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|Product Type: Standard||Style: Modern|
|Finish: Antique Black||Distressed: Yes|
|Frame Material: Laminate; Wood||Number of Items Included: 1|
|Solid Wood Construction: No||Shelving Included: Yes|
|Doors Included: No||Drawers Included: Yes|
|Wheels Included: No||Lighting Included: No|
|Orientation: Tall||Back Panel: Closed|
|Foldable: No||Handpainted: No|
|Mobile: No||Wall Recessed: No|
|Commercial Use: No||Eco-Friendly: No|
|Country of Manufacture: China|
|Assembly Required: Yes|
Jason from Oxon Hill, MD – Verified Buyer
It is a solid bookshelf just 2 things of note. 1. The 'distressed' effect appears to be 'red'. What you see in the advertised picture as worn, antiqued or old and a sort of whiter, grayish, dull black is actually red. Not sure how a black wood piece turns red when it is 'distressed' but I also noticed several other reviews mention the same thing. 2. I purchased 2 bookshelves which come in a total of 4 boxes. There were no assembly directions included in any of the boxes. I found them after searching for a while on line. It was a bit disappointing as I was assembling them in a new residence where internet had not yet been connected so I had to go sit in a mcdonalds to get wi fi and download the directions. I had a good cheeseburger though in the process. Overall it is a good bookshelf would have just appreciated a more clear visual on the 'red distressed' portions and if assembly directions are not included then mention that as well and include an easy to find link to get them.
Solid good looking bookcase.
James from Wynnewood, PA
This is a pretty good bookcase for the price. The backing is fairly stiff, and doesn't feel like it will rip off like a lot of cheaper bookcases. The shelves and drawer feel pretty solid. The bottom of the drawer is the same stuff as the backing. I do wish the drawer had a more solid bottom to hold more weight. The X decorations aren't as sturdy, but I understand they're purely decorative. I misstepped while assembling and almost broke one. Some of the screws were a bit stubborn and ended up a little crooked going in, but some of the pilot holes weren't so much a hole as a divot. That's the only real reason I'm taking off a star. Well, that, and wishing the shelves could hold a little more weight, but 25 lbs. is a pretty fair amount. Pros: Feels sturdy, looks nice, good price/quality ratio. Cons: Stubborn Screws, decorative X's aren't very sturdy.
drawer doesn't open
jennifer from Frederick, MD – Verified Buyer
This product looks great in the space we intended it for, but the drawer rails are bent... both of them, so we thought the were "supposed to be" like that. However, once the assembly was completed (a couple hours later) we realized that the drawer won't open. Also several of the pieces had the black paint chipped off. Nothing we can't fill in with a sharpie. This is for our rental property, so we didn't have time to return it and ask for a new one. It is a nice piece for the price and adds height and a focal point on my long wall.
Nice Bookcase, Stylish
Janet from Corona, CA – Verified Buyer
The bookcase arrived before it was expected which was good. It was a bit difficult for 1 person to put together, 2 people would be fine. Everything went together great except the bottom drawer, as one of the panels was mis-aligned. Had to do a little carpentry on it ourselves to get it to fit. Glad we did, as the drawer slides in and out like a champ. We like the bookcase very much overall. It is nice and narrow to fit into our space. We would recommend to someone.
Kristy from Avalon, CA
This is a beautiful piece of shelving and very heavy duty. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because it was really hard to put together. I ended up taking out most of the dowels because I just couldn't get them to line up correctly. When it was done, the top two shelves were way off and crooked. I ended up having to take it apart and re-drill new holes to get it to go together straight. I'm pretty handy with wood-working tools but if you're not, I would suggest getting someone who is, to assemble it for you. Now that it's finished though, I really love it!
Very Nice Bookcase!
Lindsey from Rockford, MI – Verified Buyer
This bookcase was the perfect size for a specific area in our home. The color is a 'rough' black. I will say the instructions on this item were not very clear and it took about 2 hours to get it altogether. There were also a few damages to the item and I have contacted customer service to see how they are going to handle this. Overall though if it didn't have the couple damages it is a very nice solid piece of furniture.
Rebecca from Saint James, MN – Verified Buyer
Very nice looking bookshelf. I don't actually use it as a bookshelf, I have each shelf decorated with picture frames and different décor. I also left the backing off of it and it is so open and good looking. It is a little unsturdy, but it's not in an area that it's bumped a lot or anything so it is holding up just fine.
Rebecca from Redmond, OR – Verified Buyer
This is my favorite purchase from Wayfair (it was also my first). It fits perfectly in my bathroom and stores my towels, as well as nicely displays toiletries and candles, while I use the drawer at the bottom to store my travel stuff. I get lots of compliments on it. My only complaint is there are a few red lines like previous commenters have mentioned but they are not very noticeable, and 2 of the long pieces of wood in the front have some stress lines. The structure is still solid and I'm not sure if they happened in shipping or packing, but I paid a descent amount of money and would have chosen a piece without these stress lines had I bought it in a brick and mortar store. I doesn't change how much I love this piece, which is why I kept the 5 star rating, but am giving honest feedback for the next shopper.
Brittny from Cedar Park, TX – Verified Buyer
I ordered both sizes of the Anna Bookcases and they are great. My only complaint is that they do not come with assembly instructions. They will have a few red streaks on them, that make them appear worn or antique looking. They are very cute, but you should not plan to put really heavy items on them
Love the size
Louise from Sunset, SC
The directions were hard to follow and the back was damaged in shipping. We got 2 units and after putting the first one together the second was much easier. Overall it is nice for the price and the size was just what we needed. Pros: Looks nice set up Cons: Horrible directions, packaging could be stronger to avoid damage