I bought 3 of these for my library and I absolutely love the look -- they have a contemporary feel and are also functional. Very easy to put together, though the only problem is that, if you're doing this on your own, you'll have problems hauling it upright because it is so heavy. There are, however, 2 negatives: 1) At least 2 pieces of "wood" from each box was damaged and scratched during the shipping process. I either turned it around or arranged it upside down to hide the damages. 2) Included are these little plastic nubs to hide the holes where the screws went in. I suppose they're slightly better than the paper stickers, but I'm finding these nubs, raised slightly from the shelves, can make sliding books in and out a bit of a problem.
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes