The shipping box was a very flimsy cardboard and had some damage just from tearing, nothing that the shipper did. The tape was the only thing holding the box together. There were particals of styrofoam falling out of the holes through the cardboard. Once opened, the styrofoam went everywhere and was very difficult to get off of the bookcase pieces due to static electricity. The floor and I were also covered in styrofoam pieces the size of the tip of your finger or smaller. The directions need to be a little more detailed. The front piece of the top bar was unfinished as far as smoothness and stain. We will need to stain so it looks like the other pieces of the bookcase.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color was not even. The back panel was two different colors of stain. Stain was streaked in different areas - along one side and a couple of shelves.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Fairly sturdy. One shelve came streaked and had some splitting of the partical board on the top side. The anchor middle shelf came with a small screw size hole on the front side. The front piece of the top bar was unfinished as far as smoothness and stain.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? For the most part, it looks like the picture. There are some small differences.
- Would you recommend this to a friend? No