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Damaged but replaced
on June 4, 2013
This is an update to my original review. The first set I got had damage to them. I sent them back and I promptly received another set. Here is my review ...
1) Shelf Material: The parts that matter are real grained wood. For example the beveled edge of the shelf at the thickest part is all real wood. I didn't expect that from the other reviews, therefore this was a big bonus to me. There are other parts that are MDF and are stained, but they are less important in the look. 5 of 5 stars.
2) Mounting Hardware: I am NOT a fan of the mounting instructions and the pieces they use to mount the shelf. The plastic mounting bracket that goes on the wall, which the shelf slips into is fine as well. Its the hardware that attaches the mounting bracket to the wall is the problem. Do yourself a favor and just buy some sheet rock mollies (what ever type is your favorite) and used those instead. You'll be glad you did. My rating the way it is out of the box is 3 of 5 stars. But it can easily be modified with your own sheet rock mollies. Otherwise this would be rated at 4 of 5 stars. If the mounting brackets were metal, I would give this 5 of 5 stars.
3) Stain and finish. The finish is smooth and in semi gloss. The stain is a true mahogany stain and the photo represents the true color. 5 of 5 stars.
4) Strength. The smallest shelf is pretty light duty. The others are fine. I was able to make them all work. 4 of 5 stars
Overall I am happy with the value.