4.0 out of 5 stars | Strong and well built.
It's very very dense manufactured wood,, not your normal sort of low density particle board. The backing is also some sort of manufactured wood material. It's not the chincy cardboard like you find on other products. the instructions leave a bit for the imagination. The letters that are indicated for the parts do not appear on the parts except for the backing. It did have a letter stamped on it nothing else did. So I did put it together backwards and upside down but I eventually got it all in the right order. It seems to be very strong.
Reviewed in the United States on August 28, 2019 by furfoot
5.0 out of 5 stars | Wish it were a bit larger ...
This bookshelf does look nice, and the construction is solid. The instructions are only a little confusing, but it goes together pretty quickly. My only real complain is that I wish I would have checked the dimensions more closely. 36in high is not that tall (even for a kids bookshelf). I think this brand has a 48in tall version that would be better. Also, it would be better if it were a little deeper ...
Reviewed in the United States on December 20, 2019 by Matthew Price
4.0 out of 5 stars | Overall a very nice bookcase and a good value
I would actually give this product a 4 1/2 star review. It's well-designed and very well-constructed, nicely finished and conforms to the description on the website. I have only two criticisms: 1. The finish color on the backing panel I received was the same color as the bookcase frame itself - different from the two-tone (natural oak and slightly darker oak) finish displayed on the website. 2. There could be a couple of additional stick-on tabs added to the front trim frame components to assure that the appropriate orientation of the pieces in assembling it all is correct before the final tightening of the hardware. Overall this is a great bookcase and an excellent value.
Reviewed in the United States on November 30, 2020 by Pablo V.
1.0 out of 5 stars | missing assembly instructions and defective part
No assembly instructions included in the package. Company emailed instructions and provided partial refund. Upon assembly, it was discovered that one of the side moldings contained no pre-drilled holes for hardware. I wish I could write a proper product review, but it has been over a week since the product was recieved and I am still unable to complete assembly. It appears this company has no quality assurance program in place to detect these sorts of glaring errors.
Reviewed in the United States on March 19, 2021 by Joe McGee
4.0 out of 5 stars | Very happy
I’m pretty happy with this for the price. It was relatively easy to put together. I suggest a power drill not a screwdriver. It’s sturdy and looks like real wood; but it is composite, to be clear. Easy to get splinters unloading the box. I like the tiger maple look to it. The aprons are a nice finishing piece to it.
Reviewed in the United States on September 25, 2020 by Corie
3.0 out of 5 stars | Narrow and tippy
Had to anchor to the wall. Pieces weren't numbered. So had to guess what went together. My son figured it out. Would of been easier if the pieces were numbered. I think maybe 2 pieces had numbers on them.
Reviewed in the United States on January 18, 2021 by joyce lord
4.0 out of 5 stars | Beware of splinters
Straight out of the box and straight into my fingers ….. literally. Two big splinters, one so deep I had to dig it out which left a deep hole in my finger. Such a shame the workmanship lacked the finishing touches because the bookcase itself is just what I wanted ….. strong, sturdy, easy to assemble and plenty of room for my book collection.
Reviewed in the United States on March 5, 2019 by John B
3.0 out of 5 stars | Poor directions
There are visual directions but the pieces are not labeled with a number or letter so it is confusing. It would not take to much to put a labeled sticker on each piece but they don't. Headache.
Reviewed in the United States on October 16, 2020 by Rudy C