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32" Carson Horizontal Bookcase with Adjustable Shelves - Threshold™

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$190 when 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

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.

Threshold™: Looks like home, feels like you.
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: Hardwood, Wood Composite (Frame)
Surface Material: Melamine
Features: Open Shelves
Assembly Details: Adult Assembly Required, Tools Not Provided
Number of Shelves: 7
Maximum Shelf Weight Capacity: 25.0 Pounds
TCIN: 13556941
UPC: 677446126436
Item Number (DPCI): 249-14-0239
Origin: Imported
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it.

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 57.5 inches length x 16.5 inches width x 8.5 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 72 pounds
We regret that this item cannot be shipped to PO Boxes.
This item cannot be shipped to the following locations: Northern Mariana Islands, United States Minor Outlying Islands, APO/FPO, American Samoa (see also separate entry under AS), Puerto Rico (see also separate entry under PR), Guam (see also separate entry under GU), Virgin Islands, U.S.
This item ships in its original packaging, revealing what’s inside. ·Details

Return details

This item can be returned to any Target store or Target.com.
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 - 6 years ago
  • A: yes, you can leave off the back board if you'd like

    submitted bySharon - 6 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 - 3 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 - 6 years ago
    Target staff support
  • 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 - 3 years ago
  • A: Has been holding my 55" TV for about five years now, have never had the back on. Works just fine and quite honestly one of the sturdiest pieces of furniture that I have ever purchased.

    submitted byM - 11 months ago
  • 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 - 6 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 - 5 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 - 4 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 - 5 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 - 5 years ago
    Target staff support

Q: Is it easy to assemble?

submitted by MsYan - 6 years ago
  • A: took 2 women about 3 hrs

    submitted bySharon - 6 years ago
  • A: No. it's a total pain and the holes don't line up.

    submitted byHeather - 1 year 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 - 6 years ago
    Target staff support

Q: How much weight can the top of the bookcase hold?

submitted by Supastah199 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 7 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 - 5 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 - 7 years ago
    Target staff support
  • 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 - 7 years ago

Q: Can this hold a 55 gallon fish tank which weighs about 500 pounds

submitted by how much can it hold - 2 years ago
  • A: Hello - Thanks for asking! This horizontal bookcase offers multiple adjustable shelves you can arrange to suit your needs. The maximum top panel weight is 80 lbs.The maximum middle shelf weight is 65 lbs. The maximum bottom panel weight is 25 lbs. Have a great day! - Tania

    submitted byT - 2 years ago
    Target staff support
  • A: Hello - Thanks for asking! This horizontal bookcase offers multiple adjustable shelves you can arrange to suit your needs. The maximum top panel weight is 80 lbs.The maximum middle shelf weight is 65 lbs. The maximum bottom panel weight is 25 lbs. Have a great day! - Mia

    submitted byMia - 2 years ago
    Target staff support

Q: Can I paint this piece?

submitted by JMGriffith - 2 years ago
  • A: Hello - Great question! You can paint the item. Thank you. - Kay

    submitted byKay - 2 years ago
    Target staff support
  • A: Hello - Thank you for your question. This would be an awesome addition to your home! Yes! You can certainly paint it if you wish! Thanks! - Thomas

    submitted byThomas - 2 years ago
    Target staff support

Q: Which color is made of solid wood?

submitted by workingmom - 6 years ago
  • A: none. they're all pressed wood.

    submitted bySharon - 6 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 - 6 years ago
    Target staff support

Q: Is it possible to use this piece as a TV stand? Is it easy to cut holes for wires?

submitted by Wendy - 6 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 - 6 years ago
  • A: Yes! We are doing the same thing and the back piece is easy to cut into!

    submitted byMeagan - 6 years ago

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

submitted by Annie - 6 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 - 6 years ago
    Target staff support
  • A: no. the shelves cannot be moved.

    submitted bySharon - 6 years ago

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4.3 out of 5 stars with 2909 reviews
89% would recommend
1867 recommendations
design: 4.61 out of 5
quality: 4.05 out of 5
ease of assembly: 3.78 out of 5
value: 4.34 out of 5

Perfect

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Jhp - 13 days ago, Verified purchaser
After searching for years, this looked like the perfect bookshelf for a specific place in our home. And I was right! Assembly is a bit of a challenge, and I don't think I could have done it myself. Thankfully, my son (and grandson) was willing and able. It's perfect and priced quite reasonably.
quality: 4 out of 5
ease of assembly: 3 out of 5
design: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Need assembly directions.

3 out of 5 stars
Need assembly direction - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
There are no assembly directions available online as stated.
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Carson bookcases

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Becky - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
I wanted sturdy, attractive bookcases for my sewing room. These are perfect. Very well-made and so easy to put together. Even extra hardware was included.
ease of assembly: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
design: 5 out of 5
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Unfortunately, arrived damaged. I'm out 50 bucks I paid someone to assemble it.

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Aew - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
The bookcase arrived damaged. I paid someone to assemble it as it was for a project and the damage I discovered after it was assembled. TARGET initially wanted me to return it which was going to be problematic, obviously. I had to call them and graciously they refunded me because I could not wait for a new one to come. Pictures are just some of the highlights. I’m not sure it was damaged in shipping. It may have been damaged prior to that. I question their quality control. It had arrived in good condition. It may have been the perfect solution for the project.
quality: 2 out of 5
design: 5 out of 5
ease of assembly: 2 out of 5
value: 3 out of 5
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Picture of the espresso color shelf is wrong!

3 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
CRich - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
The shelf color espresso is wrong. The picture in the Target app is a reddish/brown. The shelf in the box is black. I bought the reddish brown color a few years ago and love it. (Also have 2 white ones) Target needs to change the picture of it, because returning this heavy bulky item isn’t easy.
ease of assembly: 3 out of 5
design: 4 out of 5
value: 3 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
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Pretty piece.

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
SuperD95 - 6 months ago
It really is a great piece. However after putting it together noticed there was a crack in the bottom shelf. Too much of a pain to disassemble to take it back. I hope it holds up.
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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Image doesnt match the actual

2 out of 5 stars
Meh - 8 months ago, Verified purchaser
The actual color is probably two shades darker than the advertised photo, which is not a small difference.
quality: 4 out of 5
ease of assembly: 4 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
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Just what I needed!

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Vindy - 8 months ago, Verified purchaser
It's a pretty nice looking shelf that fits in well with the rest of my bedroom decor and has plenty of space. Assembly wasn't really difficult per-se, it's just a little bit tedious and takes a few hours. There's a lot of hardware, but it's all well organized, packaged together according to which step they'll be used for while assembling. It uses a mixture of dowel pegs and cam locks to join the pieces together. It may look a bit confusing at first, but if you pay careful attention to the instructions, it's not difficult to figure out, and it all comes together pretty easily. This method of assembly also makes it so that if you ever need to disassemble it for any reason, it would be relatively easy to do so. The middle shelves aren't adjustable, so they'll mainly be for small books or decorations, or large books could be layed down flat on them. The side shelves are adjustable and it's very easy to do so. All you have to do is just move the support tabs to different holes, then place the shelves on top of them. The top right corner of mine did arrive with some minor damage. And looking at the other reviews, I see that a few others also had a similar issue. In my case it was very minor, and it's not a huge deal in my opinion, but it's something to be aware of when buying. Another thing to be aware of is that the Espresso color doesn't match the pictures shown here. The pictures shown here make it look like a dark brown with a reddish tint. The actual color though is the same as any other Threshold or Brightroom furniture in the Espresso color, i.e. it's a very dark brown that will look like an off-black with subtle brown undertones in most indoor lighting.
design: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
ease of assembly: 4 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
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Decent but not what the picture looks like

3 out of 5 stars
m - 8 months ago, Verified purchaser
I have 2 of the bookcases from this collection in Espresso and wanted to buy this horizontal one to put between them so the would all match. The color in the picture looked like it would match the Carson Bookshelf. But once it arrived it is more black then espresso. I just saw another review said the same thing. Very disappointed. Also was damage to one of the back corners on top which from looking at the reviews is a common issue with this collection. Was so happy with the bookshelves, but disappointed with this bookcase.
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I wish the colors matched what the pictures show.

3 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
H - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
This goes for all Target furniture, assume the color of the actual item is darker than the picture. Its also a little wonky and needs spacers under the legs for it to be level.
design: 3 out of 5
ease of assembly: 2 out of 5
quality: 2 out of 5
value: 2 out of 5
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Great item for the price

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
L Gress - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
this item was great. the only negative was on for the rear support pieces was missing the holes for the cam lock so I had to screw it to put those together.
design: 5 out of 5
ease of assembly: 4 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Love it

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Texasgirl - 10 months ago, Verified purchaser
It was very easy to put together and it turned out really nice.
ease of assembly: 5 out of 5
design: 4 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Professional office look

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Olivia Le - 10 months ago, Verified purchaser
It was so easy to put together. The hardware for each step was separated neatly. It took about 45 min for assembly and it just took one person. I paired this with the matching tall bookshelf for a professional office look. It’s great for home offices for those who work from home and take a lot of video meetings.
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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Nice-looking shelf

5 out of 5 stars
Jennifer - 11 months ago, Verified purchaser
I really liked the color & style of this shelf to replace an outdated one. Was fairly easy to assemble, and functions well.
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e

4 out of 5 stars
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avidshopper - 11 months ago, Verified purchaser
Good piece for the low price
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Instructions are vague

3 out of 5 stars
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Rashe0276 - 11 months ago, Verified purchaser
if it wasn't for the assembly instructions of this shelf I would give it a 5. however the instructions are vague its basically pictures. it seems intimidating at first because there are so many nuts and screws but once you get the hang of it, it's okay. also the cam lock screws were annoying. this was tedious and it took 3hrs to put together
design: 5 out of 5
ease of assembly: 1 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Looks good, but obviously inexpensive.

3 out of 5 stars
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Linda Marie - 11 months ago, Verified purchaser
After much time and jerry-rigging to make the top piece fit properly on the unit, it looks fine. One of those products that you know it won't be a fine piece of furniture as the price was low, but if you want it for a spare bedroom or lower level, it'll do fine. I wouldn't put much weight on it though.
ease of assembly: 2 out of 5
quality: 3 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Meh

3 out of 5 stars
Alliecan - 11 months ago, Verified purchaser
Just okay . Not the best quality but not terrible.
design: 4 out of 5
ease of assembly: 2 out of 5
quality: 3 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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A very decent shelf but...

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
CindiLoo - 11 months ago, Verified purchaser
This is a nice shelf for the price. I bought it to go with the Espresso Carson cabinet I had gotten a few years ago. Even though it is from the same collection and I got the same Espresso color, it is not the same. The upright cabinet has more of a red undertone which is what I was looking for. This shelf doesn't have that, although the color is nice. I was able to put it together without any issues and it seems sturdy enough. I looked and looked for the shelf dimensions before I bought it and could not find them so here they are: center shelf is 18.75" wide and side shelves are 15".
design: 5 out of 5
ease of assembly: 5 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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not easy to assemble

2 out of 5 stars
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dette - 11 months ago, Verified purchaser
too difficult to assemble
value: 2 out of 5
design: 3 out of 5
ease of assembly: 1 out of 5
quality: 3 out of 5
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