This book case is sturdy and the color is nice. There's plenty of room between the selves for large books. It is also a good height, allowing it to be put it rooms with slanted ceilings, like mine. The only down sid ...
May 17, 2011
most helpful 1-2 star review
2 of 5 stars
A half attempt at craftsmanship
If you are looking for a bookcase that has a clean, finished look, don't buy this. The shelves are only finished on the bottom, making it look cheaper than it costs.
Screws received with product were dull very difficult to screw in. Shelving material is much too dense to work with the screws provided. You will find yourself really battling to wrestle a screw into place and you will become frustrated.
I bought this for my closet and its a heavy box and wasn't easy to move it from the store to my car to my house, but I did it. Then I open it up and there's no directions, I thought whatever I've put stuff like this together before i'm sure I can do it. There weren't even enough screws to put the bottom and top together, and it wasn't opened or anything. The manufacturers are bad at their job. Not worth the trouble.
I bought two of these bookshelves today for my daughter's books. They were easy to put together and seem sturdy. They are great bookshelves for what I need them for. For [$$], I don't expect them to last forever. They are much nicer than I expected for the price.
We are about to buy our 5th of these book shelves. We have one in our living room, three in our loft, and are putting one in our bedroom now. For the price, they are perfect. I am amazed when I see people give these poor reviews, like they are reviewing this same shelf at a much higher price point. If you pay three to five times as much, sure, expect better craftsmanship! But at this price, you can't expect more than a decent looking functional shelf, and that is exactly what this is.
Assembly was difficult the first time because I didn't pay attention to which boards I was putting together. For instance, finished side vs. unfinished side. Also my boards weren't labeled. But after exchanging my set for a new set after finding a defect, assembly went very smooth. All in all, it took about 30 to 40 minutes to put everything together.I would advise that you set all the pieces out before starting. Great value.
Though I like the bookshelf, and it fits my needs perfectly, assembling it was difficult since the screws were flat, and there were no holes pre-drilled. Once I got regular screws it was much easier. Also, the back is just a piece of cardboard so I chose to not attach it. Overall good buy for the money.
I bought this bookshelf for my son's room. It was super easy to assemble. He's had it for about two years now and it has held up just fine. No cracks, chips, etc. This isn't something I would put in my living room, but for the price it's perfect for an office or kids room. Great value.
It's small, but not too small. Currently I have about all my books in it, and then some other trinkets that fit in. It was easy to assemble. It's cheap, especially for how it looks. Though, i'm not sure about the durability - has some scratchey things on it by now, but it's not bad. Some of the higher priced ones have the shelves fall out, this has not happen. This is a good buy, for anyone - student or not.
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