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how does it snap-fit? I have a 3 shelf - comes with 4 small plastic round things.
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Are extra shelves sold individual
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What is the depth from back to front of one of the shelves (not the base of the unit)?
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Are there doors that can be attached to cover some of the cubbies?
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Mainstays 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

can i get a copy of the direction for 5 self book case online

asked 3 years, 11 months ago
By
frooman
on Mainstays 5 Shelf Bookcase, Alder
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
http://www.ameriwood.com/

The website address in the box no longer exists. I finally found it at http://www.ameriwood.com/
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
dejay321
 - ohio
answer 2
You get a copy of the directions inside the box and you also can see them online too. They do have a website
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
RMGB17
Question

what are the load limits on the shelves

asked 4 years, 2 months ago
By
featherone
on Mainstays 5 Shelf Bookcase, Alder
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
On the instructions it states 35lbs per shelf
answered 3 years, 7 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, 1 month 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, 2 months ago
By
sjcd
 - Roanoke, Va
Question

does this come assembled?

asked 4 years, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Mainstays 5 Shelf Bookcase, Alder
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Nope
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Ebonybeauty
 - Bronx, NY
answer 2
No, if you buy it in the store, there's a assembled fee($10)
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
HMae
 - Hinesville GA
answer 3
no but it very easy to put together.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
lildiamond20051
 - Logansport
Question

Is it possible to purchase additional shelves for this unit?

asked 4 years, 3 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 3 years, 7 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, 3 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, 3 months ago
By
yaza
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 ago
By
IReviewProducts
 - Orange, CA
on Mainstays 5 Shelf Bookcase, Alder
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Duct tape works well. They have fun patterns now.
answered 2 years, 11 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 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 ago
By
elephantman
 - South Fork, PA
Question

Can i paint this product or is it available in white?

asked 4 years, 2 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 3 years, 7 months ago
By
HMae
 - Hinesville GA
answer 2
This product is available in alder, black, and white.
answered 3 years, 9 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, 2 months ago
By
kristilea2982momof4
 - Winder, GA
Question

Is it possible to buy extra shelves & shelf hardware?

asked 3 years, 8 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 1 year, 10 months ago
By
7stars
answer 2
Yes. You can call customer service at 1-800-489-3351 or go to www.ridgewoodrta.com
answered 3 years, 5 months 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 3 years, 6 months ago
By
DorelInd
Question

Can you fit those wicker bins on each shelf for toy storage?

asked 3 years, 9 months ago
By
coffeegirlCK
 - upstate NY
on Mainstays 5 Shelf Bookcase, Alder
3 answers
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answer 1
The shelves are 11 1/2 inches deep. I don't know how big the wicker bins are. I'm sure you can find some that will fit.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
GorisMommy
 - Tucson, Az
answer 2
That depends on the size of the bins. The shelves are almost 12 inches deep so you can put a decent amount and variety of items up there.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
tenshime
 - Fort Worth, TX
answer 3
I have one of these in my bedroom, and I have put wicker baskets on each shelf except the bottom, which I use for clothes. So I imagine you could do the same for toys, which would keep them nice and tucked away for a clean room. I would make sure the baskets are no wider than the depth of the shelves in order to keep clean lines and an organized space.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
romanticbook
Question

is there any way of bracing the shelves so that they can hold more weight?

i have one of these book shelves already and the shelves start to bow and give within a couple of weeks, with just a few books on them. i am wondering if i can use them for magazines? maybe some kinda simple brace under the shelves?
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Leland, N.C.
on Mainstays 5 Shelf Bookcase, Alder
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
I had shelves that were sagging from weight. I cut some wood strips to length, even a sturdy dowel would work, and set them upright on each shelf right in the middle. I lined the supports right up the center of each of the shelves so they sort of support each other and all the weight. It works fine for me.
answered 1 year ago
By
emmashopper
answer 2
Yes, get some metal "L" brackets at a DY store and put under each shelf
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
reorganizing
 - Allen, TX
answer 3
I'm sure that would fix the problem. I have a different shelf that I also bought at Walmart that included an L shaped accessorie that would help it withhold more weight. I'm sure you can find that part at any home improvement store or even Walmart.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
GorisMommy
 - Tucson, Az
Question

How can I get assembly instructions for this bookcase?

asked 3 years, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Mainstays 5 Shelf Bookcase, Alder
3 answers
Answers
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 1 year, 10 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 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 3 years, 5 months ago
By
DorelInd
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