Rated 2 out of 5Â by BittersweetPony Beautiful design, poor construction
This shouldn't be advertised as a bookcase, and shouldn't be used for books. The shelves will bow and not stay straight. If this was on substantial mark down, I could see getting it for lightweight plants, a bar or to display lightweight collectibles. The key here is lightweight. Anything heavy is going to warp the shelves. It's a shame, it is very beautiful. Definitely not worth $1200, and I would honestly hesitate for half that.
December 27, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by meremagee Beautiful, unique, rustic
After a semi-hilarious assembly given the unique shape of the bookshelf, my husband and I got it up in about 20 min. It looks exactly as advertised, and fortunately, I have not noticed the "warping" that other reviewers encountered. Here it is before adding any books/bookends: https://cloudup.com/cw7sHw5fTJd
I could not be happier with the shelves. They add the perfect casual yet architectural element that I was going for.
The frame is a bit rustier than anticipated, giving it a more "rustic" over "polished" look, which I really like, but may not be everyone's cup of tea. We had to lay out an old sheet on the floor during assembly so as not to stain the carpet.
Lastly, I just purchased a few furniture pads for the feet since they're rusty metal and not super friendly for hard-wood floors out of the gate.
February 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by RaleighMom Beautiful but poorly made
I went to see this in our local Anthropologie store today. I love the design and might still buy it for my house, but it will have to go on sale first. It is very wobbly and wiggly and sort of insubstantial-feeling. This surprised me, but I imagine it's the design with the single support beam through the center. I would only buy this to go against a wall in an area where children do not play.
October 24, 2011