Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 189
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DRM1 Beautiful real wood, excellent finish
Great table top! Used it to top some metal legs from an old table that the would had rotted.
June 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gentlegiant6079 Mantel fits some time...
Mantel in walnut, was manufactured well, with good color, and finish. Only one problem, the holes in the underside don't exactly line up with the dowels on top of the bookcase. Retooling, and quality control would lead to a much better product, easier to assemble, with fewer choice words for the manufacturer!!
February 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jo Great
Purchased this to go on top of the matching folding bookcase. Some reviewers mentioned having to redrill the holes - mine fit perfectly. Very pleased
September 6, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by syracusemom Holes not drilled properly
We purchased the top to go with the bookcase. It is nice looking and fairly good quality. However, the holes for the top were not drilled correctly. The top did not fit and my husband had to redrill the holes on one side. Now it is great!
December 29, 2015
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 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by pamandalny All I expected
The finish matches the bookcase perfectly, and the top fit in place without difficulty.
June 13, 2011
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