Realspace� Premium Wide Bookcase, 5-Shelf, 72 1/8H x 35 3/8W x 13 5/8D, Antiqued Black
Worth The Money
I bought two units. The first went together great no problems the second had not the proper wood pieces. I needed to use my nail gun to finish assembling it. To much of a hassle to disassemble and return. It's fairly sturdy but for 140 bucks it's worth it. Not solid wood but not solid wood price either. I would buy again.
July 7, 2014
Great for the Mony
We are pleased with this bookcase, especially as far as looks go. The antique black does not look as cheap as a lot of other finishes. It goes together easily and shelves seem to be pretty strong. I would recommend. Need to secure to wall at top as it seems a little wobbly.
February 16, 2014
Worst Quality Ever
This is the worst quality bookcase I've ever seen.
The assembly involves "sliding" molding onto the sides and the shelves, but the whole unit is made of particle board and is extremely difficult to slide. We were unable to slide the longer moldings into place, so we had to resort to using a hammer to tap the end of the molding, which mangled the bottom of it. The shorter moldings were easier to slide into place, however one of the pieces totally split apart while doing so, even though no pressure was being put on it.
We finally got the unit assembled, but it's so unstable, it wobbles from side to side. We didn't even bother attaching the backing - a piece of flexible vinyl-like material, which is actually folded into thirds to fit into the box and couldn't possibly add any degree of stability.
Bottom line...do yourself a favor and don't waste your money.
October 23, 2013
Shop Around before Buying
I purchased this bookcase when it was on sale. In conjunction with an online coupon, I paid just $100, but even with the discounts, it just wasn't worth the money. I've purchased other particle board bookshelves for slightly less in the past, but this one was THE WORST. As other have stated, the particle board used in the construction of this bookshelf cracks VERY easily. Also as others have mentioned, this product uses a plastic cam and bolt assembly which just does not hold. I would've preferred the more traditional ones where you press the cam into the wood, insert the bolt into the side, and lock it in place with a screw driver. When I tried to press the plastic assembly in, one wouldn't snap into place. The other 11 did, though one was particularly difficult to push in. Another difficulty I experienced was that the dovetail that's meant to hold the molding in place is too tight and requires great force to slide moldings into place. I suspect that part of the problem is that the dovetails are cut from particle board and does not offer a smooth, clean that you might achieve with solid wood. None of my panels were flush or even, and when I tried to nail the backing into place, how uneven the bookcase was became apparent--I was unable to match the four corners of the backing up with the four corners of the bookcase. Ultimately, I was unable to use the bookcase as the cracks in the particle board became too numerous, and it partially collapsed as I finalized assembly. Needless to say the next stop for this item is the dumpster, and I'll end up shelling out another chunk of change for a bookcase with a mostly solid wood construction.
October 10, 2013