Big Box! But only 30lbs
Pros: Wide Enough Shelves, Supports Weight, Displays Books Well, Sturdy,
Best Uses: Space Saver, Shelving and Storage, Decoration
Brief Overview: For a book tower, this one is one of the best I've seen or had. It has a very sturdy base, assembly was simple (once I got past the first few steps), and it can hold a lot of books (A little more than 60 on mine, both paperbacks and hardcovers). Initially I was worried it would all fall over with the weight, but the base keeps everything in check
One of the shelves
Size: The size is a definite plus because it isn't so large that it takes up a lot of space, but it isn't too small that it won't hold a lot of books. It's the perfect size, and it looks very stylish. I can definitely see this shelf as being simple to un-assemble again for when I move (especially good for college students who want something to put in their dorm or apartment that doesn't take up a lot of space).
Putting it together: A bit of a struggle at first, when I was wobbling as I carried this 35lb box in the house. Then when it came to putting it together, it got a bit more difficult. I couldn't attach the main back to the base (I'm completely inept at building things, apparently), so I had to put the project on hold until I could get my brother to put that part together. After that, it was simple to get the shelves on, just time-consuming because I build things slowly (and the box came with everything I needed and an instruction sheet with drawings).
- Not too wide, just tall enough (dimensions:
- Fits 50-60ish books
- Sturdy base, does not fall over despite my efforts
- Fairly easy assembly (25-35 minutes, because I'm slow at building things)
- Brief instructions (and materials) included, but it got the job done
- Quick delivery (4-6 days after ordering) and free shipping
- Price: $119.99 + free shipping
Overall: I'm very pleased with this tower! I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who needs a good, strong place to put their books, especially if you want to make sure it doesn't take up a lot of space like a normal bookcase would.
(Don't mind the messy picture to the right, I just threw on as many books as I could just to see if it would still be sturdy, and to see how many books I could fit -- I was definitely shocked to see how many I could fit and that it never started to become unsteady!)
*for this product review, I received $60 certificate toward my purchase, and then I paid the remaining $59.99 out of my own money.