Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 18
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by mn2016 The shelf arrived broken. Yes, the side molding on the right was literally and totally broken. In addition, the side wall was cracked too, ready to break apart. I found myself with this heavy unpacked shelf which would have been a hassle to return (that was my first idea). Then I tried to glue it and fix it. It looks quite bad. I am very very unhappy with its quality. I called customer service, sent in a few pictures of the broken parts, and got a refund of 20%, but that's obviously not a satisfactory outcome...
October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NGM Very sturdy, heavy, nice looking piece of furniture. While assembly is fairly time consuming I was able to do it myself (61 year old female) and the results were worth the effort. I love both of the bookcases and they add a special touch to the room.
October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Juice Beautiful
happy with the bookcase. Lots of space. Instructions to put together easy to follow
June 3, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by angry have not been able to assemble because correct parts were not in box and replacements haven't been sent!
This was expensive for something that I cant put together because I received to "right" sides and no left, so the compressed wood is just sitting in my living room waiting for someone to call /email.. and nothing! I want my money back. I'll have to repackage everything and pay for return because the vendor can't send me a correct part!
February 28, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Memyself Bookcase
I purchased this bookcase to match two existing bookcases. The photograph seemed to show that it was a match. When I opened the box, I found the color was darker than the photograph. I doublechecked the item number to make sure I didn't get the wrong one. Strangely, there were several small wooden spacers in the box that were a perfect match to the color in the photograph. I assume the factory changed the stain. Other than the color, the bookcase is acceptable.
December 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JoINTaunton Great Shelves
While the Shelves are made of manufactured wood, you wouldn't know it. The technique used makes the shelves feel and look like solid wood. Even the backing is made of a Thin Plywood like material. Very solid and sturdy and putting it together is easy.
December 19, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Solid & Good Looking Bookcase
The bookcase arrived in kit form in a cardboard box with the polystyrene foam packing material severely broken up into a million small pieces (what a mess trying to clean it up and dispose of the polystyrene). Upon opening the box and inspecting the items I noticed that the front covering of the vertical support divider had become unglued and sprung open over 18 inches in length from the top. Not sure if it was a shipping or manufacturing packing fault. Rather than return the bookcase I fixed it with some wood glue and clamps to re-glue it back down.
Overall the assemble went well and took about 1.5hrs. The rear panel cover I had to re-sellotape the folding joins as all the loose polystyrene foam in the box had stuck to the sellotape panels fold joints and they couldn't be opened to set flat against the back of the bookcase. Screwing the rear panels on was time consuming exercise.
The other issue is the bottom side panels do not have any corner blocks to stop the front foot board from twisting inwards. It is a bad design flaw and should be addressed by the manufacturer.
For the price I was expecting a better quality product.
December 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bookworm Excellent Quality!!!!!
I bought the double bookshelf from another retailer 8 years ago. In that time I have moved twice & I am impressed with how sturdy & good looking they continue to be! I have a serious library & other cheaper bookshelves would bow under the weight of my books- not this bookshelf! The shelves are solid wood & very sturdy. They are adjustable and the unit is just a beautiful piece of furniture. I get complements on them whenever people come over. The only con is the price- too high!
March 25, 2013