We were excited about this shelf based on the photos and reviews but are honestly disappointed with the quality. The blue is indeed greyes and antique. It seems more country than modern to me. It took perhaps an hour to put together. Two panels were chipped (white) so they had to be assembled to face the wall. A few of the holes for hardware were slightly misaligned but it was easily solved. The wooden legs between shelves were very poorly made and poorly painted. We tried to put the worst in back and turn the chipped sides toward the wall. The legs at the bottom have a swath of silver paint that was not sharp nor well painted and look terrible. Lastly in the inside of each of the three shelves there are two screw caps at the top of each side that are awful looking. A book as tall as the side might hide them but if you intend to use the shelf for other things as we did they will be unsightly. They do seem to be photoshopped out of the photo shown. I took one from a similar distance and they are quite apparent. It's not an expensive shelf but I do think there are better options for the price.
Love the gold color, it gives it a chic finish, and it’s exactly the style I was looking for. It matches perfectly with the mid century modern sofas in my living room.
This bookshelf looks even better in person. It is very high quality and has metal caps on the legs, which give it that authentic mid century look. Assembly was easy as well. I highly recommend it.
This bookshelf was easy to put together, is very sturdy and made well. It weighs about 60-70 pounds, so will need help lifting it up after being built, and is such larger then I expected it to be which I do not mind. I am glad it is because all my books just made it on the bookshelf. Love the modern look and color to it. Great bookshelf for the price.
Let me say, the reviews were pretty half and half on this shelf so I decided the reasonable price was worth the gamble. I ordered this shelf in walnut. Upon opening the box and taking things out, I noticed a few marks on pieces here and there. And as previously mentioned, there was a strong smell (I’m guessing from the wood stain that was used), but it quickly dissipated. I took a Sunday afternoon to put this together and it was so easy and straightforward. It took me solo about an hour-hour and a half from start to finish. I’m very happy with the quality of this piece. It was the perfect height and width for my spot, and is a pretty substantial piece. Due to the design, it is a bit wobbly. Leaning it against the wall did the trick for me. But I’d say if you have kids or it will be heavily used, fasten it to the wall. Personally, I wish the caps on the feet were a little more gold. They almost blend in with the wood, but that’s a personal preference and I can live with it for what I paid. Overall a great piece for a great price! Looks like I paid more and it matched the style of my home really well. Happy!
Exactly what I was hoping for- great bookshelf for my at home office! I got the walnut & gold finish and really like it. The geometric shape is unique and provides a somewhat mid century modern aesthetic without going over board.
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For the price, I was surprised at the quality. I purchased the walnut, and there were no noticeable scratches or dings. It's nice and sturdy, but would need to be mounted to the wall, especially if you have kids or pets. I would like it even better if the shelves were a little deeper. The reason I marked it 4 stars is because of the overwhelming smell of the wood when I opened the package. The smell has dissipated over the past few days, but makes me wonder what this was preserved with to have such an odor.
Simple Living Margo Mid-Century 3-Shelf Bookshelf, this is a great fit in our 1950's home. Love the color and it is really holding up well.
Was looking for a bookshelf that wasn't the traditional rectangular shape with adjustable shelves. Easy to assemble. Color goes well with my mid century modern living room. Legs are not metal though...just painted silver. Which looks just fine. For the price this is a great buy.
What a wonderful design for a bookshelf! The walnut finish goes perfectly with our mid-century modern decor. The price is great! I am so happy that we found this bookcase! I would recommend this to anyone.
This book-shelf is QUITE TALL. Color was exactly as advertised. I used it creatively..disconnecting the top shelf from the bottom two ( and turning it on it's side) adjacently..to turn this bookshelf into half bookshelf / half entertainment center. - see pic NOTE: TV is mounted into wall.. and NOT RESTING on bookshelf. One point worth mentioning is that music CDs (compact discs) fit PERFECTLY in-between the shelves in the 4-5 inch horizontal gap.. which is an added bonus. Overall, I'm pleased with the purchase.
I didn't expect "fine" furniture for this price but it is just "okay". Style is lovely. Execution of design lacking. I purchased the walnut version. Inside each rectangle you can see all four cam screw heads. No caps or covers supplied or are available. Even tried Home Depot! It comes with screws to attach the book case to the wall which is ABSOLUTELY necessary. It is very wobbly and will easily tip over if a child pulls on a shelf. However, when placed against the wall that has floor board molding, we could not attach the screw provided. We purchased L brackets and had to raise the legs by an inch to clear the molding. IF it wasn't all glued together, I would return it.
I had been looking for a mid mod shelf to display my collectible figures and books for quite a while since moving into my new house and couldn't find one that quite fit the style I was going for and possessed the quality I wanted, until I came across this one! The bookshelf was easy to assemble for one person and only took me about 30 mins. All parts were accounted for and they even gave you extra just in case. The quality was just as I expected and it fits in really well with the rest of my room. I especially enjoy the extra space between the actual shelves that you can utilize. The shelves are quite deep and offer more display/storage space that one might think. I really recommend this bookshelf and couldn't be happier with my purchase!
Love this bookcase for a modern touch. Good quality wood and finish on the shelves. Should hold up very well.
Looks very funky and unusual, which is what I wanted for my space. It took a while to put together -- lots of screws, and I took my time wiping away wood glue that squished out so I'd have a neat looking finished piece. I ordered the soft gold, which is gorgeous, but also scratches easily. The finish is very delicate so take care to assemble it on a soft, clean rug or cloth, and use felt bumpers on any decor you set on the shelves. I feel it's over-priced for the materials and quality, but I guess we're paying extra because it's a unique piece.
I bought three of these, two white and one blue. The white shelves come with actual metal ferrule feet with furniture glides. The blue shelf just has silver paint to look like ferrule feet and without any furniture glides. Unfortunately, if you plan to use these side-by-side as I did, there will be about a 1/4” difference in height, due to the glides. I plan to purchase my own glides and to attach them to the blue shelf. Also, the finish on the blue shelf seems fairly fragile. Just in the course of normal assembly on a soft surface, some blue paint came off revealing white underneath. And of course the blue is the hardest to match for touch ups. I wonder if the manufacturer offers touch up paint. Despite these shortcomings, they are stylish shelves for the price, especially since I got them at Black Friday prices.
Looks just like the picture and is great quality. I did not give it 5 stars because it came with some of the wooden pieces chipped to reveal white instead of the blue color. One of the legs also was missing a hole so, I had to drill it in during construction. It's sturdy and chic looking.
I purchased this mid-century style bookcase for general use, in the antique white with golgen legs. Overall, it is quite sturdy, and required a glue-and-screw assembly process with very concise instructions, easy to follow. I only wished that it came with little covers for the rather large screw hole areas that are very noticable. May not be finished-looking enough for more formal area but great for den, office, kids’ rooms, casual family room, etc.. Recommend using the included wall brace. Overall a good bookshelf for the price.
I'm typically wary of buying furniture online, since it's tough to really gauge how well made it is. Anything can look good in a photo. But since this was kind of an interesting shelf (and fit the space I needed almost perfectly) then I took a shot, and was glad that I did. Basically it reminds me of decent Ikea furniture. You'll find the same sort of dowel rods, and European-style cam lock nuts & screws that most Ikea shelves have used for decades. It all goes together pretty quickly with a lot of repeat actions, so you'll be a pro in no time. Just pay attention since there is a top piece and a bottom piece in amongst the other same-looking middle slabs. The only drawback were the small wooden posts that run between the box shelves and assume load-bearing duty. The screw holes aren't always lined up, so you have to kinda play with them to get them to line up between shelf boxes. Add in that they used the worst quality soft woods for these cylinders, and as a result there are dents and imperfections. But at least the paint job hides them as well as can be expected. And on carpeting it wobbles ever so slightly front-to-back due to it only being a foot deep. So I got acceptable quality at a halfway decent price (doorbuster deal on BF) and once assembled it looks pretty stately in my office (go for the robin's egg blue color if you want it to stand out.) Would buy again.
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