Rated 3.6 out of 5Â by 74
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Dissatisfied Looks nice at a glance, but...
Very poor quality overall.
The shelf is made out of really cheap particle board. The kind that turns to dust if it gets banged up. The backing to the three compartments (shown in the picture) is a heavyweight cardboard material that arrives folded in half. So, yes, you have a crease right down the middle of each shelf backing. I'm sure you wouldn't notice it unless you looked for more than 5 seconds, but really?
On top of that, the bookshelf that I ordered arrived dinged up in several places and the pre-drilled holes had really jagged edges. Some of the holes weren't even drilled all the way through.
Next time, I'll go someplace else.
July 27, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Guinness4Dinner Great alternative to a dresser
I purchased this unit along with the fabric drawers for storage of my everyday clothes. I actually purchased both a 9-square and 6-square unit. I needed a new dresser and nothing in my price range impressed me (you see the price range I'm in, of course). But rather than buy some mediocre Bobs or Ashley or Ikea or taillightguarantee.com bedroom set, I decided to spend about the same and get something that functions well and can later be "up-cycled" (repurposed) as basic shelving anywhere.
I love it.
I'm not a neat freak. OK, I'm not even neat . But I can just toss in all of those things I never would have folded anyway- socks, undies, sports clothes, t-shirts, pjs, converse low tops, hats.... It's such an easy way to put things away without much effort. Perfect for a child, careless teen, or lazy 30-something eternal bachelor/ette.
I keep this in a closet-type room so aesthetics aren't important, but generally speaking, this is a nice looking piece (from a distance). The first unit (9 squares) arrived in great shape. The 2nd (6 shelves) had some delivery dings, but I haven't lost sleep over it. The quality is average, but look at the price. I recommend assembling with wood glue in the joints and it should hold together well. The biggest con is the cheap faux-wood cardboard back panels to the selves. They come folded so they have a permanent crease, but assuming you'll be putting things in front of it, it's not a big deal. FYI, there are only half the # of back panels per squares in the unit (9 shelf has only 4 or 5 back panels, 6 shelf has only 3). Assembly is a bit time-consuming but the directions are easy to follow. (30-60 min, depending on your aptitude or motivation.)
In short - I think it is a great solution for a semi-temporary lifestyle.
June 25, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Ransom Nice unit for the price
Nice unit for price. Used 2 as base for small craft table
August 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Sunshine46 It's exactly what I wanted.
I really like this for the storage I wanted. Really cute with the fabric cubes in different colors. Also sturdy.
November 12, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5Â by iwrbgolfing Disappointed!!!!
For the price of this product I was very disappointed in the quality....it looks kind of "cheesy". I would have thought for the price it would have been nicer. After taking the time to put it together I am keeping it but I so wish I could have gotten to an Ikea. They have a similar product that is so much nicer and looks almost "elegant"....plus you can purchase baskets instead of the expensive but flimsy canvas inserts.
November 20, 2012