Seriously, this isn't a bad piece of furniture, not for what you're paying, but it arrived with a lot of factory scratches and gouges. Clearly there's no sense of pride in workmanship, and no sense that a consumer deserves a pristine product. Some of it could have been prevented with better packing material--even paper between the layers of parts might have prevented some of the dings. The 'finish' is very thin contact paper, and the 'boards' are loose-pressed wood composite, so it doesn't take much to cause damage. That being said, it does what it's supposed to, even though it's essentially disposable furniture that won't survive a move or last a long time. It fits paperbacks nicely and doesn't look bad from across the room. The shelves are narrow enough that they won't likely bow as badly as when there's a 30" distance between supports. My dissatisfaction is more about the nearly-universal attitude that damaged items are perfectly fine to ship, that the only consumers who deserve better are those who can and will pay more than the national median weekly wage for a single shelf unit. Wood has become expensive, fine, but that doesn't mean that composite materials have to be manufactured with sloppy carelessness. However, I know I'm old fashioned that way, and this is the best I'm ever likely to see from anything but the most elite of manufacturing companies. Thus, my neutral review. This really is about the best one can expect anymore, whether I like it or not.
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes