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  • mission style bookcase
    Verified Purchase

    Some of wood damaged on corners and scratched and multiple screw holes did not line up. With good help I could not assemble this properly. End result was wobbly, not all screws in properly, very disappointing. Hoped to put this in living room but didn't--now strictly a lousy storage thing in closet. Wish I could have returned it! And allen wrench quit half-way through project. Do not buy this! I am usually very pleased with over-stock, not this time.

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  • Great Style and Value
    Verified Purchase

    This Bookshelf was very nice looking, easy to assemble and is very sturdy. The directions were a bit sparse, so I would recommend laying the pieces out first to be sure everything is in the right direction and the top shelf is on the top, etc... We were able to assemble this in less than 60 minutes! Also, delivery was very fast and without a scratch!

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  • Good for the price
    Verified Purchase

    This is a pretty good shelf for the price. I bought it because I liked the airy open design. My house has pretty low ceilings, so I don't want to use bulky, heavy-looking furniture. Despite the open design, this shelf feels pretty sturdy. I'm storing mostly books on it. I used common sense when I loaded up the shelves (ie heavier books on the bottom, progressively lighter things above). It was not hard to assemble. I did it by myself (with a couple beers) in about an hour. One bad thing - the little allen wrench they give you starts wearing out (ie the corners start rounding out and it becomes more difficult to turn the screws) with the last couple screws. It felt a little rickety while I was building it, but when it was all put together and standing up, it seemed much more sturdy. It does lean forward a little, but that may be due to my thick carpet.

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  • The Best Value-Shelf
    Verified Purchase

    The Mission -style Solid Wood Bookcase was fairly easy to assemble (putting the shelves in place proved to be challenging because this is supposed to take place before the back of the shelf is attached). While the shelf is lightweight, it takes up very little space, but I am able to attractively display all my knick-knacks. The shelf is sturdy, it appears to be durable, and I'm considering purchasing another!

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  • Mission style bookcase
    Verified Purchase

    This bookcase arrived within a week of ordering it. The color is darker than I thought it would be but it is OK. I assembled it by myself in about an hour and it went together beautifully. I suggest you assemble it on a table top or work bench. The Allen wrench that is included is not really strong enough for the job so I suggest you use a stronger one. I had no problem at all with the screw holes lining up. Every one of them was perfect. The bookcase is very sturdy and the shelves are full of books. I am very pleased with how it all went together.

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  • Make your own furniture
    Verified Purchase

    Bought two of these. They are solid wood--that's the good news. What happened to me, I hope, is a fluke. In one of the boxes, I had only one top stabilizer for the mantle (instead of two) and an extra back support board, which was the same dimension, but drilled differently. As I did not have time to wait for another board to be sent to me, I re-manufactured the part with a number of complicated tricks and without a drill press. I would not wish that on anyone--nor would I recommend anyone attempt what I did.

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  • Mission stlye black bookcase
    Verified Purchase

    This bookcase is a great disappointment. I "mis-Ordered" a previous bookcase which turned out to be the wrong color and had to be returned--but at least it was almost 50% less expensive than this one. This one was difficult to assemble because a number of the predrilled holes did not line up and once assembled is wobbly. I have two other black Mission style bookcase which I wanted to match, but would return this in a heartbeat if I hadn't spent so much time and effort putting it together. I'm usually VERY HAPPY with Overstock, but not this time.

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  • Good quality materials, easy assembly.
    Verified Purchase

    The product fit the purpose for which it was intended perfectly. The finish could have been better but was acceptable.

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  • Well, it is wood...
    Verified Purchase

    So So. No instructions in the box. Phone number to call for missing items was listed on the box but it was "disconnected." I called O and they said they would try to find one and MAIL it to me. Great. Waited over a week to get it and then more for instructions? One of the small pieces on the sides was broken and I had to glue it back together and put a little paint on it to hide the problem. Additionally, there are scratches and a few nicks that were covered up on the wood before it was sent to me. They are noticeable. At least it is real wood and it does look ok.

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  • A disappointment
    Verified Purchase

    The disappointment began with unpacking this item. Faint white splotches were on the finish throughout several pieces. (Since I had the dark finish, they were noticeable.) With elbow grease and some Old English they came off. The next disappointment was three of the five shelves had surfaces heavily scratched. Sure, they won't be seen once I put books on them, but I at least want to be the one to put scratches in the furniture! Overall, it was easy to assemble, but there ought to be a law against a hardened steel hex wrench and the light aluminum screws. Assembly took only 20 minutes (but that doesn't count all the cleaning and polishing I had to do).

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  • Great Look
    Verified Purchase

    Arrived on time. I took the advice of another reviewer and put this together on a long table. Sturdy and looks polished in my home office.

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  • Ms C
    Verified Purchase

    Lovely, sturdy yet light. They open up the whole room. Books, candles, pictures and whatever is added just brings out the natural beauty of this fine piece of furniture.

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  • Nice-looking and sturdy
    Verified Purchase

    Very useful and decorative addition to our living room.

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  • Disappointing
    Verified Purchase

    Some of the components were flimsy. Other components had no clear role, but the package lacked any instructions or screws. Terrible item but kudos to the Overstock team who coordinated a seamless return and refund.

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  • Looks good from a distance
    Verified Purchase

    Rather disappointed with the appearance of this bookcase. The stain doesn't hide the many poorly finished areas, some of which were rough to the touch. It seems like the planks used for the shelves were not cut in a way that works with the grain of the wood. In addition, the shelf seems somewhat rickety when moved, and we only plan to place lightweight books/objects on it. Am not planning to return this shelf due to time constraints. However, would not buy this shelf again.

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  • Richard B
    Verified Purchase

    Did not set up well- 2 shelves split when the screws were installed. I am still using it in the kitchen to hold some pretty items. It looks ok

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  • Terrible, will not buy from here again!
    Verified Purchase

    Packaging was inadequate, gaps in box allowed many missing screws and most of the small wood caps to fall out during transit. Unit itself was dirty, had scratched finish in many places. Learned my lesson, will never buy from Overstock again!

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  • I am overrun with books....
    Verified Purchase

    This was a good price, and was filled immediately. I'd buy it again.

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  • Easily met my needs
    Verified Purchase

    Of course you have to put together. Able to do by myself. Durable, and seems well made product. I got two. Put a lot of books on them and they hold up very well. Will be have to be somewhat carful due to no full back. Would purchase again.

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  • Pretty good quality but wrench was bad
    Verified Purchase

    We tightened the bolts as tight as we could until the wrench gave out and stopped working and the shelf swayed horribly. We ended up buying a new bit set for our power drill and tightened them that way and doesn't sway at all now. There is pretty much no way anyone would be able to tighten them perfectly with the tool it comes with. Other than that, I am happy with the purchase and would buy another.

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