“ Brand: Argos / Height: 180 cmWidth: 78 cm / Type: Bookcase „
I purchased this item as I have alot, alot alot of books, and I had ran out of space on wall mounted shelves and cupboards so they were just piling up. After looking around I decided to purchase the Argos Tall and Wide Bookcase. I was stuck for space as it was going against a wall adjacent to one that had something else sticking out, so whilst height and width weren't a problem depth was, so as it was only 20cm depth it fit perfectly. It comes in a range of standard wood effect colours; pine, oak, beech, walnut black ash and white, the one I purchased was beech to match the rest of my furniture.
It came in a large heavy box. I wasn't impressed with the staff as they let me struggle to the car with it even though I was parked in the loading bay. The bookcase is self assembly so it is recommended that you have two people to assemble it as doing it alone is not easy as it is bulky and heavy. The instructions are very clear and label out what should have been included in the box. Luckily all was present and correct.
The actual assembly is very simple, the bookcase consists of two sides a bottom and a top as well as a bottom plinth. The back is a cardboard wooden style back which is very flimsy and is for effect more than anything. I would recommend using an electric screwdriver otherwise, boy will your wrists get sore. the last bits are obviously the shelves, which can be spaced to your specification.
The bookcase does look nice and blends in well with the furniture, the only thing I would say is poor the cardboard back which keeps popping out of place is a book gets pushed against it. It's also not overly deep so some books do stick out but apart from that it does look good, and for the price of £34.99 well recommended.
This is the most difficult bit of furniture I have had to put together in my huge latest purchase from argos as I am furnishing my new flat.
I have a lot of dvds, cds and books and so needed a large bookcase. In my previous flat there was a dark version of this and it was very sturdy and hard wearing so I thought I would buy my own.
This bookcase cost around £60 and the delivery was £8.95 as part of a larger order.
I am usually fine putting together flat pack furniture and have a tool kit at my disposal. However this was the hardest thing I have had to put together. None of the screws fitted even when I used the drill, so I had to make the drill holes wider and then put the screws in using the drill.
Also as its such a large piece of furniture I had to get my friend round to hold bits together. The shelve parts themselves are heavy and its impossible to keep them in the right place whilst you have a drill in one hand.
It took up so much space putting it together and when I needed to turn it around it took forever and was very heavy. If I was to buy a piece of furniture like this again I would try and get one that was ready made as for a small lady this was near impossible and I was very tempted to pack it up again and return it. However now its all together it looks great and is large enough to store all my junk in one area.
Only buy this if there are a few of you and you are strong!
Due to my obsession with books, the piles of them were mounting up in my house. I didn't have anywhere to store them so instead they were piled up on the floor against the wall which wasn't such a great place as it made the living room look messy, and my lovely 2 year old cousin would come round every weekend and knock them all over. So I was forced into buying some book shelves to put them on.
I found a nice bookshelf in the Argos catalogue for £34.99 which matched with some of the furniture I already had. It is a tall wide bookcase which comes in the colours beech, maple, pine and walnut. I opted for the beech as it's a more neutral colour and I already had a couple of beech things in the same room. The measurements (height 180cm, width 78cm, depth 20cm) of this bookcase were perfect for it to tuck in nice and snug into the cove under my stairs. The depth of the bookcase is only quite small (there is another bookcase in this range which is deeper) but is perfect to fit all my books on and means that it doesn't stick out in the room much at all. It will only really fit reading books and small books (both big hard back and paper back ones), it won't fit anything larger such as big cook books and encyclopaedias, etc. The case has 6 shelves - one of these is the bottom shelf and the other 5 shelves, which are 18mm thick, are all height adjustable so can be moved around to suit your own needs.
The bookcase is self assembly and it needs 2 people to put it together. This one is a little difficult as it requires lots of banging in of nails and lining things up correctly so for the unskilled or untrained DIY person (i.e. myself) it's a hopeless task. I had no clue where to even start and was lucky that my grandad was around to help out as he's the King of DIY and found it easy enough to assemble! Together it took us around an hour to put up with my grandad doing the majority of the nail banging and me just generally helping out and holding things up. It comes with a small security hanging strap so that it can be attached to the wall which works well for me as it stands on the carpet and so leans slightly. Plus my cousin can't now come round and knock the entire thing over.
It's made out of particle board so it's quite thin but not at all flimsy. It's fairly lightweight once put together but because it's quite big it would need 2 people to move it. The colour and texture is wonderful, it feels very smooth and has a nice shine and looks quite stylish and modern.
I was so excited to finally get it up and to be able to put all my treasured books on it. You should have seen me - it was like the bookcase was the best present that I'd ever received, even though I'd bought it for myself! Everyone who comes over now tells me how nice my lovely new bookcase looks and, full of books, it does make the house feel a lot more homely and it certainly looks much nicer than having a pile of books stacked up on the floor. My mum's partner liked it so much that he actually went out and bought exactly the same one!
I didn't think I'd be able to fit all my books on here but the amount that it can hold is surprisingly deceptive and almost all of my books managed to fit in it. Because it has a small depth, this means that there's no room to put any little bits and bobs in front of the books so it also looks very neat and tidy. Seeing as I'm a bookaholic I know that I'm going to need another bookcase soon enough and I will definitely be getting the same one again as this one is absolutely perfect.