Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 20
Rated 5 out of 5
by Tara Perfect for my favorite books.
I love books, but currently live in a small home. The St. Thomas Aquinas Wooden Bookstand is the perfect item to solve this problem...it is small enough to fit in my living room, but bring a feel of grandeur to the space. I keep my very favorite leather-bound books on it. The only thing that could improve the design is that the small wooden pegs that fill the connection points sometimes come out easily. Nothing that a little wood glue can't fix though. I honestly love mine more than I can say!
January 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shannon12 Excellent way to display our 120 year-old dictionary!
We have an oversized 120 year-old dictionary that needed a good place to show it off. This beautifully detailed bookstand is the perfect display piece! It blends in well with our decor and has he added bonus of three real wood shelves for storing and displaying other books and collectibles. I especially love the Gothic tracery pattern on the sides. It more than met expectations and was a great value for the price.
January 11, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mila777 Good product.
The qwolity of this stand is good but color is definitely not walnat. It is light cherry, very redish.
June 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MountainLady20 Beautiful
This is a beautiful book stand! It did come without a few of the smaller pieces needed, but they were quickly sent to us and my husband had no problems at all in assembling it. It took maybe 30 or 40 minutes. The only problem was that it was described in the catalog as walnut finish, but it looks a little more like a cherry finish. But it is still beautiful and where we are placing it that doesn't make any difference for us. We absolutely love it! And our cat does too! I have not placed anything on the bottom shelf yet and she gets in there and lays down! She also laid on the other shelves before I filled them up. So it has our approval and our cat's approval too! If you are looking for a sturdy and gorgeous piece of furniture, this will fit the bill! This was our first purchase from Toscano and I would not hesitate to order from them again.
May 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by semc64 stunning and unique
This item is a very beautiful, easily assembled lovely piece! It was well packaged, and arrived quickly.
December 7, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by smc123 Not great
Aside from the "fancy" fretwork, this is a $79 piece of furniture. There might be some hardwood in it, but that's certainly not the main ingredient. The finish was sprayed on real thick, and not very evenly (there are lots of light colored "shadows" where the spray went on thinner near the edges). The fretwork is a very thin piece of plywood (less than 1/4"). Just does not look as good in person as it does in the pictures.
November 10, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by TomM Misaligned Holes
The piece is meant to be kept together by a combination of screws and small wooden pegs. However, if you line up the screws with the screw holes, then you cannot insert the pegs and vice versa, meaning you have to choose between the screws and the pegs. I chose the screws but because the pegs could not be inserted in place, the case is not as sturdy as it should be. i decided to make do, as opposed to going through the hassle of returning it.
September 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DanielG Great product
Item is as described. Very well made, no pre-frabricated wood, so good durability. Package was well packed and the product was easy to put together. Very pleased with my purchase.
January 1, 2014