Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 191
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by viejo Wrong Fit
When checking out..it pops up as other people bought this. Size description is misleading. It appears to go with Featured bookhelf..NOT
October 11, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gentlegiant6079 Useful...
Needed black mantel top, to use as base for the black folding bookcase. Great fit, and sized nearly perfect. Stability has returned...!
August 30, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MrsRaz Mantel completes my bookcase
I have purchased four folding bookcases. I like them because they fit in small spaces, are easy to assemble and are light weight.
This is the first time I've ordered a mantel for the top of the bookcase. I love the way it completes the look of the case.
I did have two problems. My mantel arrived with a minor chip on the front edge and the holes in it fit very snug to the pegs in the bookcase. I need a rubber mallet to gently pound the top in place. I have not done that yet.
In spit of the chip I am keeping this piece, since it's black I can touch it up with a Sharpie and it will look just fine. For now it has a pretty holiday drape on it so you don't see the blemish.
December 18, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Antiqueshop1028 Mantle Top Has Issues
I purchased the folding bookcase/mantle and received them last night. Unfortunately I have the same issue most everyone else has had when purchasing the mantle - it doesn't fit onto the bookcase easily. The holes in the mantle aren't large enough to accommodate the plastic balls on the bookcase. I now have to ask a friend to drill them out for me. I'm not sure why Home Decorators doesn't fix the situation. How many other customers have to deal with this situation before the company does something ?! This is very frustrating !
January 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by auroraborealis An attractive and worthy addition to the bookcases...
I'm pleased to have ordered these tops. They add to the stability, appearance, and functionality of the floorspace the bookcases take up, so they are well worth purchasing. They are nicely finished and I had no trouble attaching them.
September 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PuddyTat Frosting on the cake
I have bought 6 of these mantel tops over the last 10 years, all in the oak finish. They really give the bookcase a finished look. I think it also makes the stacked bookcases a little more steady and gives me another shelf to put things on.
The only thing I've noticed is that the mantels I ordered 10 years ago look almost like a solid piece of wood. On the most recent one I can see where a couple small pieces of wood were spliced together to make the mantel. Since my mantels are on top of two stacked bookcases, no one will ever inspect them up close so it's not an issue for me. I assume that this would not show at all on the painted ones.
September 19, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by djmac Cherry on top
This mantle is a nice finishing touch to the folding bookcase. As other reviewers noted, the dowels and holes don't line up as they should which make attachment to bookcase a tad painstaking than it should be. However, no big deal, I needed to tap the dowels with a hammer to staighten them so they'd align with the holes, then pound the mantle corners with a hammer, using a folded towel in between, to secure the mantel in place. Wood stain matches the bookcase. Makes for a convenient surface for decorative pieces. In my case, a beautiful table fountain. As with the bookcase, I appreicate that the mantle is constructed of wood.
July 29, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HappyBrooklynHome Folding/stackable bookcases and mantle
I usually buy very expensive furniture, or antiques and fill in with believe it or not, pieces from the street (I live in a very good NYC neighborhood and have amassed a collection of wonderful finds).
These bookcases were the first pieces of moderatly or low cost furniture that I have purchased in a long time. The wood construction and in my case the colors (teal) is rich and sturdy enough (though not heavy). It took time to unwrap the boxes and packaging alone, so get someone to help but setting up was not difficult if you are reasonably strong and healthy.
Everyone loves the light airy quality and the wood solidity. The mantle top does give it a very nice finish.
September 7, 2011