I bought this DVD case a few moths ago using my build up of tesco money cards (from a couple of complaint I raised with them) and my stock of clubcard vouchers. It was available in a number of finishes and as my bookcases are in 'walnut' I opted for this. It is made of chipboard with a plastic like veneer of walnut effect over it.
The delivery didn't go all that well but I can't blame Tesco for that so lets get onto the product. It is flat pack which I know will have many people groaning but they are easier to put together than they used to be. After separating out all the bits and finding my phillips head screwdriver I proceeded to put it together. The pre drilled holes and starter 'holes' made putting the screws in to hold it together quite easy as was sliding in the two backing boards. The screws were slightly unsightly but there were some 'screw caps' to put over them. They weren't quite the same colour but look fine. The non fixed shelves can be put in a various heights and I tend to have them spaced out to fit in my CDs. Now the middle shelf is slightly lower so I use this for my Eurovision CDs (I know terrible but fun). The shelves are wide enough for 12 single DVDs or a few box sets and does keep them in place. Not that I can fit all my DVDs in this unit - I may have to buy a second one for that.
Moving the empty unit into position was quite simple and it wasn't too heavy as long as you didn't put it down on your foot. Whilst it does come with a wall tie I haven't used it as I do like to move my furniture around now and then. The walnut finish is of a good quality - not as good as real wood but I can't afford that.
Recently I used all my Clubcard points I'd been saving all year on 3 pieces of furniture for my living room. This piece goes into the corner and the other two by it's side making it look like an L shape. I managed to order these on the Tesco direct website and picked this part up in store and built it all by myself! round of applause? I've built quite a few pieces of furniture myself in the past and found this the easiest thing to build.
Building the CD/DVD storage unit
I got this into to my friends car by putting the back and front seat down and managed to get it home in one piece. It came in one box and upon opening it, it arrived with 14 pieces to be put together. 2 long pieces, 7 shelves, the top, 2 pieces for the bottom and 2 bits for the backing. The instructions were simple and easy to follow. I basically made a hollow box shape then added the back which just slotted in to the groove at the back. The shelves are held up by some very small metal rods that are places into the holes in the inside then placing the shelf on top. It look me around 1 hour to build this in total and all that I needed was a phillips head screwdriver and a hammer to tap in the tacks for the back. When building, you attach one shelf that has holes in the the middle of the storage. When putting the rest of the shelves in, I noticed this created an annoyingly small shelf in the middle which couldn't fit DVDs so I have put a small photo frame into that section.
Front diameter: 19cm
In my living room this is about 50cm away from the ceiling which is excellent as I can put something on top if I want to. I do plan to order some nice small wicker baskets for nicknack's to go in and be hidden away.
I haven't got many CD's any more as I've sent most of them off to recycling after burning the CD's to the computer and putting the music onto my Ipod, So I'm using this for DVDS. I can fit 12 DVD's per shelf on 7 of the shelves and the other is the one which is too small to fit DVDs. That's 84 DVD's. I've got a 4 shelves full of my own DVD's, and the rest are for Hollie's.
I am really pleased with this DVD/CD storage. The oak effect wood looks lovely and matches most of the other furniture I have in the house. When I have time to put the other pieces together to go either side, I will have some more shelves to put the rest of my DVD's as I have some big box sets (mainly LOST and vampire diaries) which take up more room than a single DVD. I am so happy with this piece and for the price is cost me, I was super happy. It is £24.00 but I paid just £19.20 in the 20% sale. I will definitely be buying from Tesco again when I need to purchase furniture again. The colour is slightly darker than it looks on the photo. It is just a bit darker than the "beech" effect cheap furniture you can purchase. I think this colour looks much better being a slightly darker shade as the bright beech colour does show it's price. It does come with little caps to put over the screws that show on the outside which is nice to cover those up. I've got other flat pack furniture which didn't come with that option.
This is definitely a good piece to choose if you want something to store DVD's or even just to put some nice ornaments or photo frames if you have a small space to put it in. I'm looking forward to having the whole set put together and up in the corner of the living room. This can be collected in store when ordered on-line or you could pay to have it delivered. The other items I ordered on Tesco were too big to collect in store so I had to pay the £7.95 postage. Definitely worth putting that into your costings if you're on a budget. If you don't drive, maybe as a friend to help and put it in their car to save you that £8.
I give this 4/5 stars for being a good piece of furniture.
Thanks for reading my review!