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Shelves not solid wood, inadequate instructions and takes about 3 hours to put together.
on 19 September 2013
I brought this 3 shelf corona distressed pine bookcase to go with the 2 shelf of the same description. It is a darker colour and the wood for the shelves is inferior - just small sections of wood glued together to make the veneer on both sides. The 2 shelf corona bookcase in the same style has solid, one piece, wooden shelves and it very much better quality over all. I am disappointed, but after 3 hours assembling it, I did not want to have to return it! The instructions are very sparse and we made mistakes putting together both the short and medium bookcases. Better labelling of front and back of parts in the diagrams would've helped us to avoid putting it together incorrectly. Once things are screwed in place you cannot rescrew them as the wood has been compromised and new screws will not hold. A shame all round. Take a very long time assembling this - you'll have to guess a lot of instructions!