About this item
At a glance
- 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
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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Q: Can this be secured to the wall to make it baby/toddler safe?
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! - Shellysubmitted byShelly H - 6 years agoTarget staff support
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 - 4 years ago
Q: Can you assemble this without the back cardboard so you can have an open bookcase?
A: Hi Sks77 - What a lovely bookcase! This bookcase was designed to have the back installed. Thanks for stopping by! - Andreasubmitted byAndrea - 5 years agoTarget staff support
A: Absolutely. I didn't put on the back panel, and it's very sturdy, no wobbling at all.submitted bywrs - 5 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 - 5 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??
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 - 8 months 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 - 7 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 - 7 years ago
Q: Has anyone tried to put electronics on this(Cable box, DVD player, etc.)?
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 - 3 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! - Shellysubmitted byShelly - 4 years agoTarget staff support
Q: Where can I find assembly instructions for this bookcase. The package did not have any.
A: Hi Anita, If you are not able to find the assembly instructions on the product page, please reach out to email@example.com, they can promptly assist you with a PDF version if needed.submitted byToo Furniture Expert - 4 years agoBrand 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! - Allisubmitted byAlli - 4 years agoTarget staff support
Q: Does anyone know which shelves are adjustable and which ones are fixed?
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 - 5 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. -Terrasubmitted byTerra - 5 years agoTarget staff support
Q: Is this product black or espresso?
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. -Michaelsubmitted byMichael - 6 years agoTarget staff support
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.
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 - 6 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! - Jennysubmitted byJenny - 6 years agoTarget staff support
Q: Does it come already out together in the box?
A: It does require assembly, but the included instructions make it easy.submitted byDoug - 6 years ago
A: No. However it is easy to put together. It's a very nice piece of furniture.submitted byLnmaria1 - 6 years ago
Q: How much weight will each shelf hold? 25 lbs?
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 - 6 years ago
A: Hi JamCake - Thanks for asking about this Threshold™ Carson Narrow Bookcase. Each shelf can hold a maximum of 65 lbs. - Juliesubmitted byJulie - 6 years agoTarget staff support