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ACCEPTABLE THOUGH IN NEED OF IMPROVEMENT(S)
on January 28, 2016
Other than this rack/shelf being too small, it has worked out very well where I have placed it (and there, though it would still be preferable if it was larger---so I could fit regular-sized hardback books in and/or on it as I am able to do with two similar units that I couldn't find still manufactured and sold anymore, anywhere---it would probably not look as good as it now does, if it was taller.
I "triple" glued, and then "black-permanent-markered" the glue after it had completely dried, and now the unit is quite sturdy and "built like a tank"; so, I recommend patiently gluing the slats and the rods; first, when initially putting the unit together; and, secondly, and repeatedly, with more glue in stages until no more glue is sucked (as it will do) into the space they are attached in and/or to, and you end up with a nice dried 'bead", WITH NO MORE AIR BUBBLES, around all of them.
Unfortunately, the slots and holes are all finished with the finish used on the item, so the glue doesn't really have a good surface to adhere to; but, with the way I did it and recommend, it worked/works-out pretty well, ending up much stronger and sturdier "triple-glued" than if it was wasn't glued at all or only upon initial assembly. Therefore, if you want this product to be sturdy, please don't neglect to glue it as I recommend.
AND, NOTE TO THE DESIGNERS AND MANUFACTURERS OF THIS SHELVING RACK UNIT, PLEASE FIND A WAY TO PRE-FINISH THE PRODUCT *WITHOUT* ALLOWING THE FINISH TO GET INTO ANY OF THE SECTIONS WHERE THE SLATS AND RODS ARE TO BE ATTACHED, SO THAT GLUING OF THE UNIT(S) AS IT AND/OR THEY ARE ASSEMBLED IS MUCH MORE EFFECTIVE, WITH BARE WOOD FOR THE GLUE TO ADHERE TO, THUS ALLOWING FOR THE ITEM TO BE MUCH STURDIER UPON COMPLETION OF ASSEMBLY FOR THOSE WILLING TO GO TO THE EXTRA WORK TO BEST ASSEMBLE IT AND MAKE IT THE MOST STURDY POSSIBLE.