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48" Carson 3 Shelf Bookcase - Threshold™

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$129.99 when purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • 3 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 3 Shelf Bookcase from Threshold™. The three 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.
Dimensions (Overall): 48.0 Inches (H) x 30.75 Inches (W) x 13.75 Inches (D)
Weight: 43.78 Pounds
Holds up to: 75.0 Pounds
Material: MDF (Medium-Density Fiberboard), Plywood, Particle Board (Frame)
Surface Material: Laminate
Assembly Details: Adult Assembly Required, Some Tools Provided
Material: Furniture Hardware: No Hardware
Number of Shelves: 3
Maximum Shelf Weight Capacity: 75.0 Pounds
TCIN: 11111067
Item Number (DPCI): 249-14-0368
Origin: Imported
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 51 inches length x 15.75 inches width x 7.25 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 44 pounds
We regret that this item cannot be shipped to PO Boxes.
This item cannot be shipped to the following locations: Guam (see also separate entry under GU), American Samoa (see also separate entry under AS), Puerto Rico (see also separate entry under PR), Northern Mariana Islands, APO/FPO, Virgin Islands, U.S., United States Minor Outlying Islands
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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: Is back & sides of Carson 3 shelf bookcase wood or stiff cardboard?

submitted by Venus - 7 years ago
  • A: The side panels are wood/wood composite and the back panel is essentially rigid cardboard. The shelves are very nice and good quality. No complaints.

    submitted byDan E - 7 years ago
  • A: Hi Venus - Thanks for asking. The frame of this bookcase is made of solid wood and the back and side panels are made of wood composite. Hope it works for you! - Nathalie

    submitted byNathalie - 7 years ago
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  • A: Back is black paper with tape down the middle. Not a case for a finished back.

    submitted byPhil - 4 years ago

Q: Are these shelves adjustable? This has already been asked and answered, but the answers were both yes and no. Could someone please give me the definitive answer for the most recent/current version of this bookcase? Thank you.

submitted by hruiz - 8 years ago
  • A: Hi hruiz - Here's the definitive answer! The middle 2 shelves on the Threshold Carson 3 Shelf Bookcase are adjustable. Thanks for your patience! - Julie

    submitted byJulie - 8 years ago
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  • A: The two that I purchased in early 2016 do have adjustable shelves

    submitted byJennifer - 8 years ago
  • A: No  shelves are not adjustable,but it is a nice piece, love it.

    submitted byMariac - 8 years ago

Q: Can these bookshelves be placed together so that the tops have no gap between the tops? The legs look slightly flared outwards, which might prevent that placement. Thanks.

submitted by Oregirl - 7 years ago
  • A: Hello Oregirl - Decorating your home is so much fun! This Carson bookcase will display your favorite pieces. The legs are straight and not flared outwards. I hope this helps with the design you have in mind. Enjoy furniture shopping. -Yamell

    submitted byYamell - 7 years ago
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  • A: No, It looks like it but it is not. All 4 legs are straight not angle at all. They are not flared outwards.

    submitted byTarget account - 7 years ago

Q: I'd like to know if assembly is required and if so, how much? Thank you, Suzanne

submitted by dogmom - 7 years ago
  • A: Yes assembly is required but it is soo fast and easy!

    submitted byChameleon - 7 years ago
  • A: Hi dogmom - Thanks for reaching out. This bookcase requires adult assembly for the frame and shelves. Have a great day! - Nathalie

    submitted byNathalie - 7 years ago
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Q: What ius the height, width and depth

submitted by Leslie - 1 year ago
  • A: Hello Leslie - Thanks for your inquiry. The dimensions for this bookcase are 48 Inches (H) x 30.6 Inches (W) x 13.6 Inches (D). Have a wonderful day! - Lexie

    submitted byAnswer - 1 year ago
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Q: why would anyone buy without knowing the depth? where do I find it?

submitted by Venice susie - 1 year ago
  • A: Hello Venice Susie - Great question!! Once you are on the page for the shelf, you would scroll down and click on details to get information on the item. The Dimensions (Overall): 48 Inches (H) x 30.6 Inches (W) x 13.6 Inches (D). Hope this helps!! - Theresa

    submitted byTheresa - 1 year ago
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Q: Will a 3-ring binder fit on all of the shelves?

submitted by needingdims - 1 year ago
  • A: Hello, Needingdims - Thank you for contacting us about the Carson 48" 3 Shelf Bookcase White. Please see the following product specifications, deciding for yourself if this product would be a good fit for you need it to do. I hope this information is helpful. Have a relaxing Sunday! Specifications: - Dimensions (Overall): 48 Inches (H) x 30.6 Inches (W) x 13.6 Inches (D)

    submitted byDenyce - 1 year ago
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Q: What are the shelves made of? What is the weight each shelf can hold? Are the shelves sturdy and don't sag?

submitted by Shannon - 2 years ago
  • A: Hello Shannon - Thank you for reaching out to us. The shelfs can hold up to 75 pounds. They are made of Material: MDF (Medium-Density Fiberboard), Particle Board, Plywood (Frame), and Laminate. Have a great day!! - Theresa

    submitted byTheresa - 2 years ago
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Q: Is it possible to assemble this bookshelf without the bottom two shelves? I want to put this over a minifridge in a dorm room and put a small TV on the top shelf. Thanks for the help!

submitted by College mom - 2 years ago
  • A: No, we recommend building the item as it was designed. - Jocelyn

    submitted byJocie - 2 years ago
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Q: How do I get it assembled?

submitted by Holly - 2 years ago
  • A: Hi Holly - Thanks for reaching out. If you look up the Carson 3 Shelf Bookcase on Target.com the assembly instructions are available on the very bottom of the page. Have a nice rest of the day! - Nancy

    submitted byNancy - 2 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 1333 reviews
89% would recommend
603 recommendations
design: 4.6 out of 5
value: 4.26 out of 5
ease of assembly: 4.18 out of 5
quality: 4.09 out of 5

Great shelf

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Ltokc - 2 months ago
Love this shelf. I bought 3 several years ago at a great price in store. I wanted to buy another 48" espresso but did realize these were online. They are sturdy and survived 3 moves.
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Sturdy and looks great

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Liz - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
Easy to assemble, sturdy, looks great!
design: 5 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
ease of assembly: 5 out of 5
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Shipping isn't that great

4 out of 5 stars
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John - 8 months ago, Verified purchaser
I needed a second one this one came in with a scratch down the side. I fixed with a bit of putty
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Espresso isnt espresso at all

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
GR - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
if you're looking for a color in between black and rustic, this isn't your color and keep looking. I bought this for my nursery and it's the wrong color as advertised.
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Damage faulty pieces

3 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Laurlette - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Came with small damage to the side and a couple of the backer board screw were solid metal so I couldn’t use a screw driver or drill to install them. For my sons room so it does the job but wish some pieces were a little better quality
quality: 3 out of 5
design: 4 out of 5
value: 2 out of 5
ease of assembly: 5 out of 5
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Arrived Damaged

1 out of 5 stars
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WTR - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Arrived damaged and now we have to pack it up and take it to a UPS store. Huge hassle. We’re going to try an exchange but if the next one is damaged we wont buy again.
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
design: 5 out of 5
ease of assembly: 5 out of 5
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Color is way off

1 out of 5 stars
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Rebecca - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
I bought one of these a couple years ago and needed another one and was thrilled when I saw Target still sold these. However, the color on line looks NOTHING like the picture. The Espresso color online looks like a warm cherry/walnut brown color, which would have matched, what was sent to me is pretty much black, sadly I have to return and now I don't know where I'm going to find one to match the one I have.
design: 4 out of 5
ease of assembly: 2 out of 5
value: 2 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
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I just realized

4 out of 5 stars
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Tim - 1 year ago
I was looking at the three shelf bookcase wondering what it would look like, then I realized I have two of these sitting side by side in my den and 2 of the five shelf also in my den. I have had these since I bought this house 17 years ago, and they have been great. Mine are full of books and are very sturdy. I am probably going to buy another one but when I realized I had those 4, I thought I should give them a good review.
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Not espresso

4 out of 5 stars
Targetshopper - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Not actually espresso. It’s closer to black.
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No assembly instructions!

1 out of 5 stars
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Nancy - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Where are the assembly instructions? I don’t know if I have all the parts! Hard to rate purchase if no instructions!DUH!!!
value: 5 out of 5
design: 5 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
ease of assembly: 1 out of 5
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Perfect book case for my bedroom!

5 out of 5 stars
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Noreen - 1 year ago
Very nice, well made, sturdy, and nicely priced
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Beware of color differences online

2 out of 5 stars
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Momshops - 1 year ago
Color online is much lighter than what I received. Need to return it as it looks black instead of dark brown.
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Perfect!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Olimom - 1 year ago
This bookcase was exactly what I was looking for and at a great price to boot! Super easy to put together with step-by-step instructions. Quite sturdy for not being solid wood and very nice to look at. Fits perfectly with my living room. I honestly may buy another!
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Beautiful shelves!

5 out of 5 stars
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Lizabeth - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
I bought two of these shelves and they beautiful and of high quality!
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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Tracie D.

4 out of 5 stars
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Tracie - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
This is a sturdy bookcase. Works well for my granddaughter’s bedroom, just the right height for a 9 year old. Easy to assemble. Only complaint is that the backing for the bookcase is basically cardboard.
quality: 4 out of 5
design: 4 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
ease of assembly: 5 out of 5
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Great products

5 out of 5 stars
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Fox78 - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
love the Carson series of shelving. I have the Dark espresso in my living room and white in my bedrooms. they seem to be very durable, easy to put together and sturdy.
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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Would not recommend

2 out of 5 stars
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Meemer - 2 years ago
Cheaply made with noticeable dings everywhere. The instructions also indicated there would be pre-drill holes in the back and there were not. So that was a hassle to drill multiple holes for the back panel. The top panel also has a gap.
ease of assembly: 1 out of 5
value: 2 out of 5
design: 3 out of 5
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Sturdy high quality bookshelf

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Lynmcnic - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Quality is good. Looks more expensive than it is.
value: 5 out of 5
ease of assembly: 5 out of 5
design: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Horrible To Put Together

1 out of 5 stars
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LK - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Holes are not big enough. Dowels break. Handling with TLC the finish still chips. Not a good value for the money.
ease of assembly: 1 out of 5
quality: 2 out of 5
design: 3 out of 5
value: 2 out of 5
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EXACTLY AS DESCRIBED

5 out of 5 stars
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Happy in Virginia - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
I ordered the Espresso finish and it is beautiful! The assembly instructions and the hardware packaging were the easiest and best I have ever seen! Kudos to the manufacturer!
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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