Rated 2 out of 5 by kayebee Surprised at all the five star reviews
I'm really surprised at all the praise this piece of furniture is getting. For the price, I think it's a very poor value and resembles the sort of furniture you can get at any discount store. There's nothing wrong with the furniture, other than I believe I could get similar quality elsewhere for half the price. I really expected more from LL Bean.
October 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ever Would buy again
Just the right size to hold a printer on the top and place next to a desk. Shelves hold printer paper and other desk supplies very well. Very sturdy and well designed. Nice product.
September 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SFsilver a great compliment to the other Mission Items
This table was easily assembled and is just right for beside my easy chair.
September 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 612jazzy the little talble that could
Just the right size
just the right color
easy to assemble
September 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LoveTheMaineCoast Very pleased; perfect!
Just what we needed; pleased with color and quality; easy to follow instructions; simple to put together!
August 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Catdancer Nice Quality
This is a well constructed little bookshelf with smooth finishes on all edges. It was easy to assemble (all the screw holes lined up perfectly) and it fits in a relatively small space. That said, I should mention that books that are taller than 9" will not fit vertically on either shelf. However, I like the fact that it is one of the very few things I've bought in recent years that was made in the United States.
June 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rickety 2-Shelf End Table
This is a nice piece of furniture, but I didn't see a warning anywhere that "some assembly is required." Another tip that you should voice is to coat each of the screw's threads with hand soap before you begin to start screwing it into the other part.
It took about an hour to assemble the five pieces (the top, 2 ends, and 2 shelves) and than hammer plugs into the screw holes.
Each piece is nicely finished.
June 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MrsNVA Very nice small tables.
Nice quality, quick delivery, good instructions.
June 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RedwoodResident Nice little table
This table is just the size I was looking for. the light oak color is nice; the wood and finish appear to be a good quality.
The recommendation about needing another person to assist with assembly should be heeded! I have assembled other things by myself, but the tolerance for the pre-drilled holes on this piece is pretty tight, which makes for a nice, sturdy outcome but also the need for another pair of hands to keep things perfectly aligned during the assembly process.
May 17, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Atlantaresident Basic table
I ordered two book cases before ordering this piece, hoping that it would match the dark stain and quality of the others, since it is included in the mission style furniture at the LL Bean website. First of all, the stain is much darker, It looks more like it was painted on than an actual stain. When I saw the top, I first thought it was made of plastic to look like wood. There is no "stain" in this piece at all. Also, you assemble the piece, and the holes pre-drilled don't match up exactly - they are about 1/2 to 1 width of a screw off. So you have to partially turn the screws into the holes, then tighten each a little until you get them all in place. The final turning of the screws forces the final fit (be prepared to apply a lot of pressure in those final turns).
I thought about sending it back, but decided not to. It wasn't that expensive, and I am sure I'll use it somewhere, just not where I intended to use it.
April 15, 2014