I purchased the bookshelf and the media cart and we LOVE them! I had read the reviews where people said they were hard to put together, but I (yes, a woman) put both together in about an hour and a half, and it was not hard at all. Yes the bookshelf is short (but the dimensions are posted on the site) and it does not fit larger books vertically, but the storage bins are big and sturdy. I was also surprised at how sturdy the shelf itself was, especially for the price. Also, I read in the reviews that products were damaged upon arrival, but I find that hard to believe, because the packing job on these were great. I was looking for something to help organize my 2 1/2 year olds room, and these did the trick. Loved this so much, I just ordered another one.