Rated 5 out of 5 by Turtle71 Great for National Geographic
I had a stack of National Geographic magazines I didn't want to get rid of and empty space below 2 windows, so I took a chance on this bookshelf. I love it! This shelf comes packed flat. My UPS driver decided to slide the box down the stair of his truck, let it crash on to the ground and then flip the box letting it crash on to my driveway. The edge of the box was completely crushed, but to my relief the shelf inside was packed well and undamaged. The directions were straight forward and it was easy to assemble. The wood is solid and there is no odor. I have to laugh over reviews that said it was wobbly. You have to tighten the screws all the way! I bought 1 and had it for a year before I bought the 2nd. The first is in the direct sun and the finish still looks good. With the shelf in the highest position the National Geographics fit perfectly, and the yellow looks really nice with the dark wood.
July 22, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by SusiefromJacksonville Damaged and not easy to put together
The bookcase came to us damaged. There is a gouge on the top shelf that happened during transit--you can see the gouge in the box. I guess someone dropped it or threw it. We didn't send it back, as unpacking the pieces was a big job and we didn't want to repack to return.
We had to hire a man with an electric screw driver to complete the job. The screw holes were not exactly aligned, and screwing them all the way in by hand was impossible. The description should say that you will need an electric screwdriver.
That said, the completed bookcase is sturdy enough and functional, though not what I would expect for the price. All in all, we are fairly satisfied. Given the poor quality of most inexpensive furniture these days, the bookcase is slightly better than average.
May 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by imabeanie A quality piece of furniture
If this piece is representative of the entire LL Bean furniture line, it is a quality product, with good design, attractive woods and finishes and durability. I'd certainly consider future purchases.
April 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by VikingMama Great little bookcase!
I ordered this in the Dark Mission color and liked it so much I ordered a second one. Good-quality wood and stain, and was very easy to assemble. Love these!
January 9, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by rc58 Not well constructed - highly dissapointed
This was not at all what I would expect from something I purchased from LL Bean. The pieces were not drilled correctly so the bottom shelf in higher on one side than the other. Additionally there it arrived pre-dented - marked on the top and on one side. This was a present - I kept my mouth shut but I have to say I was highly embarrassed looking at it once I put it together. I thought given the price I would be getting a quality piece. This was not the case.
December 29, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Mairead27 This is a bench with 2 small shelves Not abookcase
I was seeking a simple, short and all wood bookcase for a child's room. It was disappointing .once assembled and I stepped back to view it. The top leaf is bigger and hangs over the selves like a seating bench. I positioned the adjustable shelf in the middle and it is clear, they will not accommodate anything but the shortest books(height is 7 and 3/4 ins), The piece of wood trim at the top goes around the front and back of the shelf and makes it even harder to get books in & out. SIGH,now I'm out at least $30 when I return it. Perhaps would make a better TV shelf...Don't be fooled by all the 4 star reviews
November 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NorthWoodschick Great size and style
We actually purchased the under window shelf to use as a tv stand in an area that was a bit cramped. It's narrow in width and the perfect size. Assembly was easy, it's sturdy, and totally met our needs.
September 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KMLabbe Mission Under-Window Bookshelf
This is a cute little bookshelf. Even though I looked at the dimensions I envisioned it to be larger. Anyway, I've already ordered a second one to match. The wood is very nice and it assembled easily. I also purchased the Mission Storage Console and find it equally as nice. My husband put the Under-Window Bookshelf together by himself, I assembled the storage console and it would have been tough without a second person.
I would recommend both items. I look forward to purchasing more items for my living room.
September 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 330113 sturdy
Heavy oak wood bookcase, with three shelves, nicely finished. Took longer to assemble than we were told, but not not too difficult .
September 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WoolyMD Simple, Perfect
The bookshelf was simple to put together and fits perfectly between our two windows in the study. It was bought to hold a 32" Samsung Smart TV and cable box. It works perfectly for this task.
August 20, 2014