These are nice bookcases for this price range. The finish is a nice color, and the construction, once assembled is fairly solid. I would say the color is slightly lighter than it appears in the photo, which is fine with me because I actually wanted a dark brown rather than black. I ordered three similar cases last year, and they are perfect for books for my son's room and lighter books my husband and I have. These come with brackets for fastening to the wall, which I recommend if using in a child's room or around smaller children, since they are pretty light and could easily tip over if pulled. All in all, these are attractive, functional, and an excellent value. Delivery time was STUNNING. I ordered them Sunday evening, got them Tuesday morning. I couldn't believe it.