Burton Bookcase

Great design, great value

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

Mar 2, 2012

By Ryan

from Chicago, IL

Style: Modern/contemporary, Minimalist, Mid-century modern

Verified Buyer

Pros: Ample storage, Quality construction, Great design, Durable finish

Best Uses: Media center, Display, Book storage

Customer comments about Burton Bookcase:

We use two of these bookshelves on either side of the matching console as a media center and use them for both books and art objects. We're very happy with them and friends have complimented us on the new look of our living room. One small drawback with tbis setup is that the console and bookshelves are different depths, so if you put them right up against each other, they aren't flush front and back. We solved this by moving the bookshelves about 6 inches to either side of the console. This makes the depth difference less noticeable while still presenting a cohesive whole.

The open frame design and glass shelves mean that although these shelves are large and made of black metal, they don't dominate a room or wall and actually have a very light appearance. The matte finish is attractive and looks like it will be durable and the glass shelves feel sturdy. The shelf height fits books nicely, but since the ends of the shelves are open, bookends or horizontal stacking are necessary.

Overall, this is a sleek, modern, handsomely designed piece of furniture at a great price.

I live in a: Apartment/condo

This product is used in my: Living room/family room/great room

bottom line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend