Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 21
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Kara Disappointed with Purchase
I bought this for my son's room. The wood is of very good quality and the appearance ot the bookcase is nice. Unlike the bookcase that I bought for my daughter's room, I was disappointed in this bookcase's shelf space for the books -- the five shelves do not provide enough space for normal to large size books. I can make it a four-shelf bookcase to allow the room but that defeats the buying it for its 5 shelves. It is extremely heavy bookcase, also -- so it would have to be hooked into the wall to ensure that it does not fall. I plan to send it back but dis-assembling and shipping it back will not be easy.
February 16, 2009
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by speddoc Looks good, but poor attention to detail
I have purchased nine other pieces in the Craftsman collection, and this is the first one that was really a disappointment. The instructions specify inserting dowels where there are no holes. We decided it was probably sturdy enough with the cambolts and with the back screwed on. Then we discovered that the laminate on the back is a kind of plastic that was not cut properly and was coming off. We reglued it, clamped it, and are keeping our fingers crossed that it doesn't fall apart.
February 19, 2009
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HomeRenoGrl Very good purchase for the Price
This is the first item we have ever purchased from Home Decorators. The bookcase arrived in the time frame stated and in excellent condition. We are very happy with the color and overall look. The bookcase was easy to assemble. We have two complaints - the back veneer panel did not match well color-wise to the rest of the bookcase and the drawer appeared to be a lower quality than the rest of the bookcase. That being said, we will definitely consider buying other items from Home Decorators.
March 9, 2010
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Darna Material is not to my expectation
The assembly instructions was confusing enough, then worst the bottom part cracked while I was trying to screw in the hardware piece. I wasn't aware it's only MDF on areas you attached screws! It is disguised with solid wood panel on the exterior. Not sure now if this is sturdy enough to hold all my books. The bottom part should have been solid WOOD!!! I am totally very dissapointed with this product. Never again will I purchase or touch any Craftsman collection!
March 2, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DeeDah This is a good looking piece of furniture although there are several issues to be aware of: The instructions have 2 errors which created a minor hassle. The "ears" were slightly warped and didn't mount flush. The pre-drilled holes for the book shelf supports limit the spacing of shelves. I ended up having to put my taller books on their side. But even with those caveats, I am pleased with the book shelves and the very useful drawer.
August 12, 2009
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PineyWoods Not a one person job
Delivery was prompt. Merchandise well packaged. Finish is definitely reddish-orange, but nice looking. Assembly is not for one person. At the point when you are attaching the second side panel to the cross pieces which were attached to the first side piece in the prior step (ie connecting the two side pieces via the cross pieces), you will need a second pair of hands to hold the second side piece in place while the cam parts are being aligned and fastened. If you don't and the second side piece moves on you while partially aligned (which is very likely because the side pieces are HEAVY and hard to control in that position) you risk tearing out the cam bolt holes in the first side piece where the cross pieces are attached.
If you haven't seen the assembly instructions this may not make much sense, but once you unpack and have the parts laid out, look at page 7 of the assembly instructions.
March 5, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Turkey43 Very Happy
I was very pleased with this purchase. It arrived quickly, the color was just as I expected, based on the description. It was very easy to assemble, with all holes pre-drilled in the correct places for good alignment, and the hardware needed was all complete, even with a couple of extra pieces..THANK YOU! The instructions for assembly were easy to follow. It has a classic expensive look for a very reasonable price.
March 2, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by shantikay easy assembly
This took only an hour to assemble. Every piece was organized and labeled. The directions were very clear and extremely easy to follow. The only problem I had was that the back panel was split but I was still able to put it on and it's not visible so not worth a complaint or getting a replacement. Pretty sturdy. I have a ton of books and knick-knacks on it. I thought it was a good buy.
February 15, 2010