Java Linea Leaning Bookcase
Perfect for our son's bedroom!
We wanted to find something for our son to use as a desk with plenty of bookshelf space, but we didn't want to overwhelm his bedroom with a mammoth wooden desk. We purchased the three piece set (desk and two bookshelves.) This is PERFECT!!! It has a very slim profile so it doesn't stick out into the room too much, yet it has plenty of shelves for storage. We also bought some black wicker baskets to provide a place to throw items which wouldn't stand up on a shelf. All in all, we are extremely pleased with this purchase!
January 9, 2013
Great for limited space, and can hold a lot too!
Before I bought these, I was using my old bookcase to store my DVDs, books, and text books for graduate school. I was simply running out of room for everything, and since I live in an older apartment there wasn't a whole lot of room for another bookcase. Luckily the leaning bookcases are narrow so they fit almost anywhere, and helped me utilize space that was being wasted. The shelves are strong too, the bottom shelf can hold up to 75lbs, which is great for my heavy textbooks.
I had seen the reviews about needing the wall anchor and it being less than optimal. I was worried because my landlord has a strict policy about nailing things to the walls (he prefers to do it himself since it's plaster), so I knew using the anchor wasn't going to be an option and I didn't want the shelves falling over. I've had them in for over 4 months now and haven't had a problem. If you're smart about the weight distribution and follow the weight recommendation per shelf, then friction keeps them from sliding down the wall.
August 14, 2011
Simple and Easy
Very quick assembly, but like any self-assembly furniture piece, wait to tighten all bolts until the end, and for these shelves specifically, in the position you want it since it is "Leaning", in order for all shelves to be parallel to one-another and look level. The overall look and quality is great for a self-assembly, poplar wood piece. The white was perfect for my niece's room. Sorry the photo is dark, but I wanted to show another example of how these shelves are a statement piece when paired, whichever finish you choose. The edges of the shelves do get scraped easy since the edges are not rounded, however because they are not rounded, it's no bid deal to touch up if needed!
April 26, 2013
ponder no longer!
I'd been scouring the internet for a chic, minimalistic bookshelf that would still hold a lot... and I found it!! while it was a bit difficult to assemble, it didn't take too long and it feels really sturdy!!
September 11, 2012