Despite a review I just read - this shelf is NOT EASY TO PUT TOGETHER! Anyone who says it is, is lying. And it says right on the instructions you need at least TWO PEOPLE to assemble this. It took both my husband and I to put this together. He was cursing the entire way due to the poor quality of the parts (stripped before we even used them), and how at times we needed more than four hands to hold things together. However,once it was together, I was very happy with it. It looks great and complements our entryway. I agree with others - I don't think this shelf is meant to hold piles of books. It's more of a decorative piece, so if you're looking for a not so fun carpentry project, and if you're NOT looking for a bookshelf, but a nice, inexpensive piece to accent a wall to hold decorative products - this shelf will be great for you!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Good - a dark walnut color