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72" Carson 5 Shelf Bookcase - Threshold™

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$180.00 when purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • 5 spacious shelves are great for storage or displaying items
  • Towering, 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

The Carson 5-Shelf Bookcase from Threshold is the perfect size and fit for any room in the home. Made from durable wood, this bookshelf features five spacious shelves for displaying your favorite books, art and collectibles. Clean, modern lines make this piece easy to mix in with any style of decor, whether in your bedroom, living room or home office. Looks like home, feels like you.

Overall Width: 30.6 inches
Overall Height: 72 inches
Overall Depth: 13.6 inches
Distance between shelves: 11.2 inches
Distance from floor to bottom of bottom shelf: 3.5 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): 72.0 Inches (H) x 30.6 Inches (W) x 13.6 Inches (D)
Weight: 59.4 Pounds
Holds up to: 325 Pounds
Material: Plywood, MDF (Medium-Density Fiberboard), Particle Board (Frame)
Surface Material: Laminate
Features: Open Shelves
Assembly Details: Adult Assembly Required, Tools Not Provided
Includes: Anti-Tip Anchoring Hardware
Number of Shelves: 5
Maximum Shelf Weight Capacity: 65 Pounds
TCIN: 11111065
UPC: 677446127723
Item Number (DPCI): 249-14-0048
Origin: Imported
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 74.75 inches length x 15.75 inches width x 6.88 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 66 pounds
We regret that this item cannot be shipped to PO Boxes.
This item cannot be shipped to the following locations: Virgin Islands, U.S., APO/FPO, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam (see also separate entry under GU), American Samoa (see also separate entry under AS), Puerto Rico (see also separate entry under PR), United States Minor Outlying Islands
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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: How many pounds do u think that this bookcase will hold.

submitted by Spink - 7 years ago
  • A: Hi Spink - Thanks for the question. Each shelf holds a maximum of 65 lbs. Have a great day! - Matt

    submitted byguest services - 7 years ago
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  • A: no idea how many lbs but i have stacks of science/medical books on each shelf and it's doing fine. had it going on 2 years

    submitted byAD - 5 years ago
  • A: Really not sure. The shelves are very sturdy though. We use it for holding photo albums, scrapbooks and other books. Several of the books are heavy college textbooks. Hope that helps.

    submitted byCindy - 7 years ago
  • A: I've definitely put at least 60-70 lbs worth of books on each shelf. I'd say I've put even more on some and so far no buckling. Have had the shelves for more than a year and a half and very pleased with them.

    submitted byDN - 7 years ago
  • A: The assembly instructions clearly state that each shelf was designed to hold a maximum of 65 pounds.

    submitted byWayne B - 3 years ago

Q: Do I have to utilize the backing or can that be left off? I am wanting my paint color to peak through but don't know if the backing provides structural support.

submitted by boymom - 7 years ago
  • A: I agree with mom of 3 - the back cardboard provides little to no support. It would be fine to not use that. Screwing in the back also was the most time consuming step so you would save yourself a lot of work.

    submitted bySparklesa - 4 years ago
  • A: I left mine off, it looks great and allows me to have a room divider besides

    submitted byFonty - 7 years ago
  • A: Hello boymom- Thanks for asking on this tall and sleek Threshold Bookcase! As its intended design and use, we’d suggest utilizing the backing of this bookcase. Happy shopping! -Erinn

    submitted byTarget Team Member - 7 years ago
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  • A: you can definitely leave the back off. it doesn't provide support.

    submitted bymom of 3 - 7 years ago

Q: Is the bookcase in a large carton? Will I need two people to pick up this bookcase carton?

submitted by londie - 6 years ago
  • A: Hi londie - Thanks for asking about this popular bookcase. This is a pretty large box. Its shipped in a box about 74.5 inches length x 16.0 inches width x 6.75 inches height. The box also weighs roughly 64.5 pounds. Hope this information is helpful! - Melissa

    submitted byMelissa - 6 years ago
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  • A: It is boxed in a carton and it would be difficult for one person to carry without a dolly of some kind. It’s manageable with two.

    submitted byDoug - 6 years ago
  • A: Very heavy, definitely requires two people to lift the box.

    submitted bySparklesa - 4 years ago

Q: how difficult is it to put this together?

submitted by lorraine from gates - 6 years ago
  • A: It wasn’t very difficult, but it did take longer than expected. It took us (two people) about two hours to put together, and then another 30 minutes to figure out how to install the anti-tip strap to the wall. That step requires a power drill to make a hole in the wall. Everything else is easy with a Phillips screwdriver. Screwing in the cardboard piece to the back of the unit took close to an hour as there aren’t pre-drilled holes for that step and it uses 46 screws. Directions were clear and easy to follow though, parts are all well labeled and the hardware is packaged in multiple little pouches so it’s easy to find what you need for each step.

    submitted bySparklesa - 4 years ago
  • A: I have two of these that I put together by myself and didn't have any problems. The hardest part for me was attaching the back just because there aren't pre drilled holes around the sides of the frame. The instructions are clear, I didn't have any trouble following them or have missing pieces or anything like that.

    submitted byKelly R - 6 years ago
  • A: Hi Lorraine from gates – Thanks for asking! If you scroll down on the page the manufacture has the assembly instructions you can view. It does take adult assembly. I hope this helps. – Anita

    submitted byAnita - 6 years ago
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Q: When fully assembled is it very sturdy or does it have some wobble too it? I will be storing many books and need something that can handle the weight

submitted by Kurt R - 6 years ago
  • A: Hi Kurt R – Thanks for asking! This book case has a maximum shelf weight capacity of 65.0 pounds. I hope this will hold all of your books. Thanks for stopping by. - Anita

    submitted byAnita - 6 years ago
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  • A: I have had this bookshelf for YEARS and is still as sturdy today as it was when I purchased it and first put it together. It has made it through 3 moves and 4 of the 5 shelves have been filled with NURSING TEXTBOOKS (heavy!!)

    submitted byNicole J - 6 years ago
  • A: The bookcase comes with brackets to secure the bookcase to the wall.

    submitted bySadie Jean - 6 years ago

Q: Is the color of this bookcase a dark brown or a black? (it says espresso)

submitted by MC - 7 years ago
  • A: Hello MC- We’re glad you stopped by to checkout this modern bookcase from Threshold! The bookcase color-espresso is more so a beautiful dark brown. We hope this helps! -Erinn

    submitted byTarget Team Member - 7 years ago
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  • A: The color is not consistent for the espresso version from batch to batch. Some have a red tone and others are more of a brown black. If you are set on a specifng tone I would check before buying.

    submitted byTwo Tone Sad Time - 2 years ago
  • A: Hi! The bookcase is a Dark brown - like a coffee bean

    submitted byHeidi - 7 years ago

Q: It's solid wood? What type of wood i.e. what type of tree is it from? Thank you.

submitted by Marbo - 7 years ago
  • A: I do not think it is wood at all. it is very light and it is very wobbly when you finish putting it together.

    submitted byEnlucas08 - 7 years ago
  • A: Hi Marbo - We think this bookcase is a great place to store or display your things! It's made of pine hardwood with a melamine surface, and the backing is MDF. Hope it works well for you. - Shelly

    submitted byShelly - 7 years ago
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  • A: The shelves are MDF and the load bearing corners are wood. The sides are made of the same thin cardboard that is used for the backing.

    submitted byJulsey - 4 years ago

Q: How much assembly is required? Thanks.

submitted by d - 7 years ago
  • A: Assembly was easy and the directions were very well labeled and clear but it did take about 2 hours. I guess we are beginners at the pre-fab furniture game!

    submitted bySparklesa - 4 years ago
  • A: The bookshelves come completely unassembled. If you have a little experience putting together pre-fab furniture, these are not difficult to put together. If you don't have any experience, you might need some help- the instructions aren't fantastic for a beginner. I have a lot of experience and it still took me about 45 minutes to put together each unit.

    submitted byvgclairisch - 7 years ago
  • A: Hi d - Thanks for checking on this classic bookcase! We've included assembly instructions toward the bottom of the page for you to check out. We hope this helps! - Stephanie

    submitted byStephanie - 7 years ago
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Q: I see that three of the five shelves are adjustable, do you know which three? Does it include the bottom shelf? Also, are the holes and pegs on the sides or at the back?

submitted by targetcustomer1 - 7 years ago
  • A: The holes for the pegs are in the front and back of the shelf near the sides. The 3 movable shelves are the top, the 3rd from the top and 4th from the top.

    submitted byCasey - 7 years ago
  • A: Is the a way that I can adjust the shelves so i can get 4 shelves 12.5+"for lp.s. Any x-space does not matter. I'd like to order 2 today.

    submitted byDon - 3 years ago
  • A: The fixed shelves are the bottom and the middle ones. The peg holes are in the sides.

    submitted bybob - 7 years ago

Q: Do the legs curve out a bit or are they perfectly straight? I want to put several together and fit onto one wall.

submitted by EJ - 7 years ago
  • A: If they curve at all, it is just a little. If you're putting them side by side, you may have to sand a bit, but not much at all.

    submitted byKB - 7 years ago
  • A: They are straight on the outside. The curve you see in the picture is from the inner cut. We have our 4 shelves lined along the wall side-by-side and they are perfectly flush.

    submitted bymelanieml - 7 years ago
  • A: The legs are straight. You could place multiple bookcases together.

    submitted bybob - 7 years ago

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.
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4.1 out of 5 stars with 3407 reviews
79% would recommend
1402 recommendations
value: 4 out of 5
design: 4.32 out of 5
quality: 3.71 out of 5
ease of assembly: 3.92 out of 5

Awful experience, crappy quality control

1 out of 5 stars
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Shayna - 3 days ago, Verified purchaser
I have three of these in espresso and one in black and those are all fine. Something about the white ones isn’t. It arrived damaged and unusable. Then when I tried to process a return, the app wanted me to take it somewhere and drop it off. It weighs 70 pounds and is too big for my car! I had to call customer service to deal with it and instead of having FedEx pick up the bookcase they damaged I now have to dispose of it myself which means paying someone to haul it away. I’m feeling incredibly salty about this whole experience and Target’s customer service is terrible.
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
ease of assembly: 1 out of 5
design: 1 out of 5
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Waste of money

1 out of 5 stars
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SK - 16 days ago, Verified purchaser
Cheap materials. No where near the quality of the three-shelf, two-shelf and horizontal bookshelf in this style back in 2016. The backing was just barely wider than the opening that it was impossible to line it up and make sure the screws went into the side. I had to use my drill for pilot holes. I thought once it was up with the shelves it would be sturdier. Not really. Very disappointed. Wish I hadn't wasted my money.
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Not real wood anymore

3 out of 5 stars
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AshleyG - 29 days ago, Verified purchaser
I purchased 3 of these bookshelves clearances out for $35 each 7 years ago and have used them since. I needed a 4th and waited for them to come back in stock. At a whopping $180 these “new” bookshelves are no longer real wood. They look very similar to the old ones but the price tag IS NOT WORTH IT.
design: 5 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
ease of assembly: 5 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Decent for price

4 out of 5 stars
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A mom - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
For the price, it’s a decent book shelf. It’s cheaper material so I’m not convinced it will last 25 years but it will hopefully last the childhood of a kid. Very easy to assemble.
value: 5 out of 5
design: 4 out of 5
quality: 3 out of 5
ease of assembly: 5 out of 5
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great bookcase

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
pensfan - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
this is my 7th bookcase and we love them. our first one arrived damagedm but target immediately replaced it. thanks so much!
design: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
ease of assembly: 4 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Great quality

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Patty H - 2 months ago
Holds allll my kids books. A high quality bookshelf. Easy to out together.
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
design: 5 out of 5
ease of assembly: 5 out of 5
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Cute product, cheaped out in weird places

4 out of 5 stars
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MDoss - 2 months ago
+ it looks cute and holds a ton of books which is what we needed! It looks nicer than just the cheap closet style bookshelves. Helps finish our room :) +Appreciate that each step had individual bags of screws/pegs, making it super easy to follow directions. -The back was put on with all screws which was super annoying. Tack nails would have been sufficient. -the sides are not solid - they are like the thicker poster type stuff on the back. It looks cute but it is going next to a window seat and I’m sure a child will lean against it and it is not suitable for that. - the strap to hook to the wall - the screw and the anchor are different sizes so the screw just pulls right out. We made do, but we will buy an L bracket to help attach it to the wall.
ease of assembly: 5 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
design: 4 out of 5
value: 3 out of 5
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Bookcase smell and quality

2 out of 5 stars
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Loyal target customer - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
It looks like the picture. The color is a nice bright white. The Side panels are not that sturdy. The shelves are. Unfortunately the shelves has damaged marking on front panels that unable to remove. Also 1 Bookcase has a very strong chemical smell. The 2 bookcase a slight smell. I purchased 2 bookcases and the cut out holes in this one was too large in areas, making it much harder to put together. So it took a lot more time. I took off 2 stars for fumes. I took off 1 star for quality
value: 2 out of 5
design: 2 out of 5
ease of assembly: 2 out of 5
quality: 2 out of 5
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Cute bookcase

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
EmilyS - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
Pretty simple to put together. For the back pieces, you definitely need an electric drill, there aren’t any pre drilled holes. I liked how the small parts were bagged by step, that made it so much easier!
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
design: 5 out of 5
ease of assembly: 4 out of 5
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Difficult to assemble

2 out of 5 stars
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Angel - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
Everything is easy, but step 7 is really a pain to complete. You definitely need an electric drill for this. The back and the sides are so thin you might want to consider another option.
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Great price, great item

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Kr - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
Packaged well, easy to put together..sturdy
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Easy assembly

5 out of 5 stars
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Bf - 4 months ago
Great quality bookshelf which was very easy to assemble by myself. The instructions were easy to follow and I appreciated the hardware being packaged per step but the instructions do start to assume you know what you’re doing so might be difficult for someone who has never assembled furniture. Recommend a power screw driver though because it has 45 screws on the back to hold the backing in place without pre drilled holes.
value: 5 out of 5
design: 5 out of 5
ease of assembly: 5 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
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Not happy

2 out of 5 stars
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Not happy - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
You can see the majority of the screws. Where are the covers??? Also the back of the book case is quite flimsy. I will be having my step father fix this as it should come.
ease of assembly: 2 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
design: 4 out of 5
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Great bookshelf!

5 out of 5 stars
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evillriandrop - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
This is the second one of these bookshelfs I have bought, the first being about 8 years ago - which is still going strong. They hold up really well and are very sturdy, and look beautiful. I wish all of the colors were available more, but I still like the wallnut brown more than I thought I would.
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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Cute bookcase

5 out of 5 stars
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JL - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
This is such a cute and well built bookcase. We did used our own brackets to mount it to the wall. The ones that come with it I don’t feel are that secure.
ease of assembly: 5 out of 5
design: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Best bookcase

5 out of 5 stars
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Jonesy - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
Love love this bookcase! It is sleek and well made. Doesn’t take up much space and I’m able to mix and match items on the shelves. Looks very expensive!
ease of assembly: 5 out of 5
design: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Looks nice but woobly

3 out of 5 stars
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Kjack222 - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
Looks nice, but the legs aren’t the same height so it leans. Have to have paper under it to even it out.
value: 3 out of 5
quality: 2 out of 5
design: 4 out of 5
ease of assembly: 5 out of 5
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Dont waste your money & time

1 out of 5 stars
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Danielle - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
The shelf I received had several areas where the wood was cracked in pieces that are meant to hold it together. For now we have glued the pieces but it won’t last long.
quality: 1 out of 5
design: 2 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
ease of assembly: 5 out of 5
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Perfect

5 out of 5 stars
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Happy - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
Easy assembly,, very sturdy. Looks great
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
ease of assembly: 5 out of 5
design: 5 out of 5
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Book case

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Baby boy - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
This book case was just what I needed to keep all the books & toys organized in the play room I have for my grandkids. It has a crisp & clean appearance. It was easy to assemble with the help of my son. I am so happy that I bought this book case.
ease of assembly: 5 out of 5
design: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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