I searched for something the perfect size and, after assembly, the actual height is 34 1/4 inches, which is 1/4" too tall for the space I wanted to put it. The description says 33.5 inches and the additional 3/4" ruined it for me.
I love this ladder bookcase! It is well made & sturdy. My husband said it was a challenge to put together but it looks great. I had to withhold a star because Overstock's description of the width dimension was almost 2" off! They list the INSIDE dimension of the shelves (24") not the actual outside dimension of the the side ladder which is 25 3/4". I have a very limited space that was 24" exactly and now it sticks out past the wall! I'm going to keep it because I love the way it looks but I was very disappointed in the lack of accuracy of the description. I spent hours searching online for a bookcase at the 24" dimension. Overstock, you need to do better! Your customers rely on your item descriptions!
I had read a few of the reviews that mentioned this isn't made with real wood and I was a bit concerned, but when it arrived yesterday I was so very pleasantly surprised at the quality of the bookcase! This weighs almost 70 pounds and it's solid as a rock! The shelves are a dark wood and they are beautiful...they look hand-scraped. It took me only about 1/2 hour to put this together by myself (I only asked my husband to help me turn it over when putting the second side of the shelves together as it is heavy)! (One tip for assembly - the bookcase comes with an Allen wrench tool, but if you have an Allen bit for a cordless screwdriver, I would use that) - (That's what I used and I zipped through assembling the bookcase)! Otherwise you have to hand tighten every bolt, and there are 25 of them. I saved myself a lot of time using the cordless screwdriver. (Just be sure you don't over tighten them as you'll strip the bolt)...I LOVE this piece and am so very happy I purchased it. (Also, be sure to use the tipping prevention hardware which is included) - this bookcase is tall and will prevent tipping. It's easy to install and worth the effort to prevent any accidents. LOVE THIS ITEM!
I ordered this bookcase for a spot under a window. Knew it was a little too high but had legs that could be cut down to make it 34 inches instead of 36. Could not find a 34 inch that was at least 31 inches wide. Color was same as shown and it looks good but my husband was Very annoyed that all the holes were too big for the hardware sent. He made some adjustments but for the price you would expect a little better product. But it looks good, had to place a decorative jtem over the scratches on top.
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