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2.0 out of 5 starsGood design but quality........please refer to photos.
Reviewed in Australia on 20 June 2021
Parts fell off, wood chipped (not just one place)... Gotta glue it back yourself, guess it's a diy product -_- Over priced for this quality,feels very light and not well made. Do not recommend to purchase.
I'm giving this a 4 because I'm not a book-end expert.
These are very cute and i think it's pretty nifty the design is "books" for book-ends :) Weirdly though, they aren't 1 piece. One of the book-ends had a "slide out" piece that actually makes one of the books like a little storage/drawer space. I'm not sure what this is for or even why its' there, much less only on one side (i guess it's possible it's on both sides except it came shipped with 1 drawer already in, the other not - weird also). obviously not a deal breaker - but just a note that it is there and was unexpected.
The other thing I noticed is that these book ends are rather light. I always expected book ends to be heavy. I do have some pretty large and heavier "scrap books" these are holding up on my shelf, but I certainly don't have an overwhelming amount of heavy/weighted books. So I'm not sure if in a situation where there are rather large/heavy books if these bookends will work or not.
for now, they work for me and i have a handful of rather big/thick scrapbooks they are supporting.
Definitely cute and unique and a great look for book-end though - especially with the right shelf (which mine matches these book-ends, as well as my scrapbooks look extremely well!) Very happy!
These bookends are super adorable and I love that they add a little extra storage in our kallax. My main issue is their size and the depth of the drawers. They are very tiny and shallow. We use ours for little things like sticky notes and erasers, but nothing substantial really fits in any of them. They are also very light, so while ours work in the contained space of our kallax, I doubt they would be terribly useful on a regular shelf. I haven't tested them with very heavy books, but based on how they are I doubt they would work very well. They are a cute edition to a desk for the little compartments they have and I think the material could be painted as well. The colors are true to the picture, which was lovely. We may paint and distress ours, but for now they are doing their job. Cute little bookends with a oittle extra utility.
The drawers are kind of wiggly. You have to fuss a little to get them entirely straight back in their slot. Otherwise, I like these. They are currently holding up some fairly heavy books as is, and I am sure that adding rubber bottoms would make them able to hold even more weight. It doesn't look too cheesy and is a nice addition to a bookshelf.
These are really cute but really small. Very light weight so not sure about holding heavier books up, I only have a few small ones on my desk. The drawers are tiny can hold small items like paperclips, cough drops etc. Was hoping the biggest one was long enough for pens but it is not. Looks nice but not very functional for storing everyday items.
After reading past reviews I was concerned it would arrive partially damaged. But, luckily there were no chips or imperfections in the product. It's a very pretty piece and will serve it's purpose well. The only minor flaw I would say is it weighs a bit less than I would have thought for bookends. Luckily, I don't have it supporting very heavy books so it's a non-issue for me, but I would I would expect bookends to be a little more heavy duty. Otherwise, very pleased with the product.
These are cute! One problem is that I wish something painted on both sides because everyone is not going to push this up against the wall. I’m in the process of painting the back so I’ll post a pic later.