Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 39
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Arbuckle Excellent bookcase but image with misleading color
I had already two and purchased two additional bookcases. These are great bookcases and they store a huge number of books. However, the color on the image on the website is much lighter than the reality. The real color is much darker while the two I already had have a much lighter color.
Think whether you want to install the fixed shelves in the middle. You are stuck then with the space between shelves. I decided not to, all my bookshelves are movable and this is much better for me.
Otherwise the quality of the product is very good and they really satisfy your needs if you have a lot of books and want to show them:-)
September 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rachel Gorgeous bookcase
The bookcase makes a lovely statement; it's structure, quality, and color brings a high-end appearance to our library room. Our large, heavy books fit comfortably, and the shelves do not sag...a big plus!
Rachel, Chiam, and Mira
October 21, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by unhappy Not worth it
I received it broke. Despite that the package appeared perfect when I opened it up, two of the long pieces were chipped badly. Like another reviewer, I didn't want to return the behemouth thing so put it up anyway. In setting it into place, those two broke pieces did not hold and the whole thing just fell apart and flattened. But a call to Home Depot and they picked up my broke unit and refunded by money. Still disappointing as there were very few bookcases of that size anywhere to buy online...now I see why
June 25, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Dinsy Would Not Purchase Again
On the positive side, this thing looks good once assembled. The instructions were incredibly detailed and easy to follow. However, the design is absolutely terrible in terms of stability (it relies on the thin plywood backing to hold everything together, are you kidding?), and the paint/stain was uneven in many spots. Many of the pieces didn't align to even acceptable standards, although once I put it against the wall, I didn't notice so much. It's doing it's job for me; looking good, and firmly supporting my stuff. I am dreading the day I have to move it somewhere else, though. I needed something in this size, and unfortunately there just aren't a lot of options out there. I would have returned it, but I definitely didn't want to unassemble, pack, and ship this 148-pound bohemoth.
August 21, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by spooked heavy junk
The pieces to this item are very heavy. Given its weight, this bookshelf should have been equipped with stronger reinforcements... The screws and locks it comes with are rediculous... I built the shelf exactly as specified on the instructional pack and as i slid the finished frame (without the shelves) on my wooden floor, it collapsed. I do not recomend this product to anyone. I lost my time, money, and excitement. I regret buying this item. I am glad no one got hurt and no damage was done to my room. It was a very frightening experience... Had to give it a star because it is a required field and needs to be filled to proceed to the next step.
February 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rich Wall to Wall bookcase
I bought two of these. Easy to put together. It looks like it cost a few thousand dollars. Went beyond my expectations and I even ordered two more shelves which were very inexpensive.
August 5, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Eric broken pieces
recieved with broken parts. seems to be of decent quality otherwise
February 6, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Hollywood Bookcase Construction
The laminate finish looks good except on the shelf edges where they are beveled and the laminate does not match - leave white lines. BIGGEST ISSUE: the back is four pieces which are "strapping taped" (like the kind used on boxes) together - the tape used is CLEAR. The 4 pieces therefore do not stay together and you get a big 'crack' down the middle of both sides of the bookcase. The material is wood, but I have other furniture (Sauder) with cardboard backs that look and function MUCH better. If you're going to fill all the shelves, this probably won't matter, but if you're going to put nick-nacks on some of the shelves, it will NOT look good. The construction was easy, but I glued the wood pegs into their holes for better long term life.
December 31, 2014