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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
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Can the shelves be moved? Or are they fixed in place?
Question:
how much weight will the top hold
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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
Ameriwood 3-Shelf Bookcase, Multiple Finishes

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Ameriwood 3-Shelf Bookcase, Multiple Finishes

Get your books organized with the Ameriwood 3-Shelf Bookcase. The two adjustable shelves in this book rack make it convenient to stack books of different size. Featuring a sturdy wood construction, this adjustable bookcase will serve the purpose for years together. Not just to stack your books, this bookcase can even be used to display a wide range of decorative items. This sturdy home bookcase from Ameriwood is available in a wide range of finishes, including Black Oak, Black Forest Espresso, and White Stipple to blend well with your existing room dcor. It can be easily assembled in minutes, requiring very minimal tools.
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Questions & Answers for Ameriwood Ameriwood 3-Shelf Bookcase, Multiple Finishes

Question

What is the back made of?

asked 2 years, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Ameriwood 3-Shelf Bookcase, Multiple Finishes
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
Tha back panel is made of a cardboard you nail into the back of the unit. Before you nail the back on you will want to make sure you unit is sqared off before you nail it on.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
AASupport
answer 2
cardboard
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Mimis22
 - Hesperia, CA
answer 3
It's a piece of cardboard that you nail to the shelving unit. It's black on the side that faces out, and wood colored on the back.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
sunshine515
 - SLC, UT
answer 4
Pressed cardboard. Comes tri-folded and you nail it to the back of the thing.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 5
Thin, folded pressed board or thick cardboard. One side painted to match shelves. Tack to back once shelf is assembled.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
AbHumV
answer 6
The back is just a cardboard composite
material. Thin, dut realitively sturdy considering what its made of. It does help to stabalize the whole thing once you get it nailed on.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Benjerman
 - San Francisco, CA
answer 7
Very sturdy cardboard, with color to match the bookshelf.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
BR42
 - Albuquerque, NM
answer 8
The back is made of a thick cardboard which is about 80% of the total support of the unit. It is important not to stand the unit up without the back panel attached.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
DorelInd
answer 9
The back panel is made of a very sturdy hard cardboard which is about 80% of the total support of the unit. Be sure you use the back panel anytime you build a unit. Never stand the unit up without the back panel on unless it tells you to do so in the manual.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
DorelInd
Question

Can this be used as a night stand?

asked 2 years, 9 months ago
By
FASHIONISTA8901
on Ameriwood 3-Shelf Bookcase, Multiple Finishes
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
I would say yes, it is very small.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Mimis22
 - Hesperia, CA
answer 2
That's what I'm using mine for
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
sunshine515
 - SLC, UT
answer 3
It says in the directions to not use the top but I put a few things on it and it's fine!
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answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
Cherrycoke554
 - Commerce, Ga
answer 4
I think it's too big for a nightstand.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
1Diva1
answer 5
It would be a little tall, but I think it would be fine. I wouldn't use it for a nightstand in a childs room, but I have thought about moving one next to my queen size bed.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
NoeyL
 - Bremerton, WA
answer 6
No it's too tall for a night stand:-)
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
BLCKQT1
 - Mobile,Al
answer 7
probably too tall.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
mrgt
answer 8
It is 35 and a half inches tall, so it may be too high for a night stand. But, if you like a tall night stand, it certainly would work. Nice and sturdy and not cheap looking (the expresso colored one looks more expensive than the white one).
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
BaliDreamer
 - Florida
answer 9
not really it is a little to high to be a night stand
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Trese3054
 - Neenah WI
Question

what is max loading for this bookshelf in pounds?

asked 3 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Ameriwood 3-Shelf Bookcase, Multiple Finishes
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
I don't have an exact weight, but here is an Ideal for you, I have a small countertop microwave sitting on the very top shelf, it works just fine, no bowing nothing. It would easily support say a 13 inch tv with no problem.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Benjerman
 - San Francisco, CA
answer 2
It says 50 pounds on the two shelves that you put in and 50 pounds on the bottom shelf of the unit.
answered 3 years ago
By
gingord
 - Montgomery, MN
answer 3
I have hard bound books on each shelf and on the top of each bookcase. So far, so good. They are by no means light books.
answered 3 years ago
By
faokirk
answer 4
The paperwork that came with this shelf says that each of the two adjustable shelves will hold up to 50 lbs. It also says the very top of the unit (not considered a "shelf," evidently) is not meant to hold anything at all. Hope this helps.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
jenahaha
 - Wyoming
answer 5
The first three board starting from the bottom hold a max of 50 lbs. The very top board holds 0 lbs. Hope this helps.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
marge2814
 - Prescott, Ar
answer 6
I don't have a specific number but it is adequate to support whole rows of Accounting textbooks.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
StingYWithMyMoney
 - Fullerton, CA
answer 7
Definitely heavier than it says on the advertisement. I believe it said 50lbs./shelf, but I fit at least 12 law books on each shelf, except the top shelf. I cannot say precisely how heavy each law book is, but I would guess about 8-12lbs each. I have only had it about 4 weeks, but the shelves are not showing any sign of sagging or other wear/tear. I hope this helps.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
LaurenChristine
 - Washington
answer 8
dont know the max but I have tons of books, toys plus a lamp on top and it holds up....
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
momofanawesome1
 - Brooklyn, NY
answer 9
TOP SHELF: 0 lbs
2ND & 3RD SHELVES: 50 lbs each
BOTTOM: 50 lbs
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
pwnanny
 - Maryland
Question

Shelf

Can I hang this on my wall or is it to big?
asked 3 years ago
By
Shopaholic9271
 - Beaufort,SC
on Ameriwood 3-Shelf Bookcase, Multiple Finishes
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
I am attaching it to my granddaughter's wall, as longas you use the correct anchors, you should be fine, it is small
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Mimis22
 - Hesperia, CA
answer 2
No, I wouldn't suggest you hang it on the wall. Its not made for that, its a floor model.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Benjerman
 - San Francisco, CA
answer 3
Too big.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
fadedrainbows
 - Tampa, Florida
answer 4
Too big for the wall
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
5416464641321
answer 5
i think too large to hang on wall
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
sunnymoon
 - troy nc
answer 6
It is not designed to hang on a wall
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
quilter3615
 - Orlando, FL
answer 7
I wouldn't recommend hanging the bookshelves. The back is a thin layer of cardboard which would not support any considerable weight. Best to keep on the floor.
answered 3 years ago
By
Ham73
 - Merrick, NY
answer 8
no it cant be hung on wall, but if you need something for the floor i really recommend this. it is very nice, i have 3 black ones throughout my house
answered 3 years ago
By
khloe13
 - ma
Question

Which measurement is considerd the "Depth" it says L-length, H-height and w-width, is the lenght or the width the measurement from front to back on

regarding the Ameriwood three shelf bookcase?
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Ameriwood 3-Shelf Bookcase, Multiple Finishes
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
depth=measurement is front to back of shelf
width=measurement from right side to left side
height=measurement from bottom to top
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Mimis22
 - Hesperia, CA
answer 2
It's less than a foot deep. So whichever of those is less than twelve inches- that's going to be the depth.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
sunshine515
 - SLC, UT
answer 3
The depth, front to back, is 9 and a half inches. The width is 24 and three quarters inches.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
BaliDreamer
 - Florida
answer 4
It's 11.6 inches deep
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 5
The length is the side to side measurement. The width is the depth measure and the heigth is just that.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Benjerman
 - San Francisco, CA
answer 6
I can only say that the bookshelf is 9" deep. I don't recall whether they call that length or not.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
BR42
 - Albuquerque, NM
answer 7
Depth = front to back...Length...Height = tall...width = wide
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
beatlesnmore
 - Las Vegas, NV
answer 8
The depth is 11.6 inches. And the width would be the depth, I'm fairly sure.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
fadedrainbows
 - Tampa, Florida
Question

Is it white or gray?

It says it is white but the picture makes it look gray. Can someone who has this tell me whether this is really a bright white or gray? Thanks.
asked 3 years ago
By
snowflakes123
on Ameriwood 3-Shelf Bookcase, Multiple Finishes
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
This unit is acutally a white unit.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
AASupport
answer 2
white
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Mimis22
 - Hesperia, CA
answer 3
The white is a bright white not gray at all.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Benjerman
 - San Francisco, CA
answer 4
it's white...
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
sunnymoon
 - troy nc
answer 5
It is white, no gray at all
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
quilter3615
 - Orlando, FL
answer 6
It is definitely white which is a plus in my walk in closet. Brightens up a dark area.
answered 3 years ago
By
Ham73
 - Merrick, NY
answer 7
the one I ordered is black, but I saw the white one and it is very nice and is definitely white.
answered 3 years ago
By
gingord
 - Montgomery, MN
answer 8
Nice bright white.
answered 3 years ago
By
faokirk
Question

How heavy is each boxed item?

I'm moving, and I need to know the additional weight four boxes of these bookshelves will weigh.
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
By
c15312
 - Chicago suburbs, IL
on Ameriwood 3-Shelf Bookcase, Multiple Finishes
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
comes in one box, and weighed about 15 lbs
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Mimis22
 - Hesperia, CA
answer 2
Not sure of the actual weight. But I don't think it is too heavy. It may be awkward because it a retangled box.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
1Diva1
answer 3
its one box and its not that heavy. i carried it up 3 flight of steps by myself.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Crissie5
 - bronx, ny
answer 4
I'm thinking they are 20lbs apiece so you're looking at 80lbs total. Hope you made the trip alright!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 5
Maybe, 22 lbs total. I'm pretty sure thats what the shipping label said.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Benjerman
 - San Francisco, CA
answer 6
I think mine said it was about 44lbs each (when it was in the box).
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
fadedrainbows
 - Tampa, Florida
answer 7
I would say between 100-110 lbs.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
bekyan1
 - Las Vegas, NV
Question

can i put a game system on the very top?

I want to put my Xbox or PS3 on the top.
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
By
Jake711
on Ameriwood 3-Shelf Bookcase, Multiple Finishes
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
no, the shelf is only 6-8 inches deep
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Mimis22
 - Hesperia, CA
answer 2
Sure can. Either set it up vertically or put a tray underneath it horizontally for airflow.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 3
Yes. My son has his on it and his cable box. My daughter has her DVD player & her cable box on top. Just be careful they are made of partical board and you always get what you pay for.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
brightonbeach
answer 4
Yes you can. I have a microwave sitting on the very top of mine and it holds up just fine.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Benjerman
 - San Francisco, CA
answer 5
The top is only supported by four wood screws (going in to the ends of the top piece through the side pieces), about a number 8 or 10, with wide-spaced threads, so I wouldn't put anything too heavy up there. It probably would have been better to have the top resting on the side pieces and screwed down from the top, and then it could carry much more weight.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
BR42
 - Albuquerque, NM
answer 6
Yes, you can. Although, I would be careful of the heat.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
fadedrainbows
 - Tampa, Florida
answer 7
I would not advise it.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
miller2
 - Manchester NH
Question

Is the bookshelf small or big?

asked 2 years, 4 months ago
By
dariancom
on Ameriwood 3-Shelf Bookcase, Multiple Finishes
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
small, but the perfect size for what I wanted.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Mimis22
 - Hesperia, CA
answer 2
This unit is the smallest bookcase we make. It has three shelves including the bottom.
(L x W x H): 9.31 x 24.68 x 35.43

The very top shelf is 0 weight limit and all other shelves are 50lb weight limit.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
AASupport
answer 3
its pretty big...will fit big wide books with deep dimensions
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Rococco
answer 4
I would describe it as skinnier and taller than I expected. It's tall enough to reach my window sill.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
sunshine515
 - SLC, UT
answer 5
It is a good size. If your looking for something really small like a nightstand i would buy a different product
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
WalmartShopper119
 - Texas
answer 6
The unit is on the small side. It is right at 3ft. tall. It comes with two adj. shelves, one fixed shelf. The top and the bottom.
The top of the unit supports zero weight, the rest of them support 50lbs.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
AASupport
Question

Would I be able to Stack two shelves together?

I have a small place & two of these shelves. If I didn't keep a lot on the shelves, would it be okay?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Las Vegas
on Ameriwood 3-Shelf Bookcase, Multiple Finishes
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I would suggest that you put a few screws in it to attach the top one with the bottom one and maybe secure the bookshelf to the wall to insure it wouldn't tip over.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Mimis22
 - Hesperia, CA
answer 2
I wouldn't advise it. You would be better off getting the 5 shelf model. It sounds like this would better suit your needs.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Benjerman
 - San Francisco, CA
answer 3
Probably ok, but I would worry about falling over issue
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
quilter3615
 - Orlando, FL
answer 4
You should be able to stack 2 bookshelves together. If I did this then I would screw in a metal bracket joining both together so that the top one doesn't get bumped accidentally.
answered 3 years ago
By
Ham73
 - Merrick, NY
answer 5
If you put proper support on the back where the two join together, AND use a couple of brackets to attach the top to the wall behind, you may get away with it.
answered 3 years ago
By
faokirk
answer 6
Yes, you can sit them side by side and they look awesome!
answered 3 years ago
By
Savyshopman
 - Chicago, IL
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