Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 14
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 Auzziplace Consumer
Not what we expected. Not built well at all. Shop elsewhere.
March 6, 2015
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 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 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 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
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by megg Cheaply made
For the price and the descripton of an oak bookcase. It was oak on the front plate of top and botom of bookcase. The backing was two different shades of color of particle board taped together. Not worth the money i rather go to furniture store ans get a bookcase. Will never buy any furniture thing from home depot again.
February 12, 2013