Rated 5 out of 5 by Balkansinger Just perfect!
When I saw this Painted Cottage line in the catalog, I immediately knew this furniture was for me. I have this bookcase in the sage green, and it is perfect. It couldn't have been simpler to assemble, and looks exactly right. The packing for shipping is impressive -- the exterior package was damaged in shipping, but all parts inside were amply protected and undamaged.
November 6, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by BuyerMW We kept it, but grudgingly.
My original review was far more detailed than this, but the company wouldn't print it for some reason. We did not have a good experience with this bookcase and I told them so (nicely).
If you buy this product, expect that the back panel will be damaged right from the box (as many other reviewers have also pointed out) and that the "wood" is really some kind of filler product. Not the quality we were hoping for, and we had to get replacement parts sent when another part broke during the build. The back panel was again damaged in the same spot, right out of the box, and will only fit in place if you force it somehow.
Too much of a pain to take it apart and send it back, so we kept it. Would not buy again or any other furniture from these folks unless it is real wood made in USA.
Also worthy of mentioning; a ridiculous amount of packaging was used to house this item, most of which is not recyclable in my area. Filled up our whole living room with material! Total waste.....
October 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Otra painted cottage bookcase
We bought two - they have a lovely finish and are well made. I was surprised these were not made in the USA. It's too bad they aren't but I did buy them anyway. I also have the longer of the two benches and am using it as a coffee table - the color (ivory) is consistent throughout.
We had a problem with one of the tops to the bookcase where it seems a screw had popped, but I called LL Bean and they sent us out a new top and it arrived in two days - that's why LL Bean is known for its excellent customer service!
Now I wish they'd offer a desk with a real drawer in this color, and maybe a nice little cabinet with doors. I'll keep checking back!
September 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ladylln Charming and eyecatching!
This is a beautiful piece which I have mixed with your light mission tables , all of which are standing against a neutral background. This black-satin finished bookcase stands as a centerpiece in the room.
August 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by mattinglym classy bookcase
quality construction, not hard to put together, even nicer than the photo, fair price.... We love it.
June 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Northernshoreline High recommendations
I needed a sturdy nice looking cottage style bookshelf to house my growing collection of graduate textbooks. The LLBean shelf fits the criteria nicely! The only downside is that the bottom shelf does not adjust high enough to accomodate a three-ring binder.
May 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by cdcormier Classic and sturdy
This was exactly as pictured, easy to put together (20 minutes or so) but the paint does easily scratch.
March 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheMommyMachine I love my new bookcase!
I wanted a sturdy and attractive bookcase for my cookbooks (bottom shelf), and my children's coloring books & craft supplies (top shelf). This bookcase is perfect. Also, when I ordered it on a Monday afternoon, I was told shipping could take one to two weeks. It was on my doorstep 48 hours later. I couldn't have been more pleased with the product or the customer service!
February 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by GoddessFactor Easy & Looks Great!
The bookshelf is just as pictured and looks terrific in black, which provides a wonderful background for candlesticks, pictures, etc., sitting alongside books. I put it together myself in half an hour with no issues at all and I am not mechanically inclined! They even include a little tool to use with the bolts. Everyone who sees it is impressed with how great it looks in my living room. Thinking about ordering another....
December 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by vagabond94 Very sturdy
Bought this item in black to match my desk. It was very easy to assemble and is very sturdy. Nice addition to my office.
October 25, 2012