Well-packaged and well-designed bookcase. We ordered the cherry one. It looks and feels like real wood with a lovely cherry stain. All components were packed in protective layers. It took probably 2 hours to assemble (which I thought was a long time) but it was well worth the time. The bookcase is sturdy and attractive. Since decorating is not in my blood it helped to have 3 different photos of the 3 different bookcase colors to know what to put on the shelves. Success!
Would have given this unit a 5 except for two areas in the stain that need touch up. The stain smell was stronger than I expected when first opened but fades when assembled and in the air awhile. Color was darker and more reddish than I expected but it is a handsome shelving unit. Must install anti-tip bands if small children could grab it.
These are gorgeous bookshelves. After my initial delivery, I opened and much to my dismay received the wrong color. Overstock quickly remedied the situation and I received the correct color with a few days. Putting these shelves together was fairly simple except for one of the bookshelves (I bought 2) was labeled bottom incorrectly and it took twice as long as it should have. The major negative that I have found is the same as all of the other reviewers have noted. The bottom of the shelves are unfinished and are a red color. I could have taken the time to sand and stain but at the price they are I really feel as though the manufacturer should have finished both sides of these selves. It is not as noticeable if you fill the shelves, however, mine are on both sides of my fireplace and when you lay on the couch or lay on the floor it is very noticeable. The product is very gorgeous despite this flaw. I would order again because these were exactly the shape and size I wanted.
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