4 Stars By Kristan B. on 2017-12-04
It’s a beautiful book shelf- however it is a lot smaller than ...
It’s a beautiful book shelf- however it is a lot smaller than the pictures make it look. Great quality and easy set up though!!! We are happy with it.
4 Stars By emonk on 2017-12-05
Not quite perfect but close enough
For me, this is just about perfect. Loses a star, we'll cover that later. Starting with the good bits.
It's very sturdy, and arrived very well packaged. Even though it'd clearly been banged up in transit the bookcase itself was completely unharmed, they really thought through how to protect it while being shipped. It appears to be made of real metal, and something at least close to wood. It's pretty heavy, but not too terribly so. For me the size was perfect for the use I had in mind, just keep in mind this is not going to be a floor-to-ceiling bookcase.
Now for the less great stuff, and these are somewhat minor. The snaps that secure the front of each shelf to the metal braces are VERY hard to secure. I put my over 200 pound weight into it and still couldn't get the top shelf to click into place. Luckily it was easier to just step on the bottom shelves until they clicked. There's really no reason these should be so difficult to snap into place, but on the other hand, if you've got most of them clamped on the only real concern is that the shelves aren't level and they're only off by half an inch. So that's fine, I can live with it.
Secondly, and this isn't at all the product's fault, but it takes a LONG time for these items to arrive. I purchased mine through Prime with 3 day shipping. It shipped on Wednesday, and was delivered the following Tuesday, with two mechanical delays on the part of UPS along the way. I guess it's big enough that they need special equipment to move it? Anyway, just plan ahead. If you're choosing 3 day shipping, assume it'll take a week.
Naturally returning this thing would be a nightmare, so do your homework before buying and make sure it's the size you need.
5 Stars By bcrosslin on 2018-06-28
I love this shelf! It was the perfect size for all my books and didn’t take up a lot of space! It was SOOOOO easy to put together! I’m also usually very picky about stuff trying to look like wood because I usually want real wood but the shelf’s don’t look bad at all! As you can see in the picture I also have the matching desk. The metal was in good shape too and didn’t feel cheap at all! And both are very sturdy! If you need small office furniture I would definitely recommend this!
5 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2018-07-25
Love this bookshelf! It is the perfect height for my home office! Very sturdy shelves. Deep to hold a big printer on it too! Easy to assemble with no tools needed!
5 Stars By Lily on 2018-05-18
Wish it was cheaper, but worth it.
I'm a broke teacher, straight out of school. My other teachers probably know...I have a LOT of books. I'm tired of buying bookshelves that break when you try to move them, so I wanted to try something that would last. I thought $87 was WAAAAAY too much for a bookshelf, especially one that was a little more than half as tall as the cheap ones from Walmart or Target. (And twice the price!)
I couldn't find anything else foldable and cheaper that had consistently good reviews, so I sadly bought this.
It's worth it. It light, cute, easy to assemble, and SUPER easy to disassemble and fold up--you just pop off the shelves from the metal shelf brackets, no damage done! It has plenty of space for my books! In another paycheck or two, I will probably be buying another one!
Also, customer service sent me an email and said they were available 7 days a week if I needed anything. Awesome.
5 Stars By BTA-MALLian Patron on 2018-07-20
SO IMPRESSED! It looks amazing, holds all my books, seems really sturdy, and was ridiculously easy to "assemble". You can not beat this for the price.
4 Stars By SaintChuck on 2018-05-28
Sturdy, nice aesthetics, and ready to serve 2 minutes out of the box.
Purchased two of these for a basement music studio to hold books, manuals, and media.. It also neatly holds a QSC K-8 monitor on the third shelf without difficulty.
PRO: Well packaged, very easy to assemble (place shelves), very nice aesthetics, very sturdy, and the collapsible feature is wonderful should it ever need to be moved or stored.
CON: Not really a negative as you get what you pay for, but the shelve's wood veneer is simple wood contact paper. With that being said, the seams could/should be better sealed. As a consolation to this negative, the seams are not visible as they are on the underside of the shelf.
WISH: I would've gladly paid much more for this shelf had it offered a finished "cut" wood shelf option.
4 Stars By Allison on 2017-12-18
Easy to assemble
Easy to assemble, except the clips don't actually clip. The shelf seems sturdy enough otherwise, but at certain angles you can see that the clips aren't clipped in. I bought this shelf to put a printer and binders/books for school. I wasn't sure if there would be enough height between the shelves but the heigh is perfect for binders and books. It also matches the desk I bought at Aldi's perfectly; I wasn't looking to spend this much originally on a shelf, but I didn't have to build it and it matches the desk I bought. Not the nicest looking piece of furniture but it works well and looks pretty nice for my college apartment.
5 Stars By brian mcintosh on 2018-06-05
Couldn't be more happy! It is great looking, a cool mix of materials, and is holding everything perfectly.
It is solid, made of quality materials, well manufactured, and, because of it's clever design, only takes moments to put together.
Seriously, this is better than expected and well, well worth the price.
We are now looking through their other products for what is next to buy from them we are so pleased.
(Sorry-- no matter how I position photos they always come out sideways on BTA-MALL)