Mainstays 71" 5 Shelf Bookcase, Black - dreams-car.comBookcases are functional pieces of home or office furniture that can also contribute to the overall aesthetic of a room. When shopping for bookcases, there are a variety of factors to consider. First, consider the size of your book collection and any other items you want to store on the shelves. If you have especially tall books, you'll want to make sure that the individual shelves are sufficiently spaced to accommodate them. Next, measure the width and length of your walls to determine how much space you have available, so you can make sure that the bookcases you buy will fit. Another factor to consider is configuration. Corner bookshelves maximize space for books in a small room.
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Mainstays 71" 5-Shelf Standard Bookcase, Black Oak
They were easy to assemble no more than 30 min each. It's not high quality wood so be mindful with the weight you put in the center of each shelf. Once the back rest was set in, the bookshelf didn't feel as flimsy but I wouldn't recommend moving it around once you put stuff in. I was hesitant after reading other reviews, but I love this shelf. I got the walnut color and it matches my other furniture perfectly; it is a good shade of medium-brown, just what I was looking for. It fits all my books perfectly and I am considering buying a second shelf to add to it. I would recommend.
It was very easy to assemble - my hubby can attest to that! Since we're both college grads, we have quite a few hefty textbooks - and, this bookshelf is holding onto them very well! I would definitely recommend this product. It goes well with everything, as it's very simple and a nice, solid colour. 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!!!!!
A good tip for making these shelves look the best they can is get a black sharpie and color in the exposed holes and the silver things that hold up the shelves. It's a nice shelf; we've had it about 6 months. I'm about to buy my second one for more space. There is a faux grain in the black you can see in the close up. Also as I mentioned before, just coloring the holes in this much makes it look better from far away like in the far away picture. And the top of this shelf is not black, but that hasn't been a problem for us because its tall. My rating is based on the price and for such a low price it is a great deal.