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SEI Metal Spine-Style Book Tower

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  • Contemporary book tower brings artful flair to any living space
  • Durable solid-metal construction; powder-coated silver finish
  • 11 sleek shelves offer space for books, DVDs, games, and more
  • Wide base provides sturdy foundation; some assembly required
  • Measures 14 by 16 by 55-1/4 inches
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Product Description

Don’t want your big books and catalogues getting messed up with all the other stuff around your house? Then this silver spine bookcase tower is perfect for you! The tall slender design saves space and adds function. Give your home a contemporary touch and use this unique shelf as an artistic focal point in your room. Layer books and novels on their sides, or intersperse CDs and publications. Keep your favorite books safely organized in this innovative spine-shaped book tower. This visually stunning bookshelf features a versatile appearance that will add depth to any existing décor.

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Little Room, No Problem

The long, slim bookcase fits neatly in those little used narrow vertical spaces and gives you enough room for storage. The space-saving design stacks books horizontally in a tower, utilizing minimal area on the floor. The simple design of the shelves allows for maximum utility in those nooks and crannies of your home, where most furniture cannot fit.

Not Just For Books

Its innovative design will create an eye-catching visual in your living room as media storage next to the TV. Extremely versatile, this tower shelf can work as towel storage in the bathroom. Stack it with books, photo frames, CD's, or even bathroom accessories, the choice is yours!

Construction

11 shelves are constructed of metal with a powder coated silver finish, ensuring that no matter where you choose to use it, this shelf will always look as good as the day you bought it. The design is lightweight metal with a silver powder coat, adding a modern look to any room. The 16” x 14” footprint works perfectly in tight spaces. Each shelf can hold up to nine pounds.

Care

You've put a lot of care into choosing your furnishings and with continued care you should be able to enjoy them for many years to come. We recommend dusting with a soft dry cloth. Do not use abrasive cleaner. Do not leave spills unattended. Protect from heat and liquids. Keep out of direct sunlight to prevent fading.

Assembly

Easy-to-follow instructions are included. This ready to assemble furniture costs a fraction of what you'd expect because it ships in an economical flat pack and you do the finished assembly, saving you the cost of factory assembly. In addition to saving you money, assembly is easy and requires only the use of everyday tools. Feel accomplished after you assemble this beautiful piece.


Details and Dimensions
  • 16 inches Wide x 14 inches Deep x 55.25 inches Tall
  • Painted silver finish
  • 11 shelves for storage
  • Durable metal construction
  • Assembly required
  • Piece Weight: 30. 5 lbs.
  • Overall Width: 16 inches
  • Overall Depth: 14 inches
  • Overall Height: 55.25 inches
  • Each Shelf Width: 8 inches
  • Each Shelf Depth: 7 inches
  • Space between Shelves: 4.5 inches
  • Max Weight Capacity of Each Shelf: 9 lbs


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Technical Details
Item Weight30 pounds
Product Dimensions14 x 16 x 55.2 inches
Item model numberBE0895
Assembled Height 55.25 inches
Assembled Length 14 inches
Weight 34 Pounds
  
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ASINB001QOGKSA
Best Sellers Rank #14,403 in Home & Kitchen (See top 100)
Shipping Weight34.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First AvailableFebruary 18, 2008
  
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130 of 133 people found the following review helpful By KZ on July 16, 2010
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I'd been lusting after this book tower for nearly a year when I walked into a friend's apartment and was greeted by what seemed like a MAGICAL STACK OF BOOKS. When you fill the bookcase completely, all shelves but the base seem to disappear. The look of it is quite simply a bibliophile's dream. I wanted it, but I couldn't justify spending around $200 for the one like hers from CB2. I tried over and over to find a similar bookshelf, but the closest one I found was an even more expensive model at The Container Store.

Finally, I stumbled upon this model by SEI, which is significantly more affordable and just as sturdy and chic. Very simple to put together and, I imagine, take apart. HUGE space saver (especially for book addicts). Color me DELIGHTED.
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61 of 65 people found the following review helpful By J. Mott on December 4, 2010
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After wishing I could afford the Sapien tower book shelves that are oh so similar to these available at Design Within Reach, I read the review on these. Could they compare with the original at this remarkable price? I decided to buy a pair. They arrived and I wondered if I could put them together on my own. I am what could most kindly be described as mechanically challenged. I decided to not wait for help and jumped in. The instructions were clear and assembly was so easy. Even I could do it. The materials seem solid. The holes lined up without a problem. It was a snap. I was the proud owner of a high end looking spine bookshelf. I did it in about 15 minutes. I looked forward to doing the second one and moving all of my books out of boxes and cartons on to the shelves. The second one had just one problem. There was a small bend in the spine that meant that one of the shelves couldn't be inserted in the slot. I'm sure there is a tool that could be used to open the slot just enough to make it fit but I don't own it. Trying to pry it with a screw driver was not successful and I wasn't willing to use a lot of pressure for fear of damaging the finish. I would easily have given this five stars but just can't do it. The price is great. The materials seem sturdy. The instructions are clear. Just that one little problem with one shelf on one of the units keeps it from being perfect.
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By M. Maxine Munter on October 6, 2009
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The SEI Metal Spine book tower is fantastic, we love it. Very sturdy, (heavy), a real space saver !!
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Kat on July 1, 2011
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I was worried when I ordered this about what kind of books I could put on it, but let me tell you... I put everything from a small paperback to my HUGE HEAVY nursing school textbooks on it and not a single thing has ever fallen off. I LOVE this bookcase. I'm actually back on this page deciding if I should get another one. My boyfriend put it together for me in about 10 minutes. It wasn't as tall as I was expecting but I didn't look at the dimensions before I bought it either. It's about 5 ft with the books I stacked on top. I was on the fence about this one for a while, but I'm so glad I got it.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By cccamazon on September 15, 2010
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I first saw this type of bookcase at a friend's house a couple years ago and fell in love with it. My friend got his at Design Within Reach, which I've always thought is an ironic name for a store that is definitely not within reach of my budget. So I was excited to see this one on Amazon for half the cost! It looks exactly the same when assembled. When it's all stacked up with books, it looks like the books are floating in air. It's pretty stylish looking in a modern home office and I've already gotten several compliments on it.
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41 of 47 people found the following review helpful By justletmeread on October 18, 2010
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A friend of mine had a taller version of this bookcase, so I was excited to see an affordable version on Amazon. The thing was perfect except for the top shelf. The holes did not line up correctly - sadness. I called SEI, and I talked to a human being who was super helpful. They shipped out a replacement spine the next day - no questions asked. The new spine worked perfectly, and I get compliments on it all the time. I was really impressed how helpful, friendly and prompt the SEI experience was.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Bargain Shopper on December 23, 2009
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Others offer this similar product for about 80% more in cost. The assembly was simple and quick, less than a half hour. The product seems sturdy and will meet our needs. It would make a great addition to any dorm room.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Robert S. on December 11, 2014
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I purchased my first SEI book tower about a month ago for my living room and loved the build and novel appearance so much that I purchased another last week for my office and set it up today. On average, the tower will hold between 50-65 books depending on the size and concentration of books on the shelves. The literature states that the individual shelves will support 9 lbs. and I have only observed some sag on the lowest shelf with the heavier books, but since since they are stacked solid, this is not an issue. Assembly takes about 20 minutes and the required 4mm allen wrench is supplied. Self-adhesive foam pads are also included to protect the metal from wood or ceramic floors. I was impressed with the gauge of steel used and the quality of the silver powder coating finish, which makes the shelves blend in nicely with the books themselves. While a bright color might be interesting, I think I prefer the not seeing the individual shelfs, which gives the impression the stack of books is freestanding. I've included a photo of the bookshelf in my living room on cherry hardwood and the other in my office on carpet to give you an idea of how they look in a real world application. In both locations they are very solid and not inclined to tip over and stated in other reviews. In closing, I have to say that I really like these shelves, which fit nicely into my modern decor and are much preferable over the standard bookcase look. I continually get compliments on their appearance from family and friends and believe you would to if you chose to get this unit. Good luck in your decision!
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