: 80 inches high x 31.75 inches wide x 13.5 inches deep
- Finished product weight: 36 pounds
- Material: Steel/paint
- Finish: Powder coat
- At least 50-percent recycled
- Shelf adjustablity: 1 inch increments
- Shelf quantity: 6
|Color||Black Green Grey|
|Furniture Frame Material||Metal|
|Dimensions||31.75 in.w x 13.50 in.d x 80 in.h|
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awful. screws do not fit the holes, terrible quality. impossible to put together. they do not refund shipping, even if selling you a faulty product, so beware. do not buy this.Read More
I read lots of reviews of other folks having a hard time assembling this shelf and after assembling a smaller unit of the same type, I thought they were exaggerations. However, this larger shelving unit was really challenging to assemble, and the cheap cardboard backing looks kind of wonky. After much cursing by my husband during assembly, the shelf looks good holding my books and for the price, it is as expected.Read More
Not the easiest to assemble, but sturdy and very nice to look at. Very functiona.Read More
I think that there should be at least 2 extra of each assembly screw and button, with the ease of misplacing one at some point in the assembly. Further, the cardboard back of the case makes it difficult to insert screws without some tearing of the hole on the cardboard, especially if the cardboard dimensions do not exactly match the bookcase housing dimensions. I recommend that the manufacturer substitute a more durable back wall to the case, to make assembly more easy to accomplish. Even a sheet metal backing would be helpful, in comparison. Finally, some verbal cues are needed with the pictures in the assembly pages.Read More
The holes do not align hard to get the frame and shelf to align. Two people can not get this to align. Backing of bookshelf is heavy weigh cardboard. Connectors are brittle plastic. Put together with sheet metal screws. Regret buying itemRead More
I have read the other reviews and thought them unfair of this product. Any furniture assembly the first time is time consuming and confusing. I bought one of these for my basement and set it up with my 11 year old son in an hour. It came with accurate instruction but because i never did this before they were confusing. If you buy these take your time and read the instructions carefully before screwing anything together, match holes and be cautious of placing parts upside down or backward (because then the holes don't line up). I did find that screwing in the shelves was challenging as they were in an awkward position. Good luck, give yourself plenty of time, this is at least a one hour project if you are not used to assembling furniture.Read More
The steel book cases are 6 shelves and are heavy. I assumed floor assembly and standing upright would be a problem with twisting. Did not happen that way, the assembly method and procedure is very good. Even though they were heavy they did not twist and are very stable.They are loaded with books now.Read More
This bookcase is simplistic. Very sound and sleek. It doesn't distract from the treasures I want to display. The directions for assembly are exact. They are what they are. Pay attention to every detail in the step by step instructions using the illustrations. If one screw or push pin doesn't line up, go to one that will. Eventually the bookcase pulls itself together without effort. Pleasant experience from start to finish. Thank you very much. *****.Read More
Bought 2 of these units for my living room. They were the style, height and look I wanted. I ordered 2 and one unit was damaged in shipment. Overstock replaced the unit promptly as their customer service is the best. I will say there is a diagram of the shelves and parts but no guide to tell you how to put them together. We did a trial and error on unit 1 and it took 2 adult males 3 hours to put it together. Since we knew how it was constructed the 2nd unit took us 30 minutes.Read More
Time consuming to put together when you are by yourself.A bit of trial and error as some screws were difficult to twist but I learned to just try a different screw and aligning holes was a pain but Once I got it completed then it was very sturdy and I fitted most of my Blu-ray Movies on it.Double Stacking and making two rows.I first used a power drill but it stripped the screws so I ended up using different types of Philips Screwdrivers to give me a good arm workout.It took 8.5 Hours to complete but I really needed it.I highly recommend having two or more Persons to help screw in the Shelves.I bought two so each one took 8.5 Hours to complete.The Sand Color one was more sturdier then the Oak Colored one but since I'm only stacking DVD and VHS Tapes and not Books on that one then no Problem.Read More
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