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72" Carson Narrow Bookcase - Threshold™

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$150.00 when purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • 5 adjustable and non-adjustable shelves let you create the right look for your space
  • Narrow construction makes it easy to add to smaller spaces
  • Use as an accent to the corner of any room
  • Assembly instructions linked below under the "From the manufacturer" section

Description

Add timeless style to any room with the Carson Narrow Bookcase from Threshold™. This narrow bookshelf has clean lines and a traditional style that easily mixes with your existing decor. Use in a nursery to display milestone photos and baby books or in a living room to create a space for plants and accent pieces. The mix of fixed and adjustable shelves let you customize it to your needs. with narrow design this bookcase is easy to add to smaller spaces in your home.

Overall width: 18”
Overall height: 72”
Overall depth: 13.6”
Overall width (at floor): 12.2”
Width of shelves: 16.3”
Depth of shelves: 12.2”
Distance between shelves: 11.3”
Maximum shelf weight: 65 lbs.

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Number of Pieces: 1
Dimensions (Overall): 72 Inches (H) x 18 Inches (W) x 13.6 Inches (D)
Weight: 50 Pounds
Holds up to: 65 Pounds
Material: MDF (Medium-Density Fiberboard), Particle Board, Plywood (Frame)
Finish: Lacquered
Surface Material: Laminate
Features: Open Shelves
Assembly Details: Adult Assembly Required, Tools Not Provided
Number of Shelves: 5
Maximum Shelf Weight Capacity: 65 Pounds
TCIN: 13556940
UPC: 677446126382
Item Number (DPCI): 249-14-0363
Origin: Imported
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 75 inches length x 16 inches width x 6.8 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 53 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., American Samoa (see also separate entry under AS), Puerto Rico (see also separate entry under PR), United States Minor Outlying Islands, Guam (see also separate entry under GU), Northern Mariana Islands, APO/FPO
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Q: Can this be secured to the wall to make it baby/toddler safe?

submitted by MamaQ - 6 years ago
  • A: As far as I can recall, no. I do not recommend this unit for a household with toddlers simply due to its height and number of shelves that can be climbed. I would however, recommend purchasing your own straps and screws and attatching them at the back corners of the unit on each side because the back of the tower is very thing particleboard and the screw can be ripped out.

    submitted bytallproblem - 6 years ago
  • A: Hi MamaQ - Thanks for asking! This attractive Threshold™ bookcase can be mounted to the wall and comes with the hardware to do so. A great option for displaying some of your favorite things. Have a great day! - Shelly

    submitted byShelly H - 6 years ago
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  • A: Yes, it came with a strap to secure it to the wall.

    submitted byMalic - 6 years ago
  • A: If you're not going to strap it to the wall then it is not toddler safe. I'm selling mine because I don't want to screw it into the wall and it most definitely would fall over with minimal effort from her.

    submitted byleigh0319 - 5 years ago
  • A: Yes it comes with the safety harness to secure to the wall.

    submitted byWgibbs - 8 months ago

Q: Can you assemble this without the back cardboard so you can have an open bookcase?

submitted by Sks77 - 6 years ago
  • A: Hi Sks77 - What a lovely bookcase! This bookcase was designed to have the back installed. Thanks for stopping by! - Andrea

    submitted byAndrea - 6 years ago
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  • A: Absolutely. I didn't put on the back panel, and it's very sturdy, no wobbling at all.

    submitted bywrs - 6 years ago
  • A: I would have to say that there is nothing to prevent you from leaving the back panel off. It's just a thin particle board and is installed last... nailed around the perimeter of the unit. I do think the back panel probably offers extra stability to the unit, though the book case seemed pretty sturdy on it's own. I use these pieces in my hobby room, some with baskets in the spaces to hold various items, and have been pleased with their performance.

    submitted byJAK - 6 years ago

Q: I am wanting to lay this on its side and store vinyl records; and make a bench out of it. Would it be safe for a person to sit on??

submitted by Nancy - 8 years ago
  • A: I would think if you place a board on top of the side that faces up and either paint the same color or upolster it, then that would give the strength you need. The shelf by itself, no.

    submitted bySigp27 - 2 years ago
  • A: No, I don't think they'd support more than 25 lbs sideways. The wood on the sides is VERY thin. I can press lightly on the outside, and see the inside bow. The only way you could would be if you replaced or reinforced the sides.

    submitted byLisaBee - 8 years ago
  • A: Absolutely NOT strong enough to use as a bench. While the frame and shelves are sturdy, the side panels and back are barely more than 1/8th inch particle board or some such material. These are very nice looking and they are great for use holding books, binders, craft or decorative items or something like that. And standing as it is meant to it would hold your record albums just fine. The shelves above and below the center shelf are adjustable. But to lay on it's side and sit on it as a bench? No way is it sturdy enough for that. You should also note that the legs are part of the frame - they don't come off - and they would look rather odd sticking out from one end of the bench. ;-)

    submitted byJAK - 8 years ago

Q: Has anyone tried to put electronics on this(Cable box, DVD player, etc.)?

submitted by KuhlSarah2020 - 4 years ago
  • A: We have our DVR, etc on it, but wanting open shelves, we didn’t put the backing piece on the unit, so the power cords, etc. are behind the shelves. Works great as long as you do it all at the same time as putting the bookshelf in place on the wall.

    submitted byCH - 4 years ago
  • A: Hi KuhlSarah2020 - This bookcase is a great place to showcase some of favorite things. It has a backing to add sturdiness, but it doesn't include hole for cords. Hope this helps, thanks! - Shelly

    submitted byShelly - 4 years ago
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Q: Where can I find assembly instructions for this bookcase. The package did not have any.

submitted by Anita - 5 years ago
  • A: Hi Anita, If you are not able to find the assembly instructions on the product page, please reach out to support@mytgthome.com, they can promptly assist you with a PDF version if needed.

    submitted byToo Furniture Expert - 5 years ago
    Brand expert
  • A: Hi Anita - We're here to help! A PDF copy of the instructions can be found on the product page under the 'From the manufacturer' section. Thanks for your patience! - Alli

    submitted byAlli - 5 years ago
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Q: Does anyone know which shelves are adjustable and which ones are fixed?

submitted by Jennifer - 6 years ago
  • A: The bottom shelf is fixed. The top shelf is fixed. The shelf that is about 1/3 from the top is fixed and the other three are adjustable. just put my carson narrow 72" tall bookcase together.

    submitted bylbme - 6 years ago
  • A: Hi Jennifer - What a great looking bookcase! The top and bottom shelves are fixed and the others are adjustable. We hope it works well for your space. -Terra

    submitted byTerra - 6 years ago
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Q: Is this product black or espresso?

submitted by Mary - 7 years ago
  • A: The question refers to the color- is it black or expresso?The one I ordered was white, so I cannot comment.

    submitted byCher - 6 years ago
  • A: Hi Mary - This narrow bookcase is a fantastic solution for keeping things tidy in a tight space. The dark color option is marked as "Black". Hope this works for your home, thanks for asking. -Michael

    submitted byMichael - 7 years ago
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Q: Hi - understand that some of the shelf heights are adjustable. If divided relatively evenly, what is the average height between shelves? I want to accommodate 4 shelves of items, each is 16" high.

submitted by MLAKE1 - 7 years ago
  • A: The shelves if evenly divided are about 11 inches. You may be able create a couple of 16 inch, but then the remaining shelves would be shorter.

    submitted byBobbiB - 7 years ago
  • A: Hi MLAKE1 - Glad to hear your question on this Threshold™ bookcase. The bottom and the top shelf of the unit is fixed and the rest are adjustable. Hope this helps! - Jenny

    submitted byJenny - 7 years ago
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Q: Does it come already out together in the box?

submitted by Frankie - 7 years ago
  • A: It does require assembly, but the included instructions make it easy.

    submitted byDoug - 7 years ago
  • A: No. However it is easy to put together. It's a very nice piece of furniture.

    submitted byLnmaria1 - 7 years ago

Q: How much weight will each shelf hold? 25 lbs?

submitted by JamCake - 7 years ago
  • A: I am not using it for books, and can't answer specifically, but it's very sturdy, and I have quite a lot on each shelf.

    submitted bygranny - 7 years ago
  • A: Hi JamCake - Thanks for asking about this Threshold™ Carson Narrow Bookcase. Each shelf can hold a maximum of 65 lbs. - Julie

    submitted byJulie - 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
4.1 out of 5 stars with 772 reviews
87% would recommend
419 recommendations
ease of assembly: 3.97 out of 5
design: 4.52 out of 5
value: 4.12 out of 5
quality: 3.86 out of 5

Just what I was looking for 🙂

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
shannon - 10 days ago, Verified purchaser
There is nothing to dislike. It was so easy to assemble, and directions were very clear. I wish more companies sorted hardware parts like Target.
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Discontinued

3 out of 5 stars
Maddi - 15 days ago
I'm really upset that this item, and all the furniture except the main bookcase, was discontinued in the walnut color. It makes it impossible to even out my bookshelves.
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New shelf

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Jinxy - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
Perfectly completed my set
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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Good enough

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
drpiano - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
Back panel was torn upon arrival (see photo). Took longer to put together than anticipated. Lighter in weight than anticipated - Def need to install the anti tip if there are young children around the shelf. We like that some of the shelves can be adjusted for height of objects on the shelf. We got white so it is easy to touch up with a white paint or furniture marker. Would have liked white circle stickers to cover up the hardware.
design: 5 out of 5
ease of assembly: 4 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
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Cute laundry room shelf

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
MommyDuck - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
Looks great! Quality is a little cheaper but so is the price.
design: 5 out of 5
quality: 3 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
ease of assembly: 5 out of 5
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Bookshelf

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Bookshelf - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
This bookshelf fits perfectly beside our chest of drawers in the corner of our room. Easy assembly with a Philips screwdriver; simple, easy to follow pictorial instructions but be sure to follow and complete each step before proceeding. The hardware is provided in blister-packaging and is individually sectioned by step. This is so helpful and saves so much time sorting out hardware.
design: 4 out of 5
ease of assembly: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
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Espresso Narrow Bookcase

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Nica - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
It arrived in perfect condition. I was concerned because FedEx is notorious for delivering banged up boxes, but it arrived unharmed. It's exactly what we wanted, and matched another espresso bookcase that we bought previously from Target. Totally satisfied with this purchase.
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Great Bookcase, Packaging Not Substantial

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
smalltowngirl - 8 months ago, Verified purchaser
We purchased this bookcase to store our daughter's Lego builds. The box was delivered with a few dings and the end flaps open. Surprisingly, only the back panel was damaged. My husband put it all together and by that time it wasn't worth taking it apart and going through the hassle of returning. Hoping to cover the back panel with wallpaper to hide the damage. Product itself is sturdy and looks great, just wish the packaging was better.
design: 5 out of 5
ease of assembly: 5 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
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Not worth the price horrible quality

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Kjshane - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
I have other items from this collection. This item was delivered damaged and the box was in shambles. The back was a thin vaneer and was damaged on the corner a well as bizarre holes all over it so it was unusable. I assembled the shelf without the back and it’s wobbly. I tried to return it but my only option was to bring it back to the store and that was not an option for me and my small car! Awful
design: 1 out of 5
ease of assembly: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Wobbles and Unsteady

2 out of 5 stars
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liz1196 - 10 months ago, Verified purchaser
Very disappointed in this bookcase. Was easy to assemble but very unsteady. Bookcase wobbles. Also had a shelf that would not fit and needed to be sanded down. Have already taken piece apart and returning it.
quality: 1 out of 5
design: 3 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
ease of assembly: 5 out of 5
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Such a disappointment, they changed the color espresso and it looks nothing like the photographs online.

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
blp - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
What the heck target? I bought some of these bookshelves about a year ago, a few days ago I bought two more because we needed extra shelving. I bought the same exact color both times, this time the bookshelves arrived and rather than being the Cherry / dark brown color I got last time when I ordered the espresso finish, this time looks practically black. I'm sorry, but if you're going to sell the same bookshelf under the same color, you need to make it consistent with your other products. These looks so horrible next to the ones I already have up and assembled I now have to lug heavy bookshelves in my tiny car back to a Target to return. Plus, I have no idea where I'm going to find the needed bookshelves to match what I already bought from you. What a disappointment in consistency of product. The pictures on the website look nothing like what you will receive if you order these. I have added photographs of what I bought a year ago plus what I got today for a visual for how misrepresented these are. If you're looking for a description of the product, they do hold up well which is why I ended up ordering more. What a let down this purchase was after having such a good experience previously.
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not sturdy

1 out of 5 stars
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Wxyz - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Most bookshelves (even my other narrow ones) have solid side walls, solid shelves, a thin back, stands sturdy flush on the floor. This bookshelf has solid pillars on the 4 corners, THIN WALLS!, solid shelves, a thin back and feet and does not stand sturdy. It is full of books and even so, it is still not solidly standing sturdily. I have a little bit of experience (I have 14 bookshelves in my house!) This is the first one that I regret that I bought :-(
design: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
ease of assembly: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
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Love the Carson bookcases

4 out of 5 stars
Allyn - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
I do love this series of bookshelves. easy to put together and stylish. I do however wish they were packaged a bit better, FedEx is never kind to the packages.
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Awesome!

5 out of 5 stars
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MrsSid2016 - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Arrived quickly and in excellent condition. Took about an hour to assemble myself. Directions are very clear-just take your time and pay close attention. Exactly what I needed for my small space, matches my tv stand and desk perfectly. For $112 on sale- definitely a steal. Highly recommend!
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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Playroom upgrade!

5 out of 5 stars
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MamaSeeMamaDo - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Straightforward instructions making this pretty easy to assemble solo. They’ve been in my playroom for 6 months now and have held up great! Still trying to figure out the best shelving placement with our toys 😅
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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Great boonshelf

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Katie - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Definitely a more fancy style bookshelf. Love the quality.
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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Not Hapoy.

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
MrsBrighsitnot - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Okay- first item arrived terribly damaged- sent it back , the second one arrived somewhat damaged as well. Disliked the item but that’s cuz I feel like it’s out of place in the room it was Intended for -I am accommodating a bunch of my art supplies and what not so there’s a good amount of space for the size of it. Is not too heavy, very tall . I don’t like the color and going to paint it maybe i will like it more after that… the thing I liked the most honestly was how fast i received both items . Find it annoying that I have to wait for a replacement to be sent when I submitted pictures of the damaged bookcase though but like I said it was very fast shipping all and all . Finally this item is way over priced, the assembly was sooo very tedious . I consider this a $50 bookcase.
design: 4 out of 5
ease of assembly: 1 out of 5
quality: 2 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Good

4 out of 5 stars
Good - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Good product, looks fine and have correct dimensions
design: 5 out of 5
ease of assembly: 4 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
value: 2 out of 5
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Perfect narrow bookshelf

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
BookAddict - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
I ordered this bookshelf for a small corner of my room so that I could have more book storage and it worked perfectly! It did not come damaged at all, the only thing that wasn’t perfect was that there is some small light marks on one of the sides, but that doesn’t bother me at all because I like the rustic look. It was very easy to put together and took no time at all. The instructions were clear and the organization of the hardware was very helpful. I didn’t end up using the piece included to stop it from tipping, I ended up using a bracket instead and bolted it to the wall to make it very sturdy. I was worried when reading the reviews about the “thin” sides, but they are pretty standard and sturdy as long as you don’t plan on ramming your shoulders into the side at high velocity. The shelves are very easy to put in at your desired levels and they stay in place and don’t wobble. Overall I definitely recommend this bookshelf!
ease of assembly: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
design: 5 out of 5
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Cracked

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Hdkifb - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Cracked upon arrival. Loose screw holes making shelf unstable.
ease of assembly: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
design: 2 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
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