Rated 5 out of 5 by RarelySatisfiedinVT Sturdy and attractive, great value
This is the third piece of furniture I've ordered from LL Bean and I've been consistently impressed with the attractive finishes, solid construction, and durability of this furniture. So much of the mail-order, self-assembled furniture available today is terrible. Pieces like this bookshelf have proven to be a good value and easy to assemble. I only wish LL Bean made more furniture in different styles and colors.
November 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by LongtimeBeansfan Mission Under-window bookcase
First of all I had to get someone to put it together for me even though it is probably fairly simple to do. I am not at all handy and I had struggled unsuccessfully with putting together the Mission end table. Second of all the bookcase is much smaller than I imagined even though I knew the dimensions. Third of all it is very attractive and well made and works very well where I wanted it. The shelves are adjustable which allows for somewhat taller books. Overall I am pleased with the quality and functionality of this piece.
November 4, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by GreatCharacter QuaintBookshelf
I bought the bookshelf for my son's room and it looks great with the desk. I noticed one problem when putting the bookcase together: there are no holes pre-drilled like on the other side of the end piece to hold the pegs for the second shelf. For now it is okay since we are not using the second shelf, but this seems like a quality control issue with where it was manufactured. My husband is quite handy and can probably drill a small hole for the peg to sit in to hold the shelf if we ever decide to use it. I first thought I might have put the one end piece on backward, but there are no holes on the outer side of the end piece either.
October 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by HusbandsWarbdrobeBuilder High Quality Furniture!
I can only rave about L.L. Bean's Mission-style furniture! The wood is real (not that pressed board stuff). The design lines are very attractive and it is easy to assemble (even by myself). I had stopped into a nearby "outlet" furniture place and they wanted to charge me twice as much for a inferior product that would have taken weeks to get. Conversely, this item was reasonably priced, well-made, handsome to look at and it arrived within 2 days of placing the order! What's not to like?
October 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by stella309 Lovely
Very easy to assemble (yes, two would be good but I did it solo). Good quality, nice lines. This is the second bookshelf I've ordered. They fit perfectly under a window as claimed and the light mission color looks great with natural oak wood flooring.
October 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Frustrated2Bits Nice wood, finish
Perfect for end tables flanking our couch.
Self-assembly was OK. Need to put in screws loose, then make sure they are lined up, and tighten. Use a cordless drill. Shelves are short for larger books but we are mainly laying them flat. Pegs for the shelves should be stouter or at least snugger in the holes. Box was well-packed with nary and scratch.
October 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AGHoboken Under window bookshelf
Very solid, good looking, easy to put together. Love it.
September 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bimmer Under Window Shelf Holds One Row of Regular Books
This small bookshelf is a quality piece of furniture made of solid wood with an attractive mission style and professional finish. However, the picture makes it appear as if the bookshelf holds two rows of regular books. That is not the case. This bookshelf holds only 1 row of regular sized books when the adjustable middle shelf is in either the high or low position. This bookshelf could hold 2 rows of books if they are the very small type, such as small paperback novels. Be aware of this when you are considering purchasing this bookshelf. One other small issue I had was when assembling this bookcase, the holes were not quite big enough, and I could not get the screws to go in no matter how hard I tried. I remedied this by pounding a nail into each hole ever so slightly just to make the holes a tiny bit bigger. I was then able to get the screws to go all the way in. This was the first time I have had to assemble wooden furniture, and I was able to do this successfully by myself without assistance. Overall I am very pleased with this bookshelf and will keep it. I'm just a bit disappointed that it doesn't hold very many books.
September 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by laharrington Diversified use !
I purchased this bookcase for my son to organize his books and binders for studying. It was the best solution! Fits perfectly on the side of his desk and he is considering to take it to college next year. Highly recommend for best use of space!
September 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shorepine perfect fit
This shelf not only looks nice but was easy to put together and unobtrusively holds some of our book overflow. It was a great find. I really appreciate LL Bean's good directions for assembly, solid wood, overall quality and price.
September 18, 2013