About this item
- 5 spacious shelves are great for storage or displaying items
- Bottom 2 shelves are hidden behind cabinet doors
- 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
Overall Width: 30.6 inches
Overall Height: 72 inches
Overall Depth: 13.7 inches
Distance between exterior 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: 12.4 inches
Overall width between legs: 26.7 inches
Overall depth between legs: 12.2 inches
Depth between legs: 12.4 inches
Interior shelf depth: 11.4 inches
Distance between interior shelves: 11.8 inches
Door width: 13.2 inches
Door height: 23.9 inches
Q: I'm looking for a bookcase put next to my fireplace that can hold my DVD player and cable box. Does this bookcase have a cutout in the back that would allow the cords to plug into the wall?
A: Hello Kimberleylcain - Thanks for asking about the Carson 5 Shelf Bookcase. This bookcase does not have a cutout in the back. The backing is a stained thick plywood material. Enjoy your shopping. -Yamellsubmitted byYamell - 6 years agoTarget staff support
A: I actually left the whole back off the book case. The color of my wall looked really nice as a back drop! You could do the same if you want the dvd player on the lower shelf so you dont see all the cords hanging down.submitted byJordan - 6 years ago
A: No, but the backer board is thin and it would be very easy to drill your own using a hole saw drill bit.submitted bycraftymama - 2 months ago
A: No, but it is super easy to do using a holesaw. You attach it to a drill and it will create a round hole.submitted byBrenda M - 6 years ago
A: The book shelves you inquired about are sturdy and strong. I actually have 10 of this styles of shelves (in various shapes and sizes) around the house. Unfortunately, the shelves do not have a cut out for cords cables. I have two answers/sugestoins to answer your question: 1. I have cables running out of the back of one of my shelves. I did not screw the back panel at all points, creating a gap between to shelf and the back paneling large enough to run the cables through. The gap is not noticeable from the front of the shelf. 2. If you have the tools to do so, you could always cut a whole where you would need the cutout for your cables. The shelves are great and I would recommend purchasing them.submitted byMr E - 6 years ago
Q: Would it look weird if you left the cabinet doors off?
A: Hi marisaj - Thanks for your interest in this modern bookcase with doors. The bookcase is intended to be assembled including the doors. We're unable to guarantee performance and quality with the missing pieces. We hope you find the right bookcase for your space. Thanks for stopping by! – Terrasubmitted byTerra - 4 years agoTarget staff support
A: Hi Marisaj, Thank you for your inquiry regarding the 72" Carson 5 Shelf Bookcase with Doors. We do agree with Target's response, however, we also make this in a version without doors, it is called "72" Carson 5 Shelf Bookcase - Threshold™". Please let us know if you have any other questions.submitted byToo Furniture Expert - 4 years agoBrand expert
A: Yes, I see the other open bookcase option but the gray version is currently out of stock. Do you know if it will ever be available again? I'm wondering if I should wait on it or not.submitted bymarisaj - 4 years ago
Q: Will two bookcases fit flush next to each other?
A: Yes, mine are side by side. They are on a hard wood floor and there is occasionally a gap between them created from slight shifting. I just push them back together and they are fine. They will not look like built ins because you will see the slight gaps between them.submitted bytvcb - 6 years ago
A: we bought two in the grey color and put them side by side and they look nice next to each other.submitted byholliday143 - 6 years ago
A: They will fit flush to one another as best they can. They won't be as professional built in cabinets. But I think you will be satisfied. Be sure to use the safety tab to secure in place! Love the look!submitted bydeco156 - 6 years ago
Q: Is the Rustic color more grey-washed or more of a warm wood color?
A: It is more of a warm wood color, very dark brown almost black. It is a very nice addition to my son's bedroom and looks great as his book/storage shelf.submitted byAmy - 6 years ago
A: yes, it is grey washedsubmitted byYuye - 6 years ago
A: Yes, it is more grey washed.submitted byShar4499 - 6 years ago
Q: what is the width and depth?
A: Hello Robin - Thanks for your inquiry. The overall dimensions are 72 Inches (H) x 30.6 Inches (W) x 13.6 Inches (D). I hope this helps! - Lexiesubmitted byAnswer - 3 months agoTarget staff support
Q: Is it possible to get an additional shelf? I have thin things to go on the upper portion but don't want to sacrifice the shelf inside the lower cabinet. Please tell me there is a way to order an extra shelf and pins!
A: Hi Kelly - 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. Hope that helps. – Terrasubmitted byTerra - 4 years agoTarget staff support
A: I'm also looking to add an extra shelf as the items I have are quite short and I'd like to take advantage of the space I have.submitted byHayle - 4 years ago
Q: I ordered this and I am picking it up at my local Target. How big is the box that it comes in? I am concerned it will not fit in my Ford Escape (small SUV). Thank you!
A: Hi Grace - I hope you enjoy your new bookcase. It's a handsome unit for storing and displaying your favorite books. The package dimensions measure 74" L x 16" W x 7.5" H. Thanks for shopping Target! - Philipsubmitted byPhilip - 6 years agoTarget staff support
A: I have a VW Beetle and it fit in there from back to passenger side.submitted byGladysL - 5 years ago
Q: what color is expresso it ishard to tell
A: Hi Pat - We're seeing the "Espresso" color of this 5 Shelf Bookcase to be a rich brown with an almost dark burgundy undertone. We're hoping this information helps. Thanks for asking a great question. -Michaelsubmitted byMichael - 6 years agoTarget staff support
A: Just so you know, in daylight the espresso color has a purple-ish hue. It doesn’t have a very natural tone. We moved them to our basement media room and they look like a dark brown (like espresso coffee) and the purple hue isn’t noticeable.submitted byCbottomley - 6 years ago
Q: Would I be able to fit Up and Up 2" binders on each shelf - just wondering if the shelves are tall enough to be useful in my office. Tia for your help.
A: The bottom shelf will hold the binders but the top 2 are smaller.submitted byBridgett - 6 years ago
A: Hello Blecky - The Carson 5 Shelf Bookcase with Doors will help display your favorite collection pieces. The shelves are adjustable, and when fixed in the middle position they measure 12.9" H x 26.7" W x 12.2" D. The 2" up & up binder measures 11.4" L x 3.66" W x 11.7" D. I hope this helps. Enjoy furniture shopping. - Yamellsubmitted byYamell - 6 years agoTarget staff support
Q: Is this more of a 'natural' rustic or gray?
A: Hi there - I would be happy to better clarify the color of this beautiful bookcase. The rustic color choice can be described as natural wood with gray undertones. Hope it's what you're looking for! - Jennysubmitted byJenny - 6 years agoTarget staff support
A: it's defiantly more on the grey side. We have grey furniture and these shelves match nicely.submitted byholliday143 - 6 years ago