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36" Carson 2 Shelf Bookcase - Threshold™ - image 1 of 4
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$100 when purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • 2 spacious shelves are great for storage or displaying items
  • Vertical design saves on space
  • Clean, modern lines make it easy to mix in with any style of decor
  • Assembly instructions linked below under the "From the manufacturer" section

Description

Bring the perfect mix of style and function to your home with the Carson 2 Shelf Bookcase from Threshold™. The two shelves let you display books, photo frames and knick knacks. Add an antique clock and classic books to create a timeless style or add your movie collection and phone charging dock for a more modern look and purpose.

Overall Width: 30.6 inches
Overall Height: 36 inches
Overall Depth: 13.6 inches
Distance between shelves: 12.6 inches
Distance from floor to bottom of bottom shelf: 4.3 inches
Distance between side frames: 28.9 inches
Depth of Shelf: 12.2 inches
Overall width between legs: 26.7 inches
Overall depth between legs: 12.2 inches
Number of Pieces: 1
Dimensions (Overall): 36 Inches (H) x 30.6 Inches (W) x 13.6 Inches (D)
Weight: 31.9 Pounds
Material: MDF (Medium-Density Fiberboard), Particle Board, Plywood (Frame)
Surface Material: Laminate
Features: Adjustable Shelves
Assembly Details: Adult Assembly Required, Some Tools Provided
Number of Shelves: 2
Maximum Shelf Weight Capacity: 65 Pounds
TCIN: 11111127
UPC: 677446127624
Item Number (DPCI): 249-14-0015
Origin: Imported
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 39.5 inches length x 16 inches width x 7 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 35 pounds
We regret that this item cannot be shipped to PO Boxes.
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Q: What is the total interior space by height, meaning the maximum height per shelf if the shelves are centered in the unit. I have books I intend to store in these but they are 13" high so I would need enough room for this on both shelves.

submitted by Lisa - 7 years ago
  • A: 13" books would fit - but there IS a 1" lip at the top of each shelf ... so you would not be able to put the books on the shelf standing straigt upright, you will have to put them in at an angle and then straighten them up (so there will be space left over on each shelf).

    submitted bytracey - 7 years ago
  • A: When middle dividing shelf is centered there is 12" vertical clearance in both top and bottom sections, and it is adjustable to add more clearance. 13" books could fit upright in top or bottom section, but not both sections simultaneously.

    submitted byChameleon - 6 years ago
  • A: The interior height of the shelf space is 14 inches with the shelf centered. If your books are 13 inches tall, they will fit but the top 1 inch or so will be covered by a small, front-facing piece of wood that would also prevent the book from being placed/removed on/from the shelf without turning it sideways it little bit.

    submitted byidimatt - 7 years ago
  • A: Hi Lisa - Thanks! We posed this Carson 2-Shelf Bookcase question to our team, and this is the response: Shelf dimensions are 28.8 inches wide by 10.8 inches deep by 12.5 inches high. The shelf height is adjustable. Home sweet home for your books! - Julie

    submitted byJulie - 7 years ago
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  • A: The opening is <13" (about 12 1/2 inch) but if you tilted the 13inch book it would fit within the shelf which is about 13 1/2 inches. There is just a little lip in the top and bottom of the opening of the shelf itself.

    submitted bychris - 7 years ago

Q: what is the back of the bookcase made of-- cardboard or plywood?

submitted by Mariaw - 6 years ago
  • A: Hello Mariaw - This bookcase is a handy size and sturdy to match. The frame is made of plywood. Hope you love it. - Andrew

    submitted byAndrew - 6 years ago
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  • A: The back is cardboard.

    submitted byTechblock - 6 years ago

Q: Hi! How thick is the shelf? 1 inch? 2 inches? Thanks

submitted by targetshopper - 6 years ago
  • A: Hi targetshopper - Great question! I checked on this handsome bookcase, and found that the shelf is 1.6" high. Thanks for stopping by to check it out! - Stephanie

    submitted byStephanie - 6 years ago
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  • A: The middle shelf itself is about 3/4 to 1 inch but there is an approx 2 inch piece of wood at the front of the bookshelf for a lip to keep items in. There is also an approx 2 1/2 inch piece of wood attached to the bottom piece but it is flush and does not provide a lip for the bottom.

    submitted byJC - 6 years ago

Q: If I'm going to use it for electronics, is there a hole in the backing to put wires and cords through?

submitted by CU - 6 years ago
  • A: There are no holes for wiring but it would be easy to make holes. I have been using these bookcases open-back for about 2 years. I did not apply the back panels. This allows for cord/wire routing, it looks nice and has held up well.

    submitted byChameleon - 6 years ago
  • A: Hello CU - That’s a great question. This stunning bookcase does not feature a cord management hole in the back panel. Thanks for asking! - Christopher

    submitted byChristopher - 6 years ago
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Q: Does the dividing board have to be placed in the middle or is it adjustable? I was wondering if I can place the dividing board in a way that my large books (height 13&quot;) can fit in.

submitted by VelvetElixer - 7 years ago
  • A: Yes your 13&quot; books can fit in. When middle dividing shelf is centered there is 12&quot; vertical clearance in both top and bottom sections, and it is adjustable to add more clearance.

    submitted byChameleon - 7 years ago
  • A: Hi VelvetElixer - This bookshelf will be a great home to your taller books! The middle shelf is adjustable, and you can check out the reviews for more information. Hope it works well for you! - Shelly

    submitted byShelly - 7 years ago
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Q: how long does it take to assemble by non-professional? Is there a target store in Portland, OR?

submitted by hood river - 7 years ago
  • A: Very good instructions, easy to follow, completed in about an hour.

    submitted bySandra - 7 years ago
  • A: We have several of these bookcases and my husband did them all solo. Unlike some other stores, the instructions were easy to follow. I would say a few hours and you are set.

    submitted byjimel07 - 7 years ago

Q: Can I put 3 together to make one long bookcase? Will that look ok? Is there a way to connect them all together?

submitted by Joyce - 7 years ago
  • A: Hi Joyce - We're glad you asked about this bookcase. While it isn't designed to be connected to another one, we think you'll like the classic look of these. Thanks for shopping with us. Have a great day! - Stephanie

    submitted byStephanie - 7 years ago
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  • A: Yes you can put 3 together to make one long bookcase, as I have done. They will not be physically connected but the sides line up flat and flush. It looks awesome!

    submitted byChameleon - 6 years ago

Q: In the white version, is the top of the bookshelf pure flat white? The picture online looks like it has wood grains in it. Thanks

submitted by Mom - 7 years ago
  • A: It is not pure flat white, there is a very subtle grain to it.  It is hardly noticable. I had to go and take a hard look at it just now.  If you want a formica like finish this is not for you. I have bought many of these over the years for my clients and they are always very pleased. The quality is great for the price.

    submitted bytrudles - 7 years ago
  • A: The one I bought does not have wood grain.

    submitted byRobi - 7 years ago

Q: I know the depth is 13&quot; but how tall is the area from shelf bottom to shelf top. I'm buying cube storage containers and need to know how tall they can be to fit neatly inside the shelve (bottom shelve)

submitted by Workathomemom - 7 years ago
  • A: Hi there - Thanks for asking! The Interior Shelf dimensions are 26.7 inches wide x 11.4 inches deep x 12.7 inches in height. The height is variable, depending on what the adjustable shelf is set at. Have a great day! - Matt

    submitted byguest services - 7 years ago
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  • A: top shelf opening 11.5 inches bottom shelf opening 12 inches

    submitted byDeb - 7 years ago

Q: Do anyone have the assembly instructions? I somehow lost mine.

submitted by lostfreak42 - 7 years ago
  • A: I don't have them but if you google this product you can get them on line, you can even get a you tube of how to put it together.

    submitted byWanda - 7 years ago
  • A: Hi - We want assembly to be fast and easy! Please reach out to us at 800.591.3869 to see if there's more we can do to help provide instructions. Hope this helps, thanks! - Shelly

    submitted byShelly - 7 years ago
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Carson Collection - Threshold™

About the collection
Take storage to new heights with the Carson, 5-Shelf Bookcase from Threshold. Tall and sleek, this bookshelf gives you 5 different levels to store your beloved books or display your favorite mementos. Made from durable hardwood with a versatile wood veneer finish that's easy to coordinate with your existing furniture and decor.
View Carson Collection - Threshold™ collection
4.4 out of 5 stars with 1139 reviews
91% would recommend
485 recommendations
quality: 4.18 out of 5
ease of assembly: 4.18 out of 5
design: 4.63 out of 5
value: 4.44 out of 5

Bookshelf

5 out of 5 stars
Alexis - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
Good quality for what you pay
quality: 5 out of 5
design: 5 out of 5
ease of assembly: 4 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Nice bookcase!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Tricia - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
Easy to put together and looks great!!!! Great value!
ease of assembly: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
design: 5 out of 5
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Great bookcase

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
JE - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
It didn’t take us too long to put these bookshelves and they look great. The shelves are a decent height, so you can fit taller items on them. They also include a little decorative piece that adds a nice detail to the front of the shelf. I wasn’t expecting that, but it does add a lot. They are a solid construction and we’re really happy with the two we bought.
design: 5 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
ease of assembly: 5 out of 5
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Suzette

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Suzettecpa - 6 months ago
Pretty but arrived with scratches
design: 5 out of 5
ease of assembly: 2 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Great Bar Cart

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
sabon88 - 8 months ago
I love this unit as a bar cart. Works well in our downsized home.
design: 5 out of 5
ease of assembly: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Nice book shelf

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Home cook - 10 months ago, Verified purchaser
Good assembly instructions. Very sturdy shelf.
ease of assembly: 4 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
design: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Not An Easy Build

3 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
ghoulfriend - 10 months ago, Verified purchaser
I was super excited for this shelf since I can’t seem to stop buying books and I needed something small but not a bazillion $$$ this seemed perfect. However, when trying to assemble it, I found the pre drilled holes were not done well. They were uneven and I had to drill better holes so the pieces would be flush to each other. I could have gotten a cheaper shelf and at least know that the pieces would fit automatically. Not happy about the “easy” assembly. The shelf itself is very cute though.
design: 5 out of 5
value: 2 out of 5
ease of assembly: 1 out of 5
quality: 3 out of 5
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Great bookshelf for a kid

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Megan - 11 months ago
Great bookshelf for our 4 year olds bedroom. We have it completely full of kids books and it is holding up very well! It is sturdy and decent quality for the price.
quality: 4 out of 5
ease of assembly: 4 out of 5
design: 5 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
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Bookcase

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
RhodaM - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Beautifully designed, straightforward to put together, looks beautiful.
design: 5 out of 5
ease of assembly: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Terrible quality

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Disappointed - 1 year ago
We were really excited about this bookshelf for our daughters room. But all of the pre-drilled holes were uneven so my husband had to drill his own holes and the quality is very poor so now there are visible holes on the outside that look terrible. The top is extremely crooked too from the holes being uneven. He tried to make them as even as possible without it falling apart. We are very disappointed because now that it is assembled, it is too difficult to return. Please do better on your quality checks, Target.
ease of assembly: 2 out of 5
value: 2 out of 5
design: 5 out of 5
quality: 2 out of 5
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Cracked right away.

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Alex - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Nice looking piece of furniture. Biggest downfall is the quality. Not heavy. Very frail. It cracked as I was assembling it with care. Definitely not worth the high price. Will return.
design: 4 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
ease of assembly: 5 out of 5
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Great little bookcase

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Roof - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Looks nice easy to assemble
quality: 4 out of 5
design: 5 out of 5
ease of assembly: 5 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
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Cute details

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
darcey55 - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Beautiful little bookshelf, I did end up having to order a new one because the top piece was slightly crushed. I wish you could order just one replacement piece but you have to order an entire new bookshelf just to get the one piece you need. That said, it was easy and straightforward to assemble and feels very sturdy. I love that it has a couple of added details, like the added ledge on the adjustable shelf for visual thickness and the molding piece just under the top. Very nice for the price.
quality: 4 out of 5
design: 5 out of 5
ease of assembly: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Best bookcase ever

5 out of 5 stars
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Becky C - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
I have purchased many of the Carson series and love all of them. They are easy to assemble. They are also the most sturdy bookcases I have found in the RTA world.
design: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
ease of assembly: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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2 shelf bookcase

3 out of 5 stars
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Modern Threads bed set - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
I was disappointed with this bookcase. some of the holes were to big or small. Some of the parts did not fit correctly. The right upper corner is slightly chipped. It took me over 3 hours to put together. I still kept it. I purchased a white one just like this one in 2013 and it was very easy to put together. Just disappointed.
design: 5 out of 5
ease of assembly: 2 out of 5
quality: 3 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Great Bookcase

1 out of 5 stars
Heather - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Easy to put together and sturdy.
design: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
ease of assembly: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Great little bookcase

5 out of 5 stars
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Cin - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Love the style of this bookcase. Easy to assemble and great storage. The finished product is great for the price!
ease of assembly: 5 out of 5
design: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
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White shelf

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Angelica - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Love it! It looks great!!
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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good bookshelf but not straightforward to assemble

3 out of 5 stars
Rick K - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Though well-engineered with precise construction, the assembly instruction is, unfortunately, written for engineers rather than ordinary consumers. Without clear orientation labeling of which pieces going to which pieces' edges and sides, It's easy to assume incorrectly and assemble with wrong orientations. Taking apart for reassembly can be also equally challenging and time consuming. It requires at least an hour (or two) to assemble correctly. I took 3 different steps apart to reassemble due to wrong orientation. I can see some consumers may become frustrated and return this product.
design: 4 out of 5
ease of assembly: 2 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
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Sturdy library

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Billrn969 - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Easy to assemble and looks great
quality: 5 out of 5
design: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
ease of assembly: 5 out of 5
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