|Value Mate Series Bookcase, 6 Shelves, 31.75" Wide||7.38" H x 41.63" W x 15.38" D||55 lbs|
|Number Of Shelves:||6|
Questions & Answers
Safco Products Value Mate Series Bookcase, 6 Shelves, 31.75" Wide
Solid bookcase, but a pain to construct
David from Hixson, TN– Verified Buyer
This is an excellent bookcase for the price, sturdy with deep shelves. The only issue is that it relies on a thin back that was not properly drilled. Construction required setting the shelving frame on its side and putting a great deal of weight on it in order to get the back to line up. Otherwise, the back would not meet both sides of the frame.
Delf from Edmond, OK– Verified Buyer
Parts not clearly labeled, and an absolute nightmare to assemble. Shelf is not stable after assembly.Also note this is a metal shelf and not woodparticle board. Some of the reviews referenced chipped boards, etc. I thought I was ordering a wooden shelf because of this, even though the descriptions states it is metal.
Jennifer from Oregon
I'm giving this 3 stars for quality, but I definitely give it a 5 for the great deal I got. The shelves had some minor damage when they were delivered, but that was quickly taken care of with just a phone call. Overall I'm a very happy girl and I think they look great.
Pedro from Tallahassee, FL– Verified Buyer
Bookecases are installed and they are simply great. They all arrived carefully packaged, no damage and they were assemblied well. They are excellent to hold heavy books!
New Packaging --
Joseph Nagarya from Boston, MA– Verified Buyer
Latest purchase of this bookcase came in new packaging -- thicker and stiffer corrugated box that resisted damage, so the unassembled bookcase parts arrived without any damage.
Awesome Bookcase - Now have two!
Brad from Powell, OH– Verified Buyer
Takes a bit to get assembled, but worth it! The shelves can be loaded up without even a hint of sagging. Like the first one so much, we bought another.
Sturdy, nice finish
Marion, at 80 from Cincinnati, OH
I turned the unit up-side-down creating a ledge on the top, but reversing the shelf installation. This way the weight would not scar a hardwood floor, and it can be slid easily as it is pushed into final position. I use it in a storage closet for boxed china. I did weigh each box to make sure I did not exceed the weight limits.
We've had so many compliments.
Pam from Arlington , VA– Verified Buyer
My particle board shelves cracked and then collapsed under weight of books. This unit will not fragment, crack or break under the weight of books. It is a safer option for our office space. However, before buying this unit you must have enough time and a good size area to assemble ..... it wasn't as easy as I had expected and it takes 2 people to move the unit when built.
Book lover from Connecticut
I ordered two of these bookcases. [...]The instructions for putting the shelves together are clear. You do not need special tools, but a power drill to turn the screws will make it faster and simpler. Having a second person helps but isn't absolutely necessary. Being fit enough to get on the floor and bend around into the shelf IS necessary.Just be aware that there are some minor limits on the heights of the shelves; you can't have any extremely short or tall shelf spaces. Your shelf openings will generally be 11" to 14". This is fine for notebooks, quartos, and file boxes.Once constructed, the bookcases are very sturdy, and they hold lots of books and file boxes well. They look good in my office. I also love the steel construction -- no nauseating off-gassing from particleboard or lacquer. These should be much easier to recycle when that day comes, too. I recommend these shelves.
topgumz from florida– Verified Buyer
arrived with multiple scratches and dents, there was no padding in box .called safeco and they said they have had lots of complaints.
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