56 Issues of Sports Illustrated Magazine
Included with purchase ($20 value).
|Product Type: Standard||Finish: 1: Brown|
|Finish: 2: Antique White||Distressed: Yes|
|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: 5 years|
|CARB Compliant: Yes||FSC Certified: Yes|
|General Conformity Certificate: Yes||ANSI BIFMA Compliant: Yes|
Good Product-Great Value
Mary from Temecula
I'm very happy with the one bookcase we have already put together. It took my husband about 3 1/2 hours, but he said it was not bad and expects that the second one will go a bit faster since he's now familiar with it. The price was spot on for what I wanted to spend and the quality is quite nice and not cheap looking. The drawer is a nice addition for style and a bit extra storage space and it is the full width across which is nice, a feature I specifically wanted, although it may have taken up some room from the bottom storage behind the drawers. If the shelf is used, you can store 2 rows of books a bit taller than paperbacks, but it will not fit standard Notebooks. Leave the shelf out and Notebooks will fit in one row on the bottom behind the doors. The boxes arrived in good condition in the time frame stated. I give 4 rather than 5 stars as I would have preferred there were -0- distress lines painted on it. They are light in color and on the surface and un-necessary in my opinion, but now I want to paint over them as I dislike Distressed looks. I would recommend this item to a friend.
Carlee from FAIRMONT, MN – Verified Buyer
I have written a review for the matching 5 shelf book case... we bought one of these and two of the 5-shelf cases to line up together against the wall. These book cases are really heavy, sturdy pieces. Took about an hour for each case to be assembled, but it was easy enough. The shelves are very deep with really thick, heavy boards to support whatever it is you want to display up there. I don't foresee these shelves bowing like our old book case did with the weight of my 100,000 books and decorations. Be aware though, the picture shows the cases as more white than they actually are. We found that they were more of an off-white creamy color. More true to the "antiqued" color they are described to be.
Bethany from Brookings, SD – Verified Buyer
We just got this shelf yesterday and we already love it! It's so deep, I'm very excited to see how many of my knick-knacks I can fit into it. It did take a while to put together but fellow purchasers put that in the reviews, so I was prepared. The instructions are very detailed but hilarious! Be sure to read it all for best construction, they even suggest a nacho break :) Even though it took a long time to put together I felt that the pieces and hardware are very durable and everything attached securely. Since it is not real wood you can tell that the "distressing" is not real but I love the look of it. The color is very off-white so it might not be the right fit if you're looking for a bright white. So far we love it and it fits perfect in our "new" living room :)
Product Exceeds Expectations
Patrick from MATTHEWS, NC – Verified Buyer
This was perfect. I have been looking for something like this for months. I bought two. One for the family room and one for the dining room. In the family room I used it to store my DVDs in the enclosed shelf below; the remote controls in the pull out drawer in the middle; the cable box, DVD player, and Playstation along with some knick knacks in the open shelves above. In the kitchen, I used the bottom enclosed shelf for storage, the middle pull out drawer for utensils, and the shelves above for dining room things. This even had more space than I anticipated. Durable, well made, functional, beautiful, spacious Takes a while to assemble and best with 2 people
Good value for the price
Kathy C from New York
I was pleasantly surprised to find the quality was better than those buy and assemble bookcases found in Target or Walmart. The pieces felt solid and sturdy. I assembled the entire bookcase by myself (49 year old woman here) and the only thing I had trouble with were the drawer knobs. It took some muscle to tighten the screws. Other than that, it wasn't very difficult to assemble at all. A couple of pieces were slightly damaged, but not during shipping. It arrived securely packaged. I went online to Sauder's website and ordered replacement pieces that arrived in a few days. It was painless and hassle free. The back of the bookcase is thin cardboard, the only downside, but as another reviewer said, you won't even notice it once you fill the shelves. All in all, I'm very happy with the bookcase, as it took me months to find one in the right color to match my entertainment center.
Great Looking Functional
Margie from Los Alamos, NM – Verified Buyer
I ordered 3 of these because I wanted the doors to hide less sightly items behind. I bought the matching desk set. You can purchase 3 of these narrow shelving units as a set, but the set is comprised of 1 unit like this, with the doors, and 2 units of just shelves. So, I simply bought 3 of these. They are flat on the sides, so they simply fit flush, one next to the other. You could line up as many as you need. But I only have wall space for 3. These are not the best quality. They are particle board with veneer. You need to be careful when assembling them not to damage the particle board. That said, they do not look like cheap particle board furniture you can buy at some large convenience stores. First, the style is classier. They look sort of Nantucket-ish. Could also be country and because of their distressed finish, they could be rustic. Maybe also French Country, as they come in a shade of white, also. i have an eclectically, transitional furnished home, and these are fine. I think they are a good value. For not so much money and free shipping, you get a stylish bookcase. And, because they are distressed, nicks and scrapes won't show up too badly! I am very happy with this purchase. I knew what I was getting (particle board) and feel it is a good value since they look pricier than they are.
Creamy peach color - worked out fine
Nga from Houston, TX – Verified Buyer
For those of you looking for a cream colored bookcase in the white family shade, you might want to look elsewhere. Luckily for us, the light creamy peach color fit our décor just fine. This is a very well made piece and the instructions that came with it are very thorough. It does take a while to put together, and my husband took 2 evenings to assemble it (we do have 2 small children with early bedtimes and hammering has to be done at selective times!). The drawer slides out very smoothly and there is plenty of storage space. We are very happy with our purchase!
Daryl from Coram, NY – Verified Buyer
I bought a pair of these for my beach themed room. They were a challenge for my handyman to assemble, and even when he was done, the louvered doors don't quite meet when closed. Other than that, this is a very spacious and sturdy piece that will be highly functional for storage and very attractive as well. Choose the placement carefully, because even when empty, it weighs over 100 lbs. This thing is not tipping over onto anyone, that's for sure!
Tara from Monticello, NY – Verified Buyer
I bought two of these along with the tv stand and created a unit out of the three pieces. Because there is no overhang on the sides, these can go right up against each other and therefore look like a unit. This item is very sturdy, the shelves are thick, the drawer opens and closes easily, and the doors can smoothly open and close. It does take a lot of time to put together, but is well worth the time. The package this comes in is very heavy and you will need two people or one very strong person. I had a muscular, young man take these up for me and he said they were heavy and had a hard time. These are packaged very well and it is obvious Sauder takes pride in its craftsmanship.
Anne from Canton, MA – Verified Buyer
I was looking for some bookcases and game cabinets to line the walls of my living room and almost all the ones I saw were too wide. These fit perfectly! I am very happy with them. They were easy to assemble and arrived very quickly. They were delivered via FedEx though which I thought was strange and didn't make me any friends at the FedEx office. As other reviews have stated, they are NOT white. I was expecting them to be ivory or off-white but they are not even that, I would call them cream. It works for me but if you want white or gray, these are not for you.