16" Skandia Shelves
Great quality and flexible
We bought our first components more than a decade ago for our previous house. Since then, we have moved and remodeled. We've taken the shelves apart and rebuilt them four times to accommodate our changing needs. I have only great things to say about flexibility, durability, and the ability of these shelves to suffer the wear and tear of our chaotic lives. Also, after a decade, the shelves are still completely flat despite 8 years with double stacked books in a damp basement.
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April 22, 2014
Flexible, easy to assemble
We first purchased Skandia shelving in 2005. Since then we have modified the configuration and added new pieces several times. Our current use of Skandia shelving includes as a desk, media console, and bookshelf. (Container Store no longer sells the desk component.)
Two people and quickly assemble any component.
I suggest spending the time to level the pieces. Purchase the cross-bars for every other unit. Use a level when attaching the cross-bars.
(One person can assemble in a crunch.)
Our original purchase was with an on-store design consultant in 2005. Now I use the buy online, pick up in store option. Container Store sent me a text message when my order arrived in the store. I called when I was driving to the store today. An employee brought everything to the car . Nice!
November 22, 2013
Over a decade of shelving!
I bought my first set of Skandia nearly 17 years ago and I love the fact that I can still get parts to add on or reconfigure the system as my needs change.
February 15, 2011
Skandia Shelves are Tough AND Good-looking
I've used these shelves for decades to carry the heavy weight of a substantial library and also for the last decade to hold my quilting fabric collection which is also very heavy. They have stood the test of time with no warping or sagging.
Their flexibility allows me to rapidly rearrange the configuration to meet changing needs.
When my daughter moved from home, I bought her Skandia, knowing that she would move frequently and need to be able to set up and take down quickly. They have proved fabulously durable.
July 11, 2010