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Most Recent Questions
Recent Question:
How much space in between shelves?
Recent Question:
Is this real wood or "engineered wood"? I don't see where the materials are listed anywhere in the description.
Recent Question:
Does the 30-inch width listed include the extended front legs at the bottom? What is the width of one of the shelves?
Recent Question:
does it come assembled?
Questions with Most Recent Answers
Question:
Can the shelves be moved? Or are they fixed in place?
Question:
how much weight will the top hold
Question:
it says with optional glass doors, do they not come with the unit? or are they just saying you don't have to use them

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Mainstays Mainstays 5-Shelf Bookcase, Black

This Mainstays 5-Shelf Bookcase provides ample storage space for your books, collectibles and office supplies. With two fixed and three adjustable shelves, you can customize this piece to meet your storage needs. This adjustable-shelf bookcase comes in a sleek and sophisticated black color that is sure to complement most your home or office decor.
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Questions & Answers for Mainstays Mainstays 5-Shelf Bookcase, Black

Question

How much weight can one of the adjustable shelves hold?

I would like to put a 19" flatscreen tv on a bookshelf, would this be able to hold one? Thx
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
By
MaddyZoe
on Mainstays 5-Shelf Bookcase, Black
4 answers
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answer 1
It definitely would, but if you wanted to put it high up, you would want this shelf attached to the wall.

On a side note, for those who have heavy books to put on these shelves, make certain that you flip the adjustable shelves every year or so to negate bowing, because they definitely will bow.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Simulana
answer 2
According to the instructions, the adjustable ones hold 35 pounds and the fixed ones hold 50 pounds.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Cristititi
 - Miami, FL
answer 3
Although I haven't purchased one yet. my sister did for Christmas. Her dad put it together and just left the bottom shelf off and she was able to put her 26 inch tv on there and it looks great. I have actually been looking on like it in the store not realizing it was a bookshelf until she told me.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
kmacc
 - nc
answer 4
Possibly but I don't trust the dependablity of this bookshelf. I have a small television that is maybe a total of 10" and I had to buy a seperate piece for it because I just do not trust the quality of the bookshelf. Also, The top of the bookshelf is reletively close to the cealing compared to other bookshelfs and therefore it may not even fit.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
mmllr6
 - Irmo, SC
Question

Is this bookshelf supposed to be unfinished on the very top? Even though I put it together correctly, the very top of the bookcase is unfinished! :(

On the very top of the unit, where the safety strap is attached, there is no black finish. It is just raw press-board. Is that normal? I've never had a bookcase like that, and I'm not happy about it.
asked 4 years, 5 months ago
By
Liberty76
on Mainstays 5-Shelf Bookcase, Black
3 answers
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answer 1
It is supposed to be that way. I was worried about that as well, but no one has noticed. Also, you can always put a decoration on top to disguise it if it really bothers you or perhaps paint it. It is 6ft tall I think so most people only see the underside unless you have an upstairs where people can see down. If that were the case I'd suggest a black paint recommended by a hardware store so it doesn't sink in and a decoration. :)
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answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
caspergrl04
answer 2
Yes, you are correct the top of the unit is just raw press-board. Yes, that is normal as no one can see it, and it keeps down the cost to make and sell the unit. If you have any other questions please feel free to ask.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
DorelInd
answer 3
The top is indeed unfinished for some odd reason. I am not exactly fond of this myself, but the bookcase is pretty tall so it is unlikely anyone will see the top of it. Plus, keep in mind the money you've saved compared to a more quality bookcase... I would rather keep my 40 extra bucks and have an unfinished top! =)
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
Bakalady
 - Atlanta, GA
Question

Can i use this to hold my sneakers?

and is this book case taller then me ? im 5'6
asked 4 years ago
By
NewYawkGurl
 - rosedale,ny
on Mainstays 5-Shelf Bookcase, Black
3 answers
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answer 1
Thats what I bough mine for!! We bought 4 of them and use them as huge shoe & boot shelves.

I am 5'8", & my daughter is 5'5" and they work great for both of us. Yes it is about 6' ft tall
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
LowaD
 - Coachella Valley
answer 2
Yes, its taller than you and you could use it for that purpose if you really wanted to
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
SharonL
 - Virginia Beach, VA
answer 3
this unit is 6' tall. its pretty cheap, poorly made but if your lucky and the unit doesn't break on you, it should hold your sneakers just fine. Tho I wouldn't put anything of value or breakable on the shelves...
answered 4 years ago
By
SweetEm
 - Texas
Question

Will this unit hold canning jars?

jars. Would this product be strong enough?
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
By
CrazyGrammy1
on Mainstays 5-Shelf Bookcase, Black
3 answers
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answer 1
Depending on the size of the jars. The shelves actually go by weight. The very bottom shelf holds 50lbs. The adjustable and fixed shelves hold 30lbs. This is actually a very sturdy unit and if you need help you can call the 800 number on the front of the manual. They do not assemble the whole unit on the phone with you, but they are very friendly and helpful. If a part is damaged they will also send that out without any problems.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
DorelInd
answer 2
I wouldn't recommend it. The quality of the wood is really poor. It wouldn't be a good thing if all of your canned jars were ruined due to collapsing shelves. You may want to consider a metal/wire framed shelving unit for your jars.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
transpolt
answer 3
Yes.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
CinnamonBear
 - New York, NY
Question

so how can i order it

it just says prices may vary but it wont let me order it
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Mainstays 5-Shelf Bookcase, Black
3 answers
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answer 1
When it just has the price & wont let you order, it means it is out of stock at the moment. If you wait a couple of weeks & check again, you should be able to order it with no problem
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
LowaD
 - Coachella Valley
answer 2
It's only available in stores.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
ambreezyy
 - New York, NY
answer 3
You can order it online and for shipping, choose ship to store. They will ship it to a store near you for free.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
BigSavor
Question

If I were to use this for DVD storage does anyone know about how many it will hold? My husband and I probably have about 200+ dvds. Thanks.

asked 4 years, 5 months ago
By
LMT84
on Mainstays 5-Shelf Bookcase, Black
2 answers
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answer 1
I think only two shelves will be used or less than 2 for 200 DVDs.
answered 2 years ago
By
goodtobewith
 - Redmond, WA
answer 2
Yes, if you were to use this as a storage for DVD's, then you could fit about 225 to 235 DVD,s in a single row for all 5 tiers. If you stack them (on there backs, stacking them upward) then you can place well over 300+ DVD's.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
Smiley3d
 - Riverside, CA
Question

Would the shelves be able to hold a set of encyclopedias?

asked 4 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Braymer, MO
on Mainstays 5-Shelf Bookcase, Black
2 answers
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answer 1
I have noticed that some of my heavier books all on the same shelf does make the shelf bow slightly. I rearranged my books to put the big hardback ones on the stationary shelves and have had no problem. My bookshelf is loaded FULL and I'm more than pleased.
answered 4 years ago
By
stormspirit
answer 2
YES
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
merion2013
 - philadelphia,pa
Question

What is the finish on the book case

I am looking for a black shinny finish, I'll I can find is the black matte oak finish that I don't want.
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
By
KellyLJ
 - Kent
on Mainstays 5-Shelf Bookcase, Black
2 answers
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answer 1
It's not shiny like a gloss, it's pretty much a matte but it cleans easily.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Jesse148
 - Winter Haven, Florida
answer 2
The Sauder bookcase did not have an oak grain finish...I needed the oak grain...so I returned it when I picked up at site to store. But I wouldnt say it was shiney....shiney to me is a lacquer finish. it was a strait flat laminate finish...
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
xshopaholic
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Is this product real wood or compress wood?

asked 4 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Mainstays 5-Shelf Bookcase, Black
2 answers
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answer 1
Compressed
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
MissFrugalshopper
 - Gresham OR
answer 2
it is compressed wood but very sturdy I have a lot of college books holds up nice.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
kewing0007
 - Bremen
Question

Does it come in other finishes, like oak?

asked 4 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Mainstays 5-Shelf Bookcase, Black
2 answers
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answer 1
I've seen this product in black, white, and alder (wood tone). I chose the black also.
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answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
caspergrl04
answer 2
I seen the same shelf in a oak color but I choose the black
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
kewing0007
 - Bremen
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