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4-Shelf Iron Folding Bookshelf

  • 4-Shelf Iron Folding Bookcase
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4-Shelf Iron Folding Bookshelf


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We've joined the old-world charm of wrought iron with contemporary functionality to create our Iron Folding Bookshelf. Designed to our specifications for economical, attractive storage of books, magazines, tchotchkes, plants, canisters and cookbooks, or toiletries and cosmetics, our Bookshelf is an unbeatable value. Made of cast iron with an attractive, neutral pewter finish, each Bookshelf is pre-assembled - no tools are required. Easy to transport and store, it folds flat when not in use. Fold one out to create a wealth of storage space in the den, library, dorm room, kitchen, bath, or bedroom. For outdoor use, apply a coating of a protective sealer.

  • Maximum weight capacity for each shelf: 50 lbs.



  • 27-3/4" x 11-1/4" x 43-7/8" h

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4-Shelf Iron Folding Bookshelf is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 56.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No "cons" I love this shelf. We have it in the bathroom of our guest house to hold towels, baskets with TP, hairdryer etc. I put a tray on the top so people can set their beauty/bath products on it (otherwise some smaller items may slip between the slats, or tip). It fits with almost any decor. It's sturdy yet easy to store or move. Super practical while looking good. Love it.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Style and superb functionality! I just recently purchased the folding iron bookshelf; and had purchased two of the tall ones 5 months ago. They look fantastic in the living room, and they hold everything that is needed. They are perfect! These hard-working shelves are beautiful, minimalistic, and sooo functional. They are highly recommended--and so easy to "assemble"--just unfold them and put on the "feet" at the ends of the legs to protect the floors-- and they are ready to use.
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Really Useful and Versatile Bookshelf The Bookshelf is well-made and can be placed almost anywhere in a home. I opted to use it next to Kitchen to place and display in dining area often-used cooking and serving items, thus releasing space in cabinets for the rest in Kitchen. Just nice, and the iron-look is more "classy" than I really expected.
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Attractive, functional and sturdy. I loved the 6-shelf version so much, I bought two of the 4-shelf versions.
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great purchase Very heavy duty, quality shelf unit. Sturdy and attractive, and very well priced for the quality.
Date published: 2016-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Shelving I have purchased 4 of the tall collapsable shelves 2 for my daughter and two for me. I have purchased 3 of the 4 shelf shelves; 1 for my daughter and the last one just yesterday for me! They fit any style, are very sturdy, and expanded my shelving space for my extensive book collection. If there were a 3 shelf version I would likely buy it as well!
Date published: 2016-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Going Strong Since 2002 I purchased this 4-Shelf Iron Folding Bookcase in 2002 to store my recipe books in the kitchen. The top shelf held lots of piano and violin music laid flat. It looked great in 2002, and was very functional. It still looks new ...14 years later and two moves. It is now in my bedroom and looks just as "at home" here than it did in my kitchen. A piece of cake to fold up and transport. I will recommend these shelving units to my daughter who will be moving out on her own in the next year.
Date published: 2016-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Option I have purchased 2 of the 4-Shelf and one of the 6-Shelf Iron Folding Bookcases. The 6-Shelf was my first purchase years ago. It has stood the test of time! I purchased the 4-Shelf versions more recently for special collections (genealogy materials, photo storage, etc.). The fact that they are folding bookcases makes set up fast and a breeze. They hold heavy loads of books, binders, and other items. The easy to screw on feet allow protection of floor surfaces and leveling. The appearance is modern and rustic at the same time.
Date published: 2016-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shelf Bought this for an apartment and it works great. Recently moved into a new place and this was one of the easiest items to move and set up. Very sturdy and yet easy to fold and carry.
Date published: 2016-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Make a house a home! I own 2 of the 4 shelf units, two of the 6 shelf, and the TV stand which I have my convection oven and microwave sitting on top. One 4 shelf I put on top of my glass table to make a hutch. The others I have my kitchen small appliances. These great looking units make my 300 sq.ft. abode a home.
Date published: 2016-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versitile Quick Sturdy Had to get back of deep closet organized quickly, yet make things easy to access. This did the trick in a flash. Unfolds & ready to go. Was able to do the entire chore in less than one hour. Nice piece that would look great in open room. Would be nice if this wider style was made in a deeper shelf as well, say 18".
Date published: 2016-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Study and sleek My dresser was messy and crowded so I decided to find a shelf to slip into a corner of my bedroom. This shelf is sturdy, well-constructed and looks good too. There is NO assembly required...the best part! Plus, there are feet that screw into the bottom. My floor is not quite even so I can adjust the feet so there shelf does not wobble AT ALL. Worth the money and can be used anywhere should I decide to repurpose in the future.
Date published: 2016-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Addition I have a small apartment and this is the perfect addition! I can store binders, files, and make a nice work station that will stay organized. Big enough for 3 ring binders, printer, and all of my office supplies! (trust me that is saying something) Love it and the entire Iron Folding line!
Date published: 2015-09-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Quality not what it used to be Until this week, I would have given this folding bookcase 5 stars. I drove to Atlanta to purchase my third one, but upon removing it from the cardboard carton at home, I realized how much this item has been changed. A very rough finish now and in a darker color. Sloppy welds and seams with sharp edges. I can't begin to tell you how disappointed I am. I love the style, which looks great in many settings. But the current quality is very mediocre. I guess I could return it, but that would require another special trip to Atlanta -- the closest Container Store.
Date published: 2015-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth it 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 :-)
Date published: 2015-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shelf Ever! This book shelf is the best. It is sturdy, looks great, and it holds many things for organization. The bookcase is easy to assembly, even for me, I'm NOT a "do it yourself" person. I placed order online for pick-up at a store location. The pick-up was easy. There is pick-up parking near the entrance at the location for ease and convenience. They provide free carry-out service to your vehicle which was easier for me. Overall, this product is great. It provided optimal space and organization for my room. I was so impressed by the product I bought the matching TV media center and media rack for DVD's/blu-ray.
Date published: 2014-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Used for storing CD's and even audio cassettes Several of container store products for records fit the width of these shelves perfectly, as shown on the photo.
Date published: 2014-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strong & Svelte! This bookcase holds dozens of heavy textbooks attractively. It fits into small spaces and is unbelievably easy to assemble. It also levels well, which is another plus for an uneven floor.
Date published: 2014-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect bookcase This was exactly what I expected out of a bookcase. Reasonably priced. Well made, sturdy, holds all the books I need it to hold.
Date published: 2014-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great addition to bathroom Needed storage for towels and supplies that was easy to grab and sturdy because my husband is disabled. Shelves are strong and look great. Friends all think they are very nice.
Date published: 2013-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great but! This was exactly what I was looking for! I ordered two and was able to place one in front of the other to extend it!! It was also very, very easy to assemble and very sturdy!
Date published: 2013-09-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bought this for my college-age daughter My daughter moved into a house her senior year of college and needed furniture. Since she isn't living in a dorm this year she needed a set of bookshelves to hold all her books. She studies law and political science so these are not small books. The shelves look like they are made with sturdy metal. They are a dark gray, a nice neutral color. You can set them up in about a minute. About the only thing you have to do is screw in the feet at the bottom. She loaded all her reference books for two foreign languages, law and poly sci and had two more shelves left. I think it was a good deal. Very portable since it folds flat.
Date published: 2013-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have... Best bookcase ever!! Love the color, ease to set up & sturdiness!! I bought two and want more.
Date published: 2013-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stylish & sturdy Bought 2 of these in early 2013 - a tall one and a 4-shelf one. Love them. Just unwrap them, recycle the packaging, and place them. Spacious, look good against wood floors, and hold plenty of decorative items and books. They don't sag and feel sturdy and well-made. I have spent hours "assembling" shelving units that cost as much, and wish I had investigated these years ago. Both boxes easily fit in my small SUV-style car.
Date published: 2013-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I will never buy assembly shelves again! These foldable shelves are just fantastic. They are so sturdy...because the unit is inherently on the heavy side I feel confident that it would take a bit of concerted effort tip it over (an important consideration when you have a kid running around). I bought the unit as an alternative to a baker's rack. I'm not the curlicue type and couldn't seem to find a rack that wasn't ornate. The other option was a commercial-style chrome shelving unit, but I needed something more "furniture-like" because it was going in a hallway and not the kitchen. When I saw this unit I knew right away it was PEFECT. It's just wide enough to be stable but not so wide that it obstructs the hallway. The finish is subtle and the shape simple so it would fit in many rooms and settings. Bonus: It perfectly shows off my collection of vintage Pyrex and Corningware. :-)
Date published: 2013-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super bookcase Great looking, sturdy and no work needed to assemble. Looks even better than image.
Date published: 2013-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What an awesome find! This is a great bookcase! Super easy to put together (no tools needed) and looks great! I have mine in my kitchen to hold cookbooks, pottery, etc. and it looks great with stainless steel appliances. I looked for a long time for a bookcase like this ~ received one from another company that was a disaster and quickly returned. I am SO happy with this one.
Date published: 2012-11-26
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Community Q&A

Can you buy tge replacement feet that screw in the bottom to level the shelves?

Asked by: CLev08
No, sorry we currently do not sell replacement parts for our 4-Shelf Iron Folding Bookshelf.
Answered by: snzeigler
Date published: 2021-04-15

I don't see the dimensions anywhere in the description. Very basic information. Could you please tell me the LxWxH? Thanks.

Asked by: shoreline
The dimensions are listed to the right of the description (27-3/4" width x 11-1/4" length x 43-7/8" height). We are working to make this information more prominent. Thank you!
Answered by: snzeigler
Date published: 2021-03-16

what are the dimensions of this bookshelf?

Asked by: interestedbob
The dimensions are 27-3/4" x 11-1/4" x 43-7/8" h.
Answered by: snzeigler
Date published: 2021-03-16

what is the weight of this book case? what is the weight each shelf will hold?

Asked by: dutch7
The maximum weight capacity for each shelf on the 4-shelf Metal Folding Bookcase is 50 lbs. Overall the bookshelf can hold approximately 200 lbs.
Answered by: snzeigler
Date published: 2021-03-02

I purchased this unit from you with four shelves and 17.5”x24”x34”H. Is that size still available?

Asked by: Richarddru
No, unfortunately we do not have the unit you have described.
Answered by: snzeigler
Date published: 2021-02-15

Do you have shelf covers for the folding metal shelf unit ?

Asked by: Shevack
While we do not have a shelf liner specifically designed for this product, we would recommend using our Clear Plast-O-Mat Ribbed Shelf Liners (SKU # 10051309), which can be cut to size as-needed.
Answered by: beneel
Date published: 2020-10-15

How does this fold?

Asked by: TODM
You lift up the shelves and swing the sides inward. Very simple.
Answered by: DIYNana45
Date published: 2018-11-29

Looking to store my shoe boxes in clear boxes on bookshelf

I am looking for feedback if anyone has used this bookshelf to store the clear shoe boxes sold my Container Store. I have tried many "shoe rack" products and with all the shoes I need something more. I have a shoe hanger over the door and 2 others hanging in my small walk in closet, I need to actually put this in my room, so looking for something that could be as neat as possible---
Asked by: StacyBP
You'd have to measure the depth of your shoe boxes to the depth of the bookcase. I think that's a great idea for shoes!
Answered by: DIYNana45
Date published: 2020-06-23
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