John Lewis Maharani Bookcase
I have collected many pieces from the Maharani range over the years. I was really looking forward to finally getting the bookcase. What was delievered was such poor quality and craftmanship , i was extremley disappointed. There was so many faults, that i just don't know where to begin! Firstly the woodstain was so dark, that you could not even tell what type of wood the bookcase was made from. It certainly did not match all my other Maharani pieces. One shelf was bowed, another shelf split. Bottom doors were uneven etc etc it had to be returned! i'm not ordering a replacement.
14 June 2013
A beautiful bookcase, marred by poor craftsmanship
I've just taken delivery of this bookcase and have had to request a replacement as a result of a crack in the side. However, even without this damage the lack of care over the finishing is apparent. The slats on one side are too short and the wood stain is inconsistently applied, especially near joins, both inside and out.
I'm happy to pay for a high quality product, but when I do so I expect to get that quality. I do hope that the finish of the replacement is better. John Lewis, please assure the quality of your products before sending them out so that we don't have to once we've paid for them.
23 October 2012
A really lovely, quality bookcase
This bookcase is lovely to look at, I had a lot of good comments about it. It is solid wood and well made. The latch to keep the 2 doors is quirky and you don't see that usually. I have 7 yr old and these is where she keeps her puzzles boxes amongst many of her things and it stands the everyday opening and closing (it hasn't loosened it's grip). Overall a lovely , quality bookcase
16 May 2012
Good quality bookcase
Very pleased with quality & style. Delivery went to schedule & all packaging taken away by delivery crew. Really pleased with product. Good value for money.
18 April 2012
Sturdy quality bookcase
We had purchased a dining table and chairs in the Maharani range and so this was an obvious choice for a bookcase in the same room., however we had been a little hesitant at first as we were not sure we liked the criss-cross pattern of the cupboard doors. Now it is in place we are very pleased with its appearance, its capacity for a good number of books, its sturdiness and, yes, the design of its cupboard doors. This is a well-made, attractive piece of furniture and not at all a utility bookcase. The dark wood is lightened interestingly with its smooth golden yellow shades in the patterning of the wood throughout, on the strong fixed shelves and at the back and sides. The design celebrates books rather than merely house them, whether hardbacks or paperbacks. The shelves are deep so you can place objects or framed photos in front of books or even have double-layer rows!
19 January 2012
Really pleased with the quality, size and sturdiness. Delivered really speedily too.
11 July 2011
Really useful purchase
Good service, bookcase came as promised, on time and more importantly fully assembled. Love it.
08 July 2011