Rated 2.3 out of 5 by 7
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by EdBa Complete failure
The box was not damaged upon arrival. But after opening the box to start assembly, most every piece of wood had a scratch or gouge mark. I thought at first that the scratches would not show, if on the inside of the cabinet. But then a side piece had a trim piece glued onto it. The glue had apparently dried out and the trim had fallen completely off the main piece. This could not be fixed. Most every piece of wood had some defect. I stopped assembly and quit. I would not recommend this piece, and I am afraid to purchase a replacement from the same company, it was so bad. I will look elsewhere for a bookcase.
July 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Perry excellent purchase
easy to assemble.....back panel(s) could be better...I plan on improving or add a one piece solid wood rear panel down the road.
December 24, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by glen Poor Workmanship`
On the plus side, they are easy to assemble. On the negative side - every\thing else. Made of particle board with a thin slice of veneer glued on, the unit comes with a lot of excess glue to get off and poorly filled nail holes. The worst part if that on the edges (say the front of the shelves) there are large gaps between the veneer strips where they were fit poorly. Glue shows through, giving them a very work, poor-quality look. Considering that we had looked and looked for the right shelves to create a library (we bought five units) my wife wanted to put the best spin on it. She said it makes it look like a really old set of shelves that have the edges chipping and worn out from decades of use. Okay - but I wanted new and classy. These would have been a good buy for $100 at a discount store, but a big disappointment at the price and with my high expectations. And apparently don't try to load a photo of a negative review. I had two to show the poor workmanship, but they won't load in either chrome or Explorer in less than 30 minutes (they are well under the supposed 5 mb limit).
November 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DJMoyer Bookshelves
Took less than a few hours to assemble with all parts there and organized, I like it
November 11, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by STKs Not worth the price
Not worth the price. I purchased two shelves and both had multiple chips on panels and the fascia on some of the shelves needed to be re-glued. The fascia was not attached to the shelf and you could see where it had been glued and nailed- in fact, the nails were still in the fascia. For this price, I shouldn't have to grab a bottle of elmers glue and do repairs on a brand new product.
November 18, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BenT Be aware! 95% particle board!
"GENUINE WOOD VENEER" What a joke! Only the surface paper thin layer is wood, all the boards are particle board. You spend three times the money for a particle board bookcase with 2/3 for the paper thin wood finish. I was expecting at least plywood construction with solid wood inserts, neither. But does look good and seems sturdy. Did not want to assemble. No hassle return to local HD store.
September 16, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by OFRHA Not Worth The Money
Purchased 2 of these. Product was damaged in many areas. Centers on both were not attached when receiced. Also the backs of both were very warped. I think if I had to do it again I would get these built in a cabinet shop.
February 10, 2014