Mainstays 3-Shelf Bookcase, Black

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Mainstays 3-Shelf Bookcase, Black
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This classic three-shelf bookcase provides ample storage space for your books, collectibles or office supplies. It has two adjustable shelves that let you customize it to meet your storage needs.

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This classic three-shelf bookcase provides ample storage space for your books, collectibles or office supplies. It has two adjustable shelves that let you customize it to meet your storage needs.

Mainstays 3-Shelf Bookcase, Black:

  • Storage space for books, collectibles and more
  • 2 adjustable shelves let you customize storage needs
  • Assembly required
  • Dimensions: 32"L x 11.2"W x 29"H
  • Model# 98385WP

Specifications

Multi Pack Indicator: No
Battery Type: Does Not Contain a Battery
Model No.: MS11-021-208-54
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 35.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 33.125 x 12.75 x 4.25
Walmart No.: 7141748
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Customer Reviews | 30 reviews | 2.7 out of 5

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Very good value
12/30/2011

Customer review by journeybandfan

4.0 stars 12/30/2011 by journeybandfan
by journeybandfan

I purchased (2) 3 shelf units and (1) 5 shelf unit for our homeschool classroom. I currently use the 5 shelf and one of the 3 shelf units for holding books. I do have a basket of science supplies on top of the taller unit along with a globe. The additional 3 shelf unit holds all of our supplies (paint, workbooks, curriculum, construction paper etc) housed in baskets. I have been nothing but pleased with my purchase. Yes- these are made of particle board, you have to put them together (they may have a few kinks w/alignment) and the boxes are very heavy. Did I expect a high quality material for the price? No. But these look nice, always garner compliments and absolutely suit our needs. I will be purchasing 3 more 3 shelf units next week to go in our walk in MBR closet for storage. I would recommend these to a friend if they are looking for basic, low cost shelving. (And I am an interior designer by trade)

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journeybandfan
Myrtle Beach, SC
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:11 - 12 months
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
Not built for everyday use
10/23/2011

Customer review by kixy1

1.0 stars 10/23/2011 by kixy1
by kixy1

I bought 3 of these about 1 year ago, 2 white and a black with vastly different results. All were fairly easy to put together, and look pretty good for the price. The white bookcases were perfect out of the box. One has been used to store mostly lightweight items and doesn't receive much use. It's used mostly for display/storage, and has held up fairly well. If this is the type of use you need this bookcase for, then I highly recommend it. The second white bookcase, again stores mostly lightweight (art supplies in boxes) items, but has a small stereo system on top. After 1 year the top shelf bowed to the point I need to replace the bookshelf. The stereo is a MINI, can't weigh more than 5lbs? The black bookcase is a completely different story. I had to return to the store and actually go through four, unopened, undamaged boxed to find one that actually contained undamaged parts. Once assembled, it looked fine. This bookcase was used to hold books (go figure) and had a mid-sized stereo system on top. After 6 months the top shelf bowed about 3 inches and the entire bookshelf began to fall apart. The shelves could not hold the weight of the mostly paperback books and kept stripping the holes in the sides. The back kept popping off that the whole thing would lean over. No matter how many times I tried to "fix" it, it just kept falling apart, literally falling over once! It was amusing, but when I thought about the time I spent on this thing...I should have just spent the extra money on a decent bookcase in the first place. lol Bottom line, great deal, if it's for display purposes only. Not built for everyday use.

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kixy1
Would recommend to a friend? No
Ownership:Longer than one year
Cheap, not worth the money
7/23/2012

Customer review by Karu

1.0 stars 7/23/2012 by Karu
by Karu
Walmart associate

Box was unopened, undamaged. I opened it up, see a small corner of wood cracked. No problem. No one is going to see this bookcase, so I really didn't care. Put in the cam screws, and they wouldn't stay in the holes, even after tightening. I needed to reinforce it using screws I already had just so the one side would stay on. The back piece does not fit perfectly on the bookcase because the bookcase isn't square (aside from issues with the cam screws not staying in the holes, everything else was perfectly fine and fit together as it should), so it covers some parts and barely covers others. And though the instructions say you can use any type of furniture polish on it, I used a little bit of Pledge (which has no harsh chemicals) and a soft, lint free cloth, and the veneer was coming off. Don't waste your time with this. For ten dollars more (I paid around $25), you can get a way better quality bookcase from Staples or Home Depot that doesn't waste your time and doesn't look utterly cheap. (I bought a different type of bookcase along with this and that one was fine.)

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Karu
New Jersey
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:18 - 24
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
Walmart associate
The Alder one is better than the Black one.
12/20/2011

Customer review by OllieOyle4207

4.0 stars 12/20/2011 by OllieOyle4207
by OllieOyle4207
Top 500 contributor

I purchased three of the Black ones and one of the Alder one (that's the one with the Alder wood finish). The black ones cost $19/each in December 2009 in Jacksonville, NC. The Alder one (which I also think it much more nicer looking) cost $15 in December 2011 (funny, prices usually go up instead of down) in Centerville, IA. The black ones were kind of wobbly until I nailed in the backboard piece, which is made of poor quality cardboard. One of them broke rather easily. However, one was also holding up a 42" LCD TV, so I didn't quite understand one reviewer's post about the top sunking in and whatever - maybe she had the ends backwards (I've done that during assembling as well). The third one was fine to use in the nursery to put stuff animals, a mini lamp, and books - had no problems at all with it. So I just had one of the black ones that didn't quite last. The Alder one, took me all of twenty minutes to assemble. I did it with nothing more than a screwdriver. Very amazingly sturdy, as I was really surprise since the three black ones where wobbly until the backboard was nailed on. This one was firm and steady even without the backboard. The backboard for the Alder is also nicer construction than the black ones are. I thought that this was odd since both the Black and Alder are from Mainstays (Sauder manufacturer), but the Alder wood finish seems much nicer.

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OllieOyle4207
Whitestone, NY
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:18 - 24
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
Top 500 contributor
1/8/2012

Customer review by MEMcNutt

4.0 stars 1/8/2012 by MEMcNutt
by MEMcNutt

I have had one of these book shelfs for over two years now and not only did i store all my books in it but my tv on top of it and it is still in very good shape today.

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MEMcNutt
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Cheap Bookcase and Easy to put together
12/7/2011

Customer review by An anonymous customer

4.0 stars 12/7/2011 by An anonymous customer
by An anonymous customer

I bought 2 of these from my local store for around 15 bucks each. I had been looking for the storage cubes actually to organize shoes in my closet, but every one of the cube assembly's seemed to 100 dollars or more. So I ran across these got two took me 10-15 minutes to assemble placed them in my closet and their holding shoes and still giving a neat appearance. Overall I am happy that for 30 dollars I was able to organize my closet.

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An anonymous customer
Indiana
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:18 - 24
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
Inexpensive, easy to put together, sturdy
8/19/2012

Customer review by MNorchteacher

5.0 stars 8/19/2012 by MNorchteacher
by MNorchteacher

I bought two of these bookshelves in black a year ago and they have both held up really well so I am about to go buy a third. I used them in my college apartment to hold DVDs and books and they have been great. I had some problems when I put the first one together, but was able to figure it out and the second one was a snap. The one that holds my DVDs is in awesome condition, although the two inner shelves on the one that holds books have started to warp a little, maybe a half inch sag in the middle of both shelves. However, I'm sure if the shelves warp any more it wouldn't be too expensive to buy a couple new pieces of particle board and cut my own shelves. According to the instructions, the top and bottom shelves are more supportive than the middle two, so I just put the heavier books on those shelves. I even stacked the two bookcases on top of each other to make one tall bookcase and they held up wonderfully. They are pretty light were easy to move into my new apartment when I moved. All in all if you are looking for inexpensive, nice looking shelves, these are a great product.

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MNorchteacher
Chaska, MN
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:18 - 24
Ownership:Longer than one year
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
Piece of junk, don't buy
9/4/2011

Customer review by Happyshopper1165

1.0 stars 9/4/2011 by Happyshopper1165
by Happyshopper1165

Lugged this piece of 35 lbs of junk home, opened the top of the box and the 'wood' was already cracked with a 6" piece broken off. Not worth it.

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Happyshopper1165
Would recommend to a friend? No
Broken, NO Instructions, CHEAP
1/13/2012

Customer review by Jez26

1.0 stars 1/13/2012 by Jez26
by Jez26

This product does not come with ANY written instructions. All you get is a picture.....The picture also was NOT helpful at all. Not to mention this product came with all sorts of cheap plastic screws, The wood is cheap and if you aren't careful you can crack the wood! I do not recommend this to anyone..........Save your money

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Jez26
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Female
Usage:Never
Not bad for 15 bucks
6/8/2012

Customer review by GuyfromAmarillo

3.0 stars 6/8/2012 by GuyfromAmarillo
by GuyfromAmarillo

I bought 2 of these units about 2 months ago and got about what I expected for 15 dollars. I built one and before I nailed the backing on I took it back apart and glued the sides to the top and bottom. It added a lot of strength to the bookcase. Remember in today's society you get what you pay for so I am happy with them.

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GuyfromAmarillo
Texas
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:2 - 3 months
Gender:Male
Usage:A few times per month
Good bookshelf for the price
1/8/2012

Customer review by BritishWarrior

4.0 stars 1/8/2012 by BritishWarrior
by BritishWarrior

I purchased two of these for around $15 each, one in Black and one in Alder. The Alder looks far better than the black. The black came out of the box already looking scuffed up, but as I was looking for cheap bookshelves for my three very rough boy's rooms. these were perfect. They are sturdy enough to take a beating from my kid's rough housing, and the Alder one looked nice enough that I would put it in my living room. They are very easy to put together and I did them by myself in about 10-15 minutes each. If you evenly space out the shelves then there's not much space in between....if you have taller books (like kid's book tend to be) then you will have to have to space them differently or just take it down to two shelves. Overall, for $15 I was very happy with my purchase, and would recommend to anyone wanting an inexpensive but still nice looking bookshelf.

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BritishWarrior
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Every few days
Great for cheap Price
10/8/2011

Customer review by Aunyea

3.0 stars 10/8/2011 by Aunyea
by Aunyea

I bought 2 of these book shelves about a week ago. It took about 15 -20 mins to put together. The book shelves could be a little more sturdy, and the shelves space could be a little taller. However, they look great in living room.

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Aunyea
Baltimore, MD
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:18 - 24
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
Only useful if you never plan on moving them
12/22/2011

Customer review by Decomore

2.0 stars 12/22/2011 by Decomore
by Decomore

I bought two of these when I first moved into my new apartment and they were fine. Easy to assemble and held my stuff great. However when it came time to move out a year and half later, they completely fell apart when I just picked them up. I tried to salvage them by putting them back together but it could not be done. Basically they look great when you do have them but don't bother moving them because they WILL fall apart. Pretty decent value though and definitely useful for short term use. I did hate that the back was cardboard. Expected for the price I guess.

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Decomore
Eugene, OR
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:18 - 24
Ownership:Longer than one year
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
Horrible product!
7/10/2012

Customer review by gemgirl0422

1.0 stars 7/10/2012 by gemgirl0422
by gemgirl0422

HORRIBLE PRODUCT! Got it home, put it together with my dad, and it BROKE immediately! I moved it to my closet, put my books on it, and noticed that at least one nail on the back had already broke, and at least one other is about to break, literally one hour after putting it together! Horrible value and so disappointed! Most likely going back tomorrow to return it! Never buying a bookshelf from this brand again! Absolutely horrible!!!

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gemgirl0422
Palm Coast, Fl
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:18 - 24
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
4/22/2012

Customer review by Cmtindell

3.0 stars 4/22/2012 by Cmtindell
by Cmtindell

I got two of these shelfs for my many books. While one of them still stands sturdy, the other however, not so much. They are book cases, used for actual BOOKS, not like in the picture. The one that I have problems with was put together exactly like the other one was, however for some reason this one: the shelves themselves look like they're making a U (not level really) and the shelves themselves are coming apart from the sides so that they collapse constantly. The one on the top is the one in a U, the middle one falls down in the back because it's not tight with the sides yet the other two are, and the one on the bottom has fallen/sunken down on the back. I wouldnt recommend unless you're only putting a FEW light items on the book case, if you want it to use as an ACTUAL bookcase, it's not a very good deal.

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Cmtindell
auburndale,fl
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:14 - 18
Ownership:Longer than one year
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
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