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The Orion Wide 5-Shelf Bookcase features two fixed and three adjustable shelves. Its classic finish will complement a variety of home decors.
- The Orion 71" Wide 5-Shelf Standard Bookcase features 2 fixed shelves and 3 adjustable shelves that have plenty of room to display mementos, pictures, books, and more!
- This functional, stylish bookcase can accentuate any room in your house or apartment
- Made of laminated particle board
- Available in black, oak, and white colors
- Classic finish adds traditional style to your office, living room, or bed room
- Features a protective kick plate at the bottom of the bookcase
- Easy assembly required, less than an hour
- Ships flat to home - Package Dimensions: 8"H X 12"L X37"W
- Assembled Dimensions: 29.75"W x 11.625"D x 71.5"H
Chipped, horrible packaging--zero instructions
I thought people were exaggerating however this bookshelf arrived--looking like it had been dragged all over the place and parts literally falling out. I attempted to see if all parts were there only to find--no instructions! Also do not expect all edges to be laminated, only the front facing edges are laminated. So in addition to poor delivery, poor parts (shelves arrived with chipped corners due to poor laminate quality), I could either attempt to see if I can build it or hope they accept this as a return. I do not recommend this at all especially if purchasing online!Ben
For $29, it was worth every penny.
For $29, it was worth every penny. Just don't expect it to be a completely amazing bookshelf that is worth hundreds of dollars. The main points would be: It is 71.5" tall (just .5" from being six foot) and you build it as two different shelves and then put them together. READ THE DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY. You may need to read it several times before you even start and organize your pieces. Otherwise you'll have a very, VERY hard time putting this together. I used a phillips screwdriver and a hammer and it took about 45 minutes to put it together. (Also, all of it in the box is heavier than heck. So be careful.)
I used store pickup and these were the pros and cons.
Pros: It is VERY sturdy (as you can see by my photo, it can fit A LOT of books and they are pretty heavy. I would not recommend moving it when there are things on it though), all of the pieces I needed were there, the screw coverings were a nice touch. I used a hammer to put them on completely.
Cons: There was a lot of dust and sawdust in the box when you open it (I spent ten minutes dusting and cleaning it all off), there were nics in the bookshelf and only the front and top of the shelves are finished. The bottom and backs are just the wood (not very noticeable but annoying, but hey - you paid $30 for the bookshelf. If you want something completely finished - go find something else and don't be cheap).
I decided against using the flimsy back cardboard and in my opinion, I think it looks nicer. I have ideas of dressing it up and it is much more convenient to move without the back, but otherwise they give you a lot of nails, so make sure you use them all if you are going to put the back on. Otherwise it won't stay in place (experience with another bookshelf like this).
So when it comes to it, I think it deserves a 5 star rating for it being a cheap, yet sturdy bookshelf. Only minor cosmetic problems (you honestly can cover it up with contact paper or paint it yourself, otherwise you can barely notice unless you are sitting below it staring up.)AmandaKS
Great price to take some chances on...
I kept seeing people painting their shelves and the back of their bookcases on pinterest and I loved the look but didn't want to take a chance on an expensive bookcase. I tried it on this one and then my husband added some trim and crown moulding. I love it!!!!!Stultz
This bookshelf is a pretty good value for the price. It went together easily enough, only tools required are a hammer and a screwdriver. The quality of the wood isn't the best of course and chips easily, however considering the price I paid, I can't complain. From a distance you cannot tell it is cheap and it is relativity sturdier than I expected. It is large and has plenty of space for books and other nic nacks. I would definitely purchase one again.evilekat
Really clean looking sturdy shelf. Me and my dad put it together in a hour but its so simple can be done alone forsure5star