I put this item on my daughter's wish list last Christmas and her grandparents purchased it for her. I put the item together myself and was very impressed with the craftmanship and the ease with which it fit together. The bookcase looks adorable in her room. We ended up using it to shelve DVDs instead of books - it's the perfect size for them. In addition, my daugher loves the little "secret spot" on the top! I'm putting another one on her wish list this year - for her books!