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!
This shelf is exactly what I needed. My TV, accessories, tapes are on it and there is plenty of room left over. Being mounted on the wall makes my bedroom look larger. Not to mention vacuuming under it is a breeze. The whole area is so much neater. I took my time and put it together without help. Excuse me. I had help from my kitties. But of course needed a man to mount it on the wall due to it's weight (and his talent.) My TV is 36 inches. I'm sure a larger TV would fit just fine. I got this shelf on sale at a great price. This is one of those buys that just makes me smile because "I done good" with product, price, getting it from Overstock and finally finding a shelf that fulfills my need.
Great bookcase. I love the fact that it has a solid look to it due to the thicker boards used. I am 60 yrs old female and had no problem putting it together myself. Just give yourself time and the space needed. Remember gluing the wooden dowels are optional. I did not use glue in case I made a mistake. I did confuse a board once as they are numbered. Example you can have two boards that both have the number 3 on them. But they will still be different from one another. You really need to rely on the pictures and pay attention to the detail drawing. So I was glad I did not start gluing away. Really no different to put together then Ikea's stuff. In the end this piece was more like putting a puzzle together ( Which I liked the challenge). Lifting it up right and sliding it into position was easy too. I ended up buying two bookcases actually. I bought them one at a time to make sure that delivery was perfect and it arrived in good shape, with careful packaging. I give them 5 stars for that. And here is a creative tip. I have one up right and the other laying on its side to create a L shape unit. I purchased some matching wooden feet ( bed raisers) and placed them under the bookcase that is horizontal. This gave it a 4 inch lift that created a nice height to it. Ok why only 4 stars in total? It is because of the stickers they give you to cover the holes where the screws are. This is disappointing. But you can live with it. I had read that someone else created wooden plugs to avoid the stickers. Which I think is a great idea.
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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