Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 42
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Hogi A few issues
Not sure if we were the first person on the planet to get this bookshelf, but at first it only came in 2 boxes, and the sides, and top were missing. After a few phone calls the Home Decorators staff was great, and found out that in fact there were supposed to be 4 boxes shipped, and not 2.
After recieving the whole system, one of the sides was drilled incorectly at the bottom, and luckily I had the equipment to redrill the holes so I could assemble the unit.
I hope the manufacture has updated this item, so they know it shippes in 4 boxes, not 2 and fixes their mistakes on the side hole alignment.
October 6, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by coloradomtns very nice
One part F arrived broken. HDC quickly sent replacement of two F parts - both arrived busted in two. UPS might be a little rough on the shipment? But alas unbroken parts arrived and it took maybe an hour to put together. Hubby should of read directions a little closer- assumed the wrong part would fit and had a little trouble. The case now sits beautifully in our office. One cupboard houses the messy wires and gadgets for phone system, WiFi, etc. Our printer sits on one shelf and there's lots of room for books and whatever. This is our second HDC purchase and we plan to buy again.
July 15, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Quinzel Love it!
This piece is exactly what I expected it to be and, especially for the price, it's pretty much perfect! Accommodates tons of books and trinkets, looks beautiful, feels sturdy, fits our tricky layout really well, and I didn't hear any major complaints from when my guy was putting it together, though it took some time.
As far as the pegs that hold up the shelves, there was only one shelf I had any concern with (full of lots of our heaviest books) so I swapped out that set for another set I had around the house.
I searched for the right bookcase for a while and this was soooo it!
September 7, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FamilyRoomReno Very Pleased
We did alot of searching to find two cases to flank both sides of our fireplace. We wanted the top side open and we also wanted storage hince the doors. This item was great and we added a mantel that my husband put together with a board and some trim (I painted), and connected it to both bookcase. When you come into the room they look like builtins.
The cases were fairly easy to put together. We did run into a hiccup, the factory put the wrong label on one of the pieces, that had our head spinning a little, but we figured it out. We are very pleased with this item.
June 12, 2009
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by brighttyger Shelves collapsed
I previously gave this an excellent review. But the plastic thingummies they chose to support the shelves started breaking. It's a bookcase - it should have shelves that can support books. I got metal wedgies to exchange with the plastic, but the holes were lined with metal and therefore the standard sizes were either too big or too small to fit. Why not design it for strength to begin with and send metal supports? We're spending a lot of time drilling new holes, and have to deal with the books all over again.
August 19, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MRSRS Excellent Product
Very nice bookcase. Love it in my new office. Spacious and rich looking. Love the cabinets below. Assembly was fairly easy, took about 3 hours. Only problem was some turn-lock mechanisms broke when tightening around bolt head. Ran to hardware store and they had some. Recommend picking up half a dozen or so before starting assembly. Overall, very pleased with product. Highly recommend and would purchase again. Shipped very fast and was in excellent condition when received.
May 10, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by WorkAtHomeGuy Really Happy with the whole set
Bought 2 desks, a 6+3 file cabinet and this bookcase for my new home office. I love them all. I am a very happy customer. Usually "assemble at home" furniture winds up being particle board and cardboard backs. This was sturdy construction all around. Like the others was easy to assemble (took about 2 hours with "help" from my 5 year old).
Only flaw was one of the 4 cabinet doors didn't exactly line up (was level and plumb but had a slightly smaller gap at the top) barely noticible, but a minor flaw.
Also, note that the picture is a little deceiving, if you have oversized books that you put in the case, you'l wind up using only 4 of the 5 shelves outside the cabinets.. but Its flexible enough to handle that.
One other note.. and I knew this going in.. Black furniture does not hide dust.. so you'll be dusting often.
April 12, 2010
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by scarmicale not satisfied
bookcases were slightly difficult to assemble but upon completion we were satisfied. However, the plastic pins that hold the shelves began to shear off and shelves were falling down within a few weeks of purchase. I'd love to return the bookcase but that would be difficult, instead we are attempting to find metal pins that might fit the shelves. We haven't found a solution to date and the bookcases are not much use at this point. Ugh
March 20, 2012