John Lewis Ashton Bookcase
Poor Quality - would not recommend
We ordered this piece of furniture for my son 18 months ago and loved it. The quality was great and so we have just ordered it for my daughter.
Unfortunately the way in which the furniture has been manufactured has changed (in my opinion to strip cost out of the manufacture whilst not reducing the price of the product!) and it is now poor quality especially for the price paid. There are now visible drill holes which I accept allow the height of the shelves to be adjusted but these weren't on the original set we ordered which is why we liked it. The shelves now have a gap of 4mm either side where they slot into the bookcase whereas they fitted very snuggly on the original bookcase. On some of the shelves they don't look like they have been cut straight. The back of the bookcase is now also very flimsy whereas the previous version had supporting bars. I am very disappointed as we loved the furniture however will be returning the set we have just taken delivery off as we have been told that this is how it is now manufactured.
23 October 2013
a well-made, quality product
A lovely bookcase for my teenage son's bedroom - it is sturdy and solid, holding his heavy books and teenage paraphernalia with ease. I like it so much, I would like a taller one in the same design for the rest of his ever-expanding stuff - any chance of this please, John Lewis?
12 April 2013
solid, lovely finish
Our little boy loves books, so we purchased this bookcase for his new room.
On delivery it is put together - the wood is solid and sturdy. The height of the shelves are great and can be easily adjusted to fit different sized books. There is added interest in the sides of the bookcase which are grooved.
Great value for money when compared with other similar products on the market.
Very pleased with purchase and one that I am sure will last for many years.
07 January 2013
Very good product and excellent service
Lovely bookcase. Perfect size for my small bedroom and very pretty. Delivered on a date to suit me and put together in a very short time by a very helpful and polite delivery man. No mess, all packaging removed. Well done John Lewis! Impeccable service as ever.
09 December 2012
Great Bedroom Furniture
Well made and good quality item. Would definitely recommend
28 March 2012
Smart furniture for yoour books
A really solid bookcase which looks good and is very strong.
Not great to place side by side as there is a lip at the top of the bookcase which means a gap down the middle when they are placed together - but they do look good and unusual for a bookcase to have some design on the outside.
02 February 2012