Bowerbank Standard Bookcase by Beachcrest Home Review

Overview

Would you be surprised to learn that bookcases aren’t just for holding books? Though they make ideal homes for your paperbacks, they’re also perfect for staging framed family photos, keeping baskets filled with accessories, and putting your potted plants on display. The Bowerbank is a good example. It is made in the United States and is crafted from manufactured wood. It is a highly understated frame that gets a little more eye-catching with label accents and includes a whopping 10 shelves.

Perfect for the new homeowner, Beachcrest Home effortlessly blends changing looks with traditional appeal. They create home furnishings that come with bold patterns, vintage-inspired aesthetics, and earthy palettes that mix well with neutral upholstery and have clean-lined silhouettes. They do this to create a budget-friendly collection fit for any abode. Whether you’re setting the foundation for your living room with a microfiber sofa and clean-lined coffee table or adding a bit of texture to your ensemble with medallion-print rugs and shag pillow shams, Beachcrest Home has everything you need to curate a style that you can call your own.

Whenever you purchase online items from Wayfair, we try to make it as easy as possible for you to know what you will get, and when. That is why we comb through customer reviews, product specs, manufacturer instructions, pros and cons, insider tips and tricks, pricing points and offers, and other relevant points so that you can make as informed a purchase decision for your next bookcase as possible. Read on below for our comprehensive review of this item.

Features

This item is crafted from manufactured wood and has 5 tiers of shelves. The maximum weight capacity of each shelf is 25 pounds and the stand comes with a tipover restraint device as well. Made in the United States, this item is intended and approved for residential use. Assembly is required and all that is needed to assemble it is a screwdriver, an Allen wrench, and a hammer. This item comes with a 5-year warranty as well.

Nothing is as disappointing as finding that the perfect stand that you found online and is just what you wanted does not fit in your room or living space. It is for this reason that it is essential to go through the dimensions of all the furniture you buy before making an actual purchase. The Bowerbank Standard Bookcase by Beachcrest Home has the dimensions listed below.

  • Overall Dimensions: 75.039” H x 35.551” W x 13.504” D
  • Shelf: 12.125” H x 15.375” W x 13.50” D
  • Overall Product Weight: 115 lb.

Available Select Finish

This stand is made of manufactured wood and comes in the 4 color finishes listed below:

  • Salt Oak
  • Scribed Oak
  • White Plank
  • Iron Oak

Since these are rather neutral tones, they help this stand fit into most design and theme aesthetics without major issues. If you want some pop or color, either go for a stand that comes with different finishing or color options, or purchase drapes, rugs, mats, vases, paintings, or other items that will help enliven your room without detracting too much from the stand itself as the centerpiece of your room ensemble.

Pricing

All the prices are only for reference, Exact price will be based on the latest quotation.

This stand is priced between about $220 and $304 or so, depending on the color option you choose. If you want, you can purchase full optional assembly for this stand for $64.99 more. This service is provided by Handy and they will open, set up, and arrange your stand in the room of your choice, and they will dispose of all packaging material as well. You can save 25% on this service with the MYWAY card, and you can even save $40 on $250 with the Wayfair credit card.

Since purchases of these types often represent substantial amounts from the average person’s income, you can purchase your stand in monthly installments of as low as $14 per month. Also, if you are looking for a protection plan for your stand, two plans are available, and both plans are priced at a relatively low price point. The 3-year plan costs $21.99 and the 5-year plan costs $33.99.

Pros

This item has a great industrial and rustic design. It is basically a do-it-yourself assembly project. If you have the time and love to do it, then this item is for you. Make sure to ready yourself for a lot of hardware work. It is heavy, so you might need someone to assist you assemble it. You can do it yourself but will be exhausted by the end of it. It might take as long as an entire morning and half and afternoon. The finished product, however, is so lovely! So, it will be quite worth it.

Another customer said that she envied those who could purchase this item. This particular buyer said she had been dreaming about this bookshelf for months because after she discovered it, she I realized it could not be shipped outside the US, and even if she tried, she could not find anything that seemed to match it in Europe. She finally managed to get it delivered to France and thought, wow, it’s amazing. The overall look is as expected: the color is really nice, the finish on the top and bottom are really beautiful, and the label frames really give this a special apothecary look you don’t find anywhere else. On top of that, as expected, the cubby size is perfect for comic books, both in height as well as in depth, with no space wasted. Too bad she had to pay 3 times its price to finally get it delivered, between shipping cost and customs fees!

Cons

Some people who were not happy with these stands said that when their stand first arrived, they were thrilled with them. They purchased the standard versions. They look similar to the picture and even nicer in person. They were easy to assemble and sturdy when put together. They were also very stately and don’t look cheap. However, other people said that the item arrived at their doorstep severed in two from the cardboard encasing to the 3 or more boards that ran beyond the midpoint of the package. They were unsure of what happened to this package prior to their receiving it, but they were certainly disappointed if several broken items in a box is what they can expect after spending money at Wayfair.com rather than the countless other alternatives available to them. They had not yet received a response to the complaint they lodged but will follow up once this issue has been remedied, if at all.

Conclusion

Overall, what we can say in conclusion about this item is that most people said they simply loved it. If you’re looking for a bookcase that is affordable but doesn’t look like a basic cheap shelving unit, this is the bookcase for you. Some people said they would buy two of these if they had the space for them. It is perfect for any room in your home. You can use them in your bedroom for extra storage, and even in the living room. This bookcase can work with almost any decor style, is gender neutral, and is perfect for any age. The bookcase is taller than it appears in the pictures. The color is amazing, we like the color options that this bookcase comes in, and they may even be your new favorite color! They do have to be assembled, but it isn’t too difficult to do. It’s easier to assemble with two people or more, a little difficult for one person to assemble by themselves. They are heavy so we recommend assembling it in the room you will have it in. We highly recommended this bookcase especially if you need to cover up clutter; nobody needs to know what’s in the baskets! Those who had these for several months now said they have moved from one home to another and they seem to be holding up well.

With an overall rating of 4.6 across over 1,000 reviews, this is a very highly rated item. It comes in the right color options to give your home a stately and traditional look, and it is sturdy, reliable, tall, has the space you need in a home storage bookcase solution without taking up too much home real estate, and comes from a known and respected design home. While a few reviewers commented that their stand was delivered with damages or it came late, for the most part, those were issues that had nothing directly to do with this stand itself. With this in mind, we highly recommend this stand. If someone all the way in France can say that this was the stand she wanted and paid three times the price for it and loved it, then all we can say is that this is the right kind of stand to go for. Sturdy, reliable, stately-looking, upright, big, and just what you need. Get yours today!

In closing, we do not accept money, gifts or samples from furniture companies in exchange for special consideration in the preparation of our reviews.

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