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Mainstays 3-Shelf Bookcase, Black

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Mainstays 3-Shelf Bookcase, Black

This classic 3 shelf bookcase provides ample storage space for your books, collectables and office supplies. With 2 adjustable shelves you can customize this bookcase to meet your storage needs.
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Questions & Answers for Mainstays Mainstays 3-Shelf Bookcase, Black

Question

Do either of the websites with assembly instructions for this bookcase exist?

http://search-manual-online.com/mainstays-furniture-instructions-manual.html (assembly instructions and owners manual in PDF form)

RidgewayRTA.com(Video clip showing assembly)
asked 4 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Mainstays 3-Shelf Bookcase, Black
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
You can call 800-489-3351 and have a manual emailed to you or you can go to www.ameriwood.com/parts to order the manul. Please make sure to incluce the upc code found on box when requesting your manual.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
DorelInd
answer 2
Our bookshelf came with instructions. Didn't need to visit website so I'm not sure. It was easy to put together. My husband constructed it within 15 min.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
SweetCarolineInMichigan
answer 3
No, I tryed to call and go online, the companies do not exist.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
mommaofallshoppers
 - Concord, CA
Question

can each self hold as much as a crate of records?

asked 4 years ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Mainstays 3-Shelf Bookcase, Black
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I don't believe the shelves are tall enough for full-sized records, but perhaps the smaller ones... 45s, I think is what they're called?
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
DonnaLovesToRead
answer 2
The weight capacity is around 50-60 pounds I believe and the shelves are adjustable I have filled up one of them with records just fine.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
FRAGFOX
answer 3
YES
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
SHOPPINGTIME88
 - Washington,DC
answer 4
The top of the unit holds 135lbs..
The middle shelves hold 30lbs.
The very bottom holds 50lbs
The small shelves on the side (the adjustable shelves hold 15 lbs)
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
DorelInd
answer 5
I believe the end shelves hold up to 16 pounds each
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
wcadj1220
 - Saint Cloud, FL
answer 6
yes this has room for 3-4 cube crates of records its a nice shelf
answered 4 years ago
By
AshWtwins
 - Penn Yan,NY
Question

does this come in white

asked 3 years, 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Mainstays 3-Shelf Bookcase, Black
6 answers
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answer 1
It does! I'm not sure if it does online, but in my local Wal*Mart store, it did come in white. I would check your closest Wal*Mart if it is sold-out online !
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
HerBravado
 - Augusta, GA
answer 2
Yes it does.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Chillienin
answer 3
I've seen them in white in the store, but I've never purchased one in that color so I'm not sure if they look good.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
DonnaLovesToRead
answer 4
It it did, you would see it advertised. They don't keep different colors in the stockroom waiting for some nut to ask if they have it in another color.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Bargaineer2Go
 - Matthews NC
answer 5
yes
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
mamaleh
 - NJ
answer 6
No I apologize, but at this time it does not come in white.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
DorelInd
Question

Can I mount/ attach this bookcase to a wall to prevent it tipping or being pulled over?

asked 4 years, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - APO,AE ( Germany)
on Mainstays 3-Shelf Bookcase, Black
6 answers
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answer 1
I don't recommend that. The back is not sturdy enough to support the weight of the bookshelf that way. There's no reason it should be topheavy enough for that to be a problem to begin with.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
DonnaLovesToRead
answer 2
We attached ours to the wall with a childproof no-tip product.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Mommaof3boyz
 - Indiana
answer 3
You can purchase wall straps that prevent it from tipping over. They are pieces of strap that screw to the edge of the bookshelf and then screw onto the wall. Then if a small child climbs on it, it will not tip over. They are called earthquake straps. Here is the link:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FJP24U/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_2?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B0000V073O&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0Z974T5XSG1HZ28E0PBG
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Pebbles98501
 - Olympia
answer 4
You probably could but be sure to attach it to a stud. You'll still need to be conscientious of the weight involved because this is not real wood.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
SweetCarolineInMichigan
answer 5
Yes, you can. If your unit didnt come with a saftey strap kit you can call the Company at 1.800.489.3351 and request one be sent to you.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
DorelInd
answer 6
This bookcase can be mounted, but you will have to purchase the additional hardware in order to do so.
The bookcase will not handle very long screws as each board is not more than 1/2 inch or less than 2 cm.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
Kalkidd
 - Anaheim, CA
Question

How tall is this shelf exactly?

asked 4 years, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Mainstays 3-Shelf Bookcase, Black
6 answers
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answer 1
72 inches
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
magee74
 - New Port Richey, Florida
answer 2
it is 2ft 7in. high by 2ft6in wide
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
AshWtwins
 - Penn Yan,NY
answer 3
Mine measures about 31.5 inches tall
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
StudentontheRun
answer 4
H: 31" exactly.
W: 29.5"
L: 11.5"
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
jjinga
answer 5
It's about 32" tall (2 feet 8 inches). Two of the three shelves are adjustable to your needs. Bottom shelf doesn't move.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
SweetCarolineInMichigan
answer 6
31.63 Inches.

Slightly under 3 feet if you're still confused.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
TSSBulb
 - Chicago, IL
Question

Will this product hold 45 encyclopedia's ?

asked 4 years, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Mainstays 3-Shelf Bookcase, Black
5 answers
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answer 1
it depend on how tall and thick they are and how much they weight. If they are the size and weight of a comic book, you might get 45 on the shelves.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Bargaineer2Go
 - Matthews NC
answer 2
no maybe about 30
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
AshWtwins
 - Penn Yan,NY
answer 3
The inside of EACH shelf is 28 1/4" wide and 12" deep. Stand 15 of your encyclopedia's together next to each other. Measure the total width across. If it's 28" or less, then you can fit 15 on each shelf - giving you a total of 45 for 3 shelves.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
SweetCarolineInMichigan
answer 4
Depending on the weight of the encyclopedias. The weight limits are as follows:

Top and very bottom shelf 50 lbs.
Two middle shelves 30lbs
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
DorelInd
answer 5
I doubt it would becaue encyclopedias are pretty heavy. Since this isn't made of real wood, it's not very sturdy.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
1ALT
 - Olathe, KS
Question

Taller version

Do you have a taller version of this shelf (H: 37", L 43")?
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
By
momsytina
 - Ledgewood,NJ
on Mainstays 3-Shelf Bookcase, Black
5 answers
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answer 1
There is a 5-shelf version, but I'm unsure of how tall it is.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
HerBravado
 - Augusta, GA
answer 2
Yes, there is a 5 shelf. Same width and about 6ft tall
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Tinker496
answer 3
yes they do
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
proshopper619
 - chicago, illinois
answer 4
I bought the five shelf version and it is 72 inches tall.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
magee74
 - New Port Richey, Florida
answer 5
yes i do believe i saw the taller version on this site just type in shelf and the go to black finish
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
AshWtwins
 - Penn Yan,NY
Question

Purchased this product and didn't have hardware and the instruction booklet. Anyone know where I can order them from? It might say on the instructions

asked 4 years, 6 months ago
By
K1mb3r
on Mainstays 3-Shelf Bookcase, Black
4 answers
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answer 1
There is just the user manual menu paper no booklet with it. The pictures on it gives you the direction to assemble it.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
RobinHoodTouchWood
 - Sunnyvale, CA
answer 2
you need to get ahold of customer care at there number you can find that on this website then eplain to them the problem they will either send you the hardware or send you knew product or return at your local walmart for a new one
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
AshWtwins
 - Penn Yan,NY
answer 3
I would just order another one and return it to Walmart. Free shipping. The stores take products back, so the only thing you're out of is driving to your local store. No hassle.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
SweetCarolineInMichigan
answer 4
The Company has a number you can call and they will be more than happy to email you the manual and send you the hardware. The number is as follows:

1.800.489.3351
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
DorelInd
Question

Can 2 be stacked on top of each other-- strong enough ?

I have he taller version and love it but can not find any more.
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Massachusetts
on Mainstays 3-Shelf Bookcase, Black
4 answers
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answer 1
no. that would be dangerous. there is nothing to connect them and the base is not flush to the floor.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
regwil
 - NY, NY
answer 2
I'd say it depends what you're all going to be putting on it. But I think it would be sturdy enough. It sure seems strong except for the back that is just a cardboard piece. But I thought it was heavy and I'd have no problem stacking them.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
nikkicole13
 - Colorado
answer 3
Probably, though it may be rather high.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
SallyMaid
 - Colorado Springs CO
answer 4
I doubt it b/c the bottom has a toe kick...it wouldn't look right. But if you don't care how it looks and don't put too much weight on it, I'm sure it would work fine (you'd just need to secure them together).
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
thousandays
 - Rock Hill, SC
Question

how much assembly is requiered and is it complicated

asked 5 years ago
By
met13002
on Mainstays 3-Shelf Bookcase, Black
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Very easy assembly, step by step picture instructions.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Pebbles98501
 - Olympia
answer 2
one hour give or take. Its not as complicated as one might think. If you run into problems or have questions on assembly you can call the Company at 800.489.3351 and they will be more than happy to answer your questions.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
DorelInd
answer 3
It's fairly easy to put together, it's helps to have two people to line everything up straight, but you can do it alone in 10-20 minutes. You need a philipshead screwdriver and a hammer and some patience with directions.
answered 5 years ago
By
Andriiya
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