Coaster Home Furnishings Johansson 5-Shelf Bookcase Antique White
Coaster Home Furnishings
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It is easy to assemble and looks great'
HHS Triple Wide 5-Tier Bookcase, Large Industrial Bookshelf Wood Look Storage Display Shelves Organizer, Metal Bookcase Furniture, 68.5L x 11.8W x 68.1H
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While the item itself is one of the nicest faux wood shelving units I've ever seen. It looks really nice. Getting one Intact was a challenge as the vendor badly mispackages it. The outcome was that I decided to base my review on the item itself, not the way it is packaged and delivered. I will discuss both of them here for those of you who are interested. Yes, it is a particle board with cosmetic covertype items. If you want something like this in real solid hardwood, you can get that too, but it will cost you many times more ($800-1500 I would say). Solid hardwood is always going to be more robust and better looking overall. This is the best thing you can do if you can't afford or don't need that. This is superior to items marketed by the retail retailer. Most of those are rated at 25 pounds per shelf, some as low as 15 pounds per shelf. This product is rated at 45lbs per shelf. I have often placed far more than 25 lbs onto shelves rated for only 25 lbs and I have never had a problem. If you do that you will see eventual bowing of the shelf and possibly see a crack occur at some point. It is believed that shelves can hold eighty pounds or more. Bush Furniture can blame you if you overprice a shelf. There are a few dowel pins and a lot of nails for the camera devices to secure the back panel into place. However, if assembled correctly it is very sturdy, and several of them sidebyside look almost like a continuous bookshelf. As stated, the attachment to the wall is much nicer than other shelves I have worked with, although you must attach this kind of shelf to your wall to avoid it falling over. Once it is intact assembly is easy and painless. The final product is attractive and very sturdy. The problem is not with the product itself, but with how it is shipped. Here are some reviews of a service that repaired a broken bookcase. I also received a unit in that manner. As the vendor packages this it is almost inevitable that a significant number of the pieces will arrive this way. Take a look at the image on the shelf and realize that each flat section is a separate part. The shelves are three feet wide, and the total height is six feet. The total shipping package weighs around 80 pounds. If this is dropped or mishandled during shipping and handling, the full load of the sixx heavy shelves are carried by the two side panels alone. An 80pound package is very likely to get dropped at some point. In this event the side panels will be snapped half way through. That is what happened to my first unit. The lack of positive reviews indicates that Bush Furniture should deliver these in a two carton box, one with the shelves and the other with the uprights and the rear panel. In my case, Amazon worked with me to resolve the issue of side panels snapped in half, and I am now satisfied. Bush Furniture replaced the damaged side panels when I was working with Amazon. They were able to ship them to me quickly. The telephone number for Bush Furniture's US headquarters is on the outside of the shipping carton. I believe that they manufacture their goods in China, an area similar to that of almost everyone else. I think they would be better off if they moved to two carton shipping. The rules of OSHA state that a singleperson job should limit the lifting of any single package weight to 45 pounds. The way OSHA rules are clear they need two men to deliver one to your home.
When assembled they appear nice. It is possible to put it together by yourself, but a friend would be helpful. It comes with a fastener that will allow you to attach it to the wall. It would recommend doing it for safety. It is worth the cost. To make these even better, use a thin black Sharpie marker to color in the holes where you do not have a shelf attached. It allows you to still attach a shelf there later but makes them look much nicer, and much less similar to particle board shelves. In the attached picture, the second shelf is treated with Sharpie and the top and lower shelf are not.
I highly recommend this item, it is one of the best purchases that I have made from Amazon. It is well worth the price. My wife and I purchased a book shelf for our videos games. It is very difficult to convey the information in a picture. It took less than an hour to make and is heavy. The total is one hundred twenty pounds. Ignore the rest of the reviews, and simply look at mine.
The 6 foot tall white shelving unit arrived undamaged except for one minor chip on one side panel which was easily hidden with a touch of white paint. Instructions are clear and all parts were there. It would stand solidly against the wall without being attached, however, I have no children, so I would recommend attaching it to the wall if you do, as it is quite heavy. It is solid, and will hold an adequate amount of weight on the shelves. Overall, happy with the purchase.
I purchased two of these bookshelves because we needed to replace a couple of mismatched older bookcases. They arrived on time. We paid for the service to have the delivery person place it in any room we wanted and it was well worth it. The first thing I saw after moving was there was a large difference in the way I looked at the books cases that I have purchased from other companies. The MDF is heavy duty. I ordinarily separate all of the hardware, so that assembly can be organized. The hardware came in different bags that were separated, making the assembly easy. I only needed a Philips Head screwdriver and a hammer. All of the predrilled holes were accurate. Neither the original parts nor the hardware were missing. The plastic screw covers fit perfectly. The back of the unit had a sticker marking the top. Assembly took about an hour, but I took my time. The bottoms are 3/4 inch and the sides are 1/2 inch. It will never break down. The quality and ease of assembly far exceed the extra cost.
IRONCK Bookshelves and Bookcases Floor Standing 6 Tier Display Storage Shelves 70in Tall Bookcase Home Decor Furniture for Home Office, Living Room, Bed Room, Vintage Brown
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I read numerous reviews about this bookcase. I find some have jumped to conclusions about this product without thinking through the assembly procedure and application use. I was a little unsure when I received this bookcase last week. I learned that in order to have this bookcase fully stable and include items in it, the back panels must be attached. As well as when assembling the bookcase, I made sure that the supplied screws were fully tightened. In addition, I used thicker and longer nails along with some of the supplied nails to ensure the back was fully attached and secure. No one or anything says that you cannot make some changes to the product. I used nails which were about two inches long compared to the one" supplied nails, plus maybe two times the thicker. When I tried to put record albums on the bottom shelf, it felt like it was starting to curve slightly due to the weight in the middle. Instead, I stacked video tapes on the bottom three shelves and then used the upper shelves to hold some 9 and 7" records, reel to reel tapes and CDs with small holders. Even before I put the media on the shelves, I tested the stability and it did not move. After media was on shelves, the entire bookcase did not even budge and is still holding strong. If you were struggling to build this bookcase before, I would certainly give it another try, but be sure to use it for the applications intended. Place anything that is heavy without having an equal weight distribution from end to end inside of the bookcase. I recommend using longer and thicker nails to mount the back panels. Make sure the nails are driven in straight so that you do not nail through the panel causing damage to the finish on the inside. I am appraising because the bookcase is exceptionally attractive and has similar woodstyle cabinetry that have lasted many years.
This was easy to build, but it took me an hour and a half on my own. You will be prepared for that if you possess a hammer and a screwdriver.
I am very happy with their outcome. After reading reviews of them not being very sturdy, I added extra nails to the center shelf while building it. Then, I place peel and stick contact paper onto the back of the shelves before I attach it to them. My apartment is in our basement. The floor is slightly slanted away from the walls. To make it level, I stuck some felt tabs to stop them from scraping the floor. I was very satisfied with the quality for the price and was able to put them together myself. The first few steps are just a pain in the butt. The instructions tell you to assemble in carpet or fold out the box if assembling on a hard floor. I would recommend folding out the box on a flat hard surface. Get a large piece of plywood, if you only have carpet. I started assembling on carpet first and it was nearly impossible to keep it level when putting the first screws in because the parts would sink into the carpet and the others would not. To start, I used the right angled cardboard pieces that came with it for shipping. I did use power tools for the second shelf. It was difficult to screw in those screws and I became sore. I had to be extra cautious as I was concerned about splitting the wood. I would recommend it, but it is not the easiest shelf to put together, but not the hardest either.
These fit perfectly in the small space I had available in my craft room. I put two of them together in about three hours. Although I am not very handy someone else would have probably done it faster. The instructions provided were clear and easy to follow. The only problem I had was that it had missing four of the little plastic pegs that hold up the shelves. I went to Home Depot and bought a pack for $1,30, no problem. I bought two of them, screwed them together, and merged them into one unit. I recommend using the wall mounts provided with these shelves. WalMart's latch boxes are designed to fit tall people very well.
It is a great bookcase and exactly what I wanted. I went to Walmart to buy a similar bookcase, and they were out. I ordered this one, and it was excellent. It was exactly what I desired. I am going to purchase my bookcases from them now. The center, unmoving shelf is slightly higher than the other shelves, but it fits nicely with the other similar books that I have. I believe the higher center shelf makes the bookcase a bit sturdier and less prone to coming loose from the shelf backing when it is moved. We have moved it several times already, trying to put together a background for video shooting. First of all, it is not the Walmart brand that I am used to. All sides pieces are cut the same, so you should read the instructions first. I am not the type that reads instructions. Once you comprehend the meaning, it is just as simple to assemble as the typical bookshelf. I will definitely purchase this shelf again.
45MinST 5-Tier Vintage Industrial Style Bookcase/Metal and Wood Bookshelf Furniture for Collection, Gray Oak,3/4/5 Tier (5-Tier)
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This one looks very nicely put together. We receive many compliments. This one has five shelves compared to other two. That extra storage is really useful.
I really enjoy this bookcase. The assembling was easy but required two people. The instructions were vague, but ensure you use the nuts on the screws that go through the cross beams. I think the shelf looks amazing and quite expensive. The shelves are laminated. The laminate is a nice, high quality textured laminate that looks exactly like wood. The shelf, overall, is very sleek and sharp looking.
Not complaining, but useful information. The boards are wood aggregate, not real boards. The underside of these boards are black rather than the wood finish.
I am in the middle of changing the style of my living room to a more minimalistic look and this is exactly what I was looking for. It was easy to put together. The time taken by myself was thirty minutes, and it was primarily due to a minor issue caused by the screws not aligning correctly. I recommend that you securely scree in the bottom shelf and proceed to the top slowly, installing the screws to each shelf, just enough that they are slightly screwed securely in the holes. You must do it this way to be able to properly push and pull the side rails. Once they are all in, come back and tighten them all. The wood is not real stained and it does not look cheap either. It's sturdy and comes with brackets and zip ties. I'd definitely recommend this product. I received no compensation for my review.
This piece of furniture is gorgeous and functional. It was very easy to put together. Nevertheless, I did experience some alignment problems while using the predrilled holes, as others have mentioned. I flipped the two shelves affected and that seemed to help. Not trying to fit everything in, but holding it slightly loose until the end, also helped. Two of the shelves had some imperfections with the veneer, and so I am angry about that. However, it is not immediately obvious. I hope it will not become more of an issue over time. The metal coating does seem to scratch fairly easily. It is fine, but not great. It is stunning, strong, and it has increased the functionality of my space.
Amazon Basics Rubberwood 5-Shelf Ladder Bookcase - White
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The item, I purchased two of them, has been on my bookshelves for weeks now. They are absolutely gorgeous and exactly what I was looking for in my home office. My husband made both in approximately one and a half hours. He only needed my help with one problem that kept giving him trouble. One of the bookshelves had a broken piece, which is used at the top of the shelf. I reached out to the manufacturer with the phone number on the instruction manual, and they quickly shipped out a new piece. These are highly recommended. These bookshelves are very beautiful. My husband was impressed with the small humored jokes included on each instruction. The author of the instruction manual received a thumbs up from his husband, please purchase a book shelf.
You can often tell a product's quality by its packaging, and this bookcase is superbly packaged. The package arrived with a sturdy Sarran, wrapped with dense cardboard crossbeams around the edges of the box. The bookcase itself was incredibly easy to put together, however, due to the number of pieces, the whole package arrived intact. The building was well built, despite what the reviews have stated. Obviously, it will not be as strong as solid wood. It seems that some reviewers are also comparing this. If it is designed correctly, it will stand straight and do not wobble at all. IKEA Black Brown is the best choice because it is a better value for the price and is superior quality.
The bookshelf was delivered and had some minor scratches, but nothing that made it worth sending back for a new one. I am pleased with this product in general. The assembly instructions are clear, and the shelf is well spaced.
The instructions were easy to follow and humorous, such as a note when it was time to get a friend to help with a step or time for snacks. All the holes were drilled correctly, there were no scratches or damage, all the necessary parts were available and the quality of wood was better. I like the lighter, cottagelook of the chalked. It does not overpower a light colored room like the dark colored version would. Two of us completed the majority of the work, but three were needed for the final part. Be patient and carefully examine the drawings. In the parts with more than one screw, tighten each one a bit. Make sure everything is aligned first before cranking them all the way in place. It's decently heavy.
The quality of the product is good. I took a little longer than I thought to assemble.
Mainstay Orion Wide 5-Shelf Bookcase, Canyon Walnut
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I needed a bookcase for a thirtyinch space. We agreed to have someone from Amazon assemble it and were surprised by the quality of the furniture. The trim at the top makes it look built-in. I had a lot of books to display. The shelves did not sag and I am happy with it. It doesn't look intimidating to attempt it yourself, since the instructions to assemble were included in the package.
I read all of the reviews before purchasing the bookcase, and the actual item was exactly as advertised. The assembly was timeconsuming but not difficult. When completed, it was sturdy and attractive. I chose antique white, which blended nicely with my light beige walls. The only issue was the cardboard backing. The object appears fine however I would prefer wood. I would pay more for wood.
I purchased a shelf to store my textbooks because I work with an educational publisher. It is solid and has been well maintained. I am going to make another purchase, because it is difficult to find an attractive bookshelf.
This went together so easily and looks wonderful that I purchased another one.
I am very glad that I discovered a good bookcase. Some of us still enjoy reading books. We need books cases. Although they are not inexpensive, this one looks extremely good and is sturdy, and could be used with ease.
Weathered Grey Finish Wood Wall Corner 5-Tier Bookshelf Bookcase Accent Etagere
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I enjoy this piece in my new home office. I made it myself, but I did ask my husband to help find drill bits because you will need them. I am disappointed that the second item I purchased is no longer in stock.
The packaging was some of the best I have seen for online furniture. The instructions are very clear. All the nuts and bolts are in a bubble pack, and clearly labeled. We laid it down in order to assemble it, which worked very well. I was surprised by the strength of this thing. I like that the space was perfect. The measurements were accurate. The second picture shows how well it fits into the transition from kitchen to living room. It was a perfect fit where trashcans were in the way, and hanging brooms would have been an eyesore. We will probably purchase more pieces from this collection in the future. I highly recommend this. There has not been a single negative to report.
It looks very high end, sturdy, and easy to assemble. I prepared the complete package in about half an hour of my time, between cleaning and preparing for a celebration. It replaced a larger shelf, and looks a lot less cluttered and nicer.
The price of the bookhelf was not worth the quality, so I finally bought the Keep bookshelf. It kept falling apart. I have bought another one of their kitchen shelves before. It took me 35 minutes to put this together.
The item was easy to put together, sturdy, and the exact same as in the picture. It is not very practical because it seems like a cluttered space filled with tiny items and is difficult to hang frames on it, so I decided to keep it empty because it appears strange when you have things on top. The board itself is pretty. However, you need to pay attention to the length and edges of the boards before you screw anything in. If it does not align perfectly with the metal structure on the back then you have to switch the boards to the correct tier and side.
oneinmil Triple Wide 6-Shelf Bookcase Industrial Vintage Wood Style Large Open Bookshelves for Home&Office, Rustic Brown
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The box arrived in excellent condition with foam insulation giving it additional protection from scratches and dents. A Hammer Screw Driver and a small drill are necessary. If I was in a Portrait Seven, then I would be interested in an individual drill. The desk took me approximately. It is easy to identify since it is laminated with a number on all parts. It is very hardworking and of the highest quality. I make it up by myself sometimes without anyone's assistance. Depending on how much your body is able to move you can have an easier time. The bottom line is this. I would highly recommend this company and I will not hesitate to purchase again from them. Thank you for reading my review, it is wonderful.
I have made numerous furniture pieces and am extremely impressed by the quality of materials and hardware used in this desk. I appreciate the bag of additional parts. I did not need them to put the desk together, but may need them in the event something gets lost during a move. It took me two hours with intermittent assistance to complete. It was fairly simple to put together. I tried to ensure it went together correctly the first time and it worked slow. I believe this is the best I have ever bought and constructed of boxed, put it together yourself pieces of furniture. Particularly in this price range.
A good sturdy compact desk. I love my little corner.
This desk is very nice. As a previous user stated, all the holes align correctly. These are some tips for purchasing this desk. If you do not have a ratcheting screw driver, buy one. Everywhere there is a white nylon grommet. The bolt is called'minifix', and it has an easy to use Phillips head screwdriver bit inside it. A screwdriver will save time and grief. I am not certain about other people's experiences but it took me three hours to assemble the desk. You will receive spare parts, but I did not need them.
This desk is very high quality for the price of this product. There are just a few disadvantages. One is that you almost have to use an electric drill to get the little tiny screws in. Also, some of the paint and top finish on the keyboard drawer failed to work properly when we screwed them in. It is really good for the price. It took my son, 16, about a half an hour to complete it. I have to make it together using the drill.