John Lewis Abacus 5 Shelf Bookcase
Solid bookcase, good size
Delivery was good, bookcase itself is packed well and once assembled is a solid construction.
The middle shelf is structural and is fixed in the middle and for the other two shelves there are about 6 different points above and below the middle shelf to stick the others in so not masses of adjustment on the shelf height, although for books this suited me fine.
The shelf holding attachments are a bit counter-intuitive so a careful look at the picture is needed to fit them the right way round first time (or you can stick them on as you think they should go like me and then take them off again).
A good size for our house - pleased that there is such a range of different sized book cases so I could find one that fitted well.
27 January 2014
Change in manufacturing - veneer on underside of shelves
I have a couple of these already from a couple of years ago and I'm really pleased with them. Easy to assemble, sturdy and look really good as well.
I have recently ordered another and the shelves are no longer the same, there is no oak veneer on the underside of the shelves which they previously had. It's just a solid brown colour underneath.
Not necessarily a big issue, but it looks unfinished to me and I'll just know it's there!
18 April 2013
This bookcase is of excellent quality, extremely sturdy and reasonably priced. I am delighted with it, it took about an hour / hour and a half to put together and now looks great in my room.
Highly recommend as a cheap (ish) but high quality bookcase. Pay a little bit more then Ikea stuff and reap the rewards in my opinion.
26 March 2013
Just what I wanted
Very pleased with the bookcase. It is very good value for the money. Solid, sturdy with wide shelves. Delivery was fantastic. Completely satisfied
28 December 2012
Perfect addition to my home office, very easy to assembly, no problems at all.
Instructions a breeze.
13 December 2012
Quick delivery and easy to assemble
It's not a 'wow' piece of furniture but it does what it says on the tin, is easy to assemble and is now stacked with booked. No complaints.
16 October 2012
just right for the study
We really like this bookcase although I wouldn't load every shelf with heavy books as they do bow a bit, we have put a few books and ornaments on the shelves and its very useful.
10 June 2012
Solid easy to assemble bookcase.
Shelves to close together so not enough to hold box files upright unless you adjust the shelves then that leaves a very small shelve space
23 April 2012