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biblioteca bookshelf

by Matt Carr
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Designer Matt Carr created this innovative bookshelf after being inspired by two vintage coffee tables. Originally he created the bookshelf for his own home, and then recreated the design using mahogany natural tops and black lacquered legs. Creative, original and sure to surprise, the biblioteca bookshelf will no doubt become one of your favorite conversation pieces. Made in China.

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Item ID
16835
Made from
wood
Measurements
44" H x 37" W x 11" D, 66.5 lbs.
Notes
mounts to wall. hardware included. weight limit 40 lbs. per shelf.
  • the maker

Matt Carr

Matt Carr was born in Ottawa, Canada. Matt first sparked his passion for design interning at Douglas Cardinal Architects. Receiving an "All-Canadian Academic" award for scholastic and varsity achievements at Humber College School of Industrial Design.

Subtle design detail, style references and the reinvention of traditional objects distinguish his signature designs. Recent inspirations include mixing cross-cultural orientations, while simultaneously fusing new technology and natural materials in intriguing compositions.

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BIBLIOTECA BOOKSHELF
 
2.5

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4.0

cool

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from California

About Me Midrange Shopper

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Pros

  • Displays Books Well
  • Sturdy
  • Supports Weight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Decoration
    • Shelving & Storage

    Comments about BIBLIOTECA BOOKSHELF:

    Once I finally got the nerve to drill holes into the wall, the unit was easy to assemble and took only about 45 minutes to install. The included anchors work well with drywall. I used my a level app on the iPhone to make sure the surfaces were level before marking and drilling holes. A rubber hammer was useful for assembling and disassembling prior to drilling and did not damage the shelves. I added non-slip pads on the the feet of the bottom shelf unit to keep it from slipping on hardwood floor. The end result is stunning and unique. I love it!

    Service and delivery comments:

    The delivery was prompt and the item arrived in perfect condition.

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    It would've been great, if I got one...

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    from Jersey City, NJ

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    Pros

    • Attractive

    Cons

    • Apparently breaks easily

    Best Uses

      Comments about BIBLIOTECA BOOKSHELF:

      This bookshelf doesn't appear to be constructed very well, since both the original unit, and its replacement unit were both broken in the same way. The legs pull away from the shelf top and are only stapled together. The manufacturer also ties the legs together when shipping, which is a poor choice, considering how weak they are.

      Service and delivery comments:

      I was shipped a damaged box from the manufacturer in two Uncommon Goods boxes that they taped together very poorly. When I unpacked it, I found that one of the legs had been broken away from the top of its shelf. I called them and asked to be shipped a replacement. While on the phone, their customer service person told me that they only had one left in stock and that she couldn't put it on hold because it wasn't their policy to do so. Then they sent me the wrong return label so I had to call to get another.

      They still had the one in stock when they received my return so they did ship it to me, but again I received a box that had holes punched through it. When I opened it, I found another unit that had been broken in nearly the same fashion. They sent me an incorrect shipping label this time as well.

      The price looked good, but after all the time and effort I spent calling, repacking, and shipping, I do not have the bookshelf I wanted.

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      • No
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      • Couple No Kids

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