Rated 4 out of 5�by 1
Rated 4 out of 5�by IseeEyeDoc Nice but not 100% oak
Purchased two of these units, assembled them, screwed them to each other to make one solid unit, attached the top to a wall stud using the enclosed metal L-bracket. First off... assembly is pretty straight forward and not difficult to do. Uses the cam-2-stud method of holding pieces together along with several wooden dowels to add support for horizontal pieces. This is NOT 100% oak. Instead, it is mostly oak veneer over particle board... and, while functional, it is not exactly what I was expecting. There are other online sites that claim their book cases in the same size ARE 100% oak wood with a one-piece solid back. This book case comes with a THIN 3/16" back that is actually four strips of wood with packing tape holding them together. They get screws around the perimeter and across the one permanent shelf to hold them in place... but it is NOT a one-piece solid back. It is functional and works fine... just not a solid piece. The case looks nice when fully assembled and is quite sturdy. It will serve its purpose well. However, it is NOT furniture grade because it is a veneer and not solid wood. And, the price is within a few dollars of places that sell 100% real oak cabinets. One of those sites says its cabinets come fully assembled except for setting the shelves onto the adjustable clips... but the sides and back come fully assembled. Took almost two weeks for these to be delivered via UPS. And the boxes are HEAVY. Again, these are functional shelves, appear sturdy, relatively easy to assemble, and work well. They just aren't furniture grade for the price. Just be CERTAIN to use a framing square to get the sides/top square before screwing the back pieces in place.
June 2, 2015