Realspace� Magellan 12-Cube Bookcase, 63 9/16H x 46 1/10W x 15 3/5D, Classic Cherry
Nice Bookshelf, But...
We were excited to receive our purchase, as we had been looking for a large yet relatively inexpensive bookshelf for a while. It suits our needs perfectly and as far as functionality goes, it's great. However, we were very upset to find a couple of large (though shallow) scratches down the exterior sides and SEVERAL scratches inside each cubby hole, as well as big scuff marks along the front of the top piece. Luckily, we had a stain pen that matched the color and helped to hide the scratches well enough. However, it was a disappointment to receive the bookshelf we so wanted covered in so many scratches.
But, the price was perfect for us, and perhaps this is what we should have expected. It took us about two hours to assemble, which was much longer than we expected, but the instructions were clear and easy to follow. Lovely bookcase, great size... just have a stain pen ready.
March 1, 2014
Think carefully before you buy this
I would love to give this product a 5 star. However, when it arrived, even though it appeared well packaged, there were a lot of scratches and a few nicks on it. The laminate is probably the thinnest I have ever seen. But that is only the beginning. The shelving IS very sturdy and attractive (minus the scratches), but it is so heavy we had to unwrap it outside and carry it in the house piece by piece. The store said it weighted 160 lbs. They should have assembled it at the manufacturing facility. True, very good directions, However, once we got it put together, we could not upright it to set it in place due to its weight. When we tried, we damaged the little plastic L-shaped holders as the screws broke through the plastic when we let the shelving rest on an angle for a moment. Had to go to hardware store and buy metal replacements. So now it is sitting in our living room waiting for us to get a couple men to come pick it up and set it down upright so we can get top shelf in place.
If you have 2 very strong people and you are young enough to keep getting up and down on your knees, then this is a fantastic buy, especially when it is on sale. Otherwise, you may be happier buying their 2 other smaller shelving solutions to get a total of 12 cubes.
February 6, 2014
I bought 2 of these to fill an empty wall in my living room. Easiest instructions and assembly ever - hardware was even divided and sealed into individual pouches labeled Step 1, Step 2, etc. Finished product looks like I spent a whole lot more than I did. Extremely pleased and am already getting compliments. FYI - I bought these while on sale AND used a coupon.
November 23, 2013
Color is darker
It took me about 3 hours to assemble it by myself. I took my time so it was actually a fun project. Instructions are clear and there are separately marked bags for each step. Easy! The only complaint is that the color "Classic Cherry" was darker than shown in the photo. It's close to black.
November 1, 2013