Realspace� Magellan 4-Cube Bookcase, 33 7/8H x 30 1/8W x 15 5/8D, Espresso
Nice looking, but you need two people to put together to hold some pieces that need to be screwed in, instead of using locking cams like on the rest. The dowel holes are not drilled correctly and pop through the side of the cabinet and ruin the outer side.This is the same cabinet I previously purchased and had the exact same problem, in the exact same place, as the first one. We even marked the dowels at the halfway point, this time, to make sure they were in far enough and would not pop through the side......but they did. The replacement cabinet they sent out the first time was correctly made. Waiting for the replacement on the second one now. The Backing on ALL the Magellan Cubes I purchased (4) are incorrectly cut.
January 5, 2013
Great price and looks wonderful
December 14, 2010
We bought this shelf and it's big brother (the 4x2) to use in our living room for general storage. These are much nicer than the standard "snap-together" office furniture you usually get in this price range. The assembly was very easy as well. All of the parts come individually bagged and labeled based on the step # in the instructions, so there's never a question of whether you have the right screw. The construction is very sturdy as well.
The styling is a little nicer than usual - the top has rounded corners and the lower front board has a small arch to it.
March 6, 2010
I would definitely recommend this piece to ANYBODY. I bought two of these bookcases to use in my living room - I have them butted-up next to each other to create one long unit for holding my stereo equipment. They look great and do not look like the "old fashioned cheap laminate wood" that we were used to in the past. I figure that I got a nice looking piece of furniture for about $130 incl. the tax. That is a bargain! Make sure you have some kind of electric screwdriver to put it together - it will take you perhaps a couple of hrs. to accomplish the task - BUT, I must tell you that the instructions are EASY and that they have the parts very conveniently marked so you cannot mess up!!! Have no fear - if I did this alone, so can you!
One of my girlfriends who came by wanted to know where I got them, so that she could buy a couple for her living room as well. She agreed that the price was well worth it.
I also am planning of purchasing the DESK in the same product line - all the reviews I read about it were SOOOO positive - I saw the desk in the store the same day I purchased the bookcases and really liked it...did not even realize at the time that it was the same brand as my two bookcases! Anyway...that one will take a while to put together, but I have a feeling after seeing the reviews that I will LOVE IT! I do plan on swapping out the silver hardware with more of a bronze finish - but it is worth the price.
December 18, 2009