Rated 4 out of 5 by MTaccountant Nice looking but shelf sizes different
I really like the looks of this bookshelf and we only had minor problems putting it together. But the description said each cubicle had the same dimensions so I was planning to use all 4 cubicles for notebooks. But because of the kickplate decoration going across the top, the upper 2 cubicles are not as tall as the bottom 2 cubicles. A bit snug to put notebooks in the top 2 cubicles. Better for storing paper or notebooks you don't use very often.
September 3, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by patsybl1212 Horrible Construction
nothing lined up properly so you could put this together. I would not ever purchase any furniture from LLBean after this experience. It is being returned.
July 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by southernmainer01 PERFECT FIT!
WE NEEDED A PIECE THAT WOULD ACCOMODATE A TABLE LAMP AND FAMILY PHOTO'S WITHOUT TAKING UP SPACE IN OUR SMALL FAMILY ROOM. IT TRULY IS A PERFECT FIT.
June 11, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by FurnitureShopper Painted Cottage Bookshelf
The Bookshelf arrived in several pieces, 3 were labeled incorrectly and it was difficult to put together, takes 2 people and did not feel strudy unless all pieces were in exaclty the correct position.
June 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by mycustomerreview Attractive and useful for books or whatever.
I like the way this bookcase looks and the fact that it is divided into cubicles instead of just shelves. This allows it to be used for anything, not just books.
However it was a nightmare to put together. I'm not sure it will stay together. There was at least one mistake in the directions regarding which parts go together. There are dowels that have to be placed into holes, which you can't do without hammering them because the holes are not completely open at the tops. The instructions to not mention this. Also one hole was drilled deeper than the one right next to it so that one dowel goes in deeper than the other. Also it cannot possibly be put together by only one person. According to the instructions you only need 2 people to lift it up once it is already almost together.
This is my 4th or 5th piece of furniture that I have assembled from LL Bean, including 2 bookcases (with just shelves). I have never had such problems before.
May 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mazda very satisfied
This storage/bookcase/extra shelving unit was easy to assemble with clear instructions. The white color we chose is a soft, creamy white; nice color. We have other pieces of the painted cottage collection and are very happy with each one.
March 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SouthBeanShopper Cottage Bookcase
This turned out to be just the right size for my entry way and holds a lot more books than it would seem. Very sturdy and easily put together. I have several other pieces from this line and have been happy with all of them.
February 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LoveTheMaineCoast Love LLBean's Painted Cottage Collection!
I have several pieces from the Painted Cottage Collection - very easy to put together, great quality and look - highly recommend! Like the other pieces from this collection, I really like this bookshelf!
February 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by enerod45 Perfect fit for the area
Debated the color. Chose the ivory. Perfect fit and well made. My son and I put it together. It does need two people for ease of operation. Love it.
January 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by HermitGirl Very useful
I ordered this piece along with the tall bookcases, yet I found this one a little harder to put together. I ordered white because they were out of the sage color, which I really wanted. It is very useful, though and I use it to store my many sewing/crochet projects to keep them tidy and organized.
December 18, 2013