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3-Tier Folding Bookcase 4.3 5 122 122
Did not meet expectations For the price, I expected a little better quality. The shelf looks nice - the color green is attractive, but the finish, as was mentioned by other reviewers, looks like it was just primed with the paint. Also, the wood is too soft: as I was assembling it and gently tapping the parts with a hammer, as instructed, the wood cracked. the shelf is not sturdy either: it moves from side to side with a slight touch of a hand. It does have wall anchors which might help. Not sure how it would hold a second tier with some book wait on it. I would not recommend this shelf. April 16, 2014
Good Function, Easy To Set Up This was very easy to set up - which is why I selected the "folding shelf" design. The one problem was that it was very hard to get a good image of the wood color. I selected "natural" which turned out to be much lighter than what was shown in the images on-line. I would have ordered the darker color if I had realized this was the case. April 13, 2014
bookcase is awesome we purchased this for our kitchen to house our cookbooks. perfect size and amount of space. loved the color matched the kitchen colors. April 10, 2014
This is the 4th one we've bought. This being our 4th, we knew the quality of the bookcase. We stacked 2 and the other 2 are separately on top of other furniture. Bookcases are well packed, easy to assemble(unfold actually), usually free of large blemishes and solid. The Mantles on the other hand...bought 2 the 1st time, one has cracked due to poor placement of holes. Bought another with this bookcase and it was cracked right out of the box. Since I'm a partial DYI, I'll fix it if it goes clear thru. Mantles should be sold at about 1/2 the price as I have seen many poor reviews. April 5, 2014
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I am considering purchasing 2 of these in order to store books, toys, bins, etc. Wondering about the sturdiness of the product when potentially used for this purpose -- the kids have a lot of book and small bins. Thanks!
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The shelves are very solid and sturdy, and should hold whatever you want to put on them. They have a good solid base and seem unlikely to tip over. However, they are quite shallow -- I think about 11" -- so you should compare their depth with the items you want to put on them before purchasing.
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I would not use this for a child. The shelves are not very stable and I think it would topple over if much force was placed on the front of the shelves. I would only use it around children if you can secure it to the wall.
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no too flimsy
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I would have to say NO.
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Yes it is very sturdy and good-looking - although the back is open, there is a slat to keep things from falling out - one is used for heavy music scores and the other one (with the optionbal top) holds books, CDs and a small sound system on top
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Can you tier mantel and non mantel?

Not sure if I need to buy one of each... And if I have option to tier or not with each.
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You cannot add a second bookcase when you add a mantel. The mantel completes a unit. There are no pegs on top. I own 4 of these bookcase, 2 with mantel and 2 without. They are terrific.
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you only need the mantel if you want to stack stuff on top of the top shelf.
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The bookshelves have pegs you insert into holes on the top in order to stack them. If you add a mantel, it is also held on by those pegs and is smooth on the top, so you can only stack the bookcases or use a mantel, but not both.
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Mantle is optional and only needed for top piece - you can leave open if you prefer. The shelf does not come with a top so if you are using them individually, you may want to get the mantle for each one. If you use a mantel, you cannot then tier another shelf on top of it.
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Thank you for your question. You can't put the mantel between two bookcases. You can stack two bookcases and put the mantel on top.
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Stability of stacked bookcases

I have a kitchen with 5 doors and 2 windows and because of that there is no space for cabinets. But I have an empty wall where shelves would fit if they are 12" deep or less. I have been looking for a very long time for shelves narrow enough to fit there. These would fit perfectly, but are they sturdy enough to be stacked?

I do not have children and I would put heavy items on the bottom shelves and light pots and pants on top. Eventually I may ask a carpenter to fix them to the wall. One of the pictures is a kitchen setup and looks very good.
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We have one shelf filled with old vinyl records which are fairly heavy. The bookcase is sturdy.
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Thank you for your question. The 3-Tier Folding Bookcase supports 30lbs each shelf.
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Record album storage

I would use these shelves to store record albums, is this possible?
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I own 4 of these bookcases. You can store records only on the top shelf with no mantel if you want to store records upright.
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Thank you for your question. The 3-Tier Folding Bookcase can be used for album storage.
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I'd like to paint over it and make it a custom shade, but I don't want to risk it peeling off. So, if you could tell me what the top coat paint/finish is made of I'd appreciate it. If you think another model would be better suited to painting over, let me know. I'm going for an antique white final look, so I figured the white acts as my base coat. Thank you!
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Thank you for your question. The book shelf has a lacquer finish. We recommend you take the shelf to a home center or hardware store where they can advise you on what is needed to produce the finish you want.
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