I purchased this in the walnut color (there was only white and walnut as the two options) several years ago. It's held up well, there's no bowing (and I've placed some heavy books... strategically) on the shelves. It looks really nice. I've had it both vertical and horizontal (currently) and have used it as a TV stand as well.
Love the Margo Mid-Century 3 shelf bookshelf! We have two of them in the walnut - and they are beautiful. The quality of the wood is excellent and we like the detail of the brass feet. My husband had them assembled in about 45 min to an hour. The blue one (pictured in the ad) is a bit different - the quality was not quite as good as the walnut. The blue is beautiful, but it nicks easily and the wood is white underneath. We also had an issue with one of the panels not having the holes drilled for the cam locks. We had a drill and were able to fix the issue - but that might not be the case for all buyers. Overall - I love the look of it - as it fits the style of my room. If I was to purchase a fourth one..I would go back and get another walnut one instead of the blue.
This is a lovely unit, solid wood, with an attractive finish, and pleasing proportions. I like the glass doors, which show the contents. The finish is a little darker than it looks in the photo, but that worked out to my advantage, as it almostly perfectly matched my dining table and chairs. There were four problems during assembly, which could be resolved by the manufacturer with better quality control. 1. Certain parts are fastened using cam locks. When fitting together two of the panels, I found that one of the three cam screw holes was drilled about 1/8 inch off-center, so it didn't align properly with the cam lock. After a few tries and little force, I made it fit, and since there are two other cam locks holding this panel, the end result is solid. But I wasted 15 minutes messing with this to get it right. 2. The back panels are very thin, cheap wood laminate. The stain chosen for these two pieces does not match the rest of the cabinet. This is not so critical, since one side is to the wall and the other is inside the cabinet. But you'd think they'd have used a matching shade of stain. Also, if you plan to place the unit so that the back is visible (not common), you'll be looking at a darker shade than the rest of the cabinet, with lots of shiny brass screws visible. 3. The surface of the back panels is not sanded totally smooth, so when the finish stain was applied at the factory, it left light spots all over both sides of the panels. I took some MinWax Walnut stain and applied it to even out the appearance on the inside surface of the panels, which would have been noticeable whenever you open the cabinet. 20 extra minutes spent on this that shouldn't have been needed. 4. When opening both doors, they rub slightly on the lower shelf, along the hinged edge. The pre-drilled holes for the hinges should have been 1/16" higher to avoid this. It's a minor annoyance that the doors don't open perfectly smoothly. And over time, this rubbing will wear away a patch of the finish. For me, it was not a big enough issue to spend the time repositioning the hinge screw holes. When the wear becomes visible, I'll just touch it up. If it weren't for these assembly and quality control issues, I would give this cabinet 5 stars for design and appearance. I'm very happy with how it looks, and the construction is very solid. Good value, too.
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