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booksbysteph says "I Want More!"
on February 7, 2013
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this bookcase.
After I purchased this bookcase, it came faster then the scheduled delivery times!
It was packaged with hard cardboard corners on every corners (long, short, horizontil, vertical). So when the FedEx guy dragged the box to my backdoor and left it in the rain, there was zero, yes, ZERO damage to the box or the contents in the box (damage during delivery was my biggest worry). I was pleasantly shocked by how well this was packaged (probably had too many complaints)!
Every piece was labled. There are 2 pieces that don't have the label sticker, but look at the unfinished edge and it will be marked with some type of ink.
Directions are step-by-step and detailed. No missing pieces (in fact, had some to spare). You will need a phillips screwdriver (a drill may be too much) to assemble this bookcase. If you put the backing on (the typical flimsy backing that comes on everything), you will need a hammer. If you are really detail oriented, then you will need a tape measure to nail the back on, putting each nail every such-and-such inches.
You need lots of room, at least the full height of the bookcase.
It can be put together by one person, but I would suggest a second person to do "hold this side" type of work. And I would suggest two people to ilft from floor to standing position.
It took my other half 4 hours to put it together by himself with me "holding". He also took his time and made sure everything was perfect because he knew how important this bookcase is to me. So block off time.
The quality of the wood is better then I ever expected. This is a solid piece of furniture (not some cheap bookcase from Kmart).
The color is gorgeous. A mixture of black and dark brown - I don't have words to describe it. I love it so much, I am re-doing my bedroom in this color and this collection from Sauder.
There are multiple holes for adjusting the shelves to which ever position you want.
I have over a hundred books on this case so far, with 1 shelf to spare and 2 shelves are filled 3/4 (for added space when adding new books in abc order). If you read small paperbacks, you can have two rows on each shelf. I have mostly the larger paperbacks so I put nick-nacks in front of the books. I wish I could add a picture to this review.
You will not be upset with this choice! I think about this case and my heart goes pitty-pat because I love it so much (I'm into books if you haven't already guessed. They are like showpieces and displayed well on this case.)
I'm going to purchase two more bookcases (after I get the other half to approve; I figure if he has to put it together, then he can have a say...but we all know I will end up with two more bookcases. HAHA)