Realspace� Magellan 8-Cube Bookcase, 63 3/8H x 30 1/8W x 15 5/8D, Classic Cherry
Magellan 8-Cube Bookcase...Don't Buy It
Furniture requiring assembly can be good or bad, depending upon the manufacturer. I like Office Depot and thought I'd give this product a try, as I have assembled furniture before with no difficulty. This bookcase was flimsy and cheap. Screw holes were stripped and out of alignment. Boards that constituted the bookcase were easily scratched... some even were scratched upon unpacking. After I assembled it, I paid someone to haul it away. I don't like criticizing, but I will never buy assemble-it-yourself furniture again. You just don't know what you're going to get until you buy it and unpack the components.
October 27, 2014
Solid & Beautiful
We purchased this bookcase for my daughter's apartment based on the great reviews from other people, and we are very pleased !. This was a breeze to put together, just 2 women and 2 screwdrivers. The assembly instructions are very organized, including hardware in individual bags for step-by-step use, and it took less than 2 hours. This is a heavy, solid bookcase that looks nice...the shelves are deep which allows for larger books or other items. The only negative is the flimsy back panel but the punchouts allow for any wires / cords to pass thru wherever needed, just be careful when nailing this panel on. This is a great bookcase for the price, glad we found it !!!
August 16, 2014
Great Piece of Furniture
Easy to assemble, did it by myself....Best thing is that all the hardware is separated by the step, which means you don't have to sort a 100 pieces. Thanks to whoever designed it!!!
February 15, 2014
Not just for books!
Bought this for my daughter to use in a college apartment. She stacks her sweaters, t-shirts, etc in this, and it's way more efficient than any dresser. The top cubes, we pushed out the little cutout opening and fed in an extension cord on each side for things like alarm clock (ihome), phone charger, etc. It is a great use of vertical space for her, and we have baskets and photo boxes on top for added storage. She even has a few framed pictures in those top 2 cubes.
A few of the cubes she used the fabric bins for smaller items like socks and the like.
This was a great purchase for this use, and I highly recommend it for use other than just for books and office stuff. It looks nice and is very sturdy.
January 11, 2014