4-Shelf Iron Folding Bookcase
Beautifully strong and understated
This is my fourth iron folding shelf, each in a different size, and I'll keep buying more whenever I find another practical use!
The surface is a beautiful matte gray, a little rough to the touch but unlikely to snag. The profile is very straight and uniform, so it tucks into snug spaces easily. And the self-leveling feet are a great solution for anyone suffering from Old House Syndrome.
I also love the railing a few inches up on each shelf, which keeps items from falling off and disappearing.
Assembly couldn't be easier (tip: fold the top shelf down first).
These pair really well with the water hyacinth bins. The medium is the perfect depth, and two smalls fit side-by-side on a shelf.
The only downside of this size bookcase is the weight. The iron is slim but sturdy and a bit heavy. Out of the box, it's folded flat and has rails to grab, making it easier to handle, but it was still awkward carrying this up stairs and around tight corners. Once in place, it's still easy to move.
Note to Container Store: I really miss the discontinued iron folding media cases! The narrower depth was very practical in some situations and isn't just for CDs and DVDs.
June 14, 2015
simple, elegant, perfect
The bookcase is a gem of low tech functionality in my office. Extends desk space. Using it for everything from printer space, to storing office supplies, manuals. Has reduced my sense of clutter. And I know I can rearrange things on it easily or even store it for later use somewhere else at a later date. LOVE IT.
June 10, 2015
Was looking for a bookshelf for family member, found this and am pleased how easy it was to assemble and how it looks. Have someone else wanting one. So will be back :-)
March 16, 2015
Attractive Yet Unobtrusive
We don't like bulky wood dressers. Instead we use three of these wrought iron folding bookcases for our clothing. The shelves look very nice lined up and spaced about two feet apart, along one (bedroom) wall. Our clothing is neatly folded and fits perfectly on the shelves. Looks good and it's easy to immediately find each article of clothing.
March 16, 2015