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Ash Connections 5-Shelf Bookshelf

  • Ash Connections 5-Shelf Bookcase
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Ash Connections 5-Shelf Bookshelf


Product Information

Our Connections Shelving system is inspired by the elegantly simple lines of traditional Asian design. Simply combine Connections Uprights with Connections Shelves to create a solution that suits your needs. From the home office to the den, this system offers easy, convenient storage anywhere you need it. Assembly is a cinch - the shelves feature grooves which fit onto the uprights.

  • Uprights are made from tubular steel with a powder-coated finish
  • Shelves are crafted with an Ash veneer
  • Shelves each hold up to 75 pounds of evenly distributed weight


What's Included

  • 2
    11-Rung Connections Upright White (#10060915)
  • 5
    Connections Shelf Ash (#10063333)


  • 31-1/2" x 13-1/2" x 72" h

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Ash Connections 5-Shelf Bookshelf is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 42.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Some assembly required Overall this is a great storage option because you can change it up and totally customize it to your needs. The only issue I've had is that the shelves weren't wide enough for a large monitor screen. I purchased the desk insert separately and was able to fit it on there, on the front of the shelf. However, I did have to counterbalance it so as not to tip the shelf off.
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful, versatile and functional Bought this several years ago and it's so easily maneuverable when moving from place to place as I have. Living in NYC now with limited space so this unit helps sort out so much vertically, especially with baskets added to hold smaller stuff. So perfect no matter what you do with it. Have two smaller all white ones with one shelf going across both units, holding 65" TV and lots of books underneath. Love the look and if I have to move again, they're definitely a keeper.
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for small space renters I can't make holes in the walls of my small rental apartment, so I wanted to find a desk with shelving that didn't need to be secured to the wall. In the store display, I liked that the desk was so vertical and that I could take advantage of my high ceilings. I tracked down the shelving locally in Ash/Black, and I'm really happy with it so far (see pictures). The shelves feel very secure. The desk top tips a little bit when you put weight on the edge, but it's anchored to the frame, so it's not an issue. The upper shelves hold my books, photos, and office supplies easily. The adjustable feet are great on my uneven floors. Even without being anchored to the wall, the unit does not sway at all unless I give it a good push. The Ash/Black combination looks nice, and the veneer isn't as obvious as it is with the Driftwood or Black colors. Another reviewer mentioned the desk height. This is about 1/2" higher than my old desk, and so far it's been fine (I'm pretty average height). However, those who are shorter than average might find it uncomfortable. If the Container Store redesigned this unit in the future, I'd definitely recommend lowering the "desk height" rung. Overall, very happy with this purchase and would definitely recommend it.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from form AND function Love how much this holds and still doesn't swallow-up the room. Easy assembly, can be done by one person. Looks great and flexible arrangements to meet changing needs.
Date published: 2016-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Desk I organized all my documents in this neat desk It places all my stuff neatly in my house
Date published: 2016-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Connections desk This is a very useful and comfortable desk. Very pretty and useful for kids room.
Date published: 2016-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best purchase ever For longe time i look to buy something to make my litter office, i looked online first and i went to Container Store to see how is look, i felt in love and i bought online, im so happy to have my Java Connections Workstation. soon i want to buy e make more big. ops i iforgot its my Christmas present
Date published: 2015-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classy Shelves The shelves were a perfect fit for my small room. Easy to assemble!! With all the shelves, I was able to display my decorative pieces and books. I still have space to add additional pieces. The storage boxes were great to hide files and paperwork. The shelves made my room look classy. I recommend this item for anyone looking for shelves.
Date published: 2015-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it! I purchased this shelving unit for my kitchen. After moving into a new house I discovered I needed a bit more storage space. I had been using an awful shelf meant for the garage and just couldn't look at it one more day! I dragged hubby to the Container Store, saw the Ash Connections set up and bought it immediately. It is perfect! Set up took about 2 minutes and there were no unwieldy box/packing materials to discard. The unit is stylish, secure and unobtrusive. A perfect purchase!
Date published: 2014-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for entryway! I needed a storage solution that would fit in my small entryway without taking over the space. This desk is perfect! Holds mail, keys, catalogs, and files in a neat, organized way. Yet it doesn't overpower the space. I can also fit a small file cabinet under it. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2014-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We original got this for my son for his dorm room but after he graduated we bought more for his apartment. Loved that you could add to it and make more storage and usable space. Its sturdy but light enough that you don't need any army to move it.
Date published: 2014-04-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth it These shelves fit my space perfectly and look elegant and I love the flexible layout, especially if we move and have different-sized space. Only caution is be gentle w the driftwood shelves. Behind the veneer is fiberboard. They're not as solid as they seem. But if you're gentle, they look very classy.
Date published: 2014-04-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Flexible and affordable! The metal uprights can be used in a variety of directions and combinations. The shelves are solid, weighty and fit on the uprights well. I love the flexibility of being able to move the shelves to different rungs and connect the uprights however I want without having to worry about fiddly littleshelf attachments!
Date published: 2013-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality and versatility We purchased Connections shelving for our living room. The quality of the product is excellent making it appear to be a much pricier product. It's easy to set up and move around which makes it very versatile for any room.
Date published: 2013-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! This was the perfect addition to my NYC apartment. Product is sturdy and well made. I always receive compliments when guests are over. I am looking forward to purchasing some more pieces from the Connections line in the near future. This is a must buy.
Date published: 2013-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I was looking for I am a clay artist, and I wanted versatile, stylish shelves to show my work at high-end craft shows. The Connections design is exactly what I was looking for. I can create different height shelves, configure the uprights in different ways to fit different spaces, and adjust the uprights to overcome uneven floors. FANTASTIC! The shelves are heavy duty and won't warp, and their finish is very tough. Overall, the Connections design really complements my art work, and gives my display an extra elegance that is noticeable.
Date published: 2013-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Driftwood Shelving - beauty and functionaltiy! We love this shelving system! The multiple shelf bars allow you to customize the shelving arrangement to accommodate tall or short items and the grooves on the shelf undersides securely lock the uprights in place so no tipping or leaning worries. The shelving itself is study enough to hold our heavy, fine art books without bowing under the weight. Sleek, contemporary and flexible. It's the best!
Date published: 2013-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Purchase Ever Very easy to install, color is awesome and many different ways to set it up!
Date published: 2013-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile eye candy This system stopped me in my tracks when I saw it at the store. In my white-walled apartment, it's a great contrast and an interesting focal point. With the shelves at different heights to accommodate books and a few display pieces, it adds both storage and beauty to an empty wall. It could not be easier to assemble...just place the shelves on the desired crossbar. One caveat: you may well want to buy MORE pieces once you've established your first setting!
Date published: 2013-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shelving - holds up Bought it for the simple beauty, loved it for it's strength. I use it for all of my books from school and my personal library. These shelves have held up for a few years to my abuse, and trust me when I say I abuse these shelves. They are currently holding about 20 text books per shelf and there is no bowing or evidence of strain. My husband and I are talking about my shelving and the entertainment center for our living room.
Date published: 2013-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best shelving solution ever! I love this shelving! it's easy to work with & very versatile.
Date published: 2013-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Luv My Container Store Workstation! Great choice for small homes, apartments, because it is narrow and does not take up a lot of space. Desk platform is adjustable in a way that makes it suitable for almost any chair you may already have - we're using a stool. Tether to wall is almost unneccesary - we have found it is quite stable by itself.
Date published: 2013-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great computer desk. Easy to assemble, you really don't need instructions to figure how put this together.
Date published: 2012-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shelving unit I purchased this for my computer area and for my library. Very solid piece of furniture. Well built. Easy to put together. Works great. Fits areas that really aren't big enough for a desk but serves the same function with the computer.
Date published: 2012-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Sturdy and Good Quality This shelving system is very easy to assemble and is extremely strong. It is quite suitable for me because I own stacks and stacks and stacks of books that needed easy shelving. The ebony finish looks very appealing and the bookcases themselves don't jut out very much which is helpful because the hallways in my house are narrow. I think it looks best in a contemporary setting and works well with my other modern furniture. Overall, it was a great buy that works well with my home.
Date published: 2012-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's perfect! I love that it's configurable, sturdy, looks great, and takes just seconds to assemble.
Date published: 2012-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Wonderful Library The Connections Library Shelving system is one of best ideas ever. The sleek, simple design might be a traditional Asian one, but it goes with almost every furniture period. It is so sturdy, that not even one book moved during last summer's east coast earthquake. The lines are so clean, that even with four sets of shelves in the bedroom, the room doesn't look crowded. If you are as avid a reader as I am, I would highly recommend this system.
Date published: 2012-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shelves We were looking for a solution to a cramped office space that would allow us a little bit of clearance to store some totes on the bottom shelf. The Connections shelving allowed us to adjust the height of the bottom shelf as high as we needed. I really loved the modern feel of these shelves too.
Date published: 2012-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this Shelving! I purchased Connections Shelving awhile ago, and I love it! I use it as a room divider/etagere to display pottery and photographs. I've lived in two different locations with two different color schemes, and it goes beautifully with almost anything. I will definitely be expanding my collection in the future.
Date published: 2012-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for a small space This workstation provides ample space for a laptop and accessories. I ordered two additional shelves to provide even more storage space. The workstation is simple to assemble. The shelves are easily placed into position. The Extended Desk Shelf is easily attached using a small Phillips screwdriver. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2011-10-09
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Community Q&A

Interested in the Ebony connections library shelving unit; can I make it a little less wide than 90", say 84"?

Can Ebony connections library shelving unit be made to fit 84" instead of 90" noted in literature?
Asked by: Deede
If you don't use center shelves you could adjust the overall width. Not sure if you could use a router to change the trough that sits in the uprights. They are cut to fit the width of the cross supports for snug fit. Don't know if the material of the shelf would be damaged if you tried that.
Answered by: Featherfun
Date published: 2016-10-15

Connections Desk Stability

In all your pictures featuring the Connections System the unit is on a hard floor. Will the units be sturdy and not tip if they are placed on a wall-to-wall carpet?
Asked by: glipp
Ours is on carpet - but we got the shorter one. They come with attachments for the wall - sort of like electrical ties plus wall anchors, in case you need more stability. I noticed in the store some were missing the red bags that were tied to each unit with a ribbon. Those bags hold the wall stability attachments and if you order these and they aren't there, I'd tell The Container Store. It could be the ones we saw without them were returned units.
Answered by: bjeans
Date published: 2014-11-08

what is the height between the shelves?

Asked by: TerriTC
As shown, the shelves are 14" apart. Shelves can be space as tightly as every 7".
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2016-09-10


No mention of assembly process, how it's shipped, etc. Please provide additional info.
Asked by: Borderline
The Connections® Bookcase is easy to assemble. You simply stand the uprights with space between and set the shelves in place. The online product video - listed under View Larger -details this process as well.
Answered by: lgmorris
Date published: 2017-12-08

How is the product shipped?

Are the right angle side supports shipped fully assembled or must they be assembled on arrival. Are there any screwed in connections between shelved and supports, or are the shelves simply set on the side rails of the supports. What is the size of the shipping carton that the product comes in? What is the curved piece in the attached photo. It does not appear in the full picture of the bookcase, yet is featured in the detail pictures. Called anti-tip bracket, but how does it work? Thanks very much for your help, fb
Asked by: Borderline
The Connections® Uprights are fully assembled as shown. The Shelves have notches which allow them to simply rest on the rungs of the Uprights. The case of five shelves measures 34" x 15" x 8" high and ships separately from the uprights. The anti-tip kit wraps around the upright and the bracket attaches to the wall surface (hardware not included).
Answered by: lgmorris
Date published: 2017-06-15

Can this white shelving come with white shelves instead of Ash?

Asked by: nkkf
Yes, you can create a Connections 5-Shelf Bookshelf using white components (suggested below).
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2016-10-08

Can this shelves get additional height? And does it come in black?

With the height. I was wondering after the purchase you can buy additional piece to make it taller? Does the shelf come in black with black or darker boards?
Asked by: StylishBunny
Our Connections Uprights are available in 35" and 72" height in White or Black. Shelves are also available with a darker Java or Driftwood finish (shown below).
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2017-11-18

What is the width between the legs of the shelf? I'd like to put this over a desk.

Asked by: nysquirrel
The distance between the uprights of our Connections solutions is 26-3/4".
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2016-10-08
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