Rated 5 out of 5 by PlaceHolder Surprisingly solid!
I am delighted with these bookcases...I purchased a pair in the cream color for use in a small bedroom/office, and I can report that I was able to unpack and assemble both myself without help (and I'm no spring chicken)! There's only one tool required for assembly, and it comes with the hardware and instructions. These bookcases have a nice cottage feel and are surprisingly substantial...just what I wanted!
February 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by janetlouise Bookcase
We were very pleased with the ivory painted cottage bookcase that we received. It was easy to assemble and it is well made. We would highly recommend it.
November 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by JeanBr Nice Bookcase
This is a very nice bookcase for the price. I ordered it in black to use in a guest room. The black is actually more of a dark charcoal gray. The bookcase is all solid wood, except for the backboard. The backboard came damaged, but the excellent customer service at LLBean had a new backboard to me within 2 days. This was very easy to assemble. I like this piece so much that I will definitely buy more furniture from LLBean.
October 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BillNola Well made, great looking
We ordered this to use as a TV stand and bookcase. Nice hardwood construction, well-finished, very sturdy.
October 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by patricann Cottage style book shelf
Perfect size table for a small entry. Quality material delivered in very well packaged box. Easy to follow instructions which includes needed tools. Good quality design and materials.
September 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by fcsmith3 Perfect Little Book Case
Very well made, quality construction, paint finish is smooth and well applied, assembly is only eight screws and took five minutes!! My only criticism is that the piece had an odd odor (possibly like eucalyptus) when it was first assembled. But after a day, it more or less disappeared. Even with this quirk, I highly recommend this item. Mine is in the light sage green and is very attractive. One "caution" ... since most of the components are pre-assembled at the factory, the box in which it is shipped is HUGE!!! Don't be dismayed, it unpacks easily.
August 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SimpleJoys Sturdy, classic design, simple assembly. Love it!
This is the second piece of Painted Cottage furniture I've purchased from LLBean. (I ordered the Tall Bookcase last spring, both pieces in black.) First of all, the assembly is super easy. In the product description of the Tall Bookcase, two person assembly is recommended, but I was able to do it easily by myself (and I'm 5' tall, 100 lbs). Very well made; all hardware was included and I didn't have to struggle with a single screw! One shelf was missing from the tall bookcase; I called, and they had the new one at my door within a week. Excellent service, as always. I love the look of the Painted Cottage line. The black finish is a great accent color and its classic design allows it to blend well with other decor. So far I have it in two bedrooms and I'll probably get a third down the line. HIghly recommend this furniture.
July 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by northwoods2 cute, well built bookcase
This is an attractive, small bookcase that was easy to put together when directions were consulted. Materials used make the bookcase very sturdy and it easily holds heavy books without the shelf sagging. The paint had few flaws, unlike the cottage desk, and was very well packed for shipping. It is a small bookcase and does not hold a lot so consider your needs before buying.
April 23, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by MROA Poor Quality and Arrived Damaged 3 Times
Thank goodness for LL Bean's great customer service - at least that was high quality. We ordered this bookcase three times and all three times it arrived damaged, although often it did not seem to be from the shipping since it was packed okay. It is just a cheaply made piece of furniture that is really low quality -- was not at all what we expect from LL Bean. We own the tall cottage bookcase and when the top arrived damaged they sent us a new top and it has been fine. But this piece had cracks in the wood, chips in the paint, and there were areas (no bigger than a quarter) where the wood had been damaged and obviously patched and poorly done so. This must be way this manufacturer "fixes" the piece because we saw this on 2 of 3 bookcases we received. Perhaps the most disappointing was that even with 3 bookcases we were not able to have enough undamaged pieces to make 1 bookcase. We sent them all back.
March 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WendyfromNewEngland Love It!
Just received my painted cottage bookcase today, just two days after I ordered it. Had a little bit of easy assembly to do but was well worth it. The bookcase is of excellent quality as I've come to expect from LLBean! Extremely pleased with the product and love how it looks in my living room! Thanks Bean! Saw you you achieved a high customer service award! I have never, and I mean never, received anything but top notch customer service for the more 20 years I've shopped with Bean! Kudos to you all!
January 30, 2014