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Metal Bookcase and Ladder

SKU#  484138
Was $599.99 Now $299.99
$50.00 delivery surcharge  details
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Why We Love It

Our exclusive Metal Bookcase and Ladder fuses metal and distressed brown wood construction for a chic industrial look. Flush with storage options, it features five shelves, four drawers and a cubby for all your favorite books, trinkets and more. This sturdy shelf also includes a functional ladder that adds to its handsome appeal.

Details & Dimensions

  • Crafted of metal with gunmetal finish and wood with distressed brown finish
  • 5 non-adjustable shelves, 4 drawers and 1 cubby
  • Functional ladder
  • World Market exclusive
  • Overall: 48.50"W x 18"D x 85.75"H, 114.4 lbs.
  • Shelves: 46"W x 12.5"D each
  • Bottom shelf: 46"W x 18"D
  • Drawers: 16.5"W x 11.8"D x 4.3"H each
  • Ladder: 13.25"W x 1"D x 68.5"H

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4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

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82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Bookcase with Ladder

We absolutely love this piece! We had been looking for a piece for our TV room for several weeks. We went to a World Market store and looked at some pieces in person....Read complete review

We absolutely love this piece! We had been looking for a piece for our TV room for several weeks. We went to a World Market store and looked at some pieces in person. This piece was not in the store. We went back home to view them again online and decide which one we wanted to buy. That is when we found this piece. We fell in love instantly and purchased it right away. It shipped quickly and was easy to assemble. We actually left off one of the shelves and we use it as a TV stand. We get a lot of compliments on it!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Average

This was one of five products I ordered as my first purchase at World Market -- and it's definitely the most disappointing.

The product is beautiful, but it is definitely of...Read complete review

This was one of five products I ordered as my first purchase at World Market -- and it's definitely the most disappointing.

The product is beautiful, but it is definitely of lower quality than the other items I received (Emerson shelf, Galvin table, Jayden metal shelves, Bryant cart).

There were a number of damaged areas, some of the pretty features are very fake -- metal accents w/bolts are single pieces of metal attached, in contrast to other pieces where you'd actually attach each piece with nuts and bolts ... World Market has agreed to credit back a portion of the purchase price due to the damage, so I'm overall happy with the purchase given the price I paid.

The ladder is flimsy -- it seems fine, I've had a 200 pound individual stand on it, but it doesn't fill me with confidence whatsoever. I fully expect it to break sooner than later.

If you're debating between this and the Emerson shelf, get the Emerson shelf instead. The only con there is that this is much larger and makes a more dramatic impact in a larger room -- but up close it is less impressive than the Emerson.

IMPORTANT: The shipping couriers are *AWFUL*. Every item I ordered arrived with it's packing heavily damaged .. fortunately World Market does an amazing job packaging, however you'll notice in the attached photos this product didn't completely survive the journey.

Reviewed by 11 customers

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5.0

Exactly what I paid for and wanted!

By 

from Knoxville, TN, USA

Verified Buyer
Site Member

Just to be clear -- there are $2500 options of this shelf. Those options have real ladders someone over 100lbs could probably climb on, are made of a higher quality wood, and larger diameter metal pipes. If you think this is going to be the $2500 quality, you are wrong and should go buy that one.

But if you're like me with realistic expectations, you will realize this is the MOST PERFECT piece of furniture ever. It is versatile, and will fit the 'modern romantic' decor, the industrial decor, the farmhouse decor... it is perfect! It is REALLY easy to put together! I did it alone in 25min. hardest part? Moving the large box up the stairs. Once that was done, too easy.

It is indeed sturdy!! It is heavy! The drawers are solid and are well put together. This piece is absolutely worth every penny!

  • Dwelling:
  • House
  • Frequency of use:
  • Once a week
  • Purchase frequency:
  • Once
  • Length of ownership:
  • 1 month
  • I own this product:
  • Yes
  • Purchased From:
  • Online
  • What I Love:
  • Great Value, Unique, Authentic, Quality
  • Age:
  • 25 to 34
  • Gender:
  • Female
  • Value:
  •  
  • Meets Expectations:
  •  
 
5.0

Perfect

By 

from Virginia, USA

Verified Buyer
Site Member

This furniture met all of our expectations, we were looking at the same style from another company that cost thousands of dollars and this was comparable to that. Easy to put together and material is excellent. I am actually buying another one. The only drawback was it took forever to get this back in stock.

  • Dwelling:
  • House
  • Frequency of use:
  • Once a week
  • Purchase frequency:
  • Once
  • Length of ownership:
  • 1 month
  • I own this product:
  • Yes
  • Purchased From:
  • Online
  • What I Love:
  • Great Value, Quality, Easy To Use
  • Age:
  • 35 to 44
  • Gender:
  • Female
  • Value:
  •  
  • Meets Expectations:
  •  
 
5.0

great product

By 

from Undisclosed

Verified Buyer
Site Member

Very happy with our shelves! There were some complaints the ladder is flimsy but we don't feel that way. Definitely more sturdy with my petite frame vs my 6' husband but he has no plans to use it as a jungle gym ;)
Great look, great value.

  • I own this product:
  • Yes
  • What I Love:
  • Great Value, The Look
  • Value:
  •  
  • Meets Expectations:
  •  

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great addition to home!

By 

from Boston, Ma

Verified Buyer
Site Member

I bought this piece for a nook that was roughly 60 inches wide and have standard ceiling heights. It fills the nook perfectly. the ladder and ladder bar are very sophisticated looking, the deeper bottom shelf allows for larger decorative pieces along with my books.

I ordered stem wear racks and a wine rack to screw into the bottom of one of the shelves to display glasses and wine bottles as well. Set up was easy, I did it alone. It is a great unique addition to my place.

  • Dwelling:
  • Apartment
  • Frequency of use:
  • Once a week
  • Purchase frequency:
  • Once
  • Length of ownership:
  • 1 month
  • I own this product:
  • Yes
  • Purchased From:
  • Online
  • What I Love:
  • Great Value, Unique, Quality, Easy To Use
  • Age:
  • 18 to 24
  • Gender:
  • Male
  • Value:
  •  
  • Meets Expectations:
  •  

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Average

By 

from Undisclosed

Verified Buyer
Site Member

This was one of five products I ordered as my first purchase at World Market -- and it's definitely the most disappointing.

The product is beautiful, but it is definitely of lower quality than the other items I received (Emerson shelf, Galvin table, Jayden metal shelves, Bryant cart).

There were a number of damaged areas, some of the pretty features are very fake -- metal accents w/bolts are single pieces of metal attached, in contrast to other pieces where you'd actually attach each piece with nuts and bolts ... World Market has agreed to credit back a portion of the purchase price due to the damage, so I'm overall happy with the purchase given the price I paid.

The ladder is flimsy -- it seems fine, I've had a 200 pound individual stand on it, but it doesn't fill me with confidence whatsoever. I fully expect it to break sooner than later.

If you're debating between this and the Emerson shelf, get the Emerson shelf instead. The only con there is that this is much larger and makes a more dramatic impact in a larger room -- but up close it is less impressive than the Emerson.

IMPORTANT: The shipping couriers are *AWFUL*. Every item I ordered arrived with it's packing heavily damaged .. fortunately World Market does an amazing job packaging, however you'll notice in the attached photos this product didn't completely survive the journey.

  • I own this product:
  • Yes
  • What I Love:
  • Great Value, Unique
  • Value:
  •  
  • Meets Expectations:
  •  

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love it!

By 

from Arlington, VA, USA

Site Member

I bought this bookshelf because I liked the style especially the shelving at the bottom which allows me to store a lot. I needed a shelf to hold a few books including some heavy books. This bookcase arrived in two boxes and I was able to carry each one on a hand truck so it wasn't extremely heavy. I also put it together on my own but the only thing I will say is the top shelf had trouble lining up with the screws because after tightening one screw the other screws didn't line up. I had to loosen it and tighten each screw a little so the screws are not all the way in on the top shelf. With the amount of books I currently have on it, it seems sturdy enough where attaching it to the wall is not necessary so I don't have it attached to the wall. Overall, it's a great product and meets my expectations.

  • Dwelling:
  • Apartment
  • Frequency of use:
  • Once a week
  • Purchase frequency:
  • Once
  • Length of ownership:
  • 1 month
  • I own this product:
  • Yes
  • Purchased From:
  • Online
  • What I Love:
  • Unique
  • Age:
  • 25 to 34
  • Gender:
  • Female
  • Value:
  •  
  • Meets Expectations:
  •  

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bookcase with Ladder

By 

from Odenton, MD, USA

Verified Buyer
Site Member

We absolutely love this piece! We had been looking for a piece for our TV room for several weeks. We went to a World Market store and looked at some pieces in person. This piece was not in the store. We went back home to view them again online and decide which one we wanted to buy. That is when we found this piece. We fell in love instantly and purchased it right away. It shipped quickly and was easy to assemble. We actually left off one of the shelves and we use it as a TV stand. We get a lot of compliments on it!!

  • Dwelling:
  • House
  • Frequency of use:
  • Once a week
  • Purchase frequency:
  • Once
  • Length of ownership:
  • 1 month
  • I own this product:
  • Yes
  • Purchased From:
  • Online
  • What I Love:
  • Great Value, Unique, Quality
  • Age:
  • 35 to 44
  • Gender:
  • Female
  • Value:
  •  
  • Meets Expectations:
  •  

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good looking but flimsy.

By 

from Nashville, TN

Verified Buyer
Site Member

I bought two of these units for an office. This bookshelf is a very nice size and it's hard to find shelving that is tall enough to look good in a room with very high ceilings. The assembly was a snap, and all the parts were there. It looks great in general, and holds a lot of books.

However, the item itself once assembled is just not as sturdy as I would expect for such a pricey piece. The ladder feels like it is flexing when I use it, and my husband (who is not heavy) cannot use it. The metal that the supports are made of feels thin. It absolutely MUST be strapped to the wall with the enclosed furniture braces and would be dangerous without them once loaded with books.

In general, I'm satisfied with the product and it functions as I need it to, now that it's attached to the wall. Had I paid half the price, I would be happy with it, as my expectations would have been lower. But I would say that this piece is way overpriced for the quality of materials used. It is not iron, but just aluminum or thin steel painted to look like iron.

  • Dwelling:
  • House
  • I own this product:
  • Yes
  • Purchased From:
  • Online
  • Age:
  • 35 to 44
  • Gender:
  • Female
  • Value:
  •  
  • Meets Expectations:
  •  

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Looks nice but not as sturdy as we'd like

By 

from Ohio

Verified Buyer
Site Member

The shelf looks great. I can't believe the ladder is considered "functional". I wouldn't consider climbing on it ever as it appears to be spot welded. The piece was easy enough to assemble and looks great in the space. It looks just like one from Restoration Hardware for half the price (also half the quality!) so if you love the look I'd recommend it. Just don't expect it to be high quality. Since it's only available online free shipping is was helpful. We ended up paying for the freight only.

  • Dwelling:
  • House
  • Purchase frequency:
  • Once
  • Length of ownership:
  • 1 month
  • I own this product:
  • Yes
  • Purchased From:
  • Online
  • What I Love:
  • Unique
  • Age:
  • 35 to 44
  • Gender:
  • Female
  • Value:
  •  
  • Meets Expectations:
  •  
 
5.0

Great library bookshelf!

By 

from Undisclosed

Site Member

I wanted the industrial look and really wanted a ladder to have the library feel. I have looked for almost a year, and then found this new shelf on WorldMarket. Perfect! Had considered the Emerson shelf, but when this came out I was so excited. Everything I've seen with a ladder has been at least $1,500. Love it!

  • I own this product:
  • Yes
  • What I Love:
  • Great Value, Unique, Authentic, Quality, Easy To Use, The Story behind it, easy to put together.
  • Value:
  •  
  • Meets Expectations:
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