So this is not really a wood product as I assumed it was before I received it. It is particle board even though it is "eco friendly" particle board. But for us our needs were very specific in regards to size and color and this fit the bill along with the right price. As others have posted, the shelving situation could be better. Right for us but expectations were not high.
I really appreciate the eco-friendly nature of this product. Easily assembled without tools, but use a gentle hand. The manufacturer includes only enough paper-peg dowels to put it together; no extras in case you crush some. Looks great at first, but after a year the finish sort of warps. Kind of irritating that it must be picked up and handled by the bottom to move it. But it is very lightweight and sturdy. Used as a t-shirt cubby. American company, products made in Taiwan.
These shelves are actually quite elegant. The thickness of the components lends to a sturdier build and is more pleasing visually then, perhaps, the thinner ik*a bookcases. They are pretty easy to put together; actually the hardest part was sliding the backing along the grooves. Everything else goes together very fast. The materials are from eco-friendly, sustainable sources. My own misgiving is that on my first order, I thought these were real wood and not composite wood. The glues in these can off-gas toxic fumes, so if you have children around these (or even just for your own peace of mind), you might want to brush a quick coat of non-toxic sealant on them to lock the gases in. I bought 2 of these bookcases, as well as the more slender counterpart offered, and I lined all three against a wall in my office. A good buy and very well-designed product.
white sheets of packing material are ridiculous to deal with. they break apart leaving white pieces of junk everywhere. they can not be recycled. the polyethylene or whatever material will be on this earth forever!!!! Please use plastic or some other packing material that is eco-friendly.
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