Review: A Bookcase for Small Spaces

Threshold Carson 5-Shelf Bookcase

Target Bookcase

Threshold Carson Bookcase

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  • List Price: $119.99 plus 5% discount if you use your Red Card)
  • Dimensions: 72″ H x 30.6″ W x 13.6″ D
  • Shelf Capacity: 75 lbs. (Total Capacity: 375 lbs.)
  • Available in 5 Colors: Chestnut, Midtone Cherry, Espresso, Ebony, White
  • Care: Wipe clean with dry cloth
  • Assembly Required
  • Reviews: 4.6 Stars (See My Review Below)

I live in a townhouse about half the size of the home I sold.  I believe I’ve mentioned in a previous post, The Challenge of Small Spaces, that downsizing was a huge challenge for me.  It is still a work in progress and I’ll be documenting my journey here, as well.

But one of the rooms just off my dining area is a small sitting room or study.  I like to sit in there and read the Sunday paper and I often have my computer on the little desk that’s there (although I confess to doing most of my work at my dining table because the view from the window is pleasant).

I wanted to have bookshelves in that space but it’s small, of course, and I didn’t want to make it appear any smaller than it is. Another dilemma is that I’m partial to dark woods.  Their warmth appeals to me. But putting large dark bookcases in a small space was counterproductive.

I purchased two of these Threshold Carson Bookcases from Target and I love them!

My Review

This was packed well with the instructions right on top.  Everything was bubble wrapped and the box was lined with foam.

  • It’s easy to assemble if you follow the directions…took about an hour (per bookcase)
  • It’s sturdy
  • It has a rich, high-quality appearance.
  • It blends beautifully with my antiques as well as my more contemporary pieces.
  • It’s a very good value
  • I would definitely recommend this.

A few reviewers complained that the boxes were damaged and one or two didn’t think the quality is as good as they expected.  It’s not meant to be a high-end piece so expectations should have reflected that.

My opinion is that for the price, it’s a great value.

Please let me know if you purchase this bookcase and your thoughts on its quality and value.  My purpose is to present furniture solutions for small spaces and this qualifies as an excellent choice.


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