John Lewis Agatha Media Unit, Oak
Just what I wanted but ....
This unit is just what I was looking for, quality of materials is good and once I had put it together I was/am very pleased with it. BUT there were no instructions supplied - which is a first for a John Lewis order of mine - and potentially disastrous. Fortunately I had ordered the matching Bridge Unit at the same time, which did have an instruction sheet so I was able to work out how the quite unusual fixing elements went together (I am quite sure most people would not be able to work this out without diagrams). I was delighted that I'd successfully assembled it until the lack of instructions revealed that I had to take it apart again and reassemble it as a slight variation in what appeared to be 2 identical vertical shelf dividers meant the shelves didn't fit. There were no left or right markings on the wood but I assume the instructions would have made clear that there was a very slight difference in alignment in the pre-drilled dowl/fixing holes! So I fear only an average score this time.
04 July 2012
Solid and smart media unit
We ordered this media unit together with a number of other units from the range. It was fairly easy to put together and looks quite smart.
We did have a hickup with the order - as the back panel was broken when it arrived. The whole thing is quite heavy and the contents of the box had clearly shifted in transift. A painless call to John Lewis and a replacement was sent out.
Because I put a surround sound unit on the left hand side and am intending to put a computer on the right, I didn't put the side shelves in, and I had to drill a hole in the back on either side to accommodate the cables I'll need. That was easy enough, but I wonder whether additional holes on either side as standard might be a useful addition for others?
05 June 2012
Smart , well made and functional unit
We have bought a number of Agatha bookcases and this media unit forms the centre base unit with further shelves above it. Like all this range, it's smart, functional and well made. Far superior to so many other ranges on the market. Fixed to the wall, it looks custom made, but a lot cheaper than made-to-measure. Highly recommended.
07 July 2011