Rated 5 out of 5áby seababy4 Bookcase Reflects Excellent Craftsmanship
This tall bookcase is the fourth piece we've bought in the Painted Cottage furniture line. It is well constructed, beautifully styled and was very easy to assemble. We are always impressed with the finish, too. It is smooth and free of defects. And the price is much lower than those of a well known, retail business. We bought the ivory color. We visited the L.L. Bean store in Freeport recently, and saw this bookcase in the new gray color. It did not appeal to us, as it looked much more blue, than gray. The ivory is a great color, but hope L.L. Bean offers the light sage as an option again in this fine group of furniture..
October 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Spiked Another successful LLBean purchase
We purchased two tall bookcases to place on either side of a server that displays a ship model in our living room. They hold books as well as "chachkies" that have been looking for a home. They are a good height so that the ship remains as the focal point & the black finish is a good match to the server. When they were delivered one box had a huge hole on one side & the UPS man made sure to show us in case of damage. But the boxes were extremely well-packed so there was no damage at all. Assembly was easy, all the hardware needed (8 screws & a special screw driver) & easy to follow directions were included. The quality & finish are great, just as I expected, like the 2 cottage benches we purchased in the past. The bookcases met all my expectations- as always.
April 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Flresident Versitile
Great cabinet for books display case for small spaces. I own two have also put one in our kitchen for baskets and cookbooks. Fits easily with a florida coastal decor.
April 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby joe95 BOOKCASES
The bookcases (3) were a perfect fit for the allocated space. The purchase was based on an online description of the product, which proved to be very accurate, and reflects the quality, as stated. The delivery time was less than a week from the time the order was placed, and the bookcases all arrived without damage.
February 4, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5áby JuneauHome Poor workmanship
I was disappointed. The board on the left side was cut unevenly so there's a half inch gap between the top of the shelf and about seven inches on the side. The paint was marred; it looked like a mistake that got "fixed", and there was not enough paint to cover the grooves in the side boards and had to be touched up. It's too costly to send it back from Alaska so I'll keep it.
January 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby Debfinds Nice Bookcase
This is a nice sturdy bookcase, I like the cottage style so perfect for me. A little warning to folks to be careful and pay attention to the dimensions. In the catalog the dimensions for the Tall bookcase read 58"H x 24"W x 14"D. I was a little disappointed when the bookcase is put together it stands 58"H which is correct but the actual space for your books is much smaller 17"W x 11.5"D so if you are expecting 24"W and 14"D for all your books you will be disappointed. The only part that is 24" x 14" is the wood top of the bookshelf.
January 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
áby PracticalLibrarian Bookshelves are a Great Value!
Ordered these bookshelves after looking around for something sturdy, the right size, and that wouldn't break the bank. They arrived undamaged within 4 days of my order. I needed assistance getting the cartons in the house, but I was able to assemble the shelves by myself. The package even included the tool needed to assemble them! They sit firmly on the floor without any wobbles, and they look great on either side of my new gas fireplace. I ordered them in Ivory which is ever-so-slightly different from the white fireplace, but it works. It would be nice to have a 'white' selection. They fit in great with my antique/Shaker decorating. They are not solid hardwood, and they are not custom made, but they are an excellent value for the price. I would highly recommend them.
September 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby LLBeanLoyal0401 Attractive and sturdy, but heavier than expected
Piece was relatively easy to put together, but I could not bring the un-assembled box upstairs (where eventual bookcase will live), and had to employ a strong man to help bring the piece into the house from front steps delivery! Expected real wood, painted (due to the price: it's rather expensive) but judging from it's heaviness, it's probably "press-wood" (so, this is my one disappointment, and it would've been a lot lighter if it were actual painted wood). I brought the pieces upstairs one by one, and it was fairly simple to put together (by myself, did not need help). It's very attractive, and I own a matching bench in same style/line/color, so it looks great. Ultimately a handsome and sturdy piece. Holds quite a bit of books, files, photo albums, and still looks neat in the room.
February 12, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby Hope4theBest It's the right height
My former bookcase was too tall, and this is just right. It's sturdier than I expected. It had a small nick I was able to fill in that was there before shipping. The shipping box was beat up, but no harm to bookcase. I don't care for the spacing of the holes for the shelves. My previous bookcase had regularly spaced, frequent holes that made it easy to figure out how to put up the shelves. This has large gaps that fetter imagination. When I put in the shelf pegs, they fell out on their own. All of them. We figured the holes were too large, so put tape around the pegs to make them fatter, and then they stayed in the holes. It's hard to be impressed once tape is used to fix it. Feels expensive for what I got.
January 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby OysterPondView Perfect piece
Needed bookcase for a TV and cable box for small space in kitchen.
Lovely, perfect solution. Holes were cut in the back to accommodate wires.
Very happy with it.
December 26, 2013