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166 reviews | 4 out of 5
It might be smaller than it looks in the picture. But its nice and sturdy. Meets my expectations. Can easily tolerate heavy books on all shelves.
I was looking for a bookcase with at least 4 shelves that wasn't more than 2' wide -- couldn't pass up this price. The quality isn't great (I hear my mother saying "you get what you pay for") but if you're in the market for a small shelf not meant to hold a lot of weight, this will suffice. I do notice it rocks a little more than I'd like on the carpeted floor but up against a wall it's sturdy enough.
I actually bought two of these shelves, and have them in my living room. They are great for the price! Easy to assemble and look great for what I am using them for. They are mainly holding knick nacks and photographs! Would buy them again!
I actually bought this as a DVD shelf and it works great!! fits well over 200 DVDs. as for books, use for like manga or small books, the shelves arent tall enough to fit a lot of txt books, unless you were to take out a shelf.
Received this after waiting about a week & a half to 2 weeks for it to arrive, & when I opened the package it had absolutely zero hardware (no screws, no nails, no allen wrench, etc). To top it off, the shelves had scratches & pits all over, & the veneer over the MDF was put on very badly, so it was hanging off one side & didn't cover all of the other side. The drill holes broke through the sides of the bookshelf as well, so it looked like it had already seen better days before it was even used. VERY LOW QUALITY product. I would normally say you get what you pay for, but in this instance you get WAY less. Ironically, the booklet says that it is "carefully inspected for quality assurance". If this is the case, I'd hate to see what products look like that escape this quality assurance step.
I got the bookshelf in black. It looks sharp! I read the reviews and I do agree that it takes approx. 30 min. to put together. But it is not difficult to put together, it just takes time. It is sturdy and holds all the books that you would like to put on the bookshelf. I found out that it is cheaper to buy this online than in the store.
Smaller than I was expecting, but came in excellent condition. After my husband put it together we filled it right up with heavy books and knick-knacks. Sturdy, even on carpet. Looks great.
After reading a lot of the reviews.. i was skeptical. We wanted 2 bookshelves in a new playroom for our 3 kids. We had TONS of books and i wanted the top shelves to be "mine". I knew that they would be smaller than their appearance online.. and they are. but they are the perfect height. I dont fear the kids would try to climb them or that they would fall on them. The bottom 3 rows fit all the books and i have enough room on top for my stuff. Yes.. the wood isnt perfect. The bottom of the shelves are not painted black. And i will definately have to go over some spots with a sharpie. But online, i see other shelves going for 60+ dollars. For 25 dollars, it was perfect! Took only 20 minutes to put one together!
Cracks everywhere. Don't buy it!!!!!!!!!
Great bookshelf. Box is fairly heavy - bring someone with you to help carry it if you can (unless you're super-strong). Looks great, holds up well, exactly what I was looking for. Only complaint is that one of the side panels had both edges unfinished (rather than one painted black), so I have to touch it up with a Sharpie. Not a big deal - seriously, it's a $25 bookshelf, and it's definitely worth the money.
The product was exactly what I expected it to be when I bought it. The only negative thing that I can say about this product is that the special allen wrench that was supposed to come in the package was not there. This wasn't a big deal though because a screw driver worked fine (probably even better than the missing tool). The back cover comes folded in thirds, but it pretty much straightens up when you nail it to the bookshelf.
Product came in poor appearance. Cracks in the black finish.
I ordered 2 of these when doing a room makeover. The price did make me wonder if the quality would be there, and it was. Takes about 30 minutes to do each bookshelf. I am very pleased with my purchase! As you can see I put quite a lot of stuff on each shelf and they are working out great :)
Despite the fact that my first purchase of this item was somehow lost in transit and had to be refunded, this item immediately became available again within 1 week. After picking the item up from the store (the longest part of the entire process), I was able to get the bookcase together in less than 30 minutes - not bad for someone who can rarely get the most simple furnishings together:) I am so loving this item!
The under side on the shelves on this unit are not laminated, they are just plain wood so when you put it together you can see bare wood under all of the shelves. This is not how it is shown in the picture on the website.
Showed up damaged, and board was very cheap
I'm very pleased with my purchase. The bookshelf fits perfectly in the space I had chosen to put it, near my desk. For the price, I dont't think it can be beat. Faster delivery than I had expected.
I needed a small bookcase to go next to my bed that wasn't too deep. This one fit the bill! It's the perfect size and is affordable, however, I was disappointed that the laminate flakes off quite easily. The shelves look great but the side panels have the particle board showing along the edges. Overall though it was worth the price and I am decently happy with it!
For $25 each I guess I shouldn't have expected swedish quality. I ordered four of these. Many of the pieces arrived dinged up with the particleboard showing through to the front. While assembly was fairly easy, the main set of bolts were very cheap and stripped easily. The boxes do not come with an allen key as they state they will, and trying to use a standard screw driver often resulted in stripped screws, because the holes often didn't line up between sides and top or bottom. With that said, assembly was quick - it took me about 15 minutes per bookshelf to get it together (though using my own screwdriver and my own nails). Most of the four different bookshelves I got did not come with the finishing nails required to secure the back to the frame. Poor quality. I had to take a sharpy to them to hide the imperfections. They will do their job fine for the next few years but I don't expect these to survive a move from this home to our next one, the way our Swedish made ones have done for 8 years.
It's looks good when it's finished (if you don't stand too close!) Remember to buy a black marker to touchup the spots where the flake has flaked apart. Also the back panel is a piece of cardboard that you need to nail onto the back of the bookcase. You must keep in mind that you only paid $25 for it and "YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR"
Other people may tell you it looks good. But I can't get over being annoyed at the condition of the materials they give you to start with. Also I bought an electric screwdriver because I had trouble screwing it together. When I used the electric screwdriver, the screws went in a little better, but still not all the way. I went to Lowe's and bought a set of both big and little screwdrivers and then I had to dig into the wood deeper because the holes that they drilled in the factory had not been deep enough! Finally I had the darned thing completed! I put books inside and it serves its' purpose. I had somehow almost forgotten the aggravation factor involved until Walmart asked me for this review!