Simple Living Margo Mid-Century 3-shelf Bookshelf

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ITEM# 17721937
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    ITEM#: 17721937

    Group reading materials and decorative pieces on the three roomy shelves of this bookcase. This Margo bookshelf from Simple Living brings a fresh mid-century modern look to your room and comes in several finish options to fit your existing decor. Capped solid-wood legs provide sturdy yet lightweight support for your belongings.

    • Mid-century modern bookshelf
    • 3 fixed shelves
    • Solid wood legs
    • Lightweight design
    • MDF construction
    • Assembly required
    • Measures 59.5 inches high x 36 inches wide x 11.8 inches deep
    • Shelves are 13.3 inches high x 34.6 inches wide x 11.75 inches deep (each)

    Assembly Required

    Specs

    Features
    Style Mid-Century Modern
    Material MDF, Wood
    Finish Antique, Painted, Walnut Finish
    Shelf Type Bookshelves, Display
    Assembly Assembly Required
    Back Panel Open Back
    Color Blue, Brown, Gold, White
    Number of Shelves 3
    Product Features Solid Wood
    Set Includes 1 Piece
    • Disappointed
      Verified Purchase
      Option: Antique Blue

      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.

    • Verified Purchase
      Option: Champagne Gold

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      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.

    • Verified Purchase
      Option: Walnut Brown

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      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.

    • Stylish and Functional Bookshelf
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      Option: Antique Blue

      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.

    • Verified Purchase
      Option: Walnut Brown

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      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!

    • Like it
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      Option: Walnut Brown

      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.

    • Verified Purchase
      Option: Walnut Brown

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      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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    • Simple Living Margo Mid-Century 3-Shelf Bookshelf
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      Option: Antique Blue

      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.

    • Looks Great
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      Option: Antique Blue

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      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.

    • "COOWELL" !!
      Verified Purchase
      Option: Walnut Brown

      MAY HAVE TO BUY ONE MORE! Was looking for some GROOVY shelves to store my Vintage Jazz LP's collection for my new pad, these shelves was right on the money! ...Peace.

    • Disappointed
      Verified Purchase
      Option: Antique Blue

      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.

    • Stylish and Functional Bookshelf
      Verified Purchase
      Option: Antique Blue

      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.

    • Like it
      Verified Purchase
      Option: Walnut Brown

      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.

    • "COOWELL" !!
      Verified Purchase
      Option: Walnut Brown

      MAY HAVE TO BUY ONE MORE! Was looking for some GROOVY shelves to store my Vintage Jazz LP's collection for my new pad, these shelves was right on the money! ...Peace.

    • Not for records
      Verified Purchase
      Option: Walnut Brown

      Cheap wood . The bottom boards bent u shaped immediately. Then one collapsed. Don’t buy if you want something sturdy.

    • Happy Overall
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      Option: Antique Blue

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      Assembled product looks just like the photo and it wasn't too hard to put together. The instructions did call for putting glue (included) into all the little dowel holes, which was a little annoying because I'm kind of sloppy, so I was constantly wiping away little smears of glue. As far as stability, eh, you get what you pay for. It wobbles a bit if you push on it. But overall, it looks great and though I've loaded every tier down with books, and the shelves look like they will stay straight.

    • Conversation starter beauty!
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      Option: Antique Blue

      Pretty subtle gray blue color that blends well. Easy to put together. I'm 55 and not mechanical, but did it alone. Plenty of glue for dowels, cam locks, very little twisting of the wrist required. So nice. I will put it in a darkish space at the end of the hall to lighten the area. 50's tv lamps, books, doilies. oddities will look great. Great sturdy bookshelf of good weight for balance. Thanks!

    • nice
      Verified Purchase
      Option: Antique Blue | Walnut Brown

      Pegs must be completely inserted or they will break through the laminate during assembly. I split it twice but not in a noticeable spot. Overall, product is very pretty and perfect for my need.

    • Great Shelf!
      Verified Purchase
      Option: Antique Blue

      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.

    • Stylish for the price, with some flaws
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      Option: Antique Blue | Antique White

      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.

    • Verified Purchase
      Option: Antique Blue

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      I love this shelf! This is the 3rd one of this style I've ordered. They are easy to assemble and Look great with my decor. I get complements on them all the time.

    • Verified Purchase
      Option: Walnut Brown

      Not as pictured. I ordered to medium wood finish, which shows brass/golden legs between each shelf and that isn’t what I received. Easy to assemble however.

    • Verified Purchase
      Option: Walnut Brown

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      Cute style, but VERY flimsy with many lightly damaged spots, right out of the box. The unit quality wasn't what I had expected; seems like a *** shelf from the big local discount store. Shorter than I thought (I went by the photos and failed to measure, so be sure to measure first). I'm 5'8" and my chin tests on the top of the unit. MUST anchor to the wall (tab included with unit) or it WILL tip over. If you have no kids, not many books and this is going into a quiet, dark corner, it'll be okay.

    • Verified Purchase
      Option: Antique White

      Perfect for storing my LP record collection. Highly recommend anchoring shelf to wall to help stabilize.

    • Verified Purchase
      Option: Blush Pink

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      I was very excited about this bookshelf when ordering it. We began assembling it and after having put several pieces together already, some of the parts we pulled out of the box had chipped paint revealing white under the pink paint. Because we had already assembled multiple pieces, we could not return it. Unfortunately, some pieces were chipped on both sides making it impossible to hide it by turning it toward the wall. There was quite the amount of chipping resulting in the bookshelf not looking new but used. I ended up throwing it out, which is a shame because I essentially threw out money. Disappointing experience overall.

    • Verified Purchase
      Option: Antique Blue

      Thid shelf is a focal point in my living room

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      Option: Blush Pink

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      Wow. What a beautiful shelf. Soft pink. Midcentury style. Great lines. Easy to put together. Did it myself. Directions a little confusing. Just gotta lay it all out.

    • Verified Purchase
      Option: Champagne Gold

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      I bought this because I liked the modern design. It looks great in my bedroom and the color is warm and inviting. It was very easy to put together and is lightweight

    • Verified Purchase
      Option: Walnut Brown

      Great sleek look but a little unsturdy/wobbly.

    • Verified Purchase
      Option: Antique Blue

      Easy to put together. The color is great. Does not look like cheap furniture.

    Questions & Answers

    • Q:

      "CAN THIS BE ASSEMBLED WITHOUT THE TOP SHELF "

      • A:

        No, it cannot be assembled without the top shelf.

      • A:

        Absolutely! I actually have mine separated--- I use the bottom two as a entertainment unit in the bedroom and the top one as a little bookcase under a window.

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    • Q:

      "Can this be assembled without the top shelf or do you sell one with just 2 shelves? I need a lower bookshelf"

      • A:

        No, it cannot be assembled without the top shelf. It is only available as pictured.

    • Q:

      "How high is each shelf? I would like to use this as storage for my vinyl collection."

      • A:

        Shelves are 13.3 inches high x 34.6 inches wide x 11.75 inches deep (each)

    • Q:

      "Are the shelves deep enough to use for turntable and amp, as well as albums?"

      • A:

        Measures 59.5 inches high x 36 inches wide x 11.8 inches deep Shelves are 13.3 inches high x 34.6 inches wide x 11.75 inches deep (each)

    • Q:

      "Can two of these units be put together to look like one"

      • A:

        You can do so, however they might not sit perfectly aligned depending on the floor and wall. There isn't any included hardware for attaching them.

    • Q:

      "Is the Blush Pink with gold legs out of stock? I really love to purchase one!"

      • A:

        This should be back in stock by first week of April

    • Q:

      "Does it fit standard sized records? It looks like I could stack a bunch of records on the shelves, but I'm not sure."