Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 44
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by CollegeKid Should've gone to IKEA
Here are some things the instruction manual needs to clear up:
For anyone confused by the first step in the assembly instructions, G(2) is different from G2. G(2) refers to both boards labeled G, while G2 refers to the three boards labeled G2. Also, when you are nailing the back of the bookcase (F board, made of cardboard), make sure the finished side is facing down (towards the front), not up.
The instruction requires two people for assembly. Two is a bit superfluous--one is really all you need.
Another reviewer states that he bought metal dowels to replace the plastic dowels that support the adjustable shelves. While I agree that adjustable shelves are not needed and fixed-shelf bookcases are better, the plastic dowels do the job just fine. If you look at my attached picture, you’ll see that I have loaded plenty of books on the shelves without having the bookcase fall apart.
Ultimately, I’m not too happy with this product. If you want a cheap bookcase, IKEA has a comparable white bookshelf for a third of the price which also carries about 30 pounds per shelf and also has cardboard backing. If you want a more decorative, better quality bookcase, don’t buy South Shore.
June 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by richkitty007 Bookcase is perfect for displaying my collection of fabrics
Everything arrived in perfect condition. Was very pleased with the bookcase. Good finish & workmanship. Will buy another one if I need it.
September 25, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JB product was as advertised
the directions were good and the kit was easy to assemble. quality was good overall.
July 14, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Desertgal Perfect for my needs
These shelves are exactly what I wanted. They are pressed wood, which is why the price is so reasonable, and for my uses they're fine. I gave them a 4 star, instead of 5 star rating, because of the included shelf holders. They were tiny and plastic. IF you are going to use these shelves for pretty nicknacks, then they are fine, but after reading the other reviews, and knowing I was going to load the shelves with books, I bought the 5mm metal shelf holders. The pre-drilled holes were not quite large enough, so it took a bit of banging with the hammer to get the metal ones in, but they're in. And the shelves are populated with books.
A friend helped me put the units together (I bought 2) and they went together easy peasy. The directions were perfect, there were extra foo-dads (a non-technical term) instead of too few, and when all together they were square. For what more could I ask? While one could probably put them together, it was a snap having the extra pair of hands.
It took longer to get the books on the shelves than to build the units ;-)
February 1, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Calamitylill Inexpensive bookcase is inexpensive.
We were looking for an inexpensive bookcase for a child's small bedroom and due to the space restrictions, we were looking for specific dimensions. This bookcase fit the space perfectly and is not unattractive. It was easy to put together, but as my husband was putting the top piece on, one screw was out of place and once he backed it out, the particle board was ruined and the right side or that piece would not screw flush with the top shelf. It's just a decorative piece, so we used some wood glue and clamped it overnight so that it would stay in place. Nothing unexpected for particle board. The shelves are sturdy enough to support children's books. Overall, this bookcase met our needs and budget.
February 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dlp1nma Solid Product
I needed a narrow bookcase to fit in my entryway closet. This worked. The measurements were correct, which was very important, and it was what I expected. It was also very easy to set up.
February 9, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Susie Excellent economical purchase for closet
Instructions were clear and easy to follow. Did not take long to assemble.
May 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KaylaMcD excellent!
This was exactly what I was looking for at an affordable price, easy to assemble by yourself, fast delivery.
April 24, 2015