I ordered this self because the bookshelf I was using to store my DVDs became overcrowded - 230+ DVDs, I had to start stacking them on one another. This shelf is absolutely perfect - fits all of my DVDs, and I'm guessing I have room for another 20 more at least - and that's not counting the top "shelf".
Other reviewers have said they could only fit four shelves worth of DVDs - I've managed to make five. It's a slightly snug fit (most have less than an inch between the top of the DVD cases and the next shelf), but they DO fit. This actually enables me to have six shelves, since the top of the shelving unit functions as a shelf too.
Very simple, easy-to-follow construction; all you need is a hammer and a Philips head screwdriver, though a tape measure is nice too when nailing on the back of the unit - helps to space out the nails properly. Nice, solid construction, especially for the price.
Shelves are almost exactly as wide as a normal DVD case, so if you have some larger cases (e.g. "Special Edition" cardboard sheaths over the case, box sets), they'll stick out a little bit.
I've only had it about a week, so perhaps I can't comment fairly on the warping of shelves due to weight that other reviewers have mentioned. But I haven't seen anything of the sort yet, and I have every shelf 90% filled with DVDs. The construction guide says the top shelf can bear 5 lbs (2kg), the main shelves 7 lbs (3kg), and the bottom shelf (i.e. the bottom of the unit) 10 lbs (4kg).
This unit is just awesome. Holds 250ish DVDs (300ish if you use the top of the unit as a shelf and throw on some bookends), solid construction, good color ("Cinnamon Cherry", but it can pass for black in most lighting, and seems like it would fit in fairly well amongst other dark furniture), it's amazingly inexpensive at only $40. You get a lot more than you pay for.
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