This is a nice floating entertainment cabinet. Easily put together if you just follow the instructions. I just organized everything and made sure everything that was supposed to be there was actually there and then just followed the step-by-step manual. Took me about 20 minutes. then about an extra 10 minutes to find the studs, mark em, center the railing below my wall mounted TV. Then drill it and hang the TV stand. Works great. Definitely worth the money for this. Treat it right and it would last you 20 years.
I needed two 4' bookcases to fit on either side of an entertainment center -- not for components (the entertainment center has plenty of shelves) but to store other things like books and baskets of "stuff." I found several 4' bookcases but most looked really cheap, had a finish I didn't like, or were too wide (I needed 2' wide). These looked PERFECT in terms of size, and they are. My entertainment center is ivory so I was going to get black as a contrast, but the lamps I'm using are a deep bronze and I thought they'd be too dark on the black, so I crossed my fingers and went with ivory (very hard to match different shades of "ivory"!). Alas, the color is slightly different -- the bookcases are much brighter (much closer to white) than my entertainment center, but they are pretty close, and if it ever really starts to bug me, I can just paint them black. Assembly was very easy -- took maybe 15 minutes for the first and 10 for the second, but then, I'm the type who reads the instructions over about 20 times before I start as I am not mechanically inclined in the least. I do wish that the screwdriver they included was a right-angle one, as I have relatively small hands and I still had a bit of a hard time tightening the bolt in a couple of places. Not a big deal, though, and certainly not enough to take off any stars! I am very happy with my purchase -- in fact, I may buy 2 more (in black this time) for my living room.
My first folding stackable bookcase cost *** unfinished about 20 years ago. It was a little bigger than these, and a little sturdier, but this is comparable in every respect to the ones I've been able to get since. Last week I couldn't find one in my neighborhood for ***, only online for ***, so this seemed like good deal. The two I ordered survived shipping without damage even though they looked like they'd been tossed onto my porch. The "honey" oak is a nice warm color. I put "good" quality instead of "excellent" because when I stacked them they were a little wobbly. I imagine the load of books plus tacking it to the wall will fix that but I'd prefer the bookcase seem more steady before the safety measures. I'm glad I ordered it to replace some old shelves (completely different from these) that were on their last legs. I may even order another one.
This bookcase was fantastic. It looks much more expensive than it is, and was easy to put together in about 20 minutes (I am a woman who doesn't consider herself to be particularly handy). I couldn't believe the other reviews that talked about how long it took to put together and that they needed 2 people, etc. One thing I would note is to pay attention to the dimensions in the description. I was expecting a much taller bookcase, but I didn't read the dimensions beforehand :)
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