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Mainstays 5 Shelf Bookcase, Alder

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Mainstays 5 Shelf Bookcase, Alder

This classic alder bookshelf provides ample storage space for your books, collectables and office supplies. With 3 adjustable shelves, you can customize this 5-shelf bookcase to meet your storage needs.
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Questions & Answers for Mainstays Mainstays 5 Shelf Bookcase, Alder

Question

Is backing seperate piece, and if so, how does it attach?

asked 4 years, 9 months ago
By
wdsatan
on Mainstays 5 Shelf Bookcase, Alder
4 answers
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answer 1
Yes, is two seperate panels. After you put together the shelf's frame (sides, top, bottom, and middle shelf), the backing is the final bit of assembly before putting on the moveable shelves: it gets nailed onto the frame with 40 nails.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
Purple7392
 - WI
answer 2
wITH small nails
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
HMae
 - Hinesville GA
answer 3
Yes it is a separate piece. It is tack nailed to the edges in back.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
Sarahr1202
 - IL
answer 4
It's a sheet. It needs to be nailed to bookshelf
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
WiseShopping
Question

Can additional shelves be purchased for this particular bookcase and if so does anyone know where and how?

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Cola3330
on Mainstays 5 Shelf Bookcase, Alder
4 answers
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answer 1
Yes. Go to www.ameriwood.com. That's the company that makes them. You should find a link for ordering parts.
answered 6 months ago
By
7stars
answer 2
No only the shelves that come in the box, no room for extras.
answered 9 months ago
By
SEH2
answer 3
I made extra shelves. If you still have all the paperwork, go to their online website and ask. I love my unit.
answered 1 year ago
By
hwy54
answer 4
Hello-

Yes you can purchase addttional adjustable shelves by calling 1-800-489-3351. They will be more than happy to assist you with pricing and placing the order. I hope this helps, but if you have any other questions please feel free to ask.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
DorelSupport-Mainstays
Question

Does it come in white?

asked 5 years ago
By
Bette1
on Mainstays 5 Shelf Bookcase, Alder
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes, it comes in white.... http://www.walmart.com/ip/Mainstays-5-Shelf-Bookcase-White/11072954
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
kristilea2982momof4
 - Winder, GA
answer 2
Yes. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Mainstays-5-Shelf-Bookcase-White/11072954
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
kristilea2982momof4
 - Winder, GA
answer 3
No not this unit, but Walmart does sell a whilebook case which has 3 shelves.

Thanks
answered 5 years ago
By
DorelInd
Question

does this come assembled?

asked 5 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Mainstays 5 Shelf Bookcase, Alder
3 answers
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answer 1
Nope
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Ebonybeauty
 - Bronx, NY
answer 2
No, if you buy it in the store, there's a assembled fee($10)
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
HMae
 - Hinesville GA
answer 3
no but it very easy to put together.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
By
lildiamond20051
 - Logansport
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Can i paint this product or is it available in white?

asked 4 years, 10 months ago
By
iflyrjs
 - atlanta
on Mainstays 5 Shelf Bookcase, Alder
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes, it's available in white
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
HMae
 - Hinesville GA
answer 2
This product is available in alder, black, and white.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
GodsDesign
 - Baltimore, MD
answer 3
You don't want to try and paint this...it's a very smooth, shiny vaneer, and paint won't stick to it.

You can get it in white, but not in the store.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
kristilea2982momof4
 - Winder, GA
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what are the load limits on the shelves

asked 4 years, 10 months ago
By
featherone
on Mainstays 5 Shelf Bookcase, Alder
3 answers
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answer 1
On the instructions it states 35lbs per shelf
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
HMae
 - Hinesville GA
answer 2
According the owners manual, the both fixed shelfs (bottom and third) load limit is 50lbs, and the other shelfs 35.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
WiseShopping
answer 3
Dont waste your time, it will collapse, very poor, unit says 35 pounds per shelf, but if you load it to this limit, it will turn over
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
sjcd
 - Roanoke, Va
Question

Can I paint the wood? I assembled part of it backwards!!!

D'oh!

On the top portion of the bookshelf, I accidentally assembled the top side pieces backward so now the raw side shows! Is there some type of alder paint, or wood pattern paper strip I can use to cover it up?????
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
By
IReviewProducts
 - Orange, CA
on Mainstays 5 Shelf Bookcase, Alder
3 answers
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answer 1
Duct tape works well. They have fun patterns now.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
ReturnYourShoppingCart
 - Oklahoma
answer 2
Wood grain painting is a bit tricky. Contact paper of a like color would do if applied with finesse and patience. You could also paint it a pleasing brown with some acrylic paint, spray it with some sealer (clear) and hang a picture or poster of your liking on each
side. If you are artistic you could paint your own 'save' picture on each side. But if you get too crazy, put it in the garage or a closet and get another one! Good luck!
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
Born2Shop49
 - Pahrump, NV
answer 3
I had a shelf like this before and tried to paint it, it wasnt good. the best thing to do is buy some contact paper that matches but you'll have to also apply some extra adhesive like elmers glue, the adhesive on the contact paper wont stick well to the fiber board.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
elephantman
 - South Fork, PA
Question

How can I get assembly instructions for this bookcase?

asked 4 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Mainstays 5 Shelf Bookcase, Alder
3 answers
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answer 1
Go to the website www.ameriwood.com. These are the makers, and they'll send an instruction sheet, or even parts, quickly.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
7stars
answer 2
You should be able to call customer service for Mainstay and they can send you directions. If not it isn't difficult to put together at all.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
Celloguy78
 - Lake Charles, LA
answer 3
If you are needing a manual for this unit you can call 800-4489-3351. They will be more than happy to email you a copy of your manual.

Move your new furniture carefully with two people.
Lift and carry the unit. Never push or drag the unit.
Do not allow children to climb or play on the unit.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
DorelInd
Question

Is it possible to purchase additional shelves for this unit?

asked 4 years, 11 months ago
By
Curious12345
on Mainstays 5 Shelf Bookcase, Alder
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
In the precut shelf area of your local hardware store
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
HMae
 - Hinesville GA
answer 2
Just wanted to note, as I am on a comparable search -- the other person said to check Sauder for an extra shelf but note that this product is NOT Sauder. Sauder's bookshelves are 24.5" and this is 29.7". Thus far I haven't found anywhere that sells this size. If you still have the instruction booklet (I don't), there might be a phone number to call to order replacement parts.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
By
JustJess123
answer 3
I'm sure you could through Sauder or from a local furniture store that sells Sauder products. There is plenty of room for more shelves, that's for sure.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
By
yaza
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Is it possible to buy extra shelves & shelf hardware?

asked 4 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Mainstays 5 Shelf Bookcase, Alder
3 answers
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answer 1
You don't even have to buy them. Go to the maker's website, www.ameriwood.com. They'll supply anything you need. Just be prepared to give the product number of the case.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
7stars
answer 2
Yes. You can call customer service at 1-800-489-3351 or go to www.ridgewoodrta.com
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
winkieunc
 - Cary, NC
answer 3
Yes, you can call the 800 number on the front of your manual and any of the reps will be more than happy to assist you in purchasing additional shelves. You will need to have your manual in hand as they will need the model nand part number of the part you are wanting to purchase.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
DorelInd
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