These shelves were very well packaged. Construction is solid. 'Assembly-by-Picture' worked pretty well BUT were VERY unclear regarding the orientation of shelves 2 and 4. Had to in-assemble and re-assemble to complete assembly. Overall well-engineered... Rock-solid shelving system...
Oddly enough, I bought it to use as a liquor cabinet. I have had several neighbors who have moved away and, because they were using professional movers, they were unable to pack their liquor. I have, as a consequence, been gifted with all of their bottles. The blue blends perfectly with my two oriental rugs and I was able to put it together by myself in a very short time. Only problem is, if someone comes over who doesn't know me well, they may think I have a drinking problem.
The wood frame and shelves fit together to form a sturdy, yet light weight storage unit that is very attractive. Since we are using this in a children's room, we have securely fastened it to a wall to prevent tipping. As noted by other reviewers, this item is somewhat difficult to assemble. I found that by using a band clamp to hold the partially assembled until everything could be fastened it was possible for one person to assemble the unit without any assistance. The instructions are not completely clear concerning the orientation of some pieces. Look at it carefully as you put it together. Some pieces may need to be turned around for the fasteners to go in properly.
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