32" Carson Horizontal Bookcase with Adjustable Shelves - Threshold™

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$190When purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • Multiple shelves help you store a variety of items of various sizes
  • Adjustable shelves let you create the look you want
  • Sturdy hardwood gives this piece lasting durability
  • Horizontal design brings timeless style to any room
  • Assembly instructions linked below under the "From the manufacturer" section

Specifications

Number of Pieces: 1
Dimensions (Overall): 32 Inches (H) x 53.9 Inches (W) x 13.6 Inches (D)
Weight: 66.44 Pounds
Holds up to: 200.0 Pounds
Material: Oak Hardwood, Plywood (Frame)
Finish: Lacquered
Surface Material: Melamine
Assembly Details: Adult Assembly Required, Tools Not Provided
Number of Shelves: 7
Maximum Shelf Weight Capacity: 25.0 Pounds
TCIN: 17315139
UPC: 677446139047
Item Number (DPCI): 249-14-1424
Origin: Imported

Description

Create the perfect look for any room with the Carson Horizontal Bookcase from Threshold™. This horizontal bookcase offers multiple adjustable shelves you can arrange to suit your needs. Place in your home office, living room or bedroom to store books and DVDs. Decorate with a variety of knick knacks or even plants to add your own personal touch. This bookcase is made from sturdy hardware ensuring this addition to your home will be built to last.
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 57 inches length x 16.5 inches width x 8 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 71 pounds
We regret that this item cannot be shipped to PO Boxes.
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This item must be returned within 365 days of the date it was purchased in store, shipped, delivered by a Shipt shopper, or made ready for pickup.
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Q: Ideally I would have this bookcase be open (without the back board). Am I able to assemble it and leave that piece out?

submitted by Nola - 5 years ago
  • A: You don't have to have the back on...it is plenty stable without it and if you really needed the extra stability, you could attach it to the wall.

    submitted byDanaR - 2 years ago
  • A: No... I have this bookcase and although the material that covers the back is lightweight, it is necessary for stability. It is attached all the way around and through the structure.. I did cut holes for cords etc which was fine. You could possibly cut one or two sections.

    submitted byCarla - 2 years ago
  • A: Hi Nola - I'm glad you're checking. For the stability of this bookcase, it's best to follow the assembly instructions. It's intended to be enjoyed as it appears, with the back board. Hope that helps. –Terra

    submitted byTerra - 5 years ago
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  • A: I believe so, we got this bookcase last night and it's just a thin piece that unfolds to be attached on. It doesn't help the structure or stability etc. I would think you could leave it off. Hope this helps!

    submitted byMeagan - 4 years ago
  • A: yes, you can leave off the back board if you'd like

    submitted bySharon - 4 years ago

Q: Can you use this piece for a 40" flat screen tv to sit on top? I like the look of this but I really need a tv stand. please someone answer my question! Thank you.

submitted by Angie H - 4 years ago
  • A: I used mine as a TV stand and it was fine. As long as the TV is a flat screen/not heavy, it works very well for that.

    submitted byNancy - 3 years ago
  • A: HI Angie, The Target Team Members response is accurate, but you should check out the Carson Media Options. There is a 43" Carson TV Stand - Threshold™ and a 44" Carson TV Stand - Threshold™ with multiple finish options.

    submitted byDHU - 4 years ago
  • A: Hi Angie H - This is a great bookcase to show and hold some of your favorite things. It's not intended to be a TV stand. Thanks! - Shelly

    submitted byShelly - 4 years ago
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Q: Is it easy to assemble?

submitted by MsYan - 5 years ago
  • A: No. it's a total pain and the holes don't line up.

    submitted byHeather - 3 months ago
  • A: took 2 women about 3 hrs

    submitted bySharon - 4 years ago
  • A: Hi MsYan - Thanks for your interest in this bookshelf. According to other guests reviews, this item is very easy to put together, you just have to follow the directions. Hope it works in your home! - Melissa

    submitted byMelissa - 5 years ago
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Q: How much weight can the top of the bookcase hold?

submitted by Supastah199 - 5 years ago
  • A: The answer from a "Target Team Member" says a maximum of 65 lbs, but in the description it says max weight capacity is 200 lbs. Which is accurate?

    submitted byTyler L - 5 years ago
  • A: Hi Supastah199 - Thanks for asking about the Threshold™ Carson Horizontal Bookcase. Each shelf, including the top of the bookcase, can hold a maximum of 65 lbs.

    submitted byJulie - 5 years ago
    Target staff support
  • A: From what I've experienced, a lot. Of course there's a limit but so far it's been able to hold everything I have needed to put on top of it. Very sturdy.

    submitted byIsabella - 5 years ago

Q: What is the back piece made of? In a previous answer you stated that it provides significant structural support, yet it folds down the center. If you can fold it, then it can't be wood.

submitted by Profe17 - 6 years ago
  • A: I don't have this particular shelf yet (just considering it), but from experience with similar types of shelves, the backing is used to provide lateral stability by preventing the vertical sides from shifting side-to-side at an angle. Without the backing, there isn't anything from preventing it from wiggling side to side, eventually loosening the screws or pegs holding them in place. The backing provides tension to prevent that and it doesn't need to be fully rigid in compression to do that.

    submitted byhiroo - 4 years ago
  • A: The backing is make of a slightly stronger material than cardboard its thick and stands up well but honestly I just took mine off.

    submitted byYukey - 6 years ago
  • A: Hello Profe17 - Thanks for your interest in the Carson Horizontal Bookcase. The bookcase backing is made of particle board. I hope this helps. Enjoy your shopping. -Yamell

    submitted byYamell - 6 years ago
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Q: Which color is made of solid wood?

submitted by workingmom - 5 years ago
  • A: none. they're all pressed wood.

    submitted bySharon - 4 years ago
  • A: Hello Workingmom – We're glad you're interested in these Carson bookcases. Each variety is made up of a combination of solid wood, plywood, particle board and fiberboard. We think you'll appreciate their sturdiness and versatility. – Aaron

    submitted byAaron - 5 years ago
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Q: Is it possible to use this piece as a TV stand? Is it easy to cut holes for wires?

submitted by Wendy - 5 years ago
  • A: Our TV is mounted on the wall above, but we use the bookcase to house our cable box, router, video game consoles, etc. Drilling shouldn't be a problem. We were able to easily (and carefully) cut out rectangular openings with an x-acto knife.

    submitted byAnabel - 5 years ago
  • A: Yes! We are doing the same thing and the back piece is easy to cut into!

    submitted byMeagan - 4 years ago

Q: Can all the shelves be moved, especially the middle ones.?

submitted by Annie - 5 years ago
  • A: Hi Annie - Add your personal touch to this stunning bookcase. The center shelves are fixed and the outer shelves can be adjusted. It’s a great addition to any room. -Terra

    submitted byTerra - 5 years ago
    Target staff support
  • A: no. the shelves cannot be moved.

    submitted bySharon - 4 years ago

Q: Is there any way to get color swatches in order to match other furniture?

submitted by MB - 5 years ago
  • A: Hi MB, Swatches are not currently available for the Carson Collection.

    submitted byDHU - 4 years ago
  • A: Hi MB - Thanks for shopping the Carson Threshold™ collection. Please reach out to targetsupport@toofurniture.com to request swatches of this item if available. Hope you find the color you are looking for! - Terra

    submitted byTerra - 4 years ago
    Target staff support

Q: If shipped to store or home is bookcase already assembled

submitted by Pat - 5 years ago
  • A: Hi Pat - That’s a great question. This stunning bookcase does require some assembly. Hope it works well for you, thanks! -Terra

    submitted byTerra - 5 years ago
    Target staff support
  • A: No, it is not. It’s easy to put together.

    submitted byDanette - 5 years ago
4.3 out of 5 stars with 3028 reviews
90% would recommend
1844 recommendations
quality: 4.05 out of 5
value: 4.35 out of 5
ease of assembly: 3.81 out of 5
design: 4.61 out of 5

Power drill required

3 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Ktink - 11 days ago
Holes not drilled properly, the holes on mine were not big enough to fit the provided screws. I needed to drill the holes again for it to work
value: 4 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
design: 4 out of 5
ease of assembly: 2 out of 5
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Not a statement piece

2 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
haley - 15 days ago
Not too difficult to assemble but came with a handful of chips & scuffs — too heavy to take back & return or exchange.
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 3 out of 5
design: 3 out of 5
ease of assembly: 4 out of 5
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Decent, but several pieces damaged

3 out of 5 stars
Mallory26 - 16 days ago
It was easy enough to put together but I wouldn't put anything super heavy on the shelves (disappointing seeing as it's a bookshelf) and there were defects/imperfections in several of the pieces. For the price, I at least expect to have no scratches or dents in my items when they're still in the box.
quality: 3 out of 5
design: 4 out of 5
ease of assembly: 5 out of 5
value: 3 out of 5
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A headache

3 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Kristy - 22 days ago
set about 4 hours out of your day if you're gonna assemble this. 🙄 it was a miserable experience putting this together. some screw anchors didn't fit the assigned holes, thus causing the table to be wobbly. eh. it'll do for now. but it's not a good quality or sturdy table. only gave three stars cuz it's pretty stylish.
design: 5 out of 5
ease of assembly: 1 out of 5
quality: 2 out of 5
value: 3 out of 5
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Good

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Trash swing - 24 days ago
Easy to build great quality for the price
quality: 5 out of 5
ease of assembly: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
design: 5 out of 5
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Looks good from afar, awful quality problems

2 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
DannyJ - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
From a distance, the piece looks great. Up close, the quality is lackluster and arrived with many defects. Was really disappointed... this isn't the most expensive item, but the $50 bookcase it replaced never had these issues. I expect better from Target.
design: 4 out of 5
ease of assembly: 2 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 2 out of 5
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Nice piece if you want to put in the time to build it.

4 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
riguez - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
It looks very nice and I like the size. It took me about and hour and a half to put together because of how many parts there are. The directions are fairly easy to follow.
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Color is off, finish uneven

2 out of 5 stars
Jim P - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
The color is much darker than pictured - almost black. Tere is one pot - on the top - where the finish is a bit uneven and is lighter there.
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How do I obtain another Walnut one??

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Stephanie - 2 months ago
I have one of these, now I have a larger wall and would like to purchase another and they are nowhere to be found in this color! How do I order?
design: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
ease of assembly: 5 out of 5
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Nice!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
ECshopper - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
Excellent quality! A little tricky to put together, but happy with the end result.
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Great item!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
TSM - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
Loved this item. Easily put together & is a solid piece of furniture.
ease of assembly: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
design: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Love it!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
RM - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
The quality is great! The instructions on paper are jot the best but there’s YouTube videos on building this that are extremely helpful.
design: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
ease of assembly: 4 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Decent Bookcase

4 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Kiesa - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
So far, this seems like a decent bookcase. I bought this bookcase because it was one of the few I found that had legs that wouldn't block our air register, was short enough to go under the window, and would fit my cookbooks. Quality seems fine so far. The one I got did not come with any dings or scratches. I was able to put it together by myself. The instructions didn't seem any worse than other furniture. I liked how they grouped together the screws and dowels needed for each page of instruction. Unfortunately, I didn't read the other reviews carefully enough to realize that the middle two shelves can't be moved, they're structural. This gave me less shelf space than I was hoping for.
ease of assembly: 3 out of 5
design: 4 out of 5
quality: 3 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
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Nice!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
VLG - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
Beautiful piece of furniture! Fast delivery.
design: 5 out of 5
ease of assembly: 4 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Color doesn't match description

2 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
ksvossler - 4 months ago
I had high hopes for this bookshelf. I got the espresso but it looks black. So I’m returning it.
ease of assembly: 4 out of 5
design: 4 out of 5
quality: 2 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
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First one arrived damaged. Also the 2nd one

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Josh - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
I received 2 of these now. I was refunded and discounted on the 2nd one. But it also has scratches in it. Not quite as bad as the first one. Although when you get something new it is nice to not have any damage to it
design: 5 out of 5
ease of assembly: 3 out of 5
quality: 3 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Tv stand

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Emily - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
Love it. Sleek and sturdy. Instructions were easy to follow.
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Tv stand

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Emily - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
Love it! Sturdy and sleek. Instructions were easy to follow.
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Color is misleading

4 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Rchl - 5 months ago
Pretty easy to assemble and looks nice, although the color is very misleading. The espresso brown that is pictured online is nothing like in person. It looks like a reddish-brown online but is nearly black in person. Kind of disappointing since it doesn’t match the other wood in my house, but other than that it’s great
ease of assembly: 4 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
value: 3 out of 5
design: 3 out of 5
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Quality shelf, not great for books

4 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
AK - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
Good quality and it matches the other Carson bookshelves we have. Only problem is the middle section shelves are too small to fit books upright, so it you were planning to use the entire thing for books they would have to sit flat. Shelves are quite deep.
value: 4 out of 5
ease of assembly: 4 out of 5
design: 3 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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