Realspace� Magellan 12-Cube Bookcase, 63 9/16H x 46 1/10W x 15 5/8D, Honey Maple
Very Well Designed
My husband assembled this unit and feels it might be overbuilt for its ' design, but we're both okay with that given the number of books and board games likely to wind up on them.
The removable shelf on the lowest shelf does not seem to impact structural integrity in any way.
October 13, 2014
I have ordered one, which fell apart and now the replacement is falling apart as well. Spent a lot of time and effort following instructions for this product which appears not to be structurally sound for its intended purpose.
October 7, 2014
Nice, Solid Bookcase
This bookcase is a good addition to the Magellan collection. It was relatively simple to assemble - I like how they separate the hardware into little bags for each step instead of one giant bag with all the pieces in it. That helps keep things from getting lost.
Once assembled, it looks great and appears to be very sturdy. It comes with brackets to secure it to the wall, although I'm not sure you need them.
Definitely a great bookcase and something a little different than the standard 3 or 5-shelf type.
The only negative I would have is that it wasn't available in-store or even to be picked up at the store. I had to order it online and have it shipped to my home and there was a delivery charge. BUT the person on the online chat was able to waive that so I guess that's not much of a negative at all :)
October 6, 2014
I do not make a lot of money, so I looked for a bookcase that I could realistically save up for. I found this one, and read the good reviews, so I had to get it.
The assembly was pretty much what I expected. It took me a few hours doing it mostly by myself. The most trouble I had was with the backing that needed to be nailed down. The directions want you to nail 81 nails, but we did a little less than that. The backing also does not reach both sides all the way, so we had to be really careful. Even though some of the nails kind of missed the shelves from the back, I'm still pretty happy with this bookcase.
It's very sturdy and big for the price. Get this if you want a practical bookcase.
September 29, 2014