★★★ 207 real customer reviews average rating: 3.2 stars
1 Stars By Dana on 2013-10-01
Waste of time and money
I received this bookshelf today and the 3-tier bookshelf as well. I put the 3-tier bookshelf together and had ZERO problems. It's cute and serves its purpose. However, when I got to putting together the 4-tier bookshelf I had SEVERAL problems. First off, there was a separation in one of the pieces of wood that I will probably have to gorilla glue if I don't throw it in the garbage first. The second problem I ran into was that the screws were too long and would break through the other side and then crack the wood. This causes another problem because it is extremely unsightly and also dangerous for little fingers reaching in to grab a book. So anyway, now half of this bookshelf is not screwed all the way together and the other half that did screw in cracked the wood and show an exposed sharp nail. I cant even return this product because I refuse to try to dissemble it and shove it back into a box and drag it down to the post office. Sadly, this purchase was a waste of my money and my time. I have posted pictures as well.
2 Stars By Thumbs down guy on 2017-11-26
Cheap, horrible installation process
This thing looked great and was a fantastic deal for the price, but when I eventually got the time to put this thing together, it turned into a nightmare. First off, one of the pieces did not have any pre-drilled holes for the wooden dowels, which when I compensated to just use the screw, it spun around in circles when I tried to screw it in. Secondly most of the screws need Allen keys to secure them in. They give you an Allen key with the set to use, but DO NOT use it. My hands (specifically my thumbs) were extremely sore as you have no leverage with it because of how small it is. I had to use my own (after trying to use this one for more than half of the installation) to finish it out. Thirdly the screws don’t really go in straight, which caused me to have to compensate and hammer the screw so it would be more straight. This caused the screw to bend and then when I finally got it (mostly) in, the wood cracked a bit. In the end, it is a decent shelf. It doesn’t hold more than 15 pounds on each shelf. But installation on other wooden equipment pieces has been much easier so to save yourself the agony, go with something else a little more expensive and not as flimsy.
4 Stars By Mary B on 2017-11-28
OK, if you're not too picky.
I purchased the dark color, 4 shelf unit. Watching the video online is really helpful when assembling it as the instructions are limited. It went together fairly easily. It is a little frustrating fitting prices together in the final step. It DOES NOT come with a safely strap and will tip if tugged on. If you have children you will want to anchor it. It also was a tad bit wobbly but I didn't feel I could tighten the screws any more than I had. I took the extra step of glueing the fastening dowels. I would have preferred the doweks that form the sides be a little bigger. Overall I am satisfied for what I paid.
4 Stars By Ayumi on 2017-11-28
Great! As advertised.
Smaller than you might expect from the image but it definitely gets the job done. It's super cute. While building it, be careful as the wood is a bit flimsy and leads to a bit of wood shavings that gets everywhere. Great product for its price, only caveat is that it's difficult to build.
5 Stars By Kate C on 2017-05-01
Simple to assemble and strong when put together. I ...
Simple to assemble and strong when put together. I am only using it for craft supplies and will most likely purchase another one. I wish that it came in a white or natural color
3 Stars By Jaximus on 2017-11-25
This is not a sturdy shelf. I would not recommend loading it down ...
Be warned. This is not a sturdy shelf. I would not recommend loading it down fully with books. However it looks good partially filled and as a location piece. I think it's made of pine scraps to be honest...
5 Stars By AlumiGogo Customer on 2017-08-03
Beautiful and does the job.
It's a little flexible and flimsy feeling, but it's very strong and has held a zillion books for years--I have a couple of them. The wood is beautiful--it looks just great and it does the job. I like its unfinished, light wood.
4 Stars By Judy King on 2017-07-20
Very pleased with final results.
I really like it. It had one nick on one spot. I was able to cover it up. I was able to get it together in about 1 1/2 hrs. Not really heavy duty but will work for my needs.
1 Stars By Tony Bowen on 2017-11-06
Piece of trash
This bookshelf was a waste of time, and I’m pretty upset that I’m having to even go through the hassle of sending this heap of firewood back. The holes for the screws are bigger than the screws itself. And i know there are measurements, but let me just forewarn you all that this thing is SMALL. Garbage product. If you aren’t having an affair with the UPS Lady then save yourself the inevitable trip to the UPS store to send this trash back.
4 Stars By JeannieB on 2016-02-17
Simple, decent shelf.
The shelf arrived very quickly and was packed well. Assembly was easy - I did it myself in about 30 minutes. All hardware was included, but the instructions were a bit sketchy, and reversed for some reason. Measurements are accurate. According to instructions, weight capacity is 15 lbs. per shelf. By the way, this is smooth, unfinished pine - there is no finish whatsoever, so some type of sealant is probably a good idea.