12 Issues of Food & Wine
Included with purchase ($20 value).
|Product Type: Standard||Style: Contemporary|
|Finish: Cherry||Frame Material: Wood|
|Number of Items Included: 1||Solid Wood Construction: No|
|Shelving Included: Yes||Doors Included: No|
|Drawers Included: No||Wheels Included: No|
|Orientation: Tall||Back Panel: Closed|
|Foldable: No||Handpainted: No|
|Mobile: No||Wall Recessed: No|
|Commercial Use: No||Recycled Content: Yes|
|Eco-Friendly: Yes||Country of Manufacture: United States|
|Assembly Required: Yes||Installation Required: No|
|Additional Parts Required: No|
|Product Warranty: 1 year|
|CARB Compliant: Yes||ANSI BIFMA Compliant: Yes|
Susan from Brooklyn, NY – Verified Buyer
These bookcases arrived on time and in good condition. They were packed very well by the manufacturer, and were not too difficult to put together. They are nice and sleek, simple and modern looking. However, they are very wobbly. Small brackets with hardware are included, and it is recommended that the bookcases be attached to the wall at the top shelf. Unfortunately, because we have baseboard molding, the bracket is not long enough, so I must replace them with something larger. I also did not receive enough pins to hold the shelves. That means I have to make another trip to the hardware store. I would have given these bookshelves three stars, but they will serve my purpose, and were inexpensive.
reasonable for the price, and equal quality
Clare from New Brunswick, NJ – Verified Buyer
The directions for the bookcase weren't very clear, so my brother (who built it) had to improvise. It worked out well however, and was pretty easy to get finished once he started. It just took some planning and manipulation of the parts, since there were no clear cut directions. The directions also mentioned black stickers to cover up the nails that were used, however we did not see this in the box. Although a bit irritating, it's fine since the nails are a darker shade and match the wood, so no one can really see them unless then are looking closely. Overall, it's a good piece and serves our purpose. So far the shelves are sturdy, and are holding up against the massive amounts of books we placed on it. The price we paid for it is comparable to the quality, which is good.
Jennifer from Metairie, LA – Verified Buyer
Great price. I bought two of these. Easy to put together. I put both of them together in less than an hour. The first one is great, no problems. The second one is not level. (I put it in the same spot as the other is and it is still uneven.) It seems as though the holes were a little off and now the shelf wobbles a bit. Pros: Easy to put together, great price, looks great Cons: Poor quality assurance
Looks great from the front
Maureen from Burke, VA
This is a functional bookcase. It is the size I wanted in terms of height and width so it fit in the space perfectly. It looks nice. However, the backboard is very, very thin. More like paper. Since it has no substance or weight, it is difficult to get unfolded, placed and nailed in perfectly. I was always smoothing it out. When it was nailed in the back, there was a big hole in the backboard....it should be renamed backpaper, not backboard, because it is just to thin and has no weight.
Great little bookcase
Topher from Charleston, SC – Verified Buyer
I've had this bookcase for a few weeks now and it's performing its job admirably. I docked a star because the top shelf is missing the laminate finish (how cheap can they get?) and because the bookcase has a little shakiness to it. Definitely would not want to load this thing up with heavy books. However, it suits my needs just fine and for the wallet friendly price, it's totally worth it.
Exactly what I was looking for
Tacy from United States – Verified Buyer
The bookcase was easy to assemble and the adjustable shelves were exactly what I was looking for. The only thing that bothered me is that since the backing pieces were folded for boxing they do not lay flat and you can very clearly see the creases. It's not a major issue for me, just something to think about if you are going to be using this bookcase for displaying anything that may show a great deal of the backing board.
Stephanie from Hilliard, OH – Verified Buyer
Good quality for being inexpensive and easy to put together. It would have looked more symmetrical having six shelves but that's minor. It holds all my books and bears up under their weight- I loaded each shelf with as many books as I could!
Rima from Brooklyn, NY – Verified Buyer
I am very happy with this Bookcase in concern of its quality. However, I had sort a difficult time to as assemble until I figure out which part of bookcase belongs to each other. Otherwise, a quality of bookcase is really good! Rima
What I expected
Mel from AL – Verified Buyer
I actually wanted some high quality and beautiful bookcases but didn't want tot flip the bill at this time. These will do in the meanwhile. Nothing special just regular run of the mill bookcases. Did come with a few scuffs where the color came off.
Nightmare to build, very flimsy.
Josette from Chantilly, VA – Verified Buyer
Ive bought a number of Sauder pieces over the years. Bought two of these in different colors for a friends apartment. Never had the kind of problems I experienced with these with the higher end Sauder shelves, but these were horrible. Directions were vague. None of the holes for the heavy screws were pre-drilled. NONE. They give you a bunch of flat bottomed screws, and ONE sharp one. You are supposed to use the sharp screw to pre-drill all the holes in the fiber board for the blunt screws to go into. Nowhere in the directions do they mention this. This is supposed to go together with a Phillips screwdriver. HAH. If we didnt have the power drill, my hands would have died. The top and bottom sections are held together with two small dowels and two cam locks. Very flimsy. The directions even say not to stand the thing up until you put the backing on or it may COLLAPSE. My opinion Spend the money and buy Sauders better quality shelves. They are beautiful and much sturdier.