56 Issues of Sports Illustrated Magazine
Included with purchase ($20 value).
|Product Type: Cube unit||Style: Modern|
|Frame Material: Other||Shelving Included: Yes|
|Doors Included: No||Drawers Included: No|
|Orientation: Tall||Back Panel: Open|
|Country of Manufacture: Taiwan, Province of China|
Definitely need 3 people!
Beth from Gaithersburg, MD – Verified Buyer
Let me start by saying that this is a great piece of furniture. Very sturdy and tall. I have the white one. However, this was by far, the largest piece of furniture that my mother and I have ever tried to put together and I wasn't going to complete the review until it was complete. It turns out, we are too short (5' and 5'3" together). Until my sister came who is closer to 6', we couldn't get more than half of it together. The directions were great, especially if you read and complete step 1 but it still gets out of control if you don't have enough people to complete it. It also takes 3 people to lift it off the floor because it is quite heavy.
Geometric shaped bookcase is just what we needed
wndycity89 from Naperville, IL – Verified Buyer
We were redecorating a large room that already had 2 wooden bookcases - the standard tall rectangular shape that you would see in a library. They were boring so I decided to try this bookcase. I ordered it in cappuccino color and it looks fantastic! I put the hardcover books in the smaller squares, all the paperback books in the wider rectangular openings, filled in the smaller openings that have a back with books laid on their sides and then have nick nacks in the open spaces. It is so much nicer and eye catching than a standard boring bookcase. We have gotten many compliments on it. We ordered a 3-tier and a 4-tier one for each side of a large room. Assembly wasn't bad. We did anchor the bookcases to the wall to prevent any injuries. You will not be disappointed with this bookcase.
Susan from Chapin, SC – Verified Buyer
I bought two of these for my living room and placed them slightly apart along one long wall. The positive and negative spaces in and around them is truly remarkable. I put lots of books as well as objet d'art on them and it accommodates both very well. The shelves are not too tall though. I had to place many books on their sides. That seemed annoying at first, but forced me to expand my experimentation to achieve better display 'stories'. Pros: At first I diddn't like the very slim slots in these sheves. Though I will admit, that even empty they gave the eye a place to rest. Eventually though, those spaces held 'long set aside' treasures like a flute & seashells that are showcased. Cons: Step 1 is complicated because the instructions require the peice is put together upside down. The tabs that keep the shelved for tipping show too much along the top. Luckily, I chose objects that would hide them along the tops of the shelves.
Seth from TX – Verified Buyer
This is such a lovely item. IT is just what I expected & the quality is great. I am very pleased with my purchase & I would recommend this to others. Assembly was fairly time consuming but straight forward.
Sue from Austin, TX – Verified Buyer
It is BIG - just what we wanted, and very sturdy. Assembled easily with no problems at all (it will take two strong people), and then up against the wall for a striking architectural shelf system. The 12 inch space between shelves is unusual and much appreciated. Our taller books and magazine containers fit for a change, and the little divided nooks are perfect for mementos and artwork. Looks good, adding a lot of character to a remodeled, modernized home office.
Very stylish piece
Mark from Washington DC – Verified Buyer
We needed something stylish to anchor a small alcove and this bookcase did the trick. Packaging was very good, with added cardboard to protect edges. Be forewarned, the box is very, very heavy so you'll need a cartdolly or two strong able bodies if you're going up stairs. Instructions were very straight forward and easy to understand but it will take at least an hour for one person to assemble. Having a drill will make life easier. What keeps it from being five stars is the top anchor attachment (not shown) which is two cloth straps. I would have liked them to be metal L-brackets instead.
Dianna from Huntersville, NC – Verified Buyer
This is a great piece for any room. It is modern with sleek lines and we really love it. We bought 2. We have one in our living room and we broke up the second one and made it two pieces instead of one unit. It is solid and NOT your typical flimsy bookshelf. Very sturdy. I highly recommend it!
Now I wish I'd Ordered Two!
Laura from Edmonton, AB
I can't say enough great things about this bookcase. It is perfect for two spots in our living room, and I'm torn as to where to place it. At the time of ordering I had one spot in mind, but once it was assembled, I came up with another spot, but not only as a bookcase, but as a separation between our foyer and living room. I'm going to try both spots and decide where it will go as a more permanent placement, but so far I'm very satisfied with everything; quality of product overall, easy assembly, price and the time at which it took to get here. I totally recommend this bookcase!
Susan from Albuquerque, NM – Verified Buyer
This case is very sturdy. There is no way the shelves will ever sag with heavy books. It's large and looks beautiful. If you put the pieces in order, and follow the directions, it's pretty easy to put together with 2 people. It took us about an hour to do. We didn't put the bottom parts on because it seems more stable without it. The only con I have is that it is a bummer CD's won't fit in the little shelves. Still, I am delighted with this purchase.
Mary from Chattanooga, TN – Verified Buyer
Love the dark espresso finish and modern clean lines. Very sturdy. A bit tricky to assemble for one person but doable if you pay VERY close attention to the diagrams.Given its substantial weight, I opted not to install the bottom leg portion so it rests fully on its bottom shelf. If you choose to install the bottom leg portion I strongly suggest you use the provided wall anchors to increase its stability.